High Holiday letter from President Phil WIlliams
High Holiday Appeal
Selichot September 12 8:00 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah September 29 8:00 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah (Tashlich follows service) September 30 9:00 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah (2nd day) October 1 9:00 a.m
Kol Nidre October 8 6:30 p.m
Yom Kippur (with Yizkor) October 9 9:00 a.m
Erev Sukkot October 13 7:30 p.m
Sukkot October 14 9:30 a.m
Shemini Atzeret October 21 9:30 a.m.
Erev Simchat Torah (parade) October 21 7:30 p.m
Tickets and Seating
The congregation will again be using an an open seating arrangement this year.
All members should either fill out this online ticket request form, download and mail in a printed form, or call the office. Members who are not planning to attend services at Mishkan Torah this year are requested to submit a form and choose the corresponding option. We need to have your reservation by August 27 so we will have enough seats for members and guests. If they desire, members can pay online by clicking on this link to the payment page. (Please note that in this application, the units are in $1 increments. If, for example, you are paying $100 by credit card or Paypal, please insert “100” in the box labeled quantity. ).
Non-members can obtain tickets by submitting this online ticket request form or calling the office. If they desire, non-members can pay online by clicking on this link to the payment page. (Please note that in this application, the units are in $1 increments. If, for example, you are paying $100 by credit card or Paypal, please insert “100” in the box labeled quantity. )
There are special pricing options for high school and college students and for non-members who are attending Mishkan Torah High Holiday services for the first time. Anyone with questions or who would like more information can send an email to HHinfo@MishkanTorah.org .
Envelopes with tickets will be available for pickup in the foyer during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
High Holiday Family Services
Mishkan Torah is proud to continue its tradition of offering a religious program for children ages 5 - 12 this year. The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. Tickets are free, but it is necessary to register. This can be done by contacting us by phone, regular mail, or by using this High Holiday Family Services request form. Anyone with questions or who would like more information should send an email to ChildrensEd@MishkanTorah.org .
A few items to note:
A light snack will be provided. The time of the snack will revolve around the story time with the Rabbi on the bimah.
Children will not be excused from Family Services classrooms without parental consent. This ensures that they are adequately supervised at all times.
The program lasts from 10 AM to 1 PM. Arriving promptly for the beginning of Family Services will help us to provide a more involved, participatory, and focused program.
The Rosh Hashanah program concludes with a walk to Greenbelt Lake for Tashlich.
High Holiday Family Service tickets may be requested at the same time as tickets for the adult services.
Room for Young Children
Mishkan Torah does not provide babysitting for the High Holidays. There will, however, be a classroom with toys available for young children supervised by their parents another responsible adult. The classroom will be available on both days of Rosh Hashannah and on Yom Kippur from 10:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. A light snack will be provided in coordination with the Family Services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To ensure that we have sufficient food, please register by phone, regular mail or by using this online request form.
Yizkor Memorial Book for Members
The Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Book is a tradition at Mishkan Torah. We pay tribute to our dear departed by recalling their names at this time. This service is only available to members of Mishkan Torah. We do not charge for this service, but it is a fitting tradition on this occasion to make a donation to the synagogue.
We will not automatically include the names from last year's book unless members return the form that was sent to them or fill out the online form for the Yizkor Memorial Book on this page. Names will not be read aloud unless you explicitly indicate this on the form. Those who have perpetuated the memory of their loved one by means of a memorial plaque do not need to submit a form. Anyone with questions should send an email to Yizkor@MishkanTorah.org .