High Holidays 5784

Soon the High Holiday season will be upon us. To prepare for the holidays, we begin including blasts of the shofar and a special Psalm in our daily service on Rosh Chodesh Elul. But these additions by themselves are not the actual preparation; rather, they remind us we need to begin the process of atonement that makes these days meaningful. Similarly, this annual letter in and of itself does not help us prepare for the holidays; it simply helps make the holiday season logistically smoother so we can keep our focus on creating meaning.

All members in good standing will be mailed High Holiday tickets for their household in early September. To request guest tickets, sign-up for youth services, and prepare for the Holidays, please complete the online registration at www.tikvatisrael.org/HHregistration23 by Monday, September 4. Using the online forms will improve our efficiency in completing your order accurately.

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We also want to highlight a few dates coming up before the Holidays.

Machzorim will be available for members who will be joining the services via Livestream. These will be available for pickup at TI on Sunday, Sept. 10, 4-7:30 pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4-6 pm.

Selichot will be Saturday, Sept. 9, 8:30 pm at Tikvat Israel, in partnership with Kehilat Shalom, Shaare Tefila, and B’nai Shalom of Olney.

Community Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 pm at the Garden of Remembrance and Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 am at Judean Memorial Gardens. 

High Holiday tickets will be mailed to all members in good standing early next month. Tickets for guests can be picked up at TI the week before services, or when you arrive that day. The link for viewing services online will be distributed the week ahead of the holidays.

If you have any questions about the Holidays or your membership, please contact the Synagogue office.

We wish you and your family Shanah Tovah U’metukah,
a sweet new year filled with health and prosperity!