Holidays and Celebrations are an integral part of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El. They provide the rhythm of our Jewish Year and the thread that is woven into the fabric of our Jewish lives. Holidays provide an opportunity for members to pray, learn, and celebrate as a community.

The Jewish calendar is full of holy and sacred days. Kol Ami Emanu-El is a place to observe these days and a resource for those who wish to mark them outside of the synagogue.The Jewish year begins with the Days of Awe, from the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, through the 10 days of reflection, and concluding with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During these High Holy Days, we not only have services that speak to adults, but also services aimed at toddlers and families with young children.  Babysitting will be available during  Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services, Kol Nidre, Yizkor and Neilah.

Space is limited and only children ages 2-10 can be accommodated. Reservations and payment in advance are required. We have only a limited capacity to accommodate "walk-ins."

Our Jewish calendar consists of far more than Shabbat and the High Holy Days.  We observe the three pilgrimage festivals of Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot, and particularly enjoy the festive nature of Simchat Torah and Purim as special days of great joy and frivolity. As a religious community we also observe the minor festival of Chanukah and the Israeli sacred days of Yom Hazikaorn, Yom Hashoa, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, our people’s Memorial Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, and Israel’s Independence Day.

Tickets For Guests, Students and Service Personnel

If members of your family or new members of the community wish to worship with you during the High Holy Days, the Temple makes available a limited number of tickets. The contribution for a ticket for an immediate family member is $180. Other tickets are available for $218. Naturally, we would prefer that your family member or friend join the Temple as a member.

The Temple has a very special “Intergenerational Membership Program.” Any amount paid for a ticket for the High Holy Days is fully applicable to subsequent Temple membership within the calendar year. Please stop by to make those arrangements.

Also, any full-time college student or member of the Armed Forces need only come to the Temple to pick up their complimentary ticket.

Reciprocity

If you are a member in good standing of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, and are traveling during the holidays, you will be given the courtesy of worshiping with any other URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) Congregation in the country. We welcome members of other URJ Congregations to our services. These arrangements for admission must be made in advance. Contact the Temple office for more details.

Cemetery Services

As is the tradition in Jewish life and at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, our rabbis and cantor conduct a short Yizkor Memorial Service the Sunday prior to Rosh Hashanah at our Temple’s cemetery, Menorah Gardens and at Star of David Cemetery in North Lauderdale.

Thank you to everyone who plans to participate in High Holy Days 5778. 

Rosh Hashanah 5778 falls on September 20, 2017.

Yom Kippur 5778 falls on September 30, 2017.

For more information about High Holy Days 5778, please call 954.472.1988.

Thank you