It is with great excitement that we invite you to join your Temple Beth Tikvah family to celebrate the High Holy Days in-person this year! We are looking forward to being together again in our beautiful sanctuary with Rabbi Brian Beal, Cantor Emeritus Charles Romalis, and Cantor Intern Erica Rubin. And like last year, the option to stream the services online will also be avaiable.
High Holy Days registration is easier than ever! Please click HERE or the button at the bottom of this email to log into your TBT Member Portal and then click on the “High Holy Day Registration” button. You can sign up for services, purchase additional guest admissions, become a Legacy Sponsor, create New Years Greetings and Yizkor Memorial Tributes, and donate to this year’s High Holy Day Appeal. Submission and payment for Legacy Sponsorships, Greetings and Tributes are due by September 16.
High Holy Days Worship Schedule 2022/5783:
Selichot – Saturday, September 17 (please note corrected date):
7:00pm Dessert Reception (bake & bring your favorite)
7:45pm “Ethical Wills: Ensuring your values and ideals will be your lasting legacy” program led by Rabbi Brian Beal
9:00pm Candlelight Selichot Experience
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 25: 7:30pm
Rosh Hashanah -Traditional Service – Monday, September 26: 9:00am
*Rosh Hashanah – Family Service – Monday, September 26: 12:00pm
Tashlich – Monday, September 26: 3:30pm, Lakeside Park, Pompton Lakes
**Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Children’s Service – Tuesday, September 27: 9:00am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Traditional Service – Tuesday, September 27: 10:30am
(Non-Temple members are invited to attend services on Rosh Hashanah Day 2)
Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 4: 7:30pm
*Yom Kippur – Family Service – Wednesday, October 5: 9:00am
Yom Kippur – Traditional Service – Wednesday, October 5: 11:30am
Yom Kippur – Study Session – Wednesday, October 5: 2:30pm
Yom Kippur – Yizkor/Healing Service – Wednesday, October 5: 3:30pm
Yom Kippur – Afternoon Service, Neilah and Havdalah begin at 4:45pm with blowing of Tekiah G’dolah at approximately 6:30pm
(Non-Temple members are invited to attend Yizkor/Healing Service and the Afternoon Service on Yom Kippur)
*Family Service is intended for children who are readers and their families
**Children’s Service is a NEW service intended for not-yet reading children and their families
Become a Legacy Sponsor:
Secure your “spot” at Temple Beth Tikvah by becoming a Legacy Sponsor. Click HERE for more information on each package, (including reserved parking for the High Holy Days). Your generous gift will help our TBT Family grow!
Tallit and Kippah:
In an effort to keep sharing to a minimum for safety purposes, we encourage you to bring your own tallit and kippah if you have them. Otherwise, these items will be available at the synagogue.
High Holy Day Food Drive:
Join our Jewish community to support the WIN Food Pantry. Click HERE for more information and a list of the most needed items. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Frequently Asked Questions:
-What will the Temple’s protocols be relating to COVID-19?
TBT will continue to follow the ever-evolving Federal, State, Local and CDC guidelines and look for ways to ensure the safety and welfare of all of our congregants. Please continue to look for additional information as the High Holy Days approach.
-Are masks required?
At this time, wearing a mask is optional. However, as with any fluid situation, we reserve the right to change this policy to require that all attendees wear masks based on Federal, State, Local and CDC guidelines.
-I have underlying health conditions and I’m not comfortable being in an indoor space. Is there another way I can enjoy the High Holy Day services this year?
Yes, in addition to in-person services, TBT will be streaming services live for you to view at home if you so choose. Mahzors (High Holy Day prayer books) will be available for pick up in the Temple office during office hours.
Please note, there will be no High Holy Day Packet mailing this year. In an effort to streamline and simplify the High Holy Day paperwork for our congregants, we have moved to online registration. If you know of anyone who is not receiving our emails or is in need of assistance to complete these online forms, please call the Temple office, 973-595-6565.
Thank you for your continued support of your Temple Beth Tikvah family!
Lisa George and Steve Pressler
Temple Beth Tikvah Co-Presidents