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, sacred and meaningful days and commemorations. Kol Ami Emanu-El is a place to observe these days and a resource for those who wish to mark them as part of a vibrant and active community

High Holidays (2023 – 5784 service schedule at a glance)

Rosh Hashanah

    • 1st Night-Erev September 15 6:00pm
    • 1st Morning* September 16 9:30am
    • Children (K-5th Grade) September 16 9:30am
    • Tots Service September 16 5:45pm
    • Tashlich September 16 6:15pm
    • 2nd Night (At Gan Shalom)* September 16 6:30pm
    • 2nd Night Dinner (RSVP) September 16  7:30pm
    • 2nd Morning September 17  9:30am
    • Shofar in the Hood September 17 5:00pm
    • Babysitting (indicated by *) Available by RSVP-First Come First Served.

Usher in the new year with your Temple family. We celebrate evening services at 6:00pm on the first night with morning services at 9:30am both days of Rosh Hashanah. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah we hold a communal tashlich service at 6:15pm followed by a dynamic musical service under the stars at Gan Shalom. The night continues with a delicious traditional communal dinner. Many of our services offer parallel experiences for children and tots. Babysitting services are also provided. Our services mirror those of Shabbat complete with beautiful music and augmented with our choir and instrumentalists as well as uplifting words of Torah and inspiring sermons. Come and hear the sounds and eternal message of the Shofar with us, your Temple family !

Yom Kippur

  • Kol Nidre* September 24 7:15pm
  • Morning* September 25 9:30am
  • Children (K-5th Grade) September 25 9:30am
  • Afternoon Study September 25 4:15pm
  • Mincha/ Yizkor September 25 5:30pm
  • Tots Service September 25 6:30pm
  • Children´s Service (K-5th Grade) September 25 6:30pm
  • Neilah September 25 6:30pm
  • Torah Procession & Dedication September 25 7:30pm
  • Break Fast (RSVP) September 25 8:00pm
  • Babysitting (indicated by *) Available by RSVP-First Come First Served.

Join us for the mesmerizing music of Kol Nidre led by our Cantor and choir. Participate in this, the most important day in our Jewish calendar. Kol Nidre starts at 7:15pm. Yom Kippur Morning services start at 9.30am and include heartfelt and meaningful sermons by our rabbi, enthralling music, and Torah study. Like Rosh Hashanah we offer parallel children and tot services as well as babysitting. At the conclusion of Yom Kippur, our entire family of TKAE is invited to a complimentary break the fast celebration!

Other Holidays


Join us for evening services at 6:30pm and morning services at 9:15am. The last day’s morning service includes Yizkor. One highlight of our Pesach celebration is our legendary Second Night Seder! Experience this energy-filled multi-generational experience with songs, prayers and many laughs. Say goodbye to your kitchen and enjoy one of the most delicious kosher for Passover meals in Broward county.


Join us for evening and morning services at 6:30pm and 9:15am respectively. Following the evening service we feature our annual “Cheesecake Factory War” – as we sample over 15 cheesecakes and declare a winner! Now that we’re satiated physically we turn our attention to spiritual fulfillment as we participate in a Tikkun Leil Shavuot – An Evening of Torah study led by our rabbi and cantor. Our morning service which includes Yizkor is filled with beautiful music, inspiring words and of course a delicious nosh and divrei Torah following the service.


Sukkot is celebrated each and every day at TKAE in the largest Sukkah in Broward County. Every night, we have special programming (weather permitting) designed for every interest group in our congregation from tots to seniors. The first and last days of Sukkot we have evening and morning services at 6:30pm and 9:15am where everyone will have an opportunity to shake the lulav.

Simchat Torah

We celebrate Simchat Torah on the seventh night of Sukkot with dancing, eating, singing and Torah study. Join us as we march our Torahs around our sanctuary and celebrate the beauty and brilliance of our Jewish faith.

Minor Holidays and Modern Celebrations


Hanukkah is celebrated every night at TKAE, often featuring a particular demographic; children, teens, families, seniors, brotherhood and sisterhood; culminating on Friday night when we come together and celebrate as one community. In addition we hold our annual multi media, energy-filled Hanukkah Blow Out Party complete with a huge outside Hanukkiah, dancing, music, and circus acts!


Join us for our Purim Extravaganza Celebration for families and kids. Adults are invited to join us for a more “grown up” themed party culminating in Rabbi Uri’s legendary Purim Megillah Reading. Not to be missed.

Yom Haatzmaut

We mark Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, with Israeli-themed films, food, and lectures. The culmination of our family celebration features an evening of high-energy dance, music and carnival style celebration.

Yom Hashoah

We commemorate Yom Hashoah as one community, remembering this dreadful time in the history of our people. Every member of our congregation receives a Yom Hashoah memorial candle. We offer prayers for those who have passed and look to each other for strength and resilience as we never forget and remind future generations of the atrocities of the holocaust.

Lag Ba-Omer

We mark this holiday with a giant bonfire, drum circles, singing, feasting and fun making.