High Holy Days

High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection.  We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing this special time of year.  We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Please see the Schedule of Services below for a list of dates, times, and locations of services. 

Come share the spirit and wisdom of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We warmly invite you to join our congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holy Day experience.



Dessert Reception & Selichot Service Saturday, September 24 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service Sunday, October 2 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service Monday, October 3 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Family Service Monday, October 3 1:30 pm

Tashlich Service at Van Wezel Parking Lot by the Water

Saturday, October 8 6:00 pm
Cemetery Service (Palms Cemetery) Sunday, October 9 5:00 pm
Yom Kippur Evening Service Tuesday, October 11 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service Wednesday, October 12 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Discussion Wednesday, October 12 12:15 pm
Family Service Wednesday, October 12 1:30 pm
Afternoon Service Wednesday, October 12 3:15 pm
Memorial Service Wednesday, October 12 4:30 pm
Ne’ilah Service Wednesday, October 12 5:30 pm
Break-The-Fast Wednesday, October 12 6:30 pm


High Holy Day tickets for non-members are $350 per person for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  For Rosh Hashanah OR Yom Kippur ONLY, the cost is $200 per person.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to purchase tickets, or call 941-371-2788.  Download ORDER FORM HERE.

If you are a member in good standing with another synagogue, and wish reciprocal seating at Temple Emanu-El, please contact your synagogue office and ask that they send us the URJ-approved Reciprocal Seating form.  It may be mailed to 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232 or faxed to 941-371-1130, Attn: High Holy Day Seating Request.  The form must be signed by an authorized representative of your synagogue.