We Pray as One, Together

At Solel, we gather as one community for all High Holy Day Services. We are fortunate that our Sanctuary expands to fit our entire congregation in a single room so that we may pray together.

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (1 Tishri, 5778)

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world and is a time for reflection and self-evaluation. It is one of the Jewish tradition’s holiest days, when Jews most commonly attend services at synagogue. At Solel, we gather as one community for all High Holy Day Services

This year our High Holy Days will begin on Wednesday evening, September 20 at 8:00 PM, and continue Thursday morning, September 21 at 10:00 AM.

Family Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 PM, and a Rosh Hashanah family reception will precede the Family Services at 12:30 PM.

Each year, we hold a special Simply Shabbat for Rosh Hashanah—geared for younger children who cannot read and their families—though all are welcome! Check the calendar for details.

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (10 Tishri, 5778)

At Solel, we gather as one community for Kol Nidre worship when the holiday begins on Friday evening, September 29 at 8:00 PM, and we continue the following morning at 10:00 AM for Yom Kippur worship. Family Services are held at 2:00 PM. Yom Kippur afternoon worship continues at 3:30, flowing into the Memorial (Yizkor) Service and the beautiful Concluding Service at approximately 5:00 PM.

At the end of Yom Kippur, we blow the shofar one last time before proclaiming “Next year in Jerusalem.” That blast is a tekiah gedolah—an extended version of the normal tekiah.

High Holy Days
Worship Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday 9/20
Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 PM

Thursday 9/21
Rosh Hashanah 10 AM
Holy Days Reception 12 PM
Family Service 2 PM

Yom Kippur

Friday 9/23
Kol Nidre 8 PM

Saturday 9/30
Yom Kippur 10 AM
Family Service 2 PM
Afternoon Service & Yizkor 3PM
Concluding Service 5 PM (approximately)

Congregation Solel uses the two-volume machzor set titled Mishkan HaNefesh published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Click the picture of books above to order your copy from Amazon.com; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these books will be returned to Congregation Solel.

Need more help ordering copies of this machzor? Please contact the office by email or phone (847) 433-3555.

What to know about High Holy Days at Solel

How do I get tickets?
Solel Members should mail their Member Cards of Admission Request Form. This form can be found in your High Holy Day packet. If you are attending services at another congregation, please contact the office.

If you are affiliated with another congregation, but would like to attend services at Solel, please contact your congregation for a Reciprocity Request form.

If you are not affiliated with any congregation and would like to attend services at Solel, please contact us. We suggest a donation of $360 per ticket. Any guest who joins Solel within the subsequent 12 months will be given a credit toward the first year of dues.

Special Seating Requests
Use the Special Seating Request Form included in your High Holy Day packet. Use this form to inform of us of your special need (mobility, visual or hearing impairments).

The sanctuary is equipped with a T-Coil hearing enhancement system. Please arrive early or use the Special Seating Request Form to reserve a seat in the sanctuary.

High Holiday Services
A formal service with sermons geared to adults and children in 6th grade and older. Doors open one hour before services begin. Our seating policy allows you to save one seat for a designated driver. Cards of Admission are required.

Family Services
Join us for lively, informal services for families with children. Guests are welcome and Cards of Admission are not required. Bring friends and family!

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