The BT High Holy Day Experience

We want you to be a part of Beth Tfiloh’s High Holy Day Experience. In person, online, or a combination of the two – whichever feels most comfortable to you, as long as we can be together with our BT family!
 
Below are some possible in-person and online offerings that we are currently considering. Of course, all plans are contingent on conditions in our area remaining stable and any guidelines provided by local and national authorities come September. Watch Rabbi Wohlberg's video, read about our High Holy Day options, and then tell us how you would like to participate here. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to take the short survey.)

Making the High Holy Days Accessible

Pre-holiday and virtual options
  • A month full of inspiring online classes to prepare you for the High Holy Days
  • Rosh Hashanah package pickup – featuring special items to bring extra sweetness to your Rosh Hashanah table and say hello to your BT clergy
  • A High Holy Day mini-“machzor” featuring inspirational thoughts from our clergy, davening guides, sermons, and more
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah early evening drive-in service – drive up to hear a pre-holiday sermon and hear Hazzan Albrecht chanting selections of the Rosh Hashanah service
  • Pre-Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur video series featuring service highlights (Unetaneh Tokef, Yizkor, Neilah), words of inspiration and High Holy Day sermons
  • Live-streamed musical Selichot and Kol Nidrei service
  • Pre-holiday PreSchool family activity – featuring your favorite High Holy Day fish!
In-person High Holy Day services
  • A 3-hour full service – a fast-paced service that includes the entire High Holy Day davening and Torah reading in the Hurwitz Hall. Sermons, introductions, English readings, and singing will be limited to keep the service as short as possible.
  • An abbreviated 1.5-hour service that includes sermons and highlights from Mussaf in the Dahan Sanctuary.
  • Family High Holy Day experience – a 1-hour service led by our clergy that is geared for families with lower school-age children. Will include highlights of High Holy Day service, stories, and more.
Children's davening
  • Due to COVID-related health restrictions, the complete array of children’s and teens services will not be available this year.
  • You can make this a special High Holy Day experience for your children ages 9 and up and bring them with you to either the Dahan Sanctuary services.
  • Young adults over bar/bat mitzvah age are invited to either the Hurwitz Hall or Dahan Sanctuary services.
In light of the current economic circumstances, we tried to create a High Holy Day package that is financially accessible to as many members as possible, while still providing the resources that are vital to our shul’s operations. The resources generated by High Holy Day seat sales and annual membership dues, supplemented by philanthropic support, make possible the davening services and programming that are an integral part of our BT community.

One Price, Many Options
This year, instead of buying individual seat tickets for each member of your household, 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

Beth Tfiloh Membership
This opportunity is only available to member households that are up-to-date on their membership dues*. Please note Beth Tfiloh membership dues for the 2020-21 year will not increase from last year’s rates. 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. *Under 36-year-old members as pre-arranged.

You do not need to pay the $360 minimum donation at this time. For now, we just need to know… how will you be a part of the Beth Tfiloh High Holy Day Experience this year?

Complete the form below to let us know!

How will you participate in the High Holy Day Experience?

Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1900 | mail@bethtfiloh.com
Celebrating the Joy of Judaism. Embracing all Jews.
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.