HIGH HOLY DAYS AT TEMPLE ISRAEL
We are thrilled that you have chosen to welcome the New Year with Temple Israel.
The following information will provide you with answers to questions and guide you through the logistics of this High Holy Days’ Season.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.
We know that many of you are wondering about your High Holy Days tickets. We made the decision not to mail your tickets because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.
We will have your tickets ready for you in the Donald & Pauline Carter Ballroom at check-in beginning on Erev Rosh HaShanah.
Please try and arrive 30 minutes prior to the service.
SERVICE TIMES for all High Holy Days’ services are:
Wednesday, September 20
Erev Rosh HaShanah – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah – 9:00 a.m. – Family Service
10:30 a.m. – Main Service
Friday, September 29
Kol Nidre – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur – 9:00 a.m. – Family Service
10:30 a.m. – Main Service
YOM KIPPUR INTERLUDE:
1:15 p.m. – Study Session led by Rabbi Shapiro
2:15 p.m. – T’filat R’fuah Healing Service led by Rabbi Olshein
3:00 p.m. – “Hineini”
– a Special Afternoon Experimental/Contemplative Service
4:00 p.m. – Seder K’riyat HaTorah Afternoon Service
4:45 p.m. – Yizkor/N’ilah Concluding Service
TICKETS/SEATING and more:
Your ticket for the 2017/5778 High Holy Days will also serve as your name tag.
For your security and the security of all who attend our services ALL ADULTS (18 years of age or older) must present their tickets to a Temple Israel security before entering the Kraft Sanctuary.
We ask that young children sit with their families. For the safety of your children, parents must accompany all children when they leave the Sanctuary to “stretch.”
There are no reserved seats.
Since we are hosting one service per Holy Day, we ask that you respect your fellow worshipers and keep your personal items on your lap or the floor in order to create room for others to have a seat.
Your consideration of those members who are less mobile and require aisle seats is appreciated.
Temple Israel Ushers will be stationed to assist those with special needs.
If the Kraft Sanctuary should reach capacity or if you would be more comfortable, additional seating will be provided in the David and Pauline Carter Ballroom where our services will be streaming live.
Congregants with an Honor during a service are asked to sit with their families in the rows designated in the front on the right side of the Sanctuary.
PLEASE HELP US MAKE THE HIGH HOLY DAYS A HEALTHY EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!
People with Environmental Illnesses (E.I.) have sensitivities or allergies to airborne, chemically-scented products.
Cozy seating, an airtight enclosure, and the length of services all combine to make the High Holy Days a difficult challenge for someone with E.I. when fellow congregants wear colognes, after-shave, cosmetics, or any scented body products. E.I. is a disability, though a hidden one. Please help us by refraining from wearing strong scented products to services.
TRAFFIC, PARKING & SECURITY:
As in past years, Pine Street will be one-way from West to East.
Temple Israel will NOT have valet parking this year.
We highly encourage you to carpool to services to help keep the amount of traffic to a minimum.
Please DO NOT PARK IN THE LOTS BELONGING TO THE BUSINESSES across from us.
Please follow the flow of traffic which will be directed by security.
THE FIRST ROW OF OUR PARKING LOT WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR THOSE ATTENDING SERVICES WITH A HANDICAP STICKER OR DECAL.
Our security will be provided by the West Palm Beach Police Department. These officers will be onsite to ensure your safety and to assist you.
BABYSITTING/CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING – YOU MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE:
Temple Israel will offer babysitting for children up to the age of 3 during our morning services as well as Yizkor.
We will also offer programming and children’s activities for children ages 4 – 8 years of age during our morning services.
Ushers and signs will direct parents to the babysitting rooms.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to services to check-in your child/ren & to provide a cell phone number that can be used in the event parents are needed.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE ON VIBRATE MODE in the event parents are needed during services. All children must be pre-registered in order to ensure that we have adequate staffing.
Contact the Temple office prior to the Holy Days to pre-register your child/ren.
FAMILY HIGH HOLY DAYS’ EXPERIENCE:
Temple Israel will host a special service designed for families with children on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from 9:00-9:45 a.m. These services are for families with young children so that they can worship together in an interactive and fun environment. They are FREE and open to anyone – please invite your friends and neighbors. No ticket required.
Once again, our Sisterhood is hosting a break-the-fast at the conclusion of our Yom Kippur N’ilah service – everyone is welcome, but you must RSVP:
$16 per adult
$10 per child under the age of 12
5 and under is free
As always, juice & challah will be available at the end of N’ilah upon exiting the Kraft Sanctuary.
We look forward to welcoming the New Year with you.