High Holy Days

The Yamim Noraim, otherwise known as the High Holy Days or Days of Awe, takes place in the fall, during the Hebrew month of Elul. Jews all over the world will spend 10 days praying, reflecting, and repenting at home and at their Synagogue. The blowing of the shofar, special songs, special foods, and special Services all remind us that this time of year is like no other.

At Temple Beth Am, we have a combination of traditional and innovative Services that are open, accessible, and meaningful to all Jews who join us. Services are led by our clergy: Rabbi Alon Levkovitz, Rabbinic Intern & Music Director Brett Tancer, and Cantorial Soloist Marcy Morris.

High Holy Days Schedule at a Glance:

Selichot: Saturday, September 1, 2018

6:30pm Dinner ($18, RSVP/fee required)
7:15pm Movie Presentation: Crab Trap (FREE, no ticket required)
8:00pm Evening Service (FREE, no ticket required)

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9, 2018

8:00pm Evening Service (FREE, but complimentary ticket required)

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10, 2018

10:00am Morning Service (ticket required)
2:00pm Children's Service--appropriate for children ages 0-5 and their families (FREE, no ticket required)
3:00pm Family Service--appropriate for children 5+ and their families (FREE, no ticket required)
4:30pm Tashlich at the Beach--Ocean Cay Park, Marcinski Road & A1A in Jupiter (FREE, no ticket required)

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8:00pm Evening Service (ticket required)

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

10:00am Morning Service (ticket required)
2:00pm Children's Service--appropriate for children ages 0-5 and their families (FREE, no ticket required)
3:00pm Family Service--appropriate for children 5+ and their families (FREE, no ticket required)
4:15pm Afternoon Service & Yizkor followed by Blowing the Shofar and Break-the-Fast (FREE, but complimentary ticket required)

For tickets and/or questions, please call 561.747.1109 or [email protected]Reciprocal forms also available.

Click HERE to download and print a Flower Sponsorship form.

REMINDER: In order to receive High Holy Days tickets, you need to have made and be current with your Voluntary Financial Commitment (VFC) for Temple membership for the July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019 fiscal year. Tickets are a benefit of membership. Non-members may purchase tickets by calling 561.747.1109.

Children's and Family Services

Children’s Service:  2:00pm on Rosh Hashanah (9/10) and Yom Kippur (9/19)
Imagine High Holy Days Services in a room full of families with young kids (ages 0-5). We sing, we tell stories, and no one minds if your kids make a little noise, do a little dance, or don’t know the words. Let’s put the Holiday back in Holy Day!

Family Service:  3:00pm on Rosh Hashanah (9/10) and Yom Kippur (9/19)
A specially designed Service for families to enjoy the High Holy Days together. Led by Temple Beth Am's clergy, these interactive Services will weave together rituals, prayer, music, and stories into an engaging and age-appropriate High Holy Days experience for you and your children. If your kids have outgrown the Children’s Service, but not yet ready to sit through the morning Service, this one’s for you!

(Join us at 4:30pm on September 10 for Tashlich on the Beach at Marcinski Rd & A1A following the Service.)

For Our Littlest Guests
Temple Beth Am's Family Room, equipped with toys, books, and seating, is available for families with children ages 0-5 in the chapel during all Services. You will be able to see and hear the Service. Children must be accompanied in this room.

Babysitting
Babysitting is available as follows:
Morning Services: 18 months through Kindergarten
Afternoon & Evening Services: 18 months through 2nd grade
A snack will be provided. The cost is $5 per child per Service. 

Register by Friday, August 31, 2018. Click HERE for the form to bring or send in.

Questions? Please call 561.747.1109 or email us at [email protected].

Break Room
HaMakom will provide a Break Room for children ages 6-12 during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Morning Services so children can take a short stretch, socialize, and get out their shpilkes before returning to sit with their parents. Rooms will have games, activities, and refreshments for children needing a break from the Service. Children may not remain in the Break Room for the entire Service.

For Teens
10:30am
 on Rosh Hashanah (9/10) and Yom Kippur (9/19)
Post B’nei Mitzvah youth are invited to join our new Youth Engagement Director, Elana Beame, for a program on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings at 10:30am. They will engage in a short and meaningful discussion to reflect on the High Holy Days. Once the program is complete, teens may not roam the halls or hang out in the bathroom during Services. They must stay with their parents in the Sanctuary.

Yizkor Book Remembrance Form

Click HERE to download and print the form. Due date is Wednesday, August 15. This is a firm deadline.

Ushers Wanted!

Can you spare a little time and help us during the High Holy Days? We need volunteers to help check tickets, hand out books, and meet and greet guests during all our Services. Please contact Brad Roffer at 772.380.5559 or email at [email protected] for info.

High Holy Days Food Drive

Run by our high school youth group and benefits Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service.

On the High Holy Days and Sukkot, we pause for reflection and thanksgiving. Hunger is real, even in our area. On Yom Kippur, tradition challenges us to feed the hungry. Let us share what we would have otherwise eaten on Yom Kippur and more!

Help make it a happier year for those in need by performing the mitzvah of tzedakah.

*Bags distributed during Rosh Hashanah Services.*

RETURN FILLED BAGS TO TRUCK AT TEMPLE BETH AM ON KOL NIDRE OR YOM KIPPUR.

All food should be currently dated, unopened and non-perishable.

PRIORITY ITEMS INCLUDE: spaghetti/pasta, tomato sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, cereal, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, canned fruit/vegetables/potatoes, and vegetarian soups & pasta sauces.

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