2022 High Holy Days Information 

This page contains information on our schedule of 2022 services, greetings forms, annual food drive, and more.

Temple Beth Torah will be holding multi-access services throughout the High Holy Days, some of which will be ASL interpreted. Please see the schedule of services below, and review our most recent Covid-19 guidelines.

The Zoom link to attend any service VIRTUALLY will be in the Thursday weekly bulletins. 

  • Please click here to sign up to receive the bulletin.

This year, we’ll be providing lanyard name tags as your pass to the High Holy Day Services. Members up to date with their commitments will have a pass waiting when they check in. A little behind in your commitment or not sure? No worries, please contact Mara in the office to update your membership. Please arrive early to ensure a smooth and timely check in! Alternatively, please call the office if you'd prefer to schedule a time to pick up your lanyards in advance. 

There is no cost for TBT members in good standing, active members of the military, members of other Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) congregations, and members of the deaf community. For those who are not members of our congregation, or any other URJ congregation, tickets to attend all of our High Holy Day in-person services can be purchased for $100 per person, or $150 per family.

Please click here to pay.- choose "Other", and write "HHD tickets" in the "comments" field lower down the page. 

 

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from joining us this High Holy Day season. If there are any questions or financial concerns, please contact TBT administrator Mara Sheade at (510) 656-7141 or admin@bethtorah-fremont.org.

Schedule of High Holy Days Services

**ASL Interpretation provided 

 

  • Selichot

    • Saturday, 9/17

      • 7:00pm - In-Person Service and Ice Cream Social

  • Shabbat Shuvah

    • Friday, 9/30

      • 7:30pm - Multi Access Shabbat Service​

  • Kol Nidre

    • Tuesday, 10/4

      • 7:30pm - **Multi Access Evening Service

  • Sukkot Under the Stars

    • Sunday, 10/9

      • 6:00pm - Decorate the Sukkah

      • 6:30pm - Outdoor In-Person Service

      • A light dairy/vegetarian dinner in the Sukkah will be offered following the service

  • Sukkot Yizkor Service

    • Sunday, 10/16

      • 10:00am - Virtual Service via Zoom​​

  • Simchat Torah

    • Sunday, 10/16

      • 7:00pm - In Person Service 

2022 High Holy Days Greeting Form

Save time, effort, and money while supporting the Women of Temple Beth Torah. Join us this year in wishing each other a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year by listing your name in our community greeting card. ​

Click here to complete the online greeting form. Like last year, the form has the option to request a card to be sent to a family member in a retirement home, skilled nursing facility, or rehabilitation center. Please be sure to provide the family member's full name and address! 

Payment is accepted via Paypal at womentbt@gmail.com or via check mailed to the office. Please be sure to indicate "WTBT HHD" in the memo of your check. 

The deadline to complete the online form has passed. If you're reading no or this after 9/21, we apologize if your family's name(s) are not included in the greeting. 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg

After a 3-year break due to Covid, we're happy to announce the return of our annual High Holidays Oneg! 

Click here to sign up to bring baked goods, individually portioned canned or bottled drinks, or other sweets to share at the oneg immediately following the Erev Rosh Hashanah evening service on Sunday, 9/25. We are also seeking volunteers to sign up for prep/set up and clean up duties. Challah, cut up fruit, and honey will be provided by WTBT! 

High Holy Days Prayerbooks

For those planning to attend services virtually, High Holy Day prayer books will be available for pick up at the office after Labor Day (Monday, 9/5). ​Please contact Mara Sheade at admin@bethtorah-fremont.org or by phone at (510) 656-7141.

All borrowed prayer books must be returned to the office by Friday, 10/28. 

2022 / 5783 Yizkor Service and Virtual Memorial Book

The holiest days of the year are soon approaching. At this time, you may want to remember family and friends who have died by honoring their beloved memories at our Yom Kippur Yizkor (Memorial) Service. At the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur afternoon, Rabbi Zoe will read the names of those family and friends who have passed away during the last year, since Rosh Hashanah 2021. 

 

You can also honor your loved ones’ memories by including them in our Virtual Memorial Book. If you’d like them to be included in the book, please:   

 

1. Email or mail names of family and/or friends who have died since last Rosh Hashana. 

2. Send the names of other loved ones you wish to be included in the Memorial Book. If you contributed last year and wish to do so again this year with no changes, you can note ‘No Changes to Last Year’s List’ when you let us know. 

3. Email any digital photos that you would like to include with your memorial. If you have multiple loved ones listed, please indicate the name of the person in each photo.  

 

All names and photos should be emailed to admin@bethtorah-fremont.org or received in the office by Tuesday, 9/27. Submissions may need to be edited or resized to be included.  

  

In honor of your loved ones' memory, it would be greatly appreciated if you contribute to one of our charitable funds listed below. There is no standard donation required. Any amount you give, large or small, is entirely at your own discretion. 

 
  • Beautification Fund  

  • Bessie Leash Fund for Deaf Children

  • Building Fund

  • Choir Fund

  • Debby Kaplan Scholarship Fund

  • Education Fund

  • Elise Harrosh Memorial Fund for Israel

  • Gan Sameach Fund

  • General Fund

  • Heather Citron Camp Scholarship Fund

  • Interpreter’s Fund

  • Music Enrichment Fund

  • Prayerbook Fund

  • Rabbi Avi M. Schulman Scholar-in-Residence Fund

  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

  • Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora Teacher Enrichment Fund

  • Sara and Elliot Lewis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

  • Social Action Fund

  • Worship Fund

  • WTBT Camp Scholarship Fund

  • WTBT Outreach Fund

High Holy Days Food Drive

Our Annual High Holiday Food Drive, in conjunction with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, is underway! The Food Drive is all virtual again this year and will go from Thursday, 9/8 through Monday, 10/10. Help us and our mascot Hungry Chaim exceed our goal of $4,000!  Every dollar donated provides 2 meals for those in need in our community.

 

Just click here to donate!

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of TBT.

Student Excused Absence Notice

Students will receive excused absences for religious observances if they take off for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please make sure your student informs their teachers of their absence ahead of time in case alternative arrangements must be made for any schoolwork or exams due.

 

Parents may also refer their student's school administrators to this JCRC calendar of Main Jewish Religious Observances through 2023.  

 

If your student requires a note to excuse absences, please contact the office at admin@bethtorah-fremont.org or (510) 656-7141.