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High Holy Days FAQs

High Holy Days FAQs

Outdoor Services at Temple

Selichot, Rosh Hashanah Morning, and Yom Kippur Morning

How will I access services if I cannot attend them in person? Please join us via our livestream at timemphis.org or Facebook.

Will I need to register? Yes, members should register for in-person service options at timemphis.org/high-holy-days/ and indicate how many family members will be attending. Registration will open closer to the dates of services so we may continue to accommodate and adhere to the most timely COVID-19 guidelines as directed by the Shelby County Health Department. We appreciate your patience.

Who can register? Temple Israel families and their children in 8th grade and higher may attend outdoor services. Our congregants in COVID-19 vulnerable categories as well as the greater Memphis and Jewish community are invited to tune in virtually via timemphis.org or Facebook, neither of which require formal registration.

Who can I sit with? Groups will be placed by households. Only adult Temple members and their children in 8th grade and higher may attend in-person, outdoor services at Temple.

Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, please bring a mask and wear it throughout the service. Some masks will be available at hospitality tables.

Where do I park? Parking in the Temple lot will be available beginning at 9 am.

Where do I sit? Chairs will be provided.

Will bathrooms be available? Yes.

What should I wear? Please dress comfortably and wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain.

Do I need a prayerbook? No, the service will be crafted such that you will not need a prayerbook. Should you wish to purchase one, please contact the Sisterhood gift shop by emailing sisterhoodgiftshop@timemphis.org or calling 901.937.2782.

What about kippot and tallit? Please wear kippot as comfortable. Tallit are not recommended due to concerns over COVID-19.

Will there be security? Yes, security will be provided.

What if it rains? In the event of inclement weather, we will not hold in-person services. Please join us virtually via our livestream at timemphis.org or Facebook.

Please note: if you are in a high-risk category as defined by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) please join us for services virtually via our live stream at timemphis.org or on Facebook.

Your participation in in-person, outdoor services at Temple Israel is voluntary and Temple Israel cannot be held liable for injury or illness.

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