We hope you have all enjoyed a restful and healthy summer. There is an excitement in the air at Etz Chaim as we begin a new year of programming and inspiration. Of course this all begins with the Yamim Noraim - the High Holidays - which we eagerly anticipate.
This year we are pleased to announce that we will be back to our single service format in the main sanctuary. Attached are the Davening schedules and seating forms.
We want to let you know that Rabbi David Block will be leading the Davening this year. Unfortunately, Rabbi Sussman informed us recently that due to a work-related issue, he will not be able to spend the Chagim at Etz Chaim. Thankfully, Rabbi Block has agreed to fill the role as Chazzan this year and we are grateful for his doing so. He will be accompanied by the Pella group, who will be joining us to help elevate our Ruach and singing. We always aim to provide Davening that is top notch, uplifting and inspiring.
This year Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur begin the evenings of Sunday, September 25th and Tuesday, October 4th respectively.
Please let us know if you will be at Etz Chaim for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur, including how many adults, children, and guests you plan to have. All members and their single children age 24 and under are entitled to a ticket at no cost. Please remember to buy tickets for your older children. Additional tickets for the High Holidays are available to purchase for Associate Members, guests, older children of our members, and to non-members who wish to daven with us during the High Holidays.
Guest Rates and Member Children over 24:
Rosh Hashanah: $90 per adult ticket; $20 per child ticket (ages 3 to 24)
Yom Kippur: $75 per adult ticket; $15 per child ticket (ages 3 to 24)
Both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur: $135 per adult ticket; $25 per child ticket (ages 3 to 24)
Please note that all members who joined at the $3,600 and $5,000 dues levels will receive two guest tickets and their guest's children under age 18 at no extra cost. All members who joined at the $7,200, $10,000 and $18,000 dues levels will receive four guest tickets plus their guest's children under age 18 at no extra cost.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the High Holiday Registration Form. Please complete the form as soon as possible, but no later than September 12 so that we can have an accurate count and prepare properly for the holiday. If you will be out of town and are not coming at all, please fill out the form to let us know. It is important we hear from everyone in some way.
A confirmation email will be sent to you with the details of your registration and instructions for payment. THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL INCLUDE A PDF TO PRINT TO BE USED AS THE ENTRY TICKET FOR ALL WHO ARE REGISTERED. FOR SECURITY REASONS, THESE TICKETS MUST BE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SHUL.
Wishing you all a Ketivah Vechatimah Tovah and a happy and healthy new year.
Samantha Migdal & Eli Spigler