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.
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 participate.tedallas.org/memorialbook or by contacting Amy Hartley at 214.706.0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 AND ADMISSIONS
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.
Here are two meaningful projects to help you connect to Temple through volunteering. We need your help!
- Temple will be hosting Connect Emanu-El, a calling campaign to reach out to our members about the High Holy Days. To sign up click here or contact: Holly Mapel, Member Care Coordinator, at email@example.com or 214.706.0000, ext. 270. The deadline to volunteer is July 30. Find out more here.
- Volunteers are also need to assemble and deliver gift bags to to members of our community who are unable to come to Temple for the High Holy Days. To sign up click here or contact: Debbie Fuqua at firstname.lastname@example.org, 214.706.0000, ext. 128.
MISHKAN HANEFESH BORROWING
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 email@example.com.
SHARE YOUR VIDEOS WITH US
Please record a 3 to 5-second video of yourself alone or with friends or family. The script is easy: Shanah Tovah/ Happy New Year! Waves, dance moves and big smiles encouraged. Upload video to this Google folder by Aug. 18. Questions? Contact Rachel Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.