High Holy Days 2021/5782 – Service Times

Dear Members,

For the first time in The Temple’s 178-year history, all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be available for members both in-person and online.

Once again, each member household will receive a High Holy Day Member Gift Bag with apples, honey, round challah, and more. Thanks to generous donations from our WRJ/Sisterhood and Brotherhood, we will include customized prayerbooks. Starting Wednesday, August 11, member bags are available for pick-up. Below, you can sign up for a drive-by pick up, schedule a delivery to your home, or opt-out from receiving a bag.

Please download our mobile app at the Google Play or Apple Store by searching for The Temple – Louisville, KY.

Got questions? Reach out to Santa Fow, our new Front Desk Coordinator, at santa@thetemplelouky.org or 502-212-2028.

May the next year be filled with good health and happiness for all of you!

Craig Goldstein
Executive Director

High Holy Days 2021/5782 Schedule

All services will be on YouTube and can be accessed here: thetemplelouky.org/streaming (same as streaming Friday night services on YouTube).

All Zoom classes can be accessed here: thetemplelouky.org/HHD-Zoom-Classes/ (one link for all classes – no passcode – Meeting ID 567 120 177).

SELICHOT Saturday Evening, August, 28

7:00-8:00 pm Selichot Service
8:00-9:00 pm Tikkun Leil Selichot

EREV ROSH HASHANAH Monday, September 6

5:00-5:30 pm Children’s Service Outdoors
7:00-8:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

ROSH HASHANAH Tuesday, September 7

10:00-11:15 am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
1:00-1:15 pm Tashlich at Captain’s Quarters

SHABBAT SHUVAH Friday, September 10

7:00-7:45 pm Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, September 11

9:00-10:00 am Torah Study
10:30-11:30 am Shabbat Morning Service


5:00-5:30 pm Children’s Service  Outdoors
7:00-8:00 pm Kol Nidrei Service

YOM KIPPUR Thursday, September 16

10:00-11:15 am Yom Kippur Morning Service
12:00-1:00 pm Educational Session with Rabbi David
1:00-2:00 pm Educational Session with Rabbi Rapport
2:30-3:30 pm Afternoon Service
3:45-4:45 pm Yizkor Service
4:45-5:30 pm Concluding Service
7:00-7:30 pm Youth Led Havdalah Outdoors

SUKKOT Tuesday, September 21

10:30-11:30 am Sukkot Morning Services

Sunday, September 26

12:00-2:00 pm Sukkot Picnic

Tuesday, September 28

10:30-11:30 am Sukkot Yizkor Services

We will once again be using our customized services for members participating in person and from their homes.

The vision of creating new prayer books for these High Holy Days came from the hope that we might provide for our congregation a way to bridge the distance of the virtual services which we are streaming into their homes, by placing in their hands these familiar words of prayer in an accessible and familiar form. The services are designed specifically for our congregation, drawn with Hebrew and English prayers selected from the current and historic prayer books of Reform Judaism, other High Holy Day resources and prayers, and blessings written by rabbis of The Temple as well. Editing these new prayer books was a labor of love – with Rabbi David carefully selecting the prayers to fit well within an online format, while Rabbi Rapport designed and edited each page of the 150-page work. And none of this would have been possible without the support of The Temple Women of Reform Judaism / Sisterhood and The Temple Brotherhood who sponsored the project so that every Temple family could receive a copy of the prayer books delivered to their homes.

Questions about High Holy Days?  Contact us!

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