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Our fall holy days and festivals are quickly approaching, and they will be here before we know it! We are excited to share details for the High Holy Days with you in this guide so that you can participate in person and/or online as you feel comfortable. As fall approaches, we enter a time of deep reflection and forgiveness in the Jewish tradition. Take these next few weeks seriously as an opportunity to do cheshbon hanefesh, an accounting of your soul. Consider the things you’ve done over the last year and the ways you’ve interacted with family, friends, and colleagues. Is there someone with whom you need to speak? An apology you need to give or an expression of how someone made you feel? It is always the right time to do this vital work, but now more than ever.

This year’s services will be bittersweet for us as a congregational family. Cantor Hayut will be on the bimah for her last High Holy Days as our cantor, and I am sure we will all cherish hearing her sweet voice sing the Holy Day melodies this year more than most. We will also be welcoming Rabbi Feuchs to our bimah to help lead parts of our service.

We hope you plan to join us for services this year whether in person or virtually. You can find our Livestream on our website and Facebook page. Please be mindful of the links you see in this guide. Online streaming is open to anyone who would like to participate regardless of TBE membership status.

Rabbi Josh Whinston

Download the High Holy Days Schedule at a Glance

Important Security Procedures

• To maintain a safe and secure High Holy Days experience, we are implementing the following protocols:

• Registration is required for members and non-members. Please adhere to the High Holy Day registration deadlines to ensure we have the most up to date registration list.

• Any guests not pre-registered will be required to show a valid picture ID and will be verified in our member database.

• Any guests not verified as a member will be subject to a bag search if a bag is present.


Important Ticket & Registration Information

• Only one registration per account in ShulCloud will be allowed.

• To change registration for any in-person service, please contact the office BEFORE the registration deadline: 734-665-4744 or

• Guest Tickets: $36/person to attend either all Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services; $72 to attend all HHD services.

• Non-Member Tickets: $180/person to attend either all Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services; $360 to attend all HHD services.

• College students with valid ID may attend services for free. Please contact the TBE office to register,


Transportation via Caring Community

• For the High Holy Days, if you need a ride to services or can provide a ride to a congregant who needs one, please contact the Caring Community at

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Registration required for all in person services:

*PLEASE NOTE: Members must be logged in to receive member pricing and to access the member registration page. If you do not have a login, please contact the office at 734-665-4744 or


Non-members may register starting 9/1:

Unless noted otherwise, all services are in person in the TBE Sanctuary

and available on the Live Stream.

In-Person Registration has closed.

8 p.m. | S'lichot Program

9 p.m. | Refreshments

9:30 p.m. | S'lichot Service, In person and via Zoom HERE


In-Person Registration has closed.

8 p.m. | Erev Rosh Hashanah Service


In-Person Registration has closed.

8:30 a.m. |  Rosh Hashanah Family Service.

8:30 a.m. | Rosh Hashanah Pre-Reader Service (ages 5 and below & their parents). In person only in the TBE Core.

10:00 a.m. | Rosh Hashanah Highlights of the Service

11:15 a.m. | Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

In-Person Registration has closed.

11 a.m. | Kever Avot, Arborcrest Cemetery & Kever Avot, Washtenong Mem. Park
Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut and Rabbi Feuchs will be at our cemeteries to facilitate this meaningful service

5:30 p.m. | Tashlich at Furstenburg Park

Tashlich parking is available in the Dirt Lot (circled in red in the image) across from Furstenberg (at Huron High School). It is behind the paved lot directly across the street, with the same entrance. There are sports trainings and other event needs during that time, so please only use the marked parking lot.




In-Person Registration has closed.

8 p.m. | Kol Nidre Service

In-person registrations for Kol Nidre has reached maximum capacity. Please indicate if you would like to be added to the waiting list. By being placed on the waiting list you will be welcome to view streamed services in the social hall. If seating in the sanctuary and family room opens up before the service begins, we will call people from the social hall to the sanctuary in the order in which they registered. Check in for auxiliary seating will be outside the wood doors near the social hall.


In-Person Registration has closed.

8:30 a.m. | Yom Kippur Family Service

8:30 a.m. | Yom Kippur Pre-Reader Service (ages 5 and below & their parents). In person only in the TBE Core.

10:00 a.m. | Yom Kippur Highlights of the Service

11:15 a.m. | Yom Kippur Morning Service

2:30 p.m. | Yom Kippur Text Study Session with Rabbi Chelsea Feuchs. In person in the sanctuary and via Zoom HERE

4 p.m. | Yom Kippur Meditation Music with Alon Hayut. In person in the sanctuary and via Zoom HERE

5 p.m. | Yom Kippur Yizkor Service followed by Yom Kippur Afternoon Service and Neilah Service

7:30 p.m. | WTBE Break-the-Fast (Open to all)


In-Person Registration closes 9/28

7:30 p.m. | Shabbat and Sukkot Evening Service. In person and Available on Zoom HERE

In-Person Registration closes 9/28

10 a.m. | Shabbat and Sukkot Morning Service. In person and Available on Zoom HERE

5-7 p.m. | Open Sukkah at the Whinstons' (click image for details)


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In-Person Registration closes 10/5

10 a.m. | Shabbat and Yizkor Service. In person and Available on Zoom HERE

7 p.m. | Simchat Torah Event with Dan Nichols - Register HERE!

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The Pre-Reader Service and Family Service are both at 8:30 a.m., in person at Temple Beth Emeth. Bring the whole family!

For both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

Family Service: 8:30 a.m. in the TBE Sanctuary

Join Rabbi Feuchs, Song Leader Tema Cohen, Rabbi Whinston, and Cantor Hayut for a service intended for families with children in elementary school.


