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 are happy you will be joining us in worship and celebration this High Holiday season. We value your participation in building and creating 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 2017 High Holy Day season.
As in years past, we will be selling tickets to family and friends of members and to non-Beth Am members as well. However, the sanctuary space is theatre-style, and seating is limited. Our main services are for adults and students 6th grade and up, and tickets will be required for all services except for Family Services on both Rosh Hashanah Evening and on Yom Kippur Evening. These Family services are free and open to the community ~ so invite your friends to these special services! Please note: there will be childcare offered through Beth Am, for the 9:00am Services only. Forms only available online or in the Temple office. Once again, a Yizkor service with Rabbi Bellows and Cantorial Soloist Heather Aranyi will immediately follow the Yom Kippur Contemporary service. You will find these services listed on the schedule below.
Please find enclosed, High Holy Day ticket information as well as forms to complete and return to us by August 31st.
If you have 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.
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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, participation form and Yizkor form by August 31, 2017, so we can ensure that all ticket requests are complete, service parts can be assigned and the Yizkor book is sent to press in a timely manner. If you want a name included in the Yizkor book it is imperative that the form be turned in to the office by the deadline, Thursday, August 31st 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 Friday, September 8th.
Please pick up your tickets on Sunday, September 10th at religious school or at the temple office starting Monday, September 11th. Allow 2-3 days for ticket processing. Please note that the new Prayer Books will not be available at Sunday School or 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, 2017, in order to receive your tickets. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 9am-3pm.
2017 MEMBERSHIP AND TICKET POLICY: Membership shall be available to any Jewish person or member of a Jewish household. A membership shall be available to no more than 2 adults, regardless of marital status and their children living in the household through the age of 25.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS: Tickets for relatives of member families not living with the members 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 new High Holiday Prayer Books must be ordered by August 7, 2017 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.
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. Please consider filling out the volunteer form provided. Your help is greatly appreciated.
HIGH HOLY DAY INFORMATION 5778 / 2017