2029 High Holy Days Information and Schedule

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

Members up to date with their commitments will receive passes to the High Holy Days in their September statements. A little behind in your commitment or not sure? No worries, please contact our Temple Administrator Jill Ziman to update your membership plan and receive your passes.


Visiting Family affiliated with another synagogue may be eligible to receive seating at our synagogue at no cost. They may request a reciprocal seating form from their synagogue to be sent to Temple Beth Torah. You may request passes for family who are not members elsewhere for a donation of $54 each.

If you want to purchase passes to the High Holy Services, please contact our Temple Administrator Jill Ziman.

You may request free passes for first time guests to Temple Beth Torah by contacting our Temple Administrator Jill Ziman.

Children are always welcome in our Sanctuary. We also offer programs and services specifically geared to our youngest community members.

Jill Ziman can be reached at (510) 656-7141 or admin@bethtorah-fremont.org.

Schedule of High Holy Days Services


  • Selichot

    • Saturday, 9/12

      • 8:30pm, Ice cream social

      • 9:00pm, Havdalah and study

      • 10:00pm, Service

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah

    • Friday, 9/18

      • 8:00pm, Evening service

  • Shabbat Shuvah

    • Friday, 9/25

      • 7:30pm, Evening service

  • Kol Nidre

    • Sunday, 9/27

      • 8:00pm, Evening service

  • Yom Kippur

    • Monday, 9/28

      • 9:30am, Morning service

      • 9:30am, Grades K-5 service

      • 2:00pm, Study session

      • 3:00pm, Healing service

      • 4:00pm, Yizkor service

      • 5:00pm, Afternoon service

      • 6:30pm, Neilah

  • Sukkot

    • Friday, 10/2

      • 6:00pm, Decorate

      • 6:30pm, Outdoor service followed by a TBD treat in the hut

      • Kindly RSVP by Friday, 10/11 so we order enough treats. Email admin@bethtorah-fremont.org or call 510-656-7141.

  • Atzeret/Simchat Torah

    • Saturday, 10/10

      • 10:00am, Yizkor Service

      • 7:30pm, Simchat Torah Service

        • Please bring candy to give to the children​

2020 High Holy Days greeting forms

Please support WTBT by filling out this online form to get your or your family's name(s) in our annual High Holy Days greeting. 

Payment is accepted via Paypal at womentbt@gmail.com or via check in the office. The deadline to submit the form is Tuesday, 9/24, and we must receive payment before we can add your name(s) to the greeting. 

Yizkor Service and Memorial Book

As the holiest days of the year approach, we know that you will want to remember family and friends who have died by honoring their beloved memories at our Yom Kippur Yizkor (Memorial) Service. At this service on Yom Kippur afternoon, Rabbi Schulman will read the names of those family and friends who have passed away during the last year, since Rosh Hashanah 2019. Please click here or on the PDF below to learn how to include your loved one's names in this year's Memorial Book. Deadline to submit information is Friday, 9/11/2020.

Student Excused Absence Notice

The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) gives nine different circumstances for which a child’s absence from school is excused. Reason number nine is “For justifiable personal reasons, including but not limited to an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral, and observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion.” By virtue of this policy, it is an excused absence for a student in the FUSD to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Teachers should accommodate his or her Jewish students for missing school these days. If there is a paper due or a test scheduled, it is advisable for the student or parent to inform the teacher so that an accommodation will be made. If the teacher indicates that a student will be penalized in any fashion for missing school to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, then speak to a school administrator and insist that the teacher adhere to school policy which stipulates that “A student with a valid excused absence shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence.” Temple Beth Torah students attend a number of different school districts, but it is presumed that the policy about excused absences is the same everywhere as in the FUSD.

Youth Enrichment Programs & Family High Holy Day Services


For all children grades Pre-K and up.


Rosh Hashanah - Monday, 9/30

9:30am at TBT - Youth program for grades K-5

4:15pm at Lake Elizabeth* - For young children and their families

*near the boat docks at the end of Sailway Drive

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, 10/9

9:30am at TBT - Youth program for grades K-5

To register your child(ren), please contact Cheryl Cohen at (925) 922-0765 or cherohen@me.com.


High Holy Days Food Drive


Benefitting the Alameda County Community Food Bank


On the heels of last year's highly successful High Holy Days Food Drive, we're doing it again! Please bring in nutritious non-perishable food items during the High Holy Days and help make a difference. Bags will be distributed during Rosh Hashanah, and you can return your bags as early as Rosh Hashanah or as late as Yom Kippur.


Suggested shopping List:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables

  • Canned meats and fish

  • Peanut butter

  • Pasta, beans, and rice

  • Canned soups

  • Dry cereal and oatmeal

  • Tomato sauce

  • Powdered milk

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