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Prepare for Yom Kippur Services | Instructions, Information and More

Prepare for Yom Kippur Services | Instructions, Information and More

• by Livia Bernstein

Participating in Services
We understand that your plans for Yom Kippur may have changed. If that is the case, please contact Temple or call 214.706.0000 so that we can change your reservation.

Online Access
Links to access online services can be found on this webpage. Important update: No member login necessary. Bookmark the page and visit at the date and time of the service that you want to watch for easy one-click access.

Temple requires the following procedures to safely and meaningfully experience our services in-person. For more information on our policies and how to prepare for in-person services, please check our Covid-19 FAQs.

Proof of Vaccination: All members who are eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are required to upload proof of vaccination and honor Our Brit: Covenant of Care to enter the building. Exceptions apply for certain services. Please upload here. You will need to show your confirmation email with your tickets. The subject of the email is "Confirmation Email: Temple Emanu-El Brit and Proof of Vaccination". If you need help uploading your vaccine card, please contact us, or call 214-706-0000.
Digital Admission Card: Please be prepared to show the Digital Admission Card sent to you after registration. The subject line of the email is “Your Tickets for High Holy Days 2021 Event.” You can also find them via the confirmation text from the number 41444. If you need to make a change to your reservations, or need help finding your tickets, please contact us.

We are committed to bringing our entire community together—some from seats in the building and others from home. If you have not already done so, we invite you register for Yom Kippur services whether you will be joining us in-person or online.

Schedule of Services
Click here for a schedule of all Yom Kippur services and experiences. Details on specific online experiences and resources can be found below.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service | Online Only | Thursday, September 16
This year's Yom Kippur afternoon service is online only, and the building will not be open to congregants during this time. We encourage you to enjoy this special service in your homes. To participate fully in your at home sanctuary you can find the music handout to accompany the service here.

Yom Kippur Online Experiences | Thursday, September 16
Morning sessions are pre-recorded; afternoon sessions are live on Zoom.
9:30 a.m.: The Journey Home, a concert with Shira Kline Geared toward families and open to all, The Journey Home is a concert on the power of t’shuvah with artist Shira Kline.
9:30 a.m.: Escape Room Geared to families and open to all, embark on a Temple mission with Anjelica Ruiz, Director of Libraries and Archives, to find items the clergy need for Yom Kippur services.
12:30 p.m.: Invitation to Yoga Mindful meditation and gentle yoga practice led by Debbi K. Levy
12:30 p.m.: My Guilt Dies with Me A study of the Cain and Abel narrative for Yom Kippur, led by Rabbi Joshua Taub

Book of Remembrance
There will be a digital version of the Book of Remembrance online available for all members by the start of Kol Nidre on the online access page here.

We are thrilled, thanks to the CCAR Press, to have an online version of Mishkan HaNefesh—Machzor for the Days of Awe. We will be using this magnificent prayer book throughout the High Holy Days. If you are joining us online, you can download Mishkan HaNefesh from this link on a device while we pray together and open our hearts in this season of return.

At Temple

Please note, to allow us to be together, Tobian Auditorium seating will be placed farther apart than in years past. Some rows or seats will be blocked off for all to social distance. Please also be aware that audio-visual equipment will be prominently placed at the back and on the inside of Olan Sanctuary, on the slate floor and will partially obstruct the view of the bimah.

Mask Break Opportunity
An outdoor rest area will be set up in the Celebration Garden for those who would like to remove their masks. Audio and video of services will be available. Please continue to maintain social distance while in the Celebration Garden.

Important update: There will not be shuttle buses running from NorthPark for Yom Kippur. We found during Rosh Hashanah that everyone attending services will be able to park at Temple. This will allow us to conserve valuable staff and volunteer resources. Everyone will be able to park in the Temple parking lots.

Hunger Relief Drive

Our Holy Days: Learn, Play Reflect
Temple Emanu-El's first ever online, interactive calendar, Our Holy Days: Learn, Pray, Reflect, will offer you ways to enhance your learning, prayer, and reflection as an individual or as a family this season. Be sure to check out our newly updated Yom Kippur Offerings which will be live on Kol Nidre, Wednesday, September 15.
Interact with the Temple community and share your experience via Facebook and Instagram by tagging us and using #tedallashhd in your photos.


All information about High Holy Days 5782/2021 can be found on our website
Check out our High Holy Days FAQs.
Find more information about our Covid-19 protocols here.
If you need further assistance please contact Temple, or call at 214-706-0000.

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