Celebrate the High Holy Days with Your BT Family

 
We are bringing our Beth Tfiloh family together for a special High Holy Day Experience this year, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Our clergy and staff have created a High Holy Day Experience that is both physically and financially accessible to as many BT community members as possible. Registration for our socially distanced in-person services at shul are now closed, but you can still register for our online experiences prior to the holidays.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for in-person services are no longer available

For Your Safety
Please note that in-person Rosh Hashanah programs and services all take place at Beth Tfiloh, either indoors or outside, as indicated below. All in-person programs require social distancing and masks the entire time you are in the building. 
 

The High Holy Day Experience

For Your Safety
Please note that in-person Rosh Hashanah programs and services all take place at Beth Tfiloh, either indoors or outside, as indicated below. All in-person programs require social distancing and masks the entire time you are in the building. 

One Price, Many Options

This year, instead of buying individual seat tickets for each member of your household (see chart), you and your family are invited to participate in the Beth Tfiloh High Holy Day Experience for a tax-deductible minimum contribution of $360. This one contribution will give your entire household* access to any and all parts of the Beth Tfiloh High Holy Day Experience that you choose. *Household=family members who live in your home, includes adult children up to age 21
 
The resources generated by High Holy Day seat sales and annual membership dues, supplemented by philanthropic support, make possible the services and programming that are an integral part of our BT community. The typical High Holy Day tickets sales represent approximately 20% of the shul’s operating budget. Please help support our shul by making a minimum donation of $360 for your High Holy Day Experience this year.
 
Reserve your BT High Holy Day Experience package here

Affordability
As always, accommodations will be made for individuals and families facing financial challenges. Please contact Eve Kresin Steinberg, Executive Director, at esteinberg@btfiloh.org for a confidential conversation about your needs.

Beth Tfiloh's 5781 High Holy Day Experience, with your $360 minimum donation, includes the following:
2019 vs. 2020 High Holy Day Package Costs
 
2019 High Holy Day Seats Cost
per Person
2020 High Holy Day Experience Min. Donation per Household
#  Tickets Cost  
1 $525 $360
2 $1,050 $360
3 $1,575 $360
4 $2,100 $360
5 $2,625 $360
    • A view of the Dahan Sanctuary with socially distanced seating (Yellow dots indicate family seating)

      A view of the Dahan Sanctuary with socially distanced seating (Yellow dots indicate family seating)

Program/Service
Location
Date
Time
IN-PERSON SERVICES & PROGRAMS 
Full Indoor High Holy Day service
Hurwitz Hall Sept. 19-20 NEW TIME:
7:45 am
(approx. 1.25 hours)  
Abridged Indoor High Holy Day service 
Please note that there will be only one abridged service
Dahan Sanctuary
Sept. 19-20 NEW TIME:
10:45 am
(approx. 2 hours) 
In-person Mincha and Maariv services
Dahan Sanctuary
Sept. 18-20,
27-28
Times vary
Brief outdoor shofar services
Lower School field, at the edge of Lower School parking lot
Sept. 20
10 am


 
Main Sanctuary entrance
  6:30 pm 
In-person Rosh Hashanah PreSchool and Lower School Family Services See details below
High Holy Day Gift Pickup/Shanah Tovah Drive Through - by preregistration only
Shul entrance
Sept. 18
8:30-10 am
ONLINE SERVICES & PROGRAMS  
Pre-recorded High Holy Day service highlights and sermons

  Sept. 18  
Pre-High Holy Day learning with BT clergy and Chana Slavaticki, Director of Mercaz
Online 
  Four Wednesdays, Sept. 9-30 10-11:40 am
Virtual and In-Person Rosh Hashanah Family Services
See details below
  Sept. 18, 19 and 20  
Pre-Yom Kippur Yizkor service with Hazzan Albrecht    Sept. 27 11 am
Livestreamed Kol Nidrei service with Hazzan Albrecht (before Yom Kippur candlelighting)
Kol Nidrei Services Sponsored by Marvin H. Weiner and Family
Online/Dahan Sanctuary Sept. 27  6 pm
 
 
THREE Family Services This Year!
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Virtual Service  
Sponsored by Mark D. and Judith L. z"l Coplin  

Friday, September 18th, 3:30-4 pm • Online
Join your favorite clergy for a virtual Rosh Hashanah experience to help bring in the New Year with your BT Synagogue friends. Bring your toy shofars or create one out of a paper towel roll to make the shofar sounds! Enjoy a sing-a-long, story, video of the largest shofar blowing and "see" lots of BT family!"
 
Saturday PreSchool/Lower School Family Torah Service
Saturday, September 19th, 11 am - "Shine only" event • Gaga pit/Basketball parking lot
 
Bring a blanket, a poster board sign decorated with your family name and Rosh Hashanah symbols, and your mask!
Join your favorite clergy for a short and "sweet" family service to see the Torah*, sing Rosh Hashanah songs, recite some prayers and enjoy the holiday with your BT Synagogue family! Kids will leave with a fun treat from the rabbis. All participants must comply with social distancing protocols, wear masks properly, and have their temperatures checked. Our family service is on a first-come, first-served basis due to spacing and ability to hear the leaders.
*We do not blow shofar on Shabbat
 
Sunday PreSchool/Lower School Family Shofar Blowing & Tashlich Service
Sunday, September 20th, 11 am - "Shine only" event • Gaga pit/Basketball parking lot
 
Bring a blanket, a poster board sign decorated with your family name and Rosh Hashanah symbols, and your mask!
Join your favorite clergy for a short and "sweet" family service to hear the shofar blasts, sing Rosh Hashanah songs, recite some prayers, take a short walk to a stream to do the mitzvah of Tashlich and enjoy the holiday with your BT Synagogue family. Kids will leave with a fun treat from the rabbis! All participants must comply with social distancing protocols, wear masks properly, and have their temperatures checked. Our family service is on a first-come, first-served basis due to spacing and ability to hear the leaders.
 
REGISTRATION FOR FAMILY SERVICES IS NOW CLOSED

...Plus these programs and offers that are available to our entire Beth Tfiloh community:
  • Livestreamed musical Selichot with Hazzan Avi Albrecht and musical guests, 9/12, 10:15 pm
  • Special Elul MeZOOMins featuring Erica Brown, Elana Stein Hain, Rabbi Moshe Hauer and Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Thursdays, Aug. 20-Sept. 10, 8 pm
  • Rabbi Wohlberg’s Pre-Shabbat Shuva Drasha, 9/24, 8 pm
  • A special High Holy Day magazine with excerpted prayers, commentary from our clergy, a guide to davening at home, recipes and more
Reserve Your High Holy Day Package Below
If you have any questions or concerns or have any problem filling out this form or submitting payment please contact Ilana Dinnerman at 410-413-2205 or idinnerman@btfiloh.org and she will be happy to assist you.

UPDATED Reservation Deadlines:
• Reservations for in-person services are no longer available. 
• Reservations for online-only packages are available until Wednesday, September 16th
Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1900 | mail@bethtfiloh.com
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One of the leading Modern Orthodox synagogues in America, with a diverse membership, and an extensive offering of religious services, classes and year-round Jewish programming for all ages.