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High Holidays 5783 / 2022

High Holidays 2021

Seat Reservation Form for In-Person Services

Members must be logged into their ShulCloud Account to sign up for in-person services. If your name, address and email are not filled in below, you are not logged in.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Sunday, September 25,
ends at nightfall on Tuesday, September 27

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 4,
ends at nightfall on Wednesday, October 5

Deadline for filling out the online reservation form or contacting the office is Monday, September 19
For more High Holiday information please visit our website!

High Holiday seating in the Sanctuary requires negative at-home Covid test and pre-registration. All indoor services are also available via Zoom.

There are 450 seats in our main sanctuary. Provided we are in CDC Covid Code Green for Rockingham County, there will be no social distancing or masking requirements for vaccinated individuals. 

We require registration for High Holiday seating so that we can publish expected attendance and allow people to make informed decisions in the event of a Covid surge. 

As you fill in the form, additional fields may appear depending on your choices. If you have any issues after you submit a form (i.e.: a misspelled name, a change in numbers attending, additional donations), please send an email to or with your changes.

High Holiday Attendance and Preferences

Please select how many seats you will need for each of the following services:
Please give the first and last name for every person in your party:

In the event of CDC Covid-level Orange, we will need to reduce our seating capacity to allow for social distancing in the main sanctuary. 

Temple Israel will endeavor to honor your preference for service attendance. 

If specific members of your party have different priorities, please email the temple office.

Ticket Information

Membership entitles family/couple member households to two adult seats and single members to one adult seat at the High Holiday services. Children under age 21, current college students, and active duty military are also welcome with no expected donation. Guests of Temple Israel congregants and other visitors are invited with a suggested donation. All suggested donations are per holiday.

Suggested donations:
  • DEPENDENT CHILDREN (under 21 years of age): $0
  • GUEST OF A MEMBER:  $36 per holiday
  • NON-MEMBER: $60 per holiday or $90 per family per holiday.
  • ZOOM PASS (access to High Holiday services for non-members): $36 for all holidays

For the following fields, please choose how many tickets you need. 

Tickets are PER HOLIDAY: Rosh Hashanah (both days) is one holiday, Yom Kippur including Kol Nidre is the other.

If you choose both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, ticket prices in your total below will reflect that you are attending two services.
If you choose this option, please leave all ticket fields above at 0. 
Temple Israel will be offering a Break The Fast meal following Mincha/Neilah on October 5th. Separate registration is required; please go here to register.

Most Elul and Fall Festival events also require registration. View these events on Temple Israel's Calendar to register.

Family Programming

The following questions pertain to families with children under the age of 12.
   Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Family Service
   Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Preschool Story Time
   Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Baby Sitting
   Yom Kippur Morning - Family Service
   Yom Kippur Morning - Preschool Story Time
   Yom Kippur Morning - Baby sittingParents are encouraged to stay but are also welcome to drop off their children if they wish.

More information coming!
If you have any additional concerns, such as allergies or disabilities that the coordinators should be made aware of, please list that as well. 

Covid-19 Restrictions & Consent

Temple Israel takes the health of our congregants and Covid-19 very seriously.

Pre-registration and at-home Covid tests* will be required for attendees at all indoor Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur services.
Possible additional mitigation measures (indoor mask wearing; limited seating to provide for social distancing) will be decided closer to the service date, depending on the CDC County Code in effect for Rockingham County. The current code is Green, or Low community level. Indoor masking is not required for vaccinated individuals. In case of a Covid surge, registration numbers per service will be provided on a rolling basis, to enable congregants to make informed attendance decisions.

* A note on at-home Covid tests
We ask that attendees take an at-home Covid test before coming to in-person services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. That way, asymptomatic cases can be identified, and we can all do our part to stop community spread. Congregants with symptoms of illness are requested to participate via Zoom rather than coming in person.
How to get your tests:

  1. Every home in the US is eligible for some federally provided FREE at-home tests. Order yours via the website link at, or call 800-232-0233.
  2. Your health insurance plan may provide FREE tests at point of service, or reimburse you, for 8 at-home tests a month. Plans have different policies; some will give them to you for free at the pharmacy counter of a drug or grocery store; others will reimburse you. Check your plan for details.
  3. Covid tests are available for purchase over the counter at drugstores and other outlets.
  4. The temple office will have some tests available upon request.

Please secure your tests in advance, so you can confidently attend!

Watch our website for updates regarding Covid-19 guidelines for the High Holidays.

Handicap Parking Information

Temple Israel parking will be reserved for those with limited mobility, who can request a parking pass from the office for the holidays. We recommend that anyone who is able to walk should consider the public parking areas near the South Mill Pond, the High-Hanover Parking Garage, or the Foundry Parking Garage. 
Heather from the Temple Office will follow up with you.

Volunteers help facilitate the process for in-person services and family services.  Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering. If so, your information will be sent to the High Holiday Steering Committee and a member of the committee will reach out to you before the holidays.


L'Shana Tova and Happy New Year
Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783