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 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Family Service 1:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Study Session and Discussion 10:30 am

Tashlich Service at Van Wezel Parking Lot by the Water

6:00 pm
Cemetery Service (Palms Cemetery) 1:00 pm
Yom Kippur Evening Service 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Discussion 12:15 pm
Family Service 1:30 pm
Afternoon Service 3:15 pm
Yizkor Memorial Service 4:30 pm
Ne’ilah Service 5:30 pm
Break-The-Fast  September 19 6:30 pm