High Holy Days

Temple Beth Emeth
High Holy Days Worship Schedule 5778

Services begin promptly at the times listed.
Please ensure that you arrive early enough to be seated prior to the start of the service.

 Erev Rosh Hashanah | Wednesday, September 20
Congregational Service | 8 pm at PEASE

 Rosh Hashanah | Thursday, September 21
Family Service | 9 am at PEASE
Traditional Service | 10:45 am at PEASE
AARTY Service (Grades 9-12) | 11 am at TBE
(drop off from 10-11 am and brunch following service)
Tashlich Service | 1:45 pm at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti
Birthday of the World Service | 4:30 pm at TBE

 Kever Avot Service | Sunday, September 24 | 12:30 pm
Memorial Service | at Arborcrest and Cemetery Visitation Memorial Park in Ann Arbor

 Kol Nidre | Friday, September 29
Congregational Service | 8 pm at PEASE
AARTY Service (Grades 9-12) | 8 pm at TBE
(drop off and pre-service dessert from 7-8 pm)

 Yom Kippur | Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur Morning at PEASE
Family Service | 9 am at PEASE
Traditional Service | 10:45 am at PEASE

Yom Kippur Afternoon at TBE
Learning Event w/ Rabbi | 2 pm – Chapel
Afternoon Services | 3:30 pm – Sanctuary
Yizkor/Neilah Service | 5:30 pm – Sanctuary
(time approximate)

Ticket Information

All tickets orders will be emailed to you from our online ticketing service.
If you do not receive your tickets by Monday, September 11, please call the TBE office at 734-665-4744.
There will also be a “Will Call” table in the lobby of Pease Auditorium for last-minute ticket pickups or questions.

Member Tickets

Complimentary tickets are issued on request to members in good standing and immediate family living with them.

Dependents away at school are considered in residence.
Members are considered to be in good standing if:
a 2017-2018 membership pledge form has been received, along with payment as applicable;
all other financial commitments are current; religious school fees are paid, for at least the first semester, by Monday, September 11.
If you have made prior arrangements with the Temple for payment and have shown good faith in your agreement,
you are considered to be in good standing. If you have any questions concerning your standing, please call the office and speak with either Victoria Gross,
account manager or SooJi Min, executive director. You also may contact the VP of Finance, Ronnie Shapiro at (734) 995-4282
or the Treasurer, Bonnie Keen at (734) 662-4278. No one is ever denied tickets due to financial constraints.
However, please make your financial arrangements as soon as possible so that you can get tickets before the holidays.

Guests of Members

Tickets for guests and family members who reside outside the Ann Arbor area may be requested by members in good standing on the Wufoo form.
Please note that these tickets are for out-of-town guests and family only. There is a $25 processing fee per holiday for each guest.
If you have guests who are members of a reform (URJ) congregation, please ask their home congregation to email or fax a reciprocity form for complimentary tickets.
Email to vgross@templebethemeth.org or fax to 734-665-9237. Students at area colleges are always welcome at all our services at no charge. Please contact the TBE office!


Non-members in the community who would like to attend our services may do so by purchasing tickets at a fee of $180 per person per holiday.
Ticket fees incurred may be applied to a membership pledge through December 31, 2017.

Order tickets and more online!

This year, all tickets will be ordered online through our Wufoo order form.
Through Wufoo you can also:
Arrange for special accommodations
Confirm and change entries for the Yizkor Book of Remembrance
Sign the Women of TBE New Year’s card
Order Lulav & Etrog sets for Sukkot
Sign up to volunteer for services
Make donations to the High Holy Days funds
Join the TBE Brotherhood or the Women of TBE (formerly Sisterhood)

All tickets will be emailed to the email address you specified in the Woofu ticket center from our ticketing provider.
The Wufoo ticket center will be open for orders through Wednesday, September 13.
Please call the office at 734-665-4744 if you have any questions, concerns, or need support.

Parking and Bus Information

Pease Auditorium – Off-site parking and private bus service will be provided on:

Erev Rosh Hashanah | September 20 starting at 7 pm
Rosh Hashanah morning | September 21, starting at 8 am

Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to park and bus to Pease.
The closer you aim to the service time, the longer the bus wait times will be.

