OUR

SPIRIT

HIGH HOLY
DAYS
at Emanuel

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are two of the most important times of year for the Jewish people. Join our community during this beautiful period of meditation, music, and study.

High Holy
Days Essentials

Please use this page as a reference throughout High Holy Days services 

If you would like to make your membership commitment, please do so by clicking here. To see this year’s Book of Memory click here.

Click here to view the online version of our High Holy Days booklet. 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

MEMBER Tickets

This year, High Holy Days services will be virtual. There will be several opportunities to come together in-person during the High Holy Day season, including our annual Tashlich at the beach featuring a new contemplative service before it, as well as Tot services in person. Our Chapel will be open in the days leading up to and on Yom Kippur to experience our immersive Yizkor experience. Registration for out Rosh Hashanah tot service as well as Yizkor will be available soon. 

For more information, please email hhd@tebh.org.

MEMBER Guest Tickets

Our services will be virtual this year and if you had planned to join us in person, please consider making a donation to the temple in lieu of the price of a high holy days ticket. Member guest tickets for family and friends are ordinarily $100 for a single service and $350 for an all service ticket. Click here to make a donation in lieu of tickets.  

 

For more information, please email hhd@tebh.org.

Pillar Members

We are very grateful to those members who have become Pillars of our Temple! Their significant donations, in addition to their annual membership contributions, enable Temple Emanuel to provide the innovative, cutting-edge programs for which we are known nationally.

For more information about our Pillar Program, please click here.

Non-Member Tickets

Our services will be virtual this year. We are working hard to create robust, meaningful and spiritually uplifting services. If you are not a member of the temple,  please consider making a donation to the temple in lieu of tickets. Guest tickets for non-members are $175 for a single service ticket and $550 for an all service ticket. 

TASHLICH

Tashlich will be held at the Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Park.

DONATIONS

Interested in making a donation to the temple? You can do so at  tebh.org/give.

Book of Memory

The Book of Memory is used at every Yizkor Service throughout the year. To honor your loved ones who have passed away, you may list their names in the book by completing the order form that was sent to your home.

The deadline for Book of Memory entries is Monday, August 23. You can use the printed form to make a contribution in your loved ones’ honor as well as update any information. If you prefer to provide this information online, please visit tebh.org/BookofMemory.

The new Book of Memory will be available beginning September 15.

Our tradition suggests a meaningful donation in the memory of loved ones during this season, thank you for supporting the temple.

Security

Temple Emanuel works closely with the Beverly Hills Police Department and a private security firm to ensure the safety of our worshipers during the High Holy Days. 

Contact Us

For questions and assistance, please contact the temple at 310-288-3737, or at hhd@tebh.org.

Programs
and Times

For information about our various High Holy Days services and programs, please enjoy the descriptions provided on this page. For current times and locations, please refer to this schedule.

Adult Service

Our traditional adult services will led by our wonderful clergy with beautiful choral arrangements and prayers  Congregants will contribute readings and some will perform honors via home video. Thought-provoking sermons on our theme “From a narrow place to a wide open space” will be offered by our rabbis. 

ALL GENERATIONS SERVICE

Our first service on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre, it will feature the co-generational choir and all ages are welcome.

YOUNG CHILDREN’S Service

Our Young Children’s Service is a great opportunity for families with children ages 0-5 to enjoy an hour  prayer experience filled with stories, songs, and arts n’ crafts, and the shofar blast!

The service for young children (0-5) and their families will take place outside, in a responsible, physically distanced way. Our clergy, along with our Early Childhood Center musician Brett, will offer songs, stories, and welcome the new year together, complete with the sound of the shofar. The service will also be broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Contemplative Service @THE BEACH

After our sanctuary services and before Tashlich, reflect upon your year with an hour of melody, meditation, and silence with Rabbi Jonathan Aaron. Incorporating traditional High Holy Day themes and notions, refresh your mind and soul through reflective poetry and meditation, and renew yourself through wordless melodies that uplift the spirit. Celebrate creation in a silence that allows you to really feel the sand on your feet, the wind in your face, and hear the sound of the shofar accompanied by waves upon the shore. The service is open to all ages.

Tashlich

Tashlich will be held at our spot at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Will Rogers Park (Temescal Canyon).

