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High Holy Days 2021/5782

Welcome to the 2021/5782 High Holy Day Information Page. We are excited to welcome our members and guests back into the warm embrace of our sanctuary as we celebrate the new year together in person!

Those attending services in person ages 16 and older, must be vaccinated, bring proof of vaccination to be checked with your tickets at the door and masks must be worn at all times.

On this page, you will find all of the relevant information you need for a complete High Holy Day experience at Temple Kol Emeth. L'shana Tovah!

 

Service Schedule 

A printable schedule of services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be found here

For the links to pray with us virtually please check our homepage.

 

High Holy Day Tickets 

High Holy Day tickets will be mailed in late August to all members in good standing (two months of annual commitment paid). To make sure your account is up to date, please contact the TKE office at (770) 973-3533. In addition, most services will be streamed online. Information on how to access services online will be provided as the holidays approach.

 

 

 

Additional and Guest Information

Additional tickets are available for immediate family members or guests who would like to attend High Holy Day services at TKE. Guest tickets are $195 per person and include both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Children of members receive complimentary admission with a valid ID if they are students or active military. Children ages 18 and younger do not need a ticket to attend. To purchase additional tickets for guests, please click here.

 

TKE Youth High Holy Day Engagement Opportunities

TKE will be offering dynamic High Holy Day programming for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade to help students embrace and engage with the High Holy Days in a fun and educational environment concurrent to the 10:30 a.m. service. Click here for all the details and to register by Monday, September 13. There is no fee, but registration is required for all children Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, there is an outdoor family service for families with toddlers through 2nd grade at 3:30 p.m. To register, click HERE.

For activities to do at home with your children, click HERE.

***School absence for High Holy Days--click HERE for a letter from Rabbi Sernovitz excusing Cobb County students from school, homework and testing on the High Holy Days.***

 

Babysitting

Babysitting is available for children ages 2 through 4 years old during the evening and morning services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The cost is $20 per child, per service, and reservations are required in advance. Please complete the babysitting registration form here no later than Monday, September 13 to ensure we have the appropriate number of babysitters.

 

High Holy Day Prayer Books 

This year, TKE will begin using Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe for all of our High Holy Day services. Books will be provided but if you would like to borrow books or purchase your own at a discounted price, contact the office by Tuesday, September 14.

 

Operation Isaiah High Holy Day Food Drive

You can help fight food insecurity in our community by supporting the JF&CS and Solidarity Sandy Springs Operation Isaiah. Attending services in person? Bring non-perishable food donations to TKE throughout the High Holy Days. 

Participating in virtual services, but still want to help? You can still drop food off at TKE or donate funds online HERE.  For a list of the most needed items, please visit www.jfcsatl.org/food-drive.  All food and funding collected will be shared by JFCS and Soliarity Sandy Springs to feed the communities they serve.

 

High Holy Days Boot Camp

Get yourself ready for the New Year with TKE’s second annual Spiritual Boot Camp for the Hebrew month of Elul! Make sure to join the Facebook Group “TKE Spiritual Boot Camp” and keep an eye out for activities and thought-provoking videos from Rabbi Sernovitz throughout the month! The calendar of events can be found here.

 

Yizkor Memorial Book

Submissions for the Yizkor Memorial Book are now closed.  Books will be available at TKE on Yom Kippur or available for download soon.

 

Yizkor Digital Montage

We will be creating a digital photo montage of those we have lost and want to honor. This montage will play in the lobby prior to the Yom Kippur Yizkor service this year. If you would like to include photos of your loved ones, please email them by August 27 (as .jpg or .png files) to memorialbook@kolemeth.net and include the name of the deceased and the name(s) of the people who are remembering them.

 

Ushering

Start off the New Year by performing a mitzvah! We need warm greeters all throughout the High Holy Days, so please fill out the usher volunteer form here and assist our congregants in having an easy and meaningful experience.

 

High Holy Day Matching Gift Campaign 

The High Holy Days are an important time of personal renewal and reflection. We know the last year was a difficult one for TKE and our community. Through it all, you were a lifeline. As we reflect and give thanks for our many blessings, we also express our profound gratitude to several generous TKE families who will match every gift we receive by September 30, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Anything you can give during the High Holy Days will be a double mitzvah and helps our outstanding Religious School continue to engage and inspire our youth. Your gift today allows us to connect with those who cannot join us in the sanctuary with streaming services and life-cycle events. Your gift will enable us to be there when our synagogue family needs us the most. Thank you for caring and for your generous support! To make a donation via credit card or e-check, please use this form.

 

Need More Information?

Temple Kol Emeth is committed to providing opportunities for worship and communal gathering while taking into consideration the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the principle of Pikuach Nefesh (preservation of human life). These decisions are made based on the information available at the time the policies were approved and may change in accordance with the CDC or other medical guidelines. 

Got questions about the High Holy Days at Temple Kol Emeth?  Please contact Cindy Livington in the TKE office at 770-973-3533 or email at cindylivingston@kolemeth.net.  

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782