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High Holidays 2021/5782

This year Erev Rosh Hashanah begins on Monday, September 6 and Kol Nidre is Wednesday, September 15. 

Virtual High Holidays Links

Whether you are joining us in person or online, we are glad you are here. All Adult Services are streamed from the Sanctuary to both YouTube and ZOOM.

For ZOOM - Use our usual ZOOM Meeting Instructions found here: Click here for Virtual Beth El; Zoom should be easy to use and allows you to see other congregants.

For YouTube - Use your computer, phone, or TV & Cable Box.  YouTube Events/Links are also on Beth El's YouTube page.
YouTube provides higher quality video and should allow you to watch from your TV using your Cable Box or Smart TV.

YouTube on Your TV: When you find YouTube - Search for "Beth El Yardley" and you should see our logo - click on it and all live service events should appear.


Kol Nidre (Wednesday, September 15 6:30pm)

Yom Kippur Morning (Thursday September 16 9:00am)

Yom Kippur  - Family Services with Marcia Kratz (Thursday, September 16, 10:00am)  
Meeting ID: 828 5301 7477
Passcode: 408115

Yom Kippur Evening (Thursday September 16 5:15pm)

High Holiday Services At The Synagogue

Updated as of Tuesday, September 14

Registration has closed to sign up for services, BUT YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO ATTEND! 
We will have a membership list available at the greeters table.
You should have received your tickets; please bring them with you to services. 

L'Shana Tova

Whether you are joining us in person or online, we are glad you are here. All Adult Services are streamed from the Sanctuary to both YouTube and ZOOM. We wish you "Shana Tova U'Metuka!”

Below you will find information about High Holiday Services.

This year we will offer multiple worship opportunities:

  • indoors for vaccinated individuals
  • outdoors under a canopy (weather permitting) regardless of vaccination status to view a livestream of the service
  • online (on Zoom and YouTube) for those who are more comfortable at home

COVID Protocols:

  • All attendees 12 and over MUST be vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Properly worn masks are required when inside the building. They are optional in the tent for vaccinated people and mandatory in the tent for unvaccinated people. Masks must cover your nose and mouth entirely. For the safety of all, this will be strictly enforced. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • The Chazzan, while socially distanced on the bimah will be permitted to remove his mask.
  • Children under 12: Children under 12 must be masked at all times. Due to the pandemic babysitting will not be offered this year.


  • Bus: In reviewing the registration for High Holiday Services, we, Congregation Beth El & Congregation Kol Emet, have decided to cancel the bus for all holiday services.
  • Registration: If you did not register for services, you may still join us in the sanctuary, under the canopy, or virtually. We will have a membership list at the greeters table in the sanctuary lobby and outside by the canopy to assist you. Please bring your tickets with you to all services.
  • Tickets: Tickets are required for in-person admittance and have been mailed to you. If you haven’t received your tickets by the High Holidays, please do not be concerned. We will have a membership list at our greeters table in the sanctuary lobby and outside by the canopy to assist you. Please note: Kol Nidre begins at 6:30pm; Wednesday, September 15.
  • Remote viewing: Should you choose to attend services remotely this year for whatever reason, we will miss you. We understand that everyone must feel comfortable with their health precautions and we support your decision. You can use our Beth El Zoom account log in or tune into our YouTube channel if you prefer live-stream. Visit; click on the High Holiday graphic or click here.
  • Lev Shalem Mahzor PDF: The Rabbinical Assembly has offered a PDF version of the Lev Shalem Mahzor which Congregation Beth El has purchased. Click HERE to access the PDF. Password: StonyHill375.
  • Yom Kippur Appeal 2021/5782: The Yom Kippur Appeal card was mailed with the tickets this year. The Yom Kippur Appeal (YKA) is our annual fundraising campaign and main source of operating support beyond membership dues and tuition. Gifts to YKA enable us to continue responding to our community's needs while adhering to our financial principles and goals. We thank you in advance for your support.

