Thursday, October 19, 2017

High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection. We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy Days. We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Please see the Schedule of Services for a list of dates and times of services.

Members of the congregation should have received their High Holy Day member card for each adult member of your household and dependent children.

If you are not a member of the congregation and not yet ready to make that commitment,

Please contact our Executive Director Judy Moseley at 401-331-6070 or Jmoseley@temple-beth-el.org 

We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!

 


TEMPLE BETH-EL GUIDELINES FOR GUEST ATTENDANCE

The High Holy Days are a special time of year and we encourage you to invite your friends and relatives to experience the Holy Days at Temple Beth-El.

Guest Attendance Policy

  • Admission to services is by Member Card ONLY! cards are labeled with names, are non-transferable and are honored at all worship services.
  • For security purposes and to ensure that we can accommodate all card holders, your Admission member card will be checked at each service.
  • One  Card is being issued for each adult in a member family and dependent children.
  • Temple Beth-El congregants in good standing who plan to be out of town during the High Holy Days should obtain a Letter of Reciprocity from the synagogue. This letter entitles you to attend services without charge at any participating congregation. Before the High Holy Days, check with the congregation you intend to visit.

Guest Attendance Cost

  • Non-members unaffiliated with another congregation: Suggested donation $250.00 per adult. Includes all High Holy Day
  • Friends and family: Suggested donation $180.00 per adult. Includes all High Holy Day services.
  • Out-of-town guests affiliated with another congregation: Cards are free of charge with a letter of reciprocity.
  • College students and military personnel: Cards are free of charge with proper ID.


HIGH HOLY DAY BABYSITTING 

Temple Beth-El is happy to offer a child-care program for children ages 3 months to 8 years while their parents attend Yom Kippur Services on Saturday, September 30th. Advance registration is required for each holiday. To ensure that the ratio of staff to children is adequate, we cannot accept reservations after Friday, September 7th. Reservations will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

There will be a room for infants and toddlers, ages 3 months to 2 years with a 1 to 4 ratio staff to child. A second room of children ages 3 to 5 years will have a 1 to 5 ratio staff to child. A third room of children

ages 6 to 8 years will have a 1–10 ratio. For children ages 3 to 8 years, age appropriate activities and a snack of apple juice and graham crackers will be provided. Your older child can be placed with the younger sibling if that works best for your family.

The charge for the infant toddler room is $25.00 per child, per day. For children ages 3 to 8 years, there is an $18.00 charge per child, per day. A second child in the same family will be $10. There is no charge for the third or more children in the same family. Thank you for your advance registration

 


 SECURITY FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS SECURITY FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS

Thank you for cooperating with the following security measures set in place for the High Holy Days:

  • Please bring your Member Card or Guest Card and present it to the usher or security guard as you enter the Temple. There will be no admission without one.
  • Our ushers will help maintain the dignity of our services, while simultaneously monitoring our surroundings. If you have any concerns, please report them to any one of our ushers. Ushers will be posted in the back, sides, and front of the sanctuary.
  • Please do not bring backpacks or large parcels, as these items will be searched by an usher, security guard or police officer. You will either be asked to return the backpack or large parcel to your vehicle, or it will be stored until the end of the service.
  • Sacks of food donated for the High Holy Day Food Drive should be left outside the Temple in shopping carts. Our ushers and Social Action Committee members will open each bag before bringing it into the Meeting Hall.
  • The Temple will hire two uniformed police officers. One will remain inside the building, and one will walk around outside the building during all High Holy Day worship services.
  • In addition, two of the Temple staff will act as security in both the back parking lot and the front terrace.
  • The Providence Police Lieutenant assigned to our area will be informed of the High Holy Day service schedule and will provide additional patrols of the neighborhood surrounding our Temple.
  • Several members, who are medical professionals, will be available during worship services. In the event of a member or guest feeling ill, anyone nearby should report directly to an usher who will then contact our appointed medical person.
  • In the event of an emergency evacuation, follow the usher's guidance to the nearest exit.
Although we have no reason to be concerned, the above measures are important to take for our sense of well-being and security.
 
Thank you for your cooperation,
Temple Beth-El.

 


LIVE TRANSMISSION OF HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

Listen by Phone, If a member or a loved one is physically unable to attend the High Holy Day services
at Temple Beth-El, he or she will be able to hear our live services from home, hospital room
or nursing home simply by using a touch-tone telephone. Using a speakerphone will be helpful. 
With a generous gift from a congregant, there will be no cost to callers for the service.
 
To connect to our High Holy Day services from any place in the USA, using a touch-tone phone, 
have your loved one call 1-800-846-4808, and follow voice instructions.
If asked, enter code 93316070.

44Watch and listen on your PC or Tablet Temple Beth-El is pleased to offer our High Holy Day services live streamed.
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