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Kol Rina Rehearsal
Tuesdays, September 5, 12 & 26, 6 p.m.
Sundays, September 10, 17 & 24, 1 p.m.

Preparing our Hearts for High Holidays
Thursday, September 7, 10 a.m. with Rabbi Stoller
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. with Rabbi Azriel
Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m. with Rabbi Berezin

S’lichot Service and Study
Saturday, September 16, 7 p.m.
We will study text together, change our Torah coversto the High Holiday white, and pray in a service ledby our clergy and choir. The evening will concludewith our annual chocolate oneg.

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Remember to pick-up a grocery bag for the High Holiday Food Drive: Fill a Bag, Feed a Family. 

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service (Tots - 4th Grade)
Thursday, September 21, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Children’s service will be creative, musical, and fun, as Rabbi Stoller, Cantor Shermet, and Rabbi Berezin lead the kids in singing and conversation about the meaning of the High Holidays.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
Thursday, September 21, 10:15 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Programming (1st - 4th Grade)
Thursday, September 21, 10:15 a.m.
Children in 1st-4th Grade should meet Director of Youth and Young Adult Engagement Aliyah Lasky in the Simon Community Court at 10:15 a.m. They will then head downstairs for Rosh Hashanah Programming led by our Religious School Madrichim.

Tashlich
Thursday, September 21, 12:30 p.m.
Following our Rosh Hashanah service we will gather at the Amphitheatre for Tashlich, which means “cast away.”  We will throw our transgressions into the creek behind our building and begin the new year cleansed of our sins and misdeeds.

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Service
Sunday, September 24, 1 p.m.
Schrager Memorial ChapelTemple Israel Cemetery, 6412 North 42 St.
We will visit the graves of our loved ones so that we may remember and honor those in our past who inspired us to live our lives more fully in the future. Names of loved ones who have died since last Yom Kippur will be read aloud during the service. A memorial book will contain a printed list of names of loved ones remembered.

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre
Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.

High Holy Day Food Drive: Fill a Bag, Feed a Family!
Saturday, September 30
Pick up a grocery bag at Temple Israel on Rosh Hashanah, fill it with food and return your bag on Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur Children’s Service (Tots - 4th Grade)
Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Children’s service will be creative, musical, and fun, as Rabbi Stoller, Cantor Shermet, and Rabbi Berezin lead the kids in singing and conversation about the meaning of the High Holidays.

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Saturday, September 30, 10:15 a.m.

Yom Kippur Children’s Programming (1st - 4th Grade)
Saturday, September 30, 10:15 a.m.
Children in 1st-4th Grade should meet Director of Youth and Young Adult Engagement Aliyah Lasky in the Simon Community Court at 10:15 a.m.  They will then head downstairs for Rosh Hashanah Programming led by our Religious School Madrichim.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study and Discussion
Saturday, September 30, 1-3 p.m.
Following Yom Kippur morning service, join us for study and discussion on the theme of social justice. This is in keeping with the teachings of the prophet Isaiah, whose words we read during Yom Kippur morning prayer.

Afternoon Service, Yizkor, and N’ilah
Saturday, September 30, 4 - 6 p.m.
Our Yom Kippur afternoon service will be all new this year, combining the awe-inspiring words of our liturgy with beautiful, contemplative music played live by the Omaha Chamber Music Society.

Break-The-Fast with Temple Israel for a Sweet New Year
Saturday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.
Menu:  Matzah Ball Soup • Egg Salad • Tuna Salad Fruit • Vegetable Salad • Sweet Kugel • Plain KugelBagels and Cream Cheese • Desserts • Root Beer Floats • Kid Friendly Food (pizza, chicken nuggets, etc.)
EARLY BIRD Reservations by Friday, September 22.Adults and 13 and older are $12, Children 6-12 years old are $5,Children 5 and younger are no charge.
Your payment is your reservation.
Reservations made AFTER Friday, September 22:  Adults and 13 and older are $16,Children 6-12 years old are $9,Children 5 and younger are no charge.

Sukkot Service, Dinner, and Bonfire
Wednesday, October 4, 5 p.m.
Please join Temple Israel and the Religious School Steering Committee for an evening in the sukkah! This event is for all Temple Israel congregants. Please join us for an evening of dinner, Sukkot festivities, and s’mores.
5 p.m. Dinner including hotdogs, hamburgers, and veggie option
6 p.m. Sukkot service followed by s’mores
This is in lieu of regular Religious School classes. There are no classes for Grades 3-6, 7-12, and Family School. 

Sukkot Morning Breakfast & Service
Thursday, October 5
Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 10:30 a.m.

Simchat Torah Service and Consecration
Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m.
Join us in celebrating our kindergarteners as they begin their Religious School education. The children will receive a blessing from clergy and join in parading the Torah scrolls around the Sanctuary. As in past years there will be music provided by Tuffy Epstein and dancing with our Torah scrolls. Hor d’oerves and ice cream will be served.
This is in lieu of regular Religious School classes. There are no classes for Grades 3-6, 7-12, and Family School.

Simchat Torah Morning Service and Yizkor
Thursday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.
If you would like to have the names of your loved ones read at the Yizkor service, please contact the Temple Israel office,402-556-6536, by Monday, October 9.

Special Information

Sitter Service
Sitter Service will be available for children ages 18 months through five years old during evening and morning services. Reservations are required. $10 per family/per session. Please reserve a space by calling the Temple Israel office. There will be a $2 extra charge per child for late reservations. Confidential assistance with sitter service fees is available, contact Executive Director Dennis DePorte, 402-556-6536.

Attention Shofar Blowers!
Are you interested in blowing the shofar during our Rosh Hashanah service? Please contact Cantor Shermet, wshermet@templeisraelomaha.com, as soon as possible.

Webcast for High Holidays
Temple Israel will stream live webcasts of its upcoming High Holiday services in order to reach housebound congregants or community members unable to attend the services in person. You will need a broadband internet connection and the latest version of Flash Player to view the webcast. You can find a link to the live stream on our website.

Sign Language
If you are hearing impaired and would like a seat reserved at the front of the sanctuary to better observe the signing, please let us know.