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High Holy Days

Norm Greenberg and Don Zelman shofar 2021 cropped tight

Share the sacred season with us as we begin the New Year 5785 (2024)!

Please join us when we welcome the New Year 5785 as a community, with both Reform and Conservative minyanim worshiping together as one congregation for Erev Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, October 2 and for Kol Nidre on Friday, October 11.

Rabbi Meir Bargeron will lead the services, weaving together aspects of both liturgical traditions to inspire new insights during this time of reflection, forgiveness, and renewal.

He’ll be joined by Hazzan Penny Myers, who will be our guest clergy leading Conservative worship on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement.

Maestro Robert Nance will join us throughout the holidays for evening and Reform services. 

Our annual New Year’s Reception will provide an opportunity for our Temple family to share good wishes and enjoy a delicious nosh. The ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) will host Break-the-Fast meals after both concluding services on Yom Kippur.

Please join us in person or on YouTube throughout the Days of Awe. We warmly welcome visitors to our High Holy Days services.

Please contact the Temple office for more information about in-person attendance at (260) 744-4245 or

Visit our calendar for the latest schedule. 

Please join us for worship and other holiday activities: 

Selichot Service – Saturday, September 28

  • 7:45 p.m. Begin the holiday season together with Havdalah and meditative prayer and readings.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – Wednesday, October 2

  • 7:30 p.m. All-Congregation service
  • Reception follows

Rosh Hashanah – First Day – Thursday, October 3

  • Conservative Services
    • 8:30 a.m. – Shacharit
    • 10 a.m. Torah service with D’var Torah
    • 11 a.m. Musaf
  • 10 a.m. – Reform Service
  • Noon – All-Congregation Tashlich at Foster Park West, Winchester Road

Rosh Hashanah, Second Day – Friday, October 4

  • Conservative Services
    • 8:30 a.m. – Shacharit
    • 10 a.m. Torah service with D’var Torah
    • 11 a.m. Musaf

Shabbat Shuvah Services

  • Friday, October 4
    • 7:15 p.m. Memorial Plaque Dedication
    • 7:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, October 5
    • 9:45 a.m.

Cemetery Services – Sunday, October 6

Erev Yom Kippur Services – Friday, October 11

  • 7:15 p.m. Mincha (Goldstine-B’nai Jacob Chapel)
  • 8 p.m. All Congregation Kol Nidre (Sanctuary)

Yom Kippur Services – Saturday, October 12

  • Conservative Services
    • 8:30 a.m. Shacharit Service
    • 10 a.m. – Torah, Haftorah, D’var Torah, Yizkor
    • 11:30 a.m. Musaf
    • 6 p.m. Mincha
    • 7 p.m. – Neilah
    • 8:23 p.m. – Havdalah
    • Break-the-Fast follows
  • Reform Services
    • 10 a.m. Morning Service
    • 4 p.m. – Yizkor (Memorial) Service
    • 5 p.m. – Neilah (Concluding) Service
    • Break-the-Fast follows

Joy Vey! A Kid-ish Shabbat and Sukkot Service for Young Families – Friday, October 18

Shabbat & Sukkot Service – Friday, October 18

  • 7:30 p.m., followed by a Nosh in the Sukkah

Shabbat & Sukkot Service – Saturday, October 19

  • 9:45 a.m., followed by a Nosh in the Sukkah 

Shabbat & Simchat Torah Service – Friday, October 25

  • 7:30 p.m.

Machzorim Available To Borrow For Online Worship 

Members who plan to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services online may borrow machzorim (holiday prayer books). Find out more

Holiday Books in the Temple Library 

Check out some favorite titles for children and adults on our shelves to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We have a large selection for the High Holy Days in the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library.

Join Us For The Holidays! 

Our High Holy Days services are open to all. We do not require tickets to attend and guests are welcome. Please let us know if you’ve met someone new to our Jewish community so that we may reach out to them.

Members and guests often ask about making a donation to the Temple in appreciation for the lovely services and to assist our year-round efforts. Donations envelopes are available at the Temple. Online donations also may be made.

If you’re traveling to another Union for Reform Judaism congregation that requires tickets for the holidays, please contact the Temple office as soon as possible. We can provide a letter verifying that you’re a member in good standing of Achduth Vesholom in order to obtain tickets at another Reform congregation.