High Holy Days 5783

L’Shana Tova! May we have a sweet, happy, and healthy New Year! 

Our community joins together to welcome the Jewish New Year 5873.

We look forward to welcoming 5783 in both new and familiar ways to inspire, comfort, and renew. As the shofar blasts, let us come together and create our spiritual home. 

Below is the full schedule of Beth Am’s High Holy Day services and experiences as well additional materials to make this sacred time meaningful and enriching for the entire family. 

Music for The Days of Awe

Listen to I Want to Hear Somebody Pray by Nefesh Mountain.

This year our High Holy Day services will include a sacred mixture of classic Temple Beth Am melodies, contemporary reform music, and an exploration of world Jewish music to make a meaningful and dynamic worship experience. 

Music is a wonderful way to prepare for the new year. As the Days of Awe approach, we invite you to listen to the music we will be celebrating and reflecting with in 5783.

High Holy Day 5783 Calendar of Events

Services that are starred (*) are ones in which an RSVP is required. Member and guest information about RSVPs and tickets will be posted in the coming weeks. 

S’lichot Services
Saturday, September 17th In-person gathering: 8:00 PM | Services: 9:00 PM
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services*
Sunday, September 25th First Services: 6:30 PM | Second Services: 8:30 PM
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube
Choose which time works best for you.
*RSVP Required 

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services & Community Luncheon at McCaw Hall*
Monday, September 26th Services: 10:30 AM | Followed by a community luncheon 
At McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St) and live-streamed on YouTube
A unique experience to all gather together.
*RSVP Required 

Family Services Experience & Community Tashlich
Monday, September 26th Family Services: 4:30 PM | Community Reverse Tashlich: 5:00 PM
at Magnuson Swim Beach
Intended for families with up to PreK aged children (but all are welcome) celebrate the New Year outside with songs, stories, shofar, and the beauty of nature. Then, our whole community will join for Tashlich. This year, we are also participating in Tikkun HaYam’s Reverse Tashlich to clean up trash from the waterfront.

Shabbat Shuva 
Friday, September 30th at 6:15 PM 
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Services*
Tuesday, October 4th First Services: 6:30 PM | Second Services: 8:30 PM
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube
Choose which time works best for you.

Yom Kippur Morning Services*
Wednesday, October 5th Traditional Services: 9:00 AM | Multigenerational Services: 11:30 AM
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube
Choose which service you would like to attend. 
Traditional: Classic Beth Am Yom Kippur morning prayer with melodies and rituals close to your heart
Multi-Generational:
A Yom Kippur morning for people of all ages, including tradition and creative expression, a bit shorter in length too

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services, Havdalah, and Community Break the Fast*
Wednesday, October 5th Services: 4:30- 6:00PM | Havdalah: 6:00 PM | Break the Fast: 6:30 PM
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube
*RSVP Required 

Yom Kippur Afternoon Panel with the Immigrant Justice Action Team
Wednesday, October 5th, time TBD
on Zoom

Yom Kippur Family Services Experience, and Kid-Friendly Break the Fast
Wednesday, October 5th Services: 4:30- 5:00PM | Kid-Friendly Break the Fast: 5:00 PM
at Temple Beth Am 
Intended for families with up to PreK aged children (but all are welcome) to observe this most sacred day together.

Erev Sukkot Services with Lowen Kaplan Award Ceremony
Sunday, October 9th at 6:15 PM 
at Temple Beth Am Sukkah and live-streamed on YouTube

Sukkot Morning Services 
Monday, October 10th at 10:30 AM 
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube

Sukkot Fall Festival & Havdalah
Saturday, October 15th at 4:00 PM
at Temple Beth Am
A celebration of Sukkot for everyone led by different groups and committees within Temple Beth Am. We will conclude with a beautiful Havdalah in the Sukkah at sunset.

Erev Simchat Torah Services & Consecration 
Sunday, October 16th at 6:15 PM 
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube

Sukkot and Simchat Torah Yizkor Services
Monday, October 17th at 10:30 AM 
at Temple Beth Am and live-streamed on YouTube