High Holidays 2019


On behalf of the Beth Am Board of Directors, Clergy and Staff, we wish you a Shana Tovah; a year of good health, joy and blessings! We value your participation in building and creating a sacred community and meaningful High Holy Days!

We are delighted that we will be returning to 225 North McHenry Road, the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center, for our 2019 High Holy Day season.

As in years past, we will have tickets for purchase for family and friends of members and to non-Beth Am members as well. Seating is limited at the Community Arts Center and tickets will be required for all services with the exception of Family worship on both Rosh Hashanah Evening and Yom Kippur Evening (Kol Nidre). Family services are free and open to the community and we welcome you and your friends to these special services! We are pleased to offer childcare, for the 9:00am Holiday Services. Childcare will not be available during the other worship times.

Once again, a Yizkor service with Rabbi Bellows and Cantorial Soloist Heather Aranyi will immediately follow the Yom Kippur Contemporary service and will be repeated in the afternoon following the Afternoon Yom Kippur worship. You will find these services listed on the enclosed schedule.

High Holiday Forms are available blow or in the synagogue office. To ensure that you receive your tickets for the services you wish to attend, please complete and return the enclosed High Holy Day ticket information and additional forms by August 27th.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our High Holy Days, please do not hesitate to call the synagogue office and we will be pleased to assist you.

We are happy you will be joining us in worship and celebration this High Holiday season.




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Enclosed is your High Holy Day information and ticket request form for our upcoming High Holy Days. Please note that there are some changes from last year’s process. Please take a few moments to carefully read this material and return the remittance form, volunteer form, child care form. participation form and Yizkor, Book of Remembrance form by August 27th, so that we can ensure that all ticket requests are complete, service parts can be assigned and the Yizkor, Book of Remembrance is sent to press in a timely manner. If you want a name included in the Yizkor, Book of Remembrance it is imperative that the form be turned in to the office by the deadline, Tuesday, August 27st as this date represents the printer’s deadline. Although a supplemental Yizkor list will be printed in-house, no additional names can be accepted after September 1st.

Ticket pick up will begin Sunday, September 15th during school hours at JCYS 9:30 -11:30am. Pick up will continue during the week starting on Tuesday, September 17th at the Synagogue office from 9:00am – 7:00pm,,Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm. Allow 2-3 days for ticket processing. Please note that Prayer Books will not be available at Erev Rosh Hashanah for pick up. Tickets also cannot be picked up on Erev Rosh Hashanah. Also, note we require that your account be current (any open balance is paid) through September 1, 2019, in order to receive your tickets. Our office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 9am-3pm.

2019 TICKET POLICY: Tickets are available to member(s) and their children living in the household through the age of 25.

ADDITIONAL TICKETS: Tickets for children 26 and older and relatives of member families are available at $154.00 per ticket. Member guest tickets will only be issued for the same services that the member is attending. The cost for Non-Member tickets is $250.00 per ticket.

PRAYER BOOKS: Mishkan Hanefesh, our High Holiday Prayer Books must be ordered by August 7, 2019 in order to have them for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services. The books are $42.00 per set for Congregation Beth Am members and Non-members. All prayer books will need to be picked up at the office during office business hours. Loaner books will NOT be available.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES FOR GRADES K-5 are offered at 9:00am on Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. Please check the box on your remittance form if you plan to enroll your child in this program.

For a successful High Holy Day season, we rely on many volunteers in many areas. Please consider filling out the volunteer form provided. Your help is greatly appreciated.




Member – High Holiday Ticket Request Form

Non-Member – High Holiday Ticket Request Form

High Holiday Book of Rememberance Form

Mishkan Hanefesh, our High Holiday Prayer Book Order Form

High Holiday Worship Participation Form

High Holiday Volunteer Form

High Holiday Childcare Form