High Holy Days at TBA

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Happy Summer!

The High Holy Days are just around the corner, Erev Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 6. The full schedule of our High Holy Day service dates and times can be found here. Registration on children's programs will be coming soon. Please reach out to us with any additional questions. While our office is open, the best way to reach our staff is by email. We are so grateful for your continued support and engagement in the TBA community. We look forward to celebrating the High Holy Days with you.

Membership Status

All members of Temple Beth Avodah in good financial standing will have the option to attend services in person or online.  Members are expected to have paid at least 1/3 of dues or have set up a payment plan to be considered in good financial standing. Click here to log into your account. Contact Becky Oliver regarding financial aid.

Access to Registration Links

Registration for the High Holy Days is required with RSVP closing on August 16. All members in good standing as of Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. will receive links to register for services on the following Wednesday. The first registration email to members currently in good standing will be sent this afternoon. We will continue to send registrations links weekly on Wednesdays until registration closes.

New This Year...

Registration Name Tags

Prior to Rosh Hashanah, we will mail name tags for all registered members of your family attending in person. Bring these name tags to services with you as they will indicate to us that you have completed your registration. We hope you will continue to use them throughout the year as we often have name tags for in-person events. 

Material Pick Up

If you are planning to join us online you may pick up materials ahead of time. Please come by the Temple office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. during the week of August 30 - September 3. You are welcome to borrow a machzor (High Holy Day prayerbook), take home a copy of the Book of Memory, and collect other new year gifts from the TBA community.

Book of Memory

TBA’s Book of Memory is used at the Yizkor services on Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Passover, and Shavuot. This beautifully designed booklet contains the Yizkor liturgy, the names of community members who died in the past year, and a list of names on the Memorial Plaques at the rear of the Sanctuary. The book expresses our love for those who have passed away but are never forgotten. The final section of the book contains additional names submitted by our members.  In order to be included in this year's Book of Memory, all submissions must be received by August 17. 

Guest Registration

Currently, we are accepting guest registration for online services only. As member registrations are received, we will be able to make an informed decision regarding in-person guests, but for now, we are offering guests online registration only. Click here to register online guests.

Communal Project

On Rosh Hashanah Day 1 in the afternoon, we will begin our sacred rock river project. More information coming soon but in the meantime, if you see a beautiful or interesting rock or shell on your travels this summer, hold onto it to add to our project.

COVID-19 Safety

We anticipate continuing to follow the state’s guidance regarding COVID-19. At this time this includes requiring masking for any non-vaccinated individual. We are not expecting to have any capacity limits or distancing requirements.  

Annual Sustaining Campaign

Support TBA by making a donation to our Annual Sustaining Campaign. Click here to contribute.