Pre-Reader Service: 8:30 a.m. in the TBE Core

Join Susan Horowitz, TBE P3 Teacher and Early Childhood Center Assistant Director, for a service intended for ages 5 and below and their parents.

Registration required for all in person services:

Non-members may register starting 9/1:

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Orders ($50 each) are due by Thursday, September 14, and will be available for pick up at the Yom Kippur Morning Service on Monday, September 25.

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Temple Beth Emeth is happy to offer one set of lulav & etrog -- available during open office hours* -- for use onsite in the TBE sukkah during Sukkot. Please be prepared to leave car keys, a drivers license or other collateral while using the lulav & etrog.

If you would like to book the TBE sukkah for a private event, please contact Shannon Hall, Executive Director, at or 734-665-4744.

Blackout Dates: 9/30, 10/1. *Drop-In office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10am - 1pm, Wednesdays from 2 - 4 pm, and Fridays from 10am - Noon

The 2023/5784 Yizkor Memorial Book can be downloaded/viewed HERE.

Submissions are due by Monday, September 18.

At TBE, including the names of our deceased loved ones in our Yizkor Memorial Book is a meaningful tribute to them and a tangible reflection of their impact on our lives.

Please fill out this form to make changes and additions:

View the 2022 Yizkor Memorial Book


To make a donation to Temple Beth Emeth in memory of your loved ones:

If you have any questions, please contact the TBE office 734-665-4744 or

May the memory of our loved ones always be for blessing.


Jewish mourning is both private and public. When we visit a grave or observe a yahrzeit (anniversary of a person’s death) we generally do so in private. Yizkor is the public observance for the community of the bereaved.

Yizkor means “may (God) remember,” from the Hebrew root zachor. Originally, Yizkor was commemorated only on Yom Kippur. Its primary purpose was to honor the deceased by giving tzedakah (charity) in their memory, on the theory that the good deeds of the survivors elevate the souls of the departed. It also enhanced the chances for personal atonement by doing a deed of lovingkindness. Since the Torah reading on the last day of the pilgrimage festivals (Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot) mentions the importance of donations, Yizkor was added to these holiday services as well.

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Temple Beth Emeth takes the health and safety of our congregation very seriously. We ask that anyone feeling ill or with a fever remain home and attend the services using our Live-Stream or Zoom options.

Masks are optional, though welcome, for all in-person services.

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In celebrating the High Holy Days with our TBE community, Women of Temple Beth Emeth (WTBE) send cards to all members of our congregation.

Donations of as little as $36 will support this beloved custom and get you listed as a signer on the card. The proceeds are used to help sponsor special projects during the period of the High Holy Days.

You can use to donate by August 28.







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TBE High Holiday Days Donation Drives - New S T R E T C H goal!

Thank you all for your generous support of the Back Door Food Pantry and Food Gatherers donation drives. We are just about over the two $18,000 goal lines and think we have enough momentum to go at least 18% farther. Please help us break our new S T R E T CH goals of $18,000 + 18% = $21,240 for each campaign before we break the fast on Monday night at 7:30 PM.

Doubly Critical in 5784!

To support the needs of our pantry and our broader community, we are running two donation drives this year: one for the Back Door Pantry and one for Food Gatherers. Please donate to both if you can:

To donate to the Back Door Food Pantry:
(Send checks to Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 PACKARD ST., ANN ARBOR, 48104. Memo: "BDFP Drive")

To donate to Food Gatherers:

The situation has become doubly critical this year! As we climb out of the global public health crisis, the need for food assistance remains stubbornly high. Much of this is being driven by the rollback of pandemic assistance programs combined with higher food prices due to severe inflation.

The Backdoor Food Pantry, run by volunteers from Temple Beth Emeth and St Claire’s and supported by individual donations and generous grants from Food Gatherers, has seen the cost of the food it provides families in our community increase by ~50%. This, combined with an ~50% increase in the number of families depending on our food pantry each week, means your support is doubly critical!

Food Gatherers and the Back Door Food Pantry deeply depend on each other. The Back Door Food Pantry purchases all the food it distributes every week from Food Gatherers at a greatly reduced cost and Food Gatherers depends on the Back Door Food Pantry and other local food pantries to distribute much needed food to our community.

Please help us exceed our combined goal of 36,000!

Thank you. Every donation is significant.

If your company participates in a corporate matching program, please contact:

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Back Door Food Pantry HHD Donations:





There are many ways you can contribute to our community during the High Holy Days:

  • General High Holy Days Fund
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
  • Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
  • Members Helping Members
  • Religious Education Fund

To make your donation today, please click here:

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Neighborhood/Street Parking: PLEASE do not block driveways or mailboxes. Cars will be towed or ticketed. There is NO parking on Packard St.

Neighborhood parking within 10 minutes of TBE is available on the following streets: South Blvd., Coler Rd., Jorn Ct., Harpst St., Page Ave., Rosewood St., Jewett Ave., Kensington Dr., Marlborough Dr., Pine Valley Blvd., Esch Ave., Independence Blvd., James St., Victoria Ave., Ember Way, Camelot Rd., Ridge Ave., Crestland Dr., Anderson Ave., Ferdon Rd., Devolson Ave., Carhart Ave., Hall Ave., South Blvd., and Steer Pl. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS OR MAILBOXES.

Onsite Parking at TBE:

Due to limited space, lots in the rear, side, and at Eastover are for special needs ONLY.

Space must be reserved in advance. When registering, once you make your selections of services, you will be given an option to indicate any special accommodations.

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Tue, September 26 2023 11 Tishrei 5784