Parking for AARTY Services at TBE
Both the side and rear TBE parking lots are available on Rosh Hashanah.  
The Eastover parking lot is available only for the Kol Nidre service.

Temple Beth Emeth
Parking at TBE during the day is very limited. 
Pre-arranged parking for the elderly and those with health conditions will be available in the TBE parking lots on Yom Kippur afternoon.
Please contact the office if you will need to park in one of the TBE lots on Yom Kippur afternoon.

Please be courteous to our neighbors when parking on side streets near TBE.
Do not block any mailboxes or driveways.
Detailed bus information and parking maps will be emailed to you separately from your tickets.

 Special Arrangements

Please indicate any special accommodations you need on the Wufoo online ticket center.
Amplification Devices
– Amplification devices for the hearing-impaired are available both at the “Will Call” table in the lobby at Pease and at the table directly outside the sanctuary at Temple Beth Emeth.
Special Seating – Pease Auditorium is fully accessible with wheelchair seating and handicapped parking next to the building.  
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the service if you need to sit in a particular location.
Emergencies – Please contact an usher if you need any assistance. Ushers will wear name tags for easy identification.
Special Needs Parking – TBE pays for each reserved parking space at Pease. You will be issued a parking pass that you will need to bring with you to the lot. There are a limited number of spots so if you determine that you will not need the space, please let us know so that someone else can be accommodated.

Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, & Yom Kippur services are held at Pease Auditorium on the Eastern Michigan University campus.
Yom Kippur afternoon services and Break-the-Fast are held at Temple Beth Emeth. 
Please check the service schedule for details.
There are no assigned seats at Temple Beth Emeth or Pease Auditorium.

 Break-the-Fast Following Neilah Sponsored by Sisterhood in the Social Hall
Women of TBE have a long tradition of sponsoring a very lovely Break-the-Fast for the congregation in the Social Hall on Yom Kippur, immediately following the Neilah service.
It gives us all the opportunity to greet each other and socialize a bit before going home at the end of the holiday.
Please join us, even if it is just for Kiddush, before going off to another Break-the-Fast.
Women of TBE needs volunteers to help make kugels and other baked goods as well as for setup and cleanup.
Please contact Noreen DeYoung (ndeyoung@umich.edu) if you are able to help.

A Call for Volunteers

Your help is needed to make our High Holy Days experience as meaningful as possible.
Please consider volunteering to usher or to help with setup and breakdown at one of the services.
Volunteering takes no special talent and is a real mitzvah!
Please consider volunteering to be an usher at one or more of the services that you are not attending.
Complete the Volunteer Sign-up form on Wufoo or email Marty Ludington at mludington@albion.edu.

AARTY Services

Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21 | 11 am service | Temple Beth Emeth

Kol Nidre Service
Friday, September 29 | 7 pm pre-service dessert and socializing | 8 pm service |Temple Beth Emeth

 Families with Young Children

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 21 and Saturday, September 30
Family Services | 9 am | Pease Auditorium
We welcome families with young children to our Morning services.
These shorter services include participation by the TBE Youth Choir.
Tickets are required for these services.

“Birthday of the World” Service
Thursday, September 21 | 4 pm| Temple Beth Emeth
Join us in the sanctuary for a short service followed by birthday cake, as we celebrate the world’s birthday.
No tickets are necessary.

Yizkor Book of Remembrance

The High Holy Days provide a special opportunity for remembering loved ones who are no longer with us.
Each year, Temple Beth Emeth publishes a Yizkor Book of Remembrance, in which you may record the names of these beloved family members and friends.
This memorial book becomes part of the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur, with copies made available to all congregants.
To include the names of those you wish to remember in this book and to make a donation to the Yizkor Fund,
please complete the Yizkor Book of Remembrance page on the Wufoo ticket center by Monday, September 11.
A copy of last year’s book is available here.
Memorial plaques are also available in the TBE Chapel.
Please contact SooJi Min at sjmin@templebethemeth.org or 734-665-4744 for details.

Special thanks to the Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies for sponsoring our High Holy Day Services at Pease Auditorium.
We welcome EMU students and faculty who are worshiping with us.

Going out of town? Are you planning to be out of town during the High Holy Days and wish to attend services at a URJ Congregation?
We would be happy to  help you locate a congregation in that community and will fax them a ticket request.