Yom Kippur Ticket sales have now closed.
Cost: Each ticket is a requested donation of $200 which must be paid ahead of time. This donation helps cover the costs of High Holiday programming, staffing, and supplies. Please note that Beth Shalom does not sell tickets to individual services or days for the High Holidays. Unfortunately, we cannot “divide up” a ticket for someone only looking for a single service. Requests for reduced rates are handled by the Front Office. Please call at least one week in advance.
Yom Kippur Only: Tickets for Yom Kippur only can be purchased starting October 2. These tickets are $100 each.
Young adults (up to age 32): You may receive High Holiday tickets at no charge. (Donations are gratefully accepted via our Donation Page.) You must register in advance to receive tickets.
Beth Shalom Members: You will have tickets for each adult in your family mailed to you automatically; children up to age 22 do not need separate tickets. Please only use this form if you will be bringing guests and need to buy extra tickets, or if you would like to reserve young adult tickets for your children over 22 (up to age 32).
Members of Other Synagogues: Beth Shalom honors reciprocal tickets for other Conservative congregations; you don’t need to fill out this form. Out of town visitors who present a letter of good standing from their Conservative home synagogue will receive tickets at no charge. Please bring the letter to the office, or have your synagogue mail, email, or fax it to us by September to receive your tickets on time. Reciprocity tickets will be held at Will Call, unless a local address is provided for mailing.
Non-Members (or members to be, we hope!): If you decide to join Beth Shalom within three months of the holidays, your ticket purchase price will be applied to your first year’s dues.
A full schedule of High Holiday programs and events can be found here.
Presented by Israeli American Council, hosted by CBS.
Since the days of King David, the Jewish people never had an artist like Naomi Shemer whose music was sung by so many and had such a vast and dramatic effect and influence on the Jewish and Israeli narrative.
Over 1,000 songs were written and composed by Shemer. Many of which tell the story of the State of Israel—from its birth through today, in happy times and sad. Her work is still very much ‘alive’ and cherished by all. Naomi Shemer belongs to everyone, in the Jewish State and across the world.
Roy Rimshon, a self-confessed Naomi Shemer enthusiast, brings light and life to Shemer’s story. From her childhood in Kibbutz Kinneret through adolescence, from her musical education and early songs to becoming a living legend, Shemer’s life is a colorful narrative. Rimshon’s lectures combine well-known songs, videos and rare pictures, unfolding the life and work of this most influential and loved artist of the State of Israel.
Early Bird: $15 +1.78 fee (prior to May 23)
Day of: $18 +$1.93 fee (Day of)
Join us to hear from Lesley Sachs, Immediate Past Executive Director of Women of the Wall (WOW), Director of WOW’s Speakers Bureau, as she shares information about the organization’s efforts to ensure gender equality and religious pluralism in Israel. As a leading voice in Israel for women’s rights and religious pluralism. WOW’s supporters come from a wide range of religious observance with a singular goal of empowering and encouraging freedom of religious expression and gender equality in Israel. WOW advocates for social and legal recognition of the right for women to wear prayer shawls, pray, and read from the Torah, collectively and aloud, at the Western Wall. While WOW’s visibility is advocating for freedom of women and girls to pray at Judaism’s holiest site, the Kotel, the organization’s work encompasses a wider vision of inclusion for Jewish women and girls of all denominations in Israel to live and pray safely and as they choose.
Led by Linda-Jo Greenberg
Every year we are commanded to count each day from the 2nd day of Pesach until Shavuot (this year April 7 -May 19). We use the counting as a time for reflection on self-improvement in anticipation of receiving the Ten Commandments.
Remembering to count 49 nights in a row can be hard! In the 21st century there are apps to help, but this workshop will help us to combine counting the Omer with the practice of hiddur mitzvah, beautifying observance of mitzvot.
• Learn about the counting of the Omer
• Make counting calendars with beautiful images of flowers, tile work, and Israel.
• No artistic skills required! Have fun learning 7 creating a new tradition with Beth Shalom friends!
The cost is $18 to cover materials; all materials will be provided.
Please RSVP by March 12th to Sarah Harel.
Saturday evening, 2/10 from 7:30pm at the home of Karin & Michael Madwed (contact the Front Office for the address)
This event is for everyone, and especially for novices of Havdallah. We are hoping to get 50 guests in honor of our 50th Anniversary.
There is no charge for this event, but RSVPs are requested. Sign up below.
Congregation Beth Shalom and “Plant for the Planet Seattle” will lead a group to plant trees in an act of Tikkun Olam (mending the world) in honor of the Jewish New Year of the Trees. All ages and faiths are welcome.
We’ll meet at 2:00pm in Parking Lot E4, between the Swim Beach and Kite Hill (enter the park at NE 65th Street & Sand Point Way, follow the road toward the lake, go left at the fork).
Please RSVP to Manny Jacobowitz, 206-769-3759, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Tu BiShevat”.
The MacBook Of Life—High Holiday Prep with Rabbi Rose
There is no charge for Shabbat learning
We will study the rabbinic notion of our deeds being recorded in the “book of life,” and explore what it means in the internet age, when so much of our lives are actually recorded in digital “books.” Our discussion should help us frame how we think about and act during the high holiday season and beyond.
Averting the Severity of the Decree with Beth Huppin
Our liturgy says that t’shuvah, t’fillah, and tzedakah can avert the severity of “the decree.” What could this possibly mean in reality? Is there really “a decree?” Can the “severity” really be averted? In preparation for the High Holidays we will examine these questions through a remarkable Hasidic text. Everyone is welcome.