High Holy Days 2021/5782
It is with such great joy and gratitude that we write to you, announcing that this year’s High Holy Days will be back in person for all who wish and are able to be there in person. We understand that we’re all on different journeys of coming back from COVID and many would prefer to view services from home. That option will be available to you. But, for those who are ready to be in person at TBA for the High Holy Days, we’ll be ready for you!
We are grateful to our High Holy Day Taskforce, along with our COVID Taskforce, two diverse teams of congregants who shared their wisdom in helping us determine how we might gather together in a way that meets the needs and comfort levels of our community members. Below, you’ll find the basic principles of our 2021 High Holy Day program. Please note that all High Holy Day plans are subject to change for reasons of community safety.
- Regular services:
- High Holy Day services will be in person for all who wish to be there in person.
- Those who are vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at the door will not need to wear masks. Everyone else must wear a mask.
- All regular High Holy Day services will take place in the Ross sanctuary.
- In addition, these services will all be streamed.
- For those who would like to be with their community but are uncomfortable coming inside, these services will be shown in the Denburg Garden under the tent.
- A section of seating in the Reinfeld Hall will be set aside in which social distancing will be observed.
- All are welcome to these regular services.
- Family programming:
- Family services on First Day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will take place in a large tent outside on the front lawn, weather permitting.
- Should the weather not permit, services will be held, with social distancing, in the Brody Youth Lounge.
- In addition, family services will be streamed.
- Tot services will take place following family services in the Brody Youth Lounge.
- Teen programming (NEW) will follow family services in the large tent outside, weather permitting.
- Should the weather not permit, teen programming will take place in a classroom.
- Childcare will not be offered this year.
- All main services, family and regular, will be streamed and password protected.
- You must be a member in good standing to receive tickets for in-person services and/or password and log-in information for streamed services.
- Guest tickets are available for in-person services.
We look forward to being back with you during this most sacred of seasons.
Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or online at www.tbanj.org.
Should you require transportation to our High Holy Day Services, please contact the Temple Office 973.994.2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.