 

Yom Kippur CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Forum:
Changing Times: Rethinking Historical Monuments and What they commemorate

A Behrendt Conversation

The United States is embroiled in disagreement about how we understand our history in everything from the removal of Confederate monuments to the renaming of military bases and the argument over what our schools teach.  Join Rabbi Sarah Bassin, former president of the American Civil War Museum Christy Coleman and German Consul General Stefan Schneider to make sense of our American conversation and learn from Germany’s example of grappling with the history and legacy of the Holocaust in its public spaces and collective memory. 

For more information about this year’s Afternoon Forum, please email hhd@tebh.org.

IMMERSIVE YIZKOR

This year, we invite you to join us for an immersive Yizkor experience with music, poetry, and visuals in the chapel that will allow you to remember your loved ones at your convenience. You must make a reservation to attend. You can sign up here beginning, August 20.

NEILAH

The concluding prayers for Yom Kippur will take place at 6:00 pm. Join a half-hour earlier for Meditation with the Ark open.

Activities
for Children

Children will experience the High Holy Days in an engaging and creative atmosphere while their parents attend services. Check out all the great children’s activities we have to offer our little ones during the High Holy Days!

ALL GENERATIONS SERVICE

This year, our Family Service will be replaced with a unique service for all ages. The service will be an hour and a half and will feature our co-generational choir .

YOUNG CHILDREN’S SERVICE

Our Young Children’s Service is a great opportunity for families with children 0-5 to enjoy an hour prayer experience filled with stories, songs, and arts n’ crafts, and the shofar blast!

This service for young children (0-5) and their families will take place outdoors this year. Our clergy, along with our Early Childhood Center musician Brett Fromson, will offer songs, stories, and welcome the new year together, complete with the sound of the shofar. Spots are limited; register today!

Program Descriptions

Selichot Service and Study Session

Selichot marks the time when we anticipate the High Holy Days and the heshbon hanefesh – the time we take stock of our souls. We open our hearts to the possibility of the new year, and meditate on the past twelve months. This year, we open our hearts together in the safety of our homes, with a shared virtual Selichot service. Beautiful poetry, prayers and songs will help all of us begin the journey of reflection and preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Together, the clergy from Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and Kehillat Israel will combine to offer insights and melody, meditation and inspiration, to help all of on the road towards forgiveness and wholeness.  

Saturday, August 28

Study and Havdalah at 7:15 pm- Click here to register 

Service at 8:15 pm – tebh.org/youtube

High Holy Days DONATION Drive

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is supporting two very worthwhile organizations. You are welcome to come by the temple between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to drop off donations of non-perishable food items for SOVA or you may do so online. School supplies, art supplies, and personal care items for children and teens (like makeup, candles, face masks, books, and sports equipment to name a few) and other necessities in support of Esperanza may be purchased online to be delivered directly to the organization. While donating online is the preference for Esperanza, the temple can receive these donations if need be.  Go to tebh.org/drive for more details and to order items online.

 

Sukkot Festival Service

Join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 am via Facebook or YouTube.

First Year Baby Blessings

On Sukkot, we welcome the first fruits of the harvest, and in that spirit we gather to bless our children born in the past year. Bring your baby and Zoom with us from the Sukkah on Sunday, September 26 at 10:00 am for a blessing to celebrate life and family, followed by a Simchat Torah Celebration at 11:00 am.

Simchat Torah Celebration 

You have prayed, you have fasted… now it’s time to dance. This is a time to celebrate the joyous gift of the Torah with your fellow congregants.  See you on Sunday, September 26 at 11:00 am in the sanctuary.

Simchat Torah Festival Service with Yizkor

Join us on Tuesday, September 28 at 10:00 am via Facebook or YouTube. 

For more information about our High Holy Days services and programs, please email hhd@tebh.org.

Purchase
Your Tickets

For the safety and well-being of each and every member of our congregation, staff and clergy, we will offer only virtual services again this year. If you would like to make a donation to the temple in lieu of a ticket, you can do so below. We will have several opportunities to join in-person during this year’s high holy days including Tashlich and our two Young Children’s services, as well as our immersive Yizkor experience. Our Young Children’s services and Yizkor experience require a reservation. Please stay tuned for more details.

If you are a member and not have not made your membership commitment yet, you can do so by clicking here.   If you have any questions, please email hhd@tebh.org or call 310-288-3737. To view the schedule of services click here

 

In Loving Memory

Pay tribute to your loved ones in our Book of Memory. This book is used for Yizkor services throughout the year.

Click here to view the 2021-2022 Book of Memory

Submissions for the Book of Memory, 2021-2022, have now closed. If you have a last minute addition, please email Jenny@tebh.org