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. Masks are OPTIONAL but recommended for all in-person attendees.
The Zoom link to attend any ONLINE service will be in the Thursday weekly bulletins.
Please click here to sign up to receive the bulletin.
Once again, 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. 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. A little behind in your commitment or not sure? No worries, please contact Mara in the office to update your membership.
There is no fee to attend any of our services, although donations are encouraged and always appreciated.
Please click here to donate - choose the "High Holidays" field.
If you have any questions, please contact TBT Administrator Mara Sheade at (510) 656-7141 or email@example.com.
2023 / 5784 Schedule of Services
This year we're asking all in-person attendees to RSVP for all High Holy Days services to ensure we have adequate seating and Rosh Hashanah morning childcare resources available.
Please click to RSVP
We look forward to seeing you!
**ASL Interpretation provided
7:00pm - In-Person Service & Ice Cream Social
7:30pm - Multi-Access Erev Service**
10:00am - Multi-Access Morning Service** (childcare will be provided)
4:30pm - In-Person Torah Time** (offsite @ Lake Elizabeth Boat House)
5:30pm - In-Person Tashlich Service** (offsite @ Lake Elizabeth Boat House)
7:30pm - Multi-Access Shabbat Service
7:30pm - Multi-Access Kol Nidre Service**
10:00am - Multi-Access Morning Service** (childcare will NOT be provided)
10:00am - Youth & Family Yom Kippur program
3:00pm - In-Person Study Session
4:00pm - Multi-Access Yizkor Service**
5:00pm - Multi-Access Afternoon Service**
6:00pm - Multi-Access Neilah Service**
6:00pm - Dinner & Decorate the Sukkah
*Pizza and soft drinks will be provided; please bring a dessert to share.
7:00pm - Outdoor In-Person Service
10:00am - Virtual Yizkor Service
7:00pm - Multi-Access Simchat Torah Service
High Holy Days Greeting
Save time, effort, and money while supporting WTBT. Join us in wishing each other a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year by listing your name in our community greeting card.
Complete this form, then pay via Paypal to email womenTBT@gmail.com or via check at the office. Please make out checks to Temple Beth Torah, and add WTBT-HHD in the memo line. 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!
Contributions must be received before your name(s) will be listed. The deadline to submit and pay is Friday, 9/8.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg
Once again, the Women of Temple Beth Torah will be sponsoring our annual Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg!
Please 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 service on Friday, 9/15.
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!
Questions? Please contact Arlynn Peavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Holy Days Food Drive
Our Annual High Holiday Food Drive, in conjunction with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, has begun! The Food Drive is virtual and will be in effect through Friday, 9/29.
Help us and our mascot Hungry Chaim exceed our goal of $5,000! Every dollar donated provides 2 meals for those in need in our community.
Sponsored by the
Temple Beth Torah
Social Action Committee
at Lake Elizabeth
Sunday, 9/10 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
During the Tashlich service, we cast our "sins" into the water. For Reverse Tashlich, we do the opposite and remove human "sins" (plastic and other marine debris) from the water.
Please bring gloves, a grabber of some kind, and some XL (13 gallon) trash bags, Snacks will be provided.
If you have any questions, please email
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 on or after Tuesday, 9/5.
Please contact Mara Sheade at email@example.com or by phone at (510) 656-7141.
All borrowed prayer books must be returned to the office by Sunday, 10/15.
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 2024.
If your student requires a note to excuse absences, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Yizkor Service and Virtual Memorial Book, 5784-2023
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 2022.
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:
Email or mail names of family and/or friends who have died since last Rosh Hashana.
Send the names of other loved ones you wish to be included in the Memorial Book. If you contributed to the book 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.
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 email@example.com or received in the office by Wednesday, 9/20. Submissions may need to be edited or resized to be included. Click here to view a copy of last year's book.
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.
Bessie Leash Fund for Deaf Children
Debby Kaplan Scholarship Fund
Elise Harrosh Memorial Fund for Israel
Gan Sameach Fund
Heather Citron Camp Scholarship Fund
Music Enrichment Fund
Rabbi Avi 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
WTBT Camp Scholarship Fund
WTBT Outreach Fund