High Holiday Service Times

Services outside will be viewed on a large TV.

Yom Kippur Services 
 Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 15 6:30pm
(indoor services only)


Yom Kippur Services
Thursday, September 16, 9:00am 
(Indoor & outdoor services - in person & virtual)

Young Family Service, 10:00am; ages 0-5 with their their parent/grandparent
(chapel - in person only)

Family Service with Marcia Kratz; 10:00am*
(virtual only )

Junior Congregation & Teen Services, 10:30am
(indoor services only - in person)


Yizkor Service open to the community
 Thursday, September 16, 4:45pm
(outdoor services only; no virtual option)


 Mincha & Neilah
Thursday, September 16, 5:15pm
 (no community break-the-fast) 
(in person & virtual services only)


Junior Congregation & Family Service Information

Junior Congregation 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the classrooms
For students 1st grade and older, including teens. Participants will pray a little, chat a little, and spend time together as we bring in the New Year. Students will be separated into age-appropriate groups as needed. Masks must be worn by all participants. Mask breaks will be given as needed. Physical distancing will be followed. A snack will be provided and will be eaten outside, weather permitting. Students should bring their own water bottle.

Family Service - In Person  10 AM - 11 AM in the Chapel
For young children and their families. Join together and celebrate the holiday in an age appropriate way.

 *Family Zoom Yom Kippur with Marcia Kratz 
10 AM - 11 AM via zoom 
One of our favorite activities is the telling of the story of Jonah through the Jonah Bingo game. Please print out one or all of the Bingo cards (see links below) to have ready, along with something to mark the card with (nuts, candies, poker chips, whatever....)

As always, it's helpful to have a scarf or ribbon wands, your favorite stuffed animal, and bubbles!

Each kid will participate at whatever levels they are comfortable with, and that will change throughout the hour--and that’s ok. Hopefully they will stay more engaged if the rest of the family joins in! Designed for families with children birth through 6 years. The bigger kids will be invited to make their voices heard. (Grandparents are encouraged to Zoom in and see their loved ones having fun).

On Zoom…Where Kehillat Kedosha meets Shalom Bayit!

Bingo cards for Marcia Kratz's Yom Kippur Service

Jonah Bingo Card

Jonah Bingo Card 1

Jonah Bingo Card 2

Jonah Bingo Card 3

Jonah Bingo Card 4

Jonah Bingo Card 5

High Holiday Lev Shalem Mahzor (PDF)

Click HERE to access the PDF. Password: StonyHill375.

Youth Program High Holiday Registration - Limited Space Available

In order to plan for a safe, responsible and meaningful High Holiday experience for our youth, we are requiring registration for all children and teens. Participants will need to maintain physical distance, therefore space will be limited. Walk ins will only be permitted if space allows.

All participants over the age of 2 and leaders in the Youth Programming and babysitting will be wearing masks. Mask breaks outside will be done as needed.

Click here to register for youth services.

Tashlich: Tuesday, September 7  4:00pm

Tashlich, literally translates to "casting off," is a ceremony performed on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. During this ceremony, jews symbolically cast off the sins of the previous year by tossing pebbles or bread crumbs into flowing water.

Join us on Marble Court (off Bluestone Road).

Celebrate Fall Holidays

Save the dates. More information will follow. All programs are subject to change due to the fluid situation with COVID-19.
 We will keep you up to date. Check your emails and visit our website.

FJLC  "Something in the Sukkah":
Sunday, September 26 During school hours.

Be Our Guests:
Saturday, September 25 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Jonah Rank cordially invite you to their home for light refreshments in their sukkah.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah:
Tuesday, September 28 9:30am Shemini Atzeret Services including Yizkor
Tuesday, September 29 7:00pm Simchat Torah Services
 Wednesday, September 29  9:30am Services & Sloppy Joe lunch

Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782