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.

Do you have visiting family members who are not residents of Southwest Florida sharing High Holy Days with you? If so, tickets are available at $100 per person for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur OR $50 per person for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur only.

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.



Dessert Reception & Selichot Service Saturday, September 16 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service Wednesday, September 20 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service Thursday, September 21 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Family Service Thursday, September 21 1:30 pm

Tashlich Service at Van Wezel Parking Lot by the Water

Saturday, September 23 6:00 pm
Cemetery Service (Palms Cemetery) Sunday, September 24 5:00 pm
Yom Kippur Evening Service Friday, September 29 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service Saturday, September 30 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Discussion Saturday, September 30 12:15 pm
Family Service Saturday, September 30 1:30 pm
Afternoon Service Saturday, September 30 3:15 pm
Yizkor Memorial Service Saturday, September 30 4:30 pm
Ne’ilah Service Saturday, September 30 5:30 pm
Break-The-Fast Saturday, September 30 6:30 pm