Welcome to Congregation Kol Tikvah’s High Holy Days 5782.
Are you READY for the New year?
We are delighted to be able to provide Services both in person as well as via live-stream this year. We are looking forward to welcoming back our congregational family and starting a joyful year together.
There are so many questions in everyone’s mind about what will be different and what will stay the same. We seek to answer your questions here. If there is anything else not addressed here, please call our staff. They are happy to help.
The Book is distributed at the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur. If you will not be at that Service and would like a copy of the book, please call the Temple office and we will put one aside for you.
Please note that our SERVICE SCHEDULE has been modified this year.
EREV YOM KIPPUR —September 15
7:30PM Kol Nidre Service
YOM KIPPUR DAY—September 16
8:45AM Yom Kippur Family Service (outside, weather permitting)
11:00AM Yom Kippur Morning Service
2:00PM Q&A with Rabbi Boxman
2:45PM Voices of Kol Tikvah
3:45PM Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
5:00PM Yizkor Service & Neilah
ARE YOU VACCINATED? JOIN US IN PERSON.
To ensure that we can provide the safest environment for all worshipers, everyone attending indoor holiday services must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. A copy of your card can be emailed or brought to the Temple office. Anyone who is not vaccinated (including children) are welcome to attend our family services outside or to enjoy services via livestream.
TICKETING WILL BE DONE DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR
As we continue to welcome the community forward, we are excited to launch e-tickets for our in-person High Holy Day experiences. Paper tickets will not be mailed this year.
If you wish to attend in person, you must arrange for a ticket in advance – we will not be distributing them automatically as in the past. As always, tickets are not transferable.
There are several ways to arrange for tickets. With your engagement paperwork, there is a prompt to indicate if you wish to attend in-person services. For those who have selected the All-Inclusive or Pillar options, your tickets are complimentary – just mark that you would like tickets. For those who select the À la carte option, if you wish to attend in-person, mark how many adults in your household will need tickets (there’s a nominal cost for adults). For all families, we will need to know the names of any vaccinated children who will be attending. Youth tickets (12-24) are complimentary.
We will honor requests for reciprocal tickets from other congregations. Nonmembers will be allowed to purchase tickets until we reach capacity.
Anyone who would like to arrange for tickets or who needs help with accessing their tickets may call the office (954-346-7878).
For everyone’s safety, we will be ensuring that everyone attending has the correct paperwork. When you receive the email with your e-ticket, please print that out or bring it on your smartphone. Your e-ticket will have a QR code. When you arrive for services, there will be check-in tables located outside the sanctuary doors, where ushers and staff will be scanning tickets. You will also be asked to show your vaccination card or driver’s license so we can ensure the ticket is in the correct hands. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
With the best interest of our Congregation and staff, we will be limited to 50% capacity in order to allow for adequate physical distancing.
Seating is available on a first come first served basis. If you wish to ensure a seat in the sanctuary pews, please arrive early for morning services. Doors open one hour prior to the start of services.
Masks are mandatory at all times when indoors regardless of vaccination status.
ALTERNATIVE TO IN PERSON
Those not attending in person will be able to enjoy the worship experience in the comfort of their home or wherever they may be via livestream on our website and Facebook page. Access is free and open to the public.
Members may borrow prayerbooks so that they can follow along with the service. Please contact the office to arrange for a copy.
Family Services will be held outside (weather permitting) on Yom Kippur Morning, September 16 at 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Please bring your own chair or blanket.
Because it is not safe to do so, babysitting and children’s programming during the main services will not be offered this year.
Overflow PARKING will be available in the Coastal Community Church parking lot just north of the synagogue. Access to that property is directly off of University Drive. Valet attendants will advise you when the Kol Tikvah lot is full. In that instance, you may drop off your passengers under the portico before proceeding to the Church lot. Please do not park in the Municipal Lot to our South during normal work day business hours.
Our Social Action Committee will be spearheading our annual High Holy Day Food Drive to benefit the WeCare Food Pantry at the Soref JCC. Please fill a bag with nonperishable food (NO glass), toiletries, personal hygiene products, baby food, formula, and diapers. Bags can be dropped off in front of the Sanctuary doors starting on Sunday, September 12 or brought with you to services on Yom Kippur.
Why observe the High Holy Days? Some people observe High Holy Day services because they are searching for life’s deeper purpose. Some people observe High Holy Day services because they are moved, year after year, by the powerful and familiar words of the prayer book. Some people observe High Holy Day services because they seek forgiveness, peace, and transcendence. Whatever your reason is, here is some more information that you can learn prior to the holidays and how you can apply it to you and your family’s lives.
SUPPORT KOL TIKVAH
Today more than ever we rely on you to support our educational, community, and spiritual programs. Show your appreciation and support of Kol Tikvah and this unique High Holy Day Experience by donating now to our Kol Nidre Appeal.