High Holy Days 5781 Rosh Hashanah Details

 

Below is everything you need to know about participating in Beth Tfiloh's High Holy Day Experience, both in person or online.

If you pre-ordered machzorim, you will be contacted directly to arrange pick up prior to Rosh Hashanah. 

Yom Kippur schedules will be announced soon.

IN PERSON SERVICES

In-Person Services Tickets & Online Access
  • Tickets for in-person services will be issued via email the week of September 13th.
  • In-person ticket holders will receive full access to all virtual services as well.
In-Person Services Precautions and Procedures
  • It is of paramount importance that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, quarantined due to exposure, or otherwise under suspicion for developing infection, NOT ATTEND. This includes anyone exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
  • Those over 65, or those with chronic medical conditions — including the severely obese, as well as those with lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, severe kidney or liver disease, neurological disorders, and the immunocompromised — who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 are highly discouraged from attending.
  • Please plan to arrive early to get to your seat.
  • Please plan to stay for the duration of the service to avoid excess movement in the services for everyone's safety.
  • Your temperature will be taken before entering the building
  • You must wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose the entire time you are in the building
  • All social distancing guidelines must be observed
  • Socializing is not permitted
  • You must bring your own tallit
  • Bathrooms will be open, but we encourage you to use the bathroom at home prior to services and refrain from using the shul bathrooms if possible
  • All water fountains will be shut off
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
High Holy Day Gift Pickup/Shanah Tovah Drive Through
Main shul entrance driveway, 8:30-10 am
Please note that the High Holy Day gifts are available by pre-registration only. Registration is now closed.

Indoor Mincha/Maariv
Dahan Sanctuary, 6:55 pm 

SHABBAT, SEPTEMBER 19
Full Indoor High Holy Day Service 
Hurwitz Hall, NEW TIME: 7:45 am, Doors open at 7:15 am
 
• Davening will start from "Hamelech," please say Pesukei Dzimra on your own
• Service includes Shacharit, Torah reading, Mussaf, a brief Dvar Torah/Sermon at end of davening.
• Service will last roughly 2 hours
Tickets are for open seating and will be emailed the week of Sept. 13th.

Abridged Indoor High Holy Day Service — please note that there will be only one abridged service
Dahan Sanctuary, NEW TIME: 10:45 am
• Doors will open for the Dahan Sanctuary service arrivals at 10 am
• Please proceed straight to your seats
• This will be an abbreviated service. There will be no shacharit or Torah reading. There will be a 20 minute sermon.
• Service will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Tickets will be emailed the week of Sept. 13th, along with a map of the Sanctuary to help you locate your assigned seat.
 
PreSchool/Lower School Family Torah Service
Gaga pit/Basketball parking lot, 11 am - "Shine only" event 
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. REGISTER HERE FOR FAMILY SERVICE by Friday, September 11th at 9 am
 
Indoor Mincha/Maariv
Dahan Sanctuary, 6:40 pm 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Full Indoor High Holy Day Service 
Hurwitz Hall, NEW TIME: 7:45 am, Doors open at 7:15 am
 
• Davening will start from "Hamelech," please say Pesukei Dzimra on your own
• Service includes Shacharit, Torah reading, Mussaf, shofar blowing, a brief Dvar Torah/sermon at end of davening.
• Service will last roughly 2 hours
Tickets are for open seating and will be emailed the week of Sept. 13th.
 
Abridged Indoor High Holy Day Service — please note that there will be only one abridged service
Dahan Sanctuary, NEW TIME: 10:45 am
• Doors will open for the Dahan Sanctuary service arrivals at 10 am
• Please proceed straight to your seats
• This will be an abbreviated service. There will be no shacharit or Torah reading. There will be shofar blowing and a 20 minute sermon.
• Service will last roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Tickets will be emailed the week of Sept. 13th, along with a map of the Sanctuary to help you locate your assigned seat.
 
Outdoor Shofar Blowing
• 10:00 am – Lower School field, at the edge of Lower School parking lot
• 6:30 pm – Main Sanctuary entrance
 
PreSchool/Lower School Family Shofar Blowing & Tashlich Service
Gaga pit/Basketball parking lot, 11 am - "Shine only" event
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. REGISTER HERE FOR FAMILY SERVICE by Friday, September 11th at 9 am
 
Indoor Mincha/Maariv
Dahan Sanctuary, 6:45 pm 

VIRTUAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16-30
Prepare for the Chagim with Mercaz
Get inspired for the High Holy Days and learn the tools to celebrate the chagim at home with our BT clergy and Mercaz director Chana Slavaticki through these thoughtful and comprehensive online learning sessions. View session topics and presenters here

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Pre-Recorded High Holy Day Service Highlights and Sermons Email
You will receive an email with links to our pre-recorded High Holy Day Service highlights featuring our BT rabbis and Hazzan Albrecht, plus Rabbi Wohlberg and Rabbi Posner's pre-recorded sermons.
 
Pre-Rosh Hashanah All-Star MeZOOMin
Zoom or Facebook live, 8-9 pm
Join Rabbi Wohlberg, Rabbi Posner and Rabbi Dr. Yoggev for Rosh Hashanah inspiration from an all-star lineup, including Hazzan Avi Albrecht, Rabbi Chaim Wecker, Dr. Zipora Schorr, Mrs. Chana Slavaticki, Hazzan Aaron Tessler, a musical performance by Rabbi Dr. Eli Yoggev and his father, and a special video by BT shul president Dr. Ron Davis.

ACCESS ONLINE: bit.ly/BTdavens, password: BethTfiloh
CALL IN: (253) 215-8782 OR (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 229 593 260, password: 270592
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
High Holy Day Gift Pickup/Shanah Tovah Drive Through
Main shul entrance driveway, 8:30-10 am
Please note: the High Holy Day gifts are available based on earlier registration — registration is now closed

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Virtual Family Service,
 3:30-4 pm
Virtual Family Service sponsored by Mark D. and Judith L. z"l Coplin  
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!" REGISTER HERE FOR FAMILY SERVICE by Friday, September 11th at 9 am

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Rabbi Wohlberg's Shabbat Shuva Drasha MeZOOMin
Zoom or Facebook live, 8-9 pm 
 
• ACCESS ONLINE: bit.ly/BTdavens, password: BethTfiloh
• CALL IN using either of these numbers: (253) 215-8782 OR (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 229 593 260, password: 270592
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