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High Holy Days (5782/2021)

Elul to Simchat Torah

We’ve had an extraordinary year since 5781 began — celebrating joys and mourning losses at a distance, learning in new ways, praying and connecting with our community in both familiar and innovative settings. As we welcome 5782 on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our commitment to being together safely as a multi-access community is unwavering. Some of us will choose to come to Temple; some of us will choose to remain at home. Wherever we are, we will be together, united by the timeless messages of the season — hope, healing, gratitude, desire for a better world, an openness to the growth and sweetness that is possible in our lives.  

Online Access
Links to access online services can be found on this webpage. Bookmark the page and have your member login handy to visit at the date and time of the service that you want to watch.

Our Holy Days: Learn, Pray, Reflect
Temple Emanu-El's first ever High Holy Days interactive, online calendar!
We hope this resource will offer you ways to enhance your learning, prayer, and reflection as an individual or as a family this season. As we approach each milestone of the High Holy Days, look for new releases: music with our cantors, videos with our rabbis, poems, reflections, and new activities to guide your path.
Interact with the Temple community and share your experience via Facebook and Instagram by tagging us and using #tedallashhd in your photos.

As we transition from one year to the next, the safety of our community remains our highest priority. We continue to embrace the complementary Jewish values of keeping others free from harm and caring for ourselves. You will be asked to affirm our Brit: A Covenant of Care in order to receive your digital admission cards.  

Selichot: Saturday, August 28
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 6 - Tuesday, September 7
Shabbat Shuvah, Service of Return: Friday, September 10 - Tuesday, September 11
Kever Avot, Service of Remembrance: Sunday, September 12
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 15 - Thursday, September 16
Sukkot: Monday, September 20 - Monday, September 27
Simchat Torah: Monday, September 27 - Tuesday, September 28

Elul, from Monday, August 9 - Monday, September 6, is the month preceding Rosh Hashanah and is dedicated to spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. Our Elul observance this year includes exciting speakers each Shabbat, Talmud classes with ATiD, our 20s and 30s community, and the return of Rabbi Debra Robbins' class on Psalm 27, the traditional text recited every day during the month. Find out more.

MEMORIAL BOOKS: Submissions due by July 23
Temple will offer the memorial book for Yom Kippur Yizkor in print and online this year. Please submit names of the loved ones whose names you’d like to include by July 23, by filling out the form at or by contacting Amy Hartley at 214.706.0000 or It is customary to remember your loved ones at this time of year, and many choose to honor their loved ones with a nedavah, or gift, to Temple in their memories.

Registration for High Holy Days services opens this Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m., all online. All members are asked to register, whether you will be joining us in our sacred spaces or from your own home sanctuary. Read more about the registration process here

Registration is now live.
Register here on July 22

Mishkan HaNefesh High Holy Day prayer books are available for purchase at Judaic Treasures in-person on Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or curbside by calling 214.706.000, ext. 152.

To borrow a set, register here. Curbside pickup will be available on Aug. 23-24 from 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. In-person pickup will be Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 2 from 12-6 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A pickup table will be stationed at the shop, which will also be open for holiday shopping during those hours. Questions? Contact Rachel Tucker at 214.706.000, ext. 131 or