Welcome Members and Guests to High Holy Days 5778. We hope you will find spiritual meaning and joy in our worship services.
Members will receive invitations in the mail, along with their registration information. Completed Member registration forms and payment are due by September 1; an email will be sent confirming meals, childcare, service participation and any special needs. We ask for your cooperation in presenting your invitation at each service. Non-members may attend services on a space-available basis by sending in a registration form. Guest and visitor invitations are sent after a completed registration form is received.
Member Participation in Services
We hope that you will indicate that you are interested in service participation on your registration form; your participation brings greater depth to our services. It is a tradition at Temple Beth Or to include as many members as possible in each aspect of our services. There are many opportunities for honors during the Torah services, reading Torah, music, and sharing English readings. Please contact us if you would like to sing with Cantor Dreskin during services.
On both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur afternoons, Rabbi Marshall and Cantor Dreskin will lead song-filled services targeted toward young children ages 3 to 8 (accompanied by an adult). All ages are welcome.
As the High Holy Days are a traditional time to make donations, we welcome donations in support of Temple Beth Or and/or the Tzedakah Fund to help organizations and individuals in need. Please consider making such donations on the Registration Form.
The entire Temple parking lot is restricted to reserved spots (auction winners, Rabbi, TBO president, those with State issued Handicapped Parking placards). Other members will need to park on the street. We encourage carpooling as this parking is limited. Your registration booklet includes a City-issued parking pass that will allow you to park in neighborhood areas with non-resident time restrictions during the High Holy Days. Please be sure to write your license plate number on the permit and display it prominently on the left side of your dashboard so that it can easily be seen though your windshield. If you have additional parking questions, contact us. Please allow extra time to walk to services, and feel free to drop off/pick up passengers in the area directly in front of the Temple.
We have a wheelchair ramp at the entrance to our sanctuary and from the alley behind the building. Reservations for wheelchair space during services or other special needs, including front row seating for the hearing impaired, may be reserved on the Registration Form and will be held until 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each service.
Donations will be accepted on Erev Yom Kippur and Yom Kippur for the Snohomish County Volunteers of America Food Bank. While non-perishable foods are welcome, a monetary donation is preferred as it allows the food bank to purchase items most needed. Click here for a list of items the Food Bank needs the most. This year the food bank especially needs canned food, boxed meals, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk and milk substitutes, and hygiene products. Help make our fast a feast for those whose daily fast is neither symbolic nor voluntary.
Childcare will be offered for children 1-10 years old during the time blocks listed on the Registration Form. Please submit your childcare requests on this form by September 8. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate infants less than a year old. No walk-ins or late reservations will be accepted.