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High Holy Days

Shofar-Band-and-KlezKidz-033WebThe Jewish New Year in the fall is a time for both joy and self-examination. We gather as a community to celebrate creation, the miracle of life, and our own inner potential for renewal. It is always a mitzvah to give tzedakah to worthy causes, but, on Rosh Hashanah,this mitzvah takes on added significance. By sharing our blessings with others, we share our happiness in receiving the bounty of the earth.

Yom Kippur is a day of grandeur when the call of the majestic evening prayer Kol Nidre beckons us all to join together and let our longings and prayers combine in a powerful expression of hope. It is a reflective day that asks us to look deeply at the path of our lives. But it is also an optimistic day because, at its essence, it believes that no matter our stage of life, we have the power to change and turn to a better, more meaningful direction.

High Holy Days 2017 / 5778

High Holy Days 5778Join Temple Beth Am for the High Holy Days as we usher in 5778. Through our worship, we aspire to create an environment in which we embrace the rebirth of the world on Rosh Hashanah and the rebirth of our souls on Yom Kippur, followed by our meaningful and joyous celebrations of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In addition with the Days of Awe, we launch our annual learning theme: Olam Hesed Yibaneh: The World is Built on Loving-Kindness.

Members should have received their High Holy Days 5778 booklet and tickets. Please call the office at 206-525-0915 if you did not receive your packet. To order guest tickets, please register on ChaverWeb. If you have questions, please email Executive Assistant Sara Bernson or call 206-525-0915, ext. 201. Click the link for a PDF of our High Holy Days booklet.         

Erev Sukkot: Wednesday, October 4

First Day of Sukkot: Thursday, October 5        

SEED / YFBA Sukkot Celebration: Friday, October 6

Erev Simchat Torah: Wednesday, October 11          

Simchat Torah: Thursday, October 12

High Holy Day Sermons


Go to these links for our rabbis' sermons from 2017:

Go to these links for our rabbis' sermons from 2016:







For more information about the High Holy Days, including history, customs and rituals, family activities, and recipes, go to ReformJudaism.org

Choir Samples - High Holy Days

Mi Chamocha (Peter Klein arr.):

Uvashofar gadol:

Avinu Malkaynu (Chassidic):

Ki Hem Chayenu:

Modeh Ani:

Eil Norah Alilah:

Pitchu Li: