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High Holiday Registration

Welcome to High Holiday Online Registration 2023/5784!

Shanah Tova!
Just as we did last year, we created the 5784 High Holiday Guidebook and mailed every member a copy; the information contained in that booklet may help answer some questions that you might have as you complete this form. If you did not receive a copy of the Guidebook, please contact Amy at or go to to download a copy from our High Holiday webpage.  


High Holiday services this year will be available to members IN-PERSON and/or VIRTUALLY, just as we have done in the past. We recommend completing this online registration as soon as possible to allow us to best accommodate our limited capacity in the sanctuary.

As we approach the start of Rosh Hashanah, each member family will receive an email indicating where they have been placed for each individual service, whether it's IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL.  You will need to print that email as your 'ticket' of entrance to the in-person service.  Streaming links will be sent out prior to the start of the High Holiday services for all VIRTUAL service viewing. Please carefully review your assignments so there is no confusion the day of services. 

Please take your time and complete this form carefully and completely.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy at
Just in case we need to ask you questions!
Please provide up to two email addresses for us to send all communications and streaming links prior to the High Holidays.


Every congregant household who wishes to take part in Or Tzion High Holiday programming must make a Gift of the Heart commitment. Your Gift of the Heart includes your membership dues, High Holiday seats for you and your immediate family members (up to age 23) and your Yom Kippur appeal. High Holiday tickets and access to services are only available to congregants. 
Gift of the Heart asks congregants to participate in a voluntary giving model that creates sustained financial support so that Or Tzion can expand the opportunity to create positive memories and learning experiences for all of our members. Congregants making a Gift of the Heart commitment of $3,600 or more will become a member of the M’orot (Luminary) Society, a benefactor program of Congregation Or Tzion.
For more information and to make your commitment if you have not already done so, please go to:

(If you are unsure if you have made a Gift of the Heart pledge, please email Pam at


Services will be held at Congregation Or Tzion for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  In order to best accommodate our congregants in the sanctuary, there will be two, similar, in-person sessions of the same abbreviated service that will run consecutively during Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur morning; please see below for service start times.  Both Sessions will be available to stream online during the live service or can be viewed at a later time. On Rosh Hashanah Day 2, a full Rosh Hashanah service will take place which will also be streamed for virtual viewing.

Here is the general schedule for High Holiday services:

Friday, September 15, Erev Rosh Hashanah
        Apples & Honey Service* ·  5pm
        Evening Service* ·  6pm

Saturday, September 16, RH Day 1 (Split Service Schedule)
    8:30am to 10:00am 
        Main Service 1*
        High Holy Days Kids’ Club, ages 3 & 4 and ages 5 to 7
        Youth Service, led by Andre Ivory, grades 3rd to 6th
    10:15am to 10:45am     
        Families w/Littles Service, led by Andre Ivory, infant to 7 year olds
    11:00am to 12:30pm     
        Main Service 2*
        High Holy Days Kids’ Club, ages 3 & 4 and ages 5 to 7
        Youth Service, led by Andre Ivory, grades 3rd to 6th
        Teen Service, led by Sarah Bochenek, grades 7th and up

Sunday, September 17, Rosh Hashanah Day 2
        Main Service*  ·   8:30am-12:30pm
        Family Service  ·  8:30am- 9:30am, led by Rabbi, Cantor and Andre Ivory  

Sunday, September 24, Kol Nidre (Split Service Schedule)
        Family Kol Nidre Service *  ·  5pm-5:45pm 
        Kol Nidre Main Service 1*  ·  6pm-7:30pm
        Kol Nidre Main Service 2*  ·  8pm-9:30pm

Monday, September 25, Yom Kippur Day (Split Service Schedule)
    9:00am to 11:00am: 
        Main Service 1*
        High Holy Days Kids’ Club, ages 3 & 4 and ages 5 to 7
    9:30am to 11:00am     
        Youth Service, led by Andre Ivory, grades 3rd to 6th
        Teen Experience, led by Sarah Bochenek, grades 7th and up
    12:00pm to 2:00pm: 
        Main Service 2*
        High Holy Days Kids’ Club, ages 3 & 4 and ages 5 to 7

    12:00pm to 1:30pm 
        Youth Service, led by Andre Ivory, grades 3rd to 6th 
    2:30pm to 3:15pm
        Ask the Rabbi w/Rabbi Green*
    3:30pm to 4:15pm
        Family & Littles Yom Kippur Service* w/Rabbi, Cantor, & Andre Ivory; infant to 7 year olds

        Teen Takeover Minha*  ·  4:30pm-5:30pm
        Neilah, Havdalah, Final Shofar Blowing*  ·  5:45pm-6:57pm

*These services will be livestreamed for remote viewing.
Please note: the Shofar will not be sounded at Rosh Hashanah Day 1 services. We refrain from blowing the shofar when Shabbat coincides with Rosh Hashanah.

Registration - ADULTS (18+ years old) included in membership
Please indicate below this person's preference for each service.

Registration for CHILD(REN) included in membership

All children from age infant to 23 (if they are still in school) are included in the parents' membership at Or Tzion.  If adult children (over age 23) wish to participate in or view Or Tzion's High Holiday services, they can create their own Gift of the Heart pledge and then register as their own member.

This section of the online registration is for children attending any of the MAIN, YOUTH or FAMILY SERVICES.  Registration for the HIGH HOLY DAYS KIDS' CLUB can be found in the next section below.
Please indicate below this child/teen's preference for each service.


What is it? Interactive High Holy Day programming for children, featuring crafts and storytime. Kids’ Club will be led by inspiring, caring and qualified teachers and teen volunteers. Available for ages 3&4 and 5 to 7.

What does it cost? There is no fee but prior registration is required.

What else do I need to know? For safety, parents will be required to check children in and out of the rooms at the Kids’ Club check-in table. Snack will be provided. Must be potty-trained.  
write n/a if not applicable
write n/a if not applicable
write n/a if not applicable


Every year, Congregation Or Tzion publishes the Sefer Zikaron, or Book of Remembrance. This is our congregants’ opportunity to memorialize the names of loved ones to be viewed when we pray Yizkor, beginning on Yom Kippur.  If you wish to contribute names to the book, please review the options below and enter the information on your registration.

 There are multiple options for submissions to the Book of Remembrance
    Premium Page: $1000; fully customizable, plus images   
    Full Page: $400; customizable 
    Half Page: $200; lists up to 10 names
    Quarter Page: $100; lists up to 5 names
    Listed names: $18 per name

Customizable pages may simply list names with your preferred wording, or include personal remembrances and/or memories. New this year, a Premium Page is a fully customizable page that can include text and one or more images of your loved one(s) you wish to include. Write your entry on the registration page or submit it to We reserve the right to edit submitted content and will consult with you through this process. 

To add your Book of Remembrance entry, simply click on ‘1’ from the dropdown menu to begin the process.  Under Remembrance Categories and Costs, choose ‘yes’ to the question that applies to the category you wish to purchase; enter names in the appropriate boxes (please check spelling!).

If you are a member of the M’orot Society, your commitment entitles you to a submission in the book at no extra charge: one-quarter page for those at the $3,600 level; one-half page for those at the $5,400 level; and a full page for those at the $7,200 or higher level. You do not need to submit your info on the registration page. Simply email your info to Amy (or ask any pertinent questions) at


choose one: 1 for YES, I would 
                     0 for NO, thank you.
For Memorial Listings, 1/4 and 1/2 Page entries: Please list the names of the memorialized loved ones you wish to include in the Book of Remembrance.

If your Book of Remembrance entry is the SAME AS LAST YEAR, you may write that in this box.
Premium pages will be located at the beginning of the memorial ads and listings.

The PREMIUM and FULL PAGE option allows for 100% customization of the page.  Please don't forget to include who is memorializing the names and/or story on the page.  Here's a sample of a customized FULL page: 

 We lovingly remember:
S_____ & S__ L____ (parents of E____ L____)
A___ & M__ C______ (grandparents of D___ L___)
A____ H L___ (father of D_____ L____)
V___ A__ M_____ 
(sister of D_____ L____)
You are forever in our hearts,
The L____Family

My grandfather, A____L___, was quite a character!  He was a beloved teacher and highly sought-after photographer. A___ was a beloved husband, father, uncle, and grandfather and he loved his family fiercely in return. He always had hobbies; he spent decades collecting trains and antique toys, he earned his pilot's license, he loved to travel the country by car to see what each state had to offer, and he was a voracious reader and reciter of poetry. I was lucky enough to travel with my grandparents in their RV on several occasions where we listened to hours and hours of musicals and trucker music on cassette tapes.  We drove hundreds of miles each day, but we were never allowed to ask the forbidden question, ‘are we there yet?’. For him, the beauty was in the journey, not the destination. 

A___ was always kind and generous to waiters, bellmen, and the wheelchair guys at the airport. He was witty in conversation and in writing. And he unabashedly loved his wife with every fiber of his being. When his great-grandson, A___, was younger, he too loved trains and played with them constantly. Born 4 years after A____'s passing, how I wish they could have shared that together! But it makes me believe that A___’s legacy lives on in his great-grandson.   


You can submit your names and/or story after completing this registration page. Simply type 'Will submit later' in the text box and we'll follow up with you if you don't submit it in a timely manner.  Please send full page content to  Questions? Contact Amy at


   Adults $30/each
   Children (13 and under) $20/each

5. SUKKOT (Friday, September 29 to Friday, October 6)

The Or Tzion Men’s Club recommends The Sukkah Project for all of your Sukkah needs. 

Would you be interested in having the Men's Club Sukkah Brigade build your sukkah?  You provide the materials, the Men's Club provides the labor!  The Sukkah Brigade will be building on Sunday, September 24, starting at 7:30am.  Click 'YES' below to be added to the list.
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Would you be willing to help build with the Men's Club Sukkah Brigade build on September 24?  You don't have to be a member of the Men's Club OR a man...women are welcome too!
If yes, what is the best way to contact you? Please provide at least one way below.
phone number

Would you like to purchase a Lulav & Etrog set? Please indicate quantities here.
   Premium Set - $54 each
   Children's Set - $36 each



Project Isaiah is our annual High Holiday drive benefiting the community at large.  It is named for the prophet Isaiah, who when asked why we fast on Yom Kippur, responded "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?" (Isaiah 58:7). Without question, Or Tzion's members have been overwhelmingly generous in donating both money and food during our Project Isaiah drive each year. 

Project Isaiah 5784 will benefit St. Mary's Food Bank and Jewish Free Loan. Congregants can fill donation grocery bags and/or make a financial contribution on this registration page to support either, or both, of these worthy charities.

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Please consider making a donation to the Roz Goodell Education Fund that supports our religious school and other programs for our children.

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Just in time for your High Holiday cooking, purchase a copy of the Or Tzion cookbook, The Best of Jewish Cooking by the Members of Congregation Or Tzion. $36 per book

Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784