September 17, 2022 - October 17, 2022    
All Day

Temple Emek Shalom is looking forward to celebrating the High Holy Days with you!

TES High Holy Days Schedule

Registration required for those in-person services marked with red *

Selichot, Saturday, 9/17, 7pm, TES Library (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom)

Family Shabbat and High Holy Days gathering, Friday, 9/23, 5:30pm (BYO picnic dinner, TES backyard, in-person ONLY)

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, 9/25, 7pm (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube) *

Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, 9/26, 9:30am (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube) *

Tashlich, Monday, 9/26, meet at Lithia Park Bandstand (immediately following morning service)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday, 9/27, 9:30am (In-person ONLY)* *Please note this service is planned to be held outside.

Shabbat Shuvah, Saturday, 10/1, 10:00am Joint service with Havurah in TES Sanctuary (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube) Please bring a non-meat dish for a potluck oneg after the service.

4:00pm Walk and journaling with Rabbi Julie (Meet at North Mountain Park Gazebo)

Kol Nidre, Tuesday, 10/4, 7pm (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube)*

Yom Kippur morning, Wednesday, 10/5, 9:30am (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube) *

Yom Kippur afternoon offerings: Wednesday, 10/5 (See below for some descriptions)

1:30-3:30pm Forest Bathing with Sari Telpner, Lithia Park (info/registration coming soon)

1:45-2:45pm Yom Kippur Conversation/Teaching with Emily Simon (In the TES library in-person ONLY)

3:00-3:30pm Meditation with Sheila Canal in Art room (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom)

3:45pm Contemplative Music(Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube)

4:45pm Healing service (Hybrid: In-person an d Zoom/YouTube) 5:30pm Yizkor (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube)

6:15pm Mincha and Jonah (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube) 7:00pm Ne’ila (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube)

7:30pm Break the Fast A light meal will provided for those who are present at the conclusion of Ne’ila.

Erev Sukkot, Sunday, 10/9, 7pm for a ritual of Sukkot blessing  and a dessert potluck to follow. 

Havdallah Sukkot & Dessert Potluck, Saturday, 10/15, 7pm (Joint service with the Havurah in the Havurah Sukkah)

Yizkor, Shmini Atzeret, Hoshanah Raba, Monday, 10/17, 10am (Hybrid: In-person and Zoom/YouTube)

Simchat Torah celebration for ALL ages! (in-person only)
Monday, 10/17: 5:30 potluck dinner, 6:30 Celebration

Descriptions of Afternoon Offerings:

Forest Bathing with Sari Telpner

Please join T.E.S. Member and Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Sari Telpner of Wild Wellness Guide, for a Yom Kippur Forest Bathing Experience. We’ll slow way down as we meander and connect in a new way with the natural world and our own inner nature. We’ll ground ourselves through our senses and connect with The More Than Human World through a series of sensory “Invitations.”  Forest Bathing and Yom Kippur offer us space to leave our normal sense of time and orientation towards “doing” and step into an embodied way of “being”.  We’ll connect in a new way with the land, ourselves and others as we unplug, rest, renew and clear out hearts and minds before stepping into the new year ahead. We complete our experience with a wild foraged forest tea ritual.
Please join me and our community as we welcome in the year ahead through intention; bathing in the essence of the forest and connecting in a new way with The Earth.

Pre-register with Sari to hold your place and receive all the details including our meeting site at Lithia Park,


12 spaces are available and Pre-registration is required to hold your spot.

The experience is appropriate for age 14 and over. We will be standing and walking very slowly for about the first 1.5 hours and seated for our tea ritual.

Yom Kippur Conversation/Teaching with Emily Simon

As we go into the new year and as we reflect on the interactions and disagreements we have had with others, what can the sources in the Torah and Talmud teach us about how to improve those interactions for the coming year.

Meditation with Sheila Canal

Please join us as we do some deep relaxation as an embodied practice of scanning and relaxing, restoring and renewing. Please note that this can be done laying down or sitting and it is the one meditation where it’s fine to fall asleep. We will meet in the Art Room at Temple Emek Shalom, and participants are also welcome to join us on Zoom. 

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