High Holy Days

The Yamim Noraim, otherwise known as the High Holy Days or Days of Awe, takes place in the fall, during the Hebrew month of Elul. Jews all over the world will spend ten days praying, reflecting and repenting at home and at their Synagogue. The blowing of the shofar, special songs, special foods and special Services all remind us that this time of year is like no other.

At Temple Beth Am, we have a combination of traditional and innovative Services that are open, accessible and meaningful to all Jews who join us. Services are led by our clergy: Rabbi Alon Levkovitz, Cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari and Rabbinic Intern & Music Director Brett Tancer.

Find our High Holy Days Schedule at a Glance below:

Selichot: Saturday, September 16, 2017

6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Program
8:00pm Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

8:00pm Service

Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:00am Morning Service
2:00pm Children's Service LIVE (appropriate for children birth-kindergarten and their families)
3:00pm Young Families' Service (appropriate for children 1st - 6th grade and their families)
4:30pm Tashlich at the Beach (Ocean Cay Park, Marcinski Road & A1A in Jupiter)

Kol Nidre: Friday, September 29, 2017

8:00pm Service

Yom Kippur: Saturday, September 30, 2017

10:00am Morning Service
2:00pm Children's Service LIVE (appropriate for children birth-kindergarten and their families)
3:00pm Young Families' Service (1st - 6th grade and their families)
4:15pm Afternoon Service

For tickets and/or questions, please call 561.747.1109 or [email protected].
Reciprocal forms also available.

Programs for Kids

Take-a-Break:  for Kids 6-12 years old
During Rosh Hashanah (9/21) & Yom Kippur (9/30) Morning Service
HaMakom will be providing a breakroom throughout the Service. Children ages 6-12 can take a short stretch, socialize and get out their shpilkes, before returning to sit with their parents. These rooms will have quick games and activities, as well as refreshments for children needing a breather from the Service.
*Children’s Service LIVE:  2:00pm 
A lively Children’s Service open to children birth through kindergarten and their families during Rosh Hashanah (9/21) and Yom Kippur afternoon (9/30). Imagine High Holy Days Services in a room full of families with young kids. We sing, we tell stories, no one minds if your kids make a little noise, do a little dance or don’t know the words. Let’s put the Holiday back in Holy Day.

*Young Families’ Service:  3:00pm
New this year during the day of Rosh Hashanah (9/21) & Yom Kippur: (9/30)
A specially designed Service for families with elementary school aged children to enjoy the High Holy Days together. Led by Rabbi Alon, Cantor Jessica and Brett Tancer, these interactive Services will weave together rituals, prayer, music and stories into an engaging and age-appropriate High Holy Days for you and your children.

If your kids have outgrown the Children’s Service, but not yet ready to sit through the morning service, this one’s for you!

(Join us at 4:30pm for Tashlich on the Beach at Marcinski Rd & A1A following the Service.)

*No tickets required. No cost. Open to all.


Babysitting is available as follows:

Morning Services: Potty trained through kindergarten

Afternoon & Evening Services: Potty trained through 2nd grade

A snack will be provided. The cost is $5 per child per Service. 

Register by Wednesday September 13, 2017. Click here for the form to bring or send in.

Questions? Please call 561.747.1109 or email us at [email protected].

High Holy Days Food Drive

Run by our high school youth group JAMTY.

Benefitting Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service.

On the High Holy Days and Sukkot, we pause for reflection and thanksgiving. Hunger is real, even in our area. On Yom Kippur, tradition challenges us to feed the hungry. Let us share what we would have otherwise eaten on Yom Kippur and more!

Help make it a happier year for those in need by performing the mitzvah of tzedakah.

*Bags distributed during Rosh Hashanah Services.*


All food should be currently dated, unopened and non-perishable.

PRIORITY ITEMS INCLUDE: spaghetti/pasta, tomato sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, mayo, cereal, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, canned fruit/vegetables/potatoes and vegetarian soups & pasta sauces.

Yizkor Book Remembrance Form

During the High Holy Days,  and especially at the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur, we remember family and friends who have passed away. It is customary to make a contribution for tzedakah in honor of those for whom we say Yizkor. One opportunity for honoring the memory of loved ones is to include their names in our annual Yizkor Book, which also includes prayers, poems and readings.

Please offer the relevant information on this Yizkor Form. We must receive your Yizkor form by Thursday, August 31 to include your listing. This is a FIRM deadline. Forms received after that will not be processed in time for the name(s) to appear in the book. A donation of $18 per line is suggested. For Yizkor Book questions, please contact Debbie Baseman at 561.747.1109.

Check out this guide to the High Holy Days!


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