High Holy Days

In Person Or Virtual: Options That Work For Each Of Us!

All services, in person and virtual, will be shorter in duration than they were pre-pandemic. We hope to see you in person, with a much-needed sense of community and connection for us all, but for those who prefer to join from home, you can look forward to livestream and video options as well. Please watch for emails with further details.

Virtual High Holy Days Options Will Include:

  • You can livestream Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services this year! This is the actual service that others will be enjoying in person that you can participate in from home. Livestream options and times are shown on the schedule of services and can be accessed from our website livestream page as you do on Shabbat. You will see the prayers on the screen and watch the live service just as you do on Friday evenings.
  • You will also have the option of enjoying a video of the services, just as we did last year. The timing of the videos will be emailed to you in the next weeks. You will access these through our website just as you do the livestream.
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Sep 24
Sukkot Cookout/ Bonfire/ Campout
6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Wise Center, Amberley
Sep 24
Shabbat Evening Service of Sukkot, Birthday and Anniversary Blessings
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Wise Center, Amberley
Sep 27
Erev Simchat Torah / Consecration
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Plum Street Temple
Sep 28
Simchat Torah Yizkor Service
9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wise Center, Amberley
Oct 25
NextGen Sukkot Campout
6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Wise Center Field
Dec 3
Congregational Chanukah Family Service
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Wise Center, Amberley
Dec 4
Jr. High Chanukah Party
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wise Center, Amberley
Dec 5
WiseGen-Chanukah Bash
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wise Center, Amberley
Mar 12
YoFI Pre-Purim Shababa and Brunch Party
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wise Center, Amberley

Ticket Policy

High Holiday tickets are provided to all members in good standing. Members who are not in good standing are notified and asked to make arrangements to improve their status and, if they do so, they are provided tickets. There are other instances when tickets are provided for attendance:

  • Out of town, unaffiliated adult children of congregants are given tickets free of charge.
  • Other out of town, unaffiliated family members and guests of congregants are given guest tickets to accompany the congregant and a donation is requested with a suggested minimum donation of $54 per person.
  • In town, unaffiliated, adult children 35+ are asked for a $54 suggested donation for tickets.
  • Free High Holiday tickets are provided upon request to any young adult 34 and under.
  • Tickets are provided free of charge to prospective members for one year only.

Email Heather Spegal at hspegal@wisetemple.org with questions about tickets or go to wisetemple.org/donate. Make your donation to the Prayerbook Fund and list the names of those needing tickets.

Traveling During the Holidays?

The Temple office will complete the appropriate form to help members attend services at a URJ-affiliated congregation in another city. Contact Heather Spegal at hspegal@wisetemple.org or 513.793.2556 to arrange reciprocity.

Children’s Programs

Children in Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old) through 2nd Grade are invited to join us for holiday-themed stories, songs, and crafts in the Open Room! We will also enjoy some of Wise Center’s outdoor spaces, weather permitting. Registration required. Fee of 10.00 per child, per holiday. Registration required and limited to first 45 member children.

NOTE: Babysitting is full.

Mitzvah Bag Project

For over three decades, Wise Temple congregants have taken part in the Yom Kippur Mitzvah Bag Project, donating more than 715,500 pounds of non- perishable food and personal care items to our less fortunate neighbors in the tri-state area via the Freestore Foodbank.

Carry the Mitzvah: Whether you attend at Wise Center or Plum Street Temple, a representative of Freestore Foodbank will be on hand to collect your bag(s).* From Sept. 1 – Sept. 17, a donation box will be placed in the Wise Center lobby if you prefer to drop off bags before Yom Kippur.

*At Wise Center, please park before removing bags from your car in order to keep traffic flowing.

Jewish Holiday Dates
2021-2022 (5782)
  • Selichot Services: Aug. 28, 2021
  • Rosh HaShanah: Sept. 6-7, 2021
  • Yom Kippur: Sept. 15-16, 2021
  • Sukkot: Oct. 20-27, 2021
  • Simchat Torah: Oct. 9-10, 2021
  • Hanukkah: Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2021
  • Tu BiShvat: Jan. 16-17, 2022
  • Purim: Mar. 16-17, 2022
  • Passover: Apr. 15-22, 2022
  • Yom HaShoah: Apr. 27-28, 2022
  • Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut: May 3-5, 2022
  • Lag BaOmer: May 18-19, 2022
  • Shavuot: Jun. 4-5, 2022
  • Tishah B’Av: Aug. 6-7, 2022
  • Selichot Services: Sept. 17, 2022