High Holy Days

High Holy Days 2020/5781 

We have unique opportunities for worship on these upcoming High Holy Days. In addition to our beautiful evening services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre, there will be online learning and activity components for children. Additionally, temple members will receive an “At Home Kit” to supplement these digital experiences. Links to participate in the services will be provided through our temple accounts (on Shulcloud) so please make sure you have set up your account prior! More information about the High Holy Days will also be available on our website.




What will the High Holy Days at home look like?
Rabbi K’vod and Cantor Young share details to give us a preview of what to expect.



Get Ready for the High Holy Days

Over the next few weeks, there are four ways you can
prepare to participate in the services.

1. Make sure you have set up your temple account
2. Submit photos, names and professions of essential workers
3. Submit names and photos for the DIGITAL Book of Remembrance
4. Submit videos or pictoral greetings for our DIGITAL Apples & Honey Event

1. How to Access High Holy Day Services
To access services, you’ll need to have a Shulcloud account with the temple.

To set up your account: go to tbesoc.org, click on “members only” which takes you to a page where you will click “login” and then click “forgot password” to set up your account. (Only temple members in good standing and those who purchase tickets in advance will be able to access our services.)

2.  Submit photos of TBESOC Members who place their lives on the line to help others during this pandemic.
Please send the NAMES, PROFESSIONS and PHOTOS (preferably of them at work) of those serviing in essential and frontline positions to  bschwid@gmail.com
*Healthcare and healthcare support 
*Protective services (ex: EMT, police, firefighters)
*Grocery and general merchandise 
*Production and food processing
*Janitors and maintenance 
*Transportation services

3. Submit photos and names of the dearly departed whom you would like presented to the entire congregation as a part of our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur. This replaces our Book of Remembrance (in recent years we printed a yizkor book).
Honor your loved one’s memories this Yom Kippur with a contribution of $54 or more, with pictures and names to  tbesochhd@gmail.com

4. Apples & Honey goes Digital!
Our community’s tradition after Rosh Hashanah morning services has been to meet up outside, share apples, honey, and greetings with our temple family. This year, we have the opportunity to submit a greeting video or picture to be shared as part of the Rosh Hashanah morning service (September 19)

Make a contribution in your account or on our website and then send your greeting to tbesochhd@gmail.com


A Message from the Clergy

With our world looking different these days, our entire leadership team continues to explore how to continue to create meaningful Jewish experiences and connections. We are aware that many of us are wondering what our High Holy Days will look like during this time when public health recommendations and public policies prohibit us from gathering in person.

As your clergy, we have been engaged in national conversations with other clergy and Jewish professionals for months to explore how our community can have moving, impactful, and transformative experiences virtually during our holiest days of the year.

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Sermons From 2019/5780

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Cantor Shula Kalir Merton
Starting Over (PDF)

Rosh Hashanah
Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Erech Apayim: The Personal and Political Dimensions of Understanding and Transforming Anger (PDF)

Rosh Hashanh Day 2
Cantor Sue Deutsch
Kol D’Mamah Dakah: The Still Small Voice. Excuse me? Who do you think you’re talking to? (PDF)

Yom Kippur

Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Sitting on the Throne of Compassion: The Moment to Moment Choice To Relate To Ourselves From a Divine Place (PDF)


Sermons From 2018/5779

Rabbi K’vod Wieder

Living For Eternity Part I – Living Each Moment For Maximum Impact (PDF)

Yom Kippur
Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Living For Eternity Part II – Sharing Who We Are With Others (PDF)

Sermons From 2017/5778

Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Our Prophetic Legacy (PDF)

Yom Kippur

Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Boundaries that Unite – Exploring the Sacred in Community (PDF)