High Holidays


High Holy Days and Festival Observances

high-holidays resize The Jewish High Holy Days are celebrated together through warm and embracing services, with music and liturgy that speaks both to the time of the year and the diverse and dynamic Temple Chaverim family.Temple Chaverim has services for both days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and all other Jewish holidays. The congregation uses the Gates of Repentence for the High Holidays. The times for High Holiday and other holiday services are printed in the Temple bulletin.

For those interested, here are links to Rabbi Hecht's and Rabbi Bennet's 5776 High Holy Days sermons:

Erev Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Hecht: It's Not the Prayerbook
Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Hecht: The Danger of Certainty
Rosh Hashanah Young Family Service: Minions or Minyan
Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Bennet: Living Your Legacy
Yom Kippur Rabbi Hecht: Presence
Yom Kippur Rabbi Bennet: The Success of Failure
Yizkor Rabbi Hecht: The Things We Carry

Temple Chaverim offers services for all of the festivals, including evening services for Sukkot, Confirmation Service for Shavuot, Consecration Service to welcome new students, Purim services and an early morning Yizkor on the last day of Passover, Shavuot, and Simchat Torah.

Our Customs at Temple Chaverim

Kippot and Tallitot The wearing of a kippah and/or tallis is optional at Temple Chaverim. There are both Kippot and Tallitot available in the lobby of the Synagogue. This is a matter of personal choice.

(Note: In general, tallis is only worn for a daytime service and for Yom Kippur evening.)