High Holidays

High Holidays 2020/5781

This year with the Covid-19 pandemic, things will look and feel different with our High Holiday services.  Our bimah team has been working for months to create and craft a worship experience that speaks to this year’s struggles but also maintains the traditions of our Temple Israel community.  We will gather online for all of our services and you can tune in from anywhere in the world to welcome in 5781 with love, hope, and peace.  

Special Event

Rosh Hashanah Drive-Thru Experience
Thursday, September 17 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. & Friday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Drive right up for all of your holiday essentials (and a few extras)!  Stop by Temple Israel on Thursday, September 17 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. or Friday, September, 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to start your new year off in a sweet way.  You can pick up a FREE honey cake, greet your bimah team, drop off food for our holiday food drive, hear the shofar, sign out copies of Mishkan HaNefesh (our High Holiday prayer books), pick up a Rosh Hashanah Seder guide, and even grab a special holiday kit perfect for families, all while staying safely in your car. 

We also know how important food is to the Jewish people, especially on the holidays.  Our Rosh Hashanah Drive-Thru Experience will be a pick-up location for anyone interested in pre-ordering round challahs from Evans Bakery or a Rosh Hashanah meal from Bernstein’s Catering.  Order from Evans Bakery by calling 937-228-4151 and contact Bernstein’s Catering at 937-898-2761, no later than September 14.  Bernstein’s menu includes a Prix Fixe dinner for 4 and a la carte options.  Evans’ challahs will be 1.5 pound loaves for $5/loaf.  Both are perfect to complement your dinner table. 

Service Schedule 2020/5781

All services will be live-streamed and accessible for anyone who wishes to participate on https://services.tidayton.org.  

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18

Children’s Singalong at 7:00 p.m.
Congregational Service at 7:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19

Children’s Rosh Hashanah Interactive Service at 9:00 a.m.
Congregational Service at 10:30 a.m.

Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 27

Children’s Yom Kippur Musical Service at 7:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Service with guest cellist, Joshua Halpern at 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28

Children’s Yom Kippur Interactive Service at 9:00 a.m.
Congregational Service at 10:30 a.m.
Special Speaker Program with Eric Ward at 2:00 p.m.
    In partnership with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Healing Service at 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Service with Yizkor & N’ilah at 4:30 p.m.