High Holy Days 2021/5782
To the Temple B’nai Abraham community,
The High Holy Days will soon be here. Though we will not have the usual observance we’ve been praying for all year nevertheless, we will observe these Days of Awe according to Temple B’nai Abraham’s sacred traditions as meaningfully and as safely as we can. Each of us will have the opportunity to reset and begin 5782 in a spiritually uplifting manner.
To do so, please read each of the following points carefully:
- Tickets and streaming links will be sent to members in good standing only
- As of today, we are proceeding with:
- Regular services in the Ross Sanctuary
- Family and tot services outside under a tent in the Lower Circle
- Teen programming outdoors, weather permitting
- Regular services streamed (with a slight delay) to a tent on the patio in the Denburg Garden
- Streaming all services (regular and family) with online instructions on how to access to follow
- If you plan to attend any Rosh Hashanah services in person, you must complete an RSVP form with the COVID waiver and proof of vaccination record. A negative PCR test within 72 hours is also acceptable. No RSVP is necessary for accessing the streams at home.
- Seating in our limited outdoor spaces will be first come, first served.
- To enter the Temple building, for everyone 12 and up, proof of vaccination or negative PCR results from within 72 hours is required. Children under 12 are welcome without testing.
- To expedite your entry, please send in your vaccination record and waiver as soon as possible. Otherwise, we expect there will be a delay entering the Temple.
- Everyone inside and under both tents will be required to social distance and wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
- TBA’s safety policies are made under the counsel of our member medical professionals and public health officials. These protocols are subject to change.
- For handicapped parking, reservations are required. Please email the office.
- Print copies of our High Holy Day Machzor are again available for borrowing. Please contact the office.
Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that we can all remain healthy while enjoying an uplifting High Holy Day season together. Whether online or in person, we look forward to joining together as one Temple family.
David Z. Vaisberg, Senior Rabbi
Julie A. Silbermann, President
L’Shana Tova…Tickets, Service Schedule & General Information 2021
|INFORMATION||SECURE ONLINE FORM|
|High Holy Day Tickets||Order Guest Tickets||Print Form|
|Family Services– Up to Grade 6- 10:00 AM service||Register for Family Service Tickets||Print Form|
|Family Services –Infant to Kindergarten- 11:45 AM service||Register for Family Service Tickets||Print Form|
|Ushering||Volunteer to Usher||Print Form|
|Yizkor Book||Submit Listings||Print Form|
High Holy Day Information (click on each to expand)
Tickets will be mailed the week of August 23 to members in good standing.
Please note: All children through age 29 will be issued tickets automatically and mailed with Membership tickets.
Good standing– Dues and Building Fund paid in full by August 31. Members with approved payment arrangements must be current with their schedule. Special arrangements may be made in confidence by calling Gail Milchman, Executive Director at the Temple office, 973-994-2290 extension 215.
Guest Tickets: are available for relatives for a donation of $136 per ticket for all High Holy Day services and will be mailed with membership tickets. If you require guest tickets*, please complete the enclosed form or online @ www.tbanj.org by August 16.
*Should your relative be a member in good standing of another synagogue, please contact the office for details regarding complimentary tickets.
Schedule of Services
Parking locations and information will be provided with your High Holy Day Tickets.
- Pre-registration is required. Please contact the temple office at email@example.com or 973-994-2290.
- All cars must display a state-issued handicapped permit.
- Reserved handicapped parking spaces will be released by 10:30 AM.
Professional traffic directors have been engaged to expedite parking. Please follow their directions for your safety.
Some seats in the Ross Sanctuary have been reserved as part of the Temple building and capital fund efforts. Nameplates designate the reserved seats. All other seats are available on a non-reserved basis.
Please contact the temple office to reserve a seat.
Yizkor Book Listings
One of our many traditions is to publish, in conjunction with our Yom Kippur Yizkor Service, a booklet honoring the memory of our deceased loved ones.
Names in the booklet are not automatically carried forward from year to year. To place the names of your loved ones in the 2021 edition, please complete and return the PDF or online @ www.tbanj.org no later than August 16.
Ushers assist in making services meaningful and pleasant for everyone. The first day of Rosh HaShanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning require a large team of ushers. We encourage you to give of your time and volunteer to usher at one of these services.
Contact Debbie Meron at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.tbanj.org.