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High Holiday 5783 Schedule

S’lichot Chamber Music Concert (IP) 
Saturday, September 17, 7 p.m.

Join us for a spiritual chamber music experience featuring Bel Cantor Chamber Ensemble. We will end the concert with havdalah, and all are welcome to stay for the S’lichot service where you will hear the music and melodies that bring us to a place of reflective contemplation.

S’lichot Service  (IP) (Z)
Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m.

We invite you to enter the High Holiday season with the beauty and grandeur of our S’lichot service. Hear the music and melodies that bring us to a place of reflective contemplation. See the ceremonial changing of our Torah covers from their year round colors to the symbolic white of the season. Dive into the liturgy and spirituality that challenges us to change, to turn, and to return.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service: Hayom Harat Olam - Today is the Birthday of the World (IP) (Z)
Sunday, September 25, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Hayom Harat Olam, today is the birthday of the world. As we welcome the new year, we celebrate new beginnings, understanding the combination of joy and apprehension that is woven into starting anew. We also celebrate being in partnership with the Creator of the world.

Rosh Hashanah Tot Service  (IP) (Z)
Monday, September 26, 9:30-10 a.m.

You’re cordially invited to the birthday celebration of THE WORLD! Please join us for singing, (shofar) blasting and Torah as we learn about the story of creation and celebrate the World’s birthday together!

Rosh Hashanah Youth Programming for Grades K-5 (IP)
Monday, September 26, 10 a.m. - Noon

While your parents are at services, join us downstairs for more stories and engaging activities featuring Jonah, a whale and more surprise guests! We’ll also be looking ahead at the holiday of Sukkot.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service: Hayom Harat Olam - Today is the Birthday of the World (IP) (Z)
Monday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Today is the day that the world was created. As we celebrate the beginning of our new year, 5783, we celebrate a new beginning and new ways of seeing the world and the people in it. We join in hearing the call of the Shofar, exploring the story of Creation found in the Torah, and seeing the hope of a new year together as a sacred community.

Shabbat Shuva & Tashlich (IP)
Friday, September 30, 5-7 p.m.
Picnic, 5 p.m., Service, 6 p.m.
Gene Leahy Mall, 1001 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102

The Friday night between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is Shabbat Shuva, a Shabbat of Returning. As part of our process of returning, we will think about the ways in which we “missed the mark” this year, ritualized with our ceremony of Tashlich, and set intentions for our hopes for the year to come.

Memorial Service (IP)
Sunday, October 2, 1-2 p.m.
Temple Israel Cemetery Chapel, 6412 North 42 Street

Please join us for a congregational memorial service at our cemetery chapel, where we will honor the memories of our loved ones who have died and say Kaddish for them. Following the service, there will be an opportunity for you to visit the graves of your loved ones.

Kol Nidre Service
Da Lifnei Mi Ata Omed: Know Before Whom You Stand
 (IP) (Z)
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

We will stand before God as we hear the haunting melody of the Kol Nidre prayer. As we consider who we stand before and with, we ask ourselves: what is our responsibility to that sacred community?  We will begin our prayers of confession and atonement, asking God for forgiveness.
Yom Kippur Tot Service (IP) 
Wednesday, October 5, 9:30-10 a.m.

Come and see…a goat for Yom Kippur? A Yom Kippur experience of family and forgiveness. Come sing, hear a story and share an apology with a real goat.

Yom Kippur Morning Service: Da Lifnei Mi Ata Omed: Know Before Whom You Stand (IP) (Z)
Wednesday, October 5, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

What does it mean to stand before God? As we ask for God’s forgiveness, what is our relationship to God? How do we even think about God? What does God require of us? We will continue with our confession and focus on the words of Isaiah, which asks “Is this the fast that I require?”

Yom Kippur Youth Programming (IP)
Wednesday, October 5, 10 a.m - Noon

While your parents are at services, join us downstairs for more stories and engaging activities! Featuring Jonah, a whale, and more surprise guests. We’ll also be looking ahead at the holiday of Sukkot.

Yom Kippur Food Packing (IP)
Wednesday, October 5, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

The words of the Prophet Isaiah challenge us on Yom Kippur to not just fast, but to also feed the hungry. We invite you to help us in a variety of ways. On Rosh Hashanah, we will be handing out paper bags. If you’re able to donate, please fill your bag with unexpired canned fruits, vegetables and proteins. Please return it on or before our Yom Kippur services on Wednesday, October 5. Following services at 12:15, we will be preparing the collected food to be taken to the food bank. We would love your help with this part! Whether it is sorting, weighing or packing the food, this is a great way to get involved and help out in a hands-on and fun way. With your help, we can supply Food Bank for the Heartland with thousands of pounds of nutritious food.

Yom Kippur Healing Service (IP)
Wednesday, October 5, 2-3:15 p.m.

A more contemplative service with a focus on prayers and songs of healing. Healing of the body and healing of the spirit. Strength for the healers and strength for the caregivers. We will read a selection from the Torah with an emphasis on the healing power of forgiveness. 

Yom Kippur Personal Reflection (IP)
Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-4 p.m.

A moment for private reflection. Take a moment to stand on our bima before the open ark. It may have been a while since you’ve entered this room, you may never have had a moment of contemplation standing before the ark. As we seek to understand who we stand before in sacred community, we seek first to understand ourselves. As we stand in front of the open ark, we ask ourselves: who are we and how can we make this new year of 5783 a better year?

Yom Kippur Yizkor Service (IP) (Z)
Wednesday, October 5, 4-5 p.m.

A service of remembering.

Yom Kippur N’ilah Service (IP) (Z)
Wednesday, October 5, 5:15-6 p.m.

Before the gates close, we join in our final worship focusing on forgiveness.

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast (IP)
Wednesday, October 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us as we Break-the-Fast together as a community! The menu includes: cheese blintz casserole, savory and sweet kugel, mac & cheese, bagels and cream cheese spreads, egg salad, tuna salad, fruit and desserts. Cost is $18 per adult, $12 for children 5-10, and children under 5 are included with your family. Reservations are required and due by Thursday, September 29.


High Holiday Sitter Service
Children ages 18 months through five years old will have fun playing with each other in a safe environment, listening to stories, and hearing the shofar blast. Sitter service will be available for Rosh Hashanah morning (Monday, September 26, 10 a.m. - Noon), as well as Yom Kippur morning (Wednesday, October 5, 10 a.m. - Noon). Reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Temple Israel, 402-556-6536. Reservations for Rosh Hashanah are due Tuesday, September 20, 2022, and reservations for Yom Kippur are due Thursday, September 29, 2022. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 

This year, we are loaning out Machzorim. If you are attending services virtually and would like to borrow a set, please reach out to the Front Desk at 402-556-6536 to arrange a time for pick-up. Returns are required by October 14. If they are not returned, fees will be assessed. If you would like to own your very own Machzor, you can purchase here.  We highly recommend either borrowing or purchasing a set as text will not be on screen during our Zoom Services. 

Mobility Assistance 
If you would like mobility assistance for services, please contact Mindi Marburg to make arrangements. We will have ushers with wheelchairs available who are more than happy to help! 

Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783