Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15 | 1 Tishrei 5784

7:30 PM Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening Worship Service

Rabbi Ryan Daniels will offer a sermon.

Registration required for members and guests.


Saturday, September 16 | 1 Tishrei 5784

9:00 AM Family Rosh Hashanah Experience

This one-hour family program will begin with a half-hour prayer experience with accessible readings, prayers, music and age-appropriate story, followed by apples, round challah and hands-on activities.

Open to all, please register in advance here.


10:30 AM Morning Worship Service followed by Tashlich

Rabbi Carlie Daniels will offer a sermon.

Registration required for members and guests.

Tashlich – Immediately following Morning Worship

Tashlich is an outdoor experience to reflect individually on the past year, “casting off” that which we wish to leave behind through the Jewish ritual of casting off crumbs in the water. A separate alternative teen Tashlich program will be available.



Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The shofar (the ram’s horn), wakes us from our stupor and demands that we face ourselves and our wrongdoings. The liturgy of the holiday stresses that life is short, our days are numbered, and our chance to change, do good, repent, accomplish the things we dream of and treat the people we love as they deserve to be treated, is now.

The High Holy Days, unlike most Jewish holidays, are heavily focused on the synagogue. Many Jews who rarely attend synagogue will do so on these days. Although the process of teshuvah, repentance, is highly personal and introspective, we do it in the presence and solace of one another. The liturgy focuses on the themes of judgment, repentance, God’s majesty and memory.

Traditionally Temple Israel members celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah service and Rosh Hashanah morning services, accessible to all.  Family service for those with young children typically begin at 9:00 a.m. and traditional morning services begins at 10:30 a.m.,  followed by Tashlich along the Intracoastal.