High Holy Days 2015/5776


High Holy Days 2015/5776

Full Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah falls on September 13 this year and we look forward to seeing you at all our High Holy Day services. Click here to see the full schedule.


Tickets for members in good standing will be mailed the last week of August. Please remember that we have new security procedures in place this year and it is important that you have your tickets with you when you arrive at services.

If you are a member of Temple Beth Shalom and plan to attend services at another URJ congregation, you will need a reciprocal seating form. Just call the office and give them the name and fax number of the congregation you plan to attend. We will take care of the rest.

Guest tickets may be purchased from the Temple, but we urge you to encourage those who are local to become Temple members.

Should a visitor decide to join TBS, the cost of High Holy Day tickets can be applied to membership until December 1.

Visitors to Santa Fe who attend another URJ synagogue can obtain tickets by asking their home congregation to send a reciprocal form.

If you are not a member, click here https://sftbs.weshareonline.org/HighHolyDay2015Non-membertickets to purchase tickets.


Childcare will be available only during daytime High Holy Day services. E-mail preschool@sftbs.org for information and to register.


During High Holy Day services, our parking lot is reserved for the elderly and handicapped. If you don’t want to park on the street, you can park at St. John’s Methodist Church (corner of Barcelona and Old Pecos Trail) or at Immanuel Lutheran Church next door to the Temple. Do not park on the smaller side streets such as Seville or Madrid so as not to block access for emergency vehicles.

You know about HHD, but how about SSSS? When you think about the High Holy Days, don’t forget the four S’s: Selichot, Shabbat Shuvah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah

These too are part of the High Holy Days – a cycle of events encouraging us to make amends, to revive the best of our individual natures, to remind ourselves that life is fragile, and to celebrate all that we have been given. Judaism is deep and wide and very humane: we hope you will take advantage of all it offers. Join us for services that address the best of who we can become.

Saturday, September 5, 8:00 pm
Selichot means "pardon". In Hebrew, "selicha" is the word you use to say "Excuse me." At Temple Beth Shalom, Selichot is a service that begins the process leading to forgiveness and sets the tone for the entire High Holy Day season.

Friday, September 18, 6:30 pm & Saturday, September 19, 10:30 AM
Shabbat Shuvah:
The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called the Shabbat of Return and it asks us to return to the highest image of ourselves. On Shabbat Shuvah the shofar is sounded to urge us to turn toward God and proclaim God's dominion over the universe.
This Shabbat Shuvah service will also honor Stephen & Jane Hochberg, founders of the Hochberg Academy at our Religious School.

Upcoming Adult Education Programs!

"Three Sets of Forty Days" with Morah Yehudis Fishman. Understanding the link between the first set of the Ten Commandments that were spoken on Shavuot, broken on the 17th of Tammuz, and 'reissued' on Yom Kippur, will shed light on why Shavuot and Yom Kippur are both called wedding days between God and Israel. This talk will also give you a deep insight into how the sapphire tablets were meant to bridge the gap between the two key Jewish principles of Shema and V'ahavta L'reiacha Komocha- Loving God and loving one's fellow- and the legal impossibility of fulfilling them in this world!

Contact Joy Rosenberg for more information – joy.rosenberg@sfbs.org or 982.6161

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, August 28
6:30 pm Evening Service honoring Sylvia LaPan with Friday Night Live! - oneg sponsored by friends of Sylvia and by Lauren Reichelt in memory of her mother, Theodora MacDonald

Saturday, August 29
9:00 am Bagels, Lox, Coffee, and Torah Study, SH
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

Monday, August 31
8:00-9:00 am Monday Morning Minyan and study with Aaron Wolf & Dana Densmore, Upper Sanctuary


Estate Planning

Consider TBS in your estate planning. To see how you can contribute to the TBS Foundation, visit the Ways to Give page.