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High Holy Days 5783: Participating in the  Services: Ushering and In-Person and Remote Honors, Aliyot, and Readings

Welcome to the High Holy Days at Temple Har Zion

Temple Har Zion and our inspiring sanctuary is open for the High Holy Days 5783/2022. Additionally, all of our adult High Holy Days services will be livestreamed (as are all of our other Shabbat and festival services), with the exception of Tashlich, which is outdoors and in-person only. 

For the younger set, Temple Har Zion offers a range of youth services, services for families with young children, and also, back this year, childcare. These will be held in person only, outdoors, in a tent. All Camp Shana Tovah programs require registration.

Interfaith families are welcome! 

Request In-Person and Remote Honors, Aliyot, and Readings

A Letter from the Gabbai

We continue to have fewer honors available this year than we have before the pandemic,  however Ark openings/closing are returning, as are the dressing of the Torah. These require the honoree be attending the service in person. And of course, aliyot (Torah blessings) and English and Hebrew readings are available that members can participate in either in-person or via Zoom. (But not if you are joining us on Facebook or YouTube).

If you would like to request an honor, an aliyah or a reading, please fill out the linked form below. We will try to accommodate as many requests as we can.

Requests must be submitted by Monday, September 12. We will confirm honors assignments by email or telephone.

Shanah Tovah!

Ed Sachs, Gabbai

Form for Requesting an Honor

If you would like to request an honor for this year's High Holy Days services, please do so by Monday, September 12. There are two ways:

1) Click here; or

2) Call or email the Temple office (office@wsthz.org708.366.9000). Please indicate what honors/readings you are requesting and at which services you could receive them.

Volunteer for an Hour of Service as a High Holy Day Usher

A Letter from the Head Usher

Shana Tovah,

We hope you will be willing to volunteer to usher this year at Temple Har Zion's High Holiday Services. We expect many congregants to be returning to our spiritual home for the first time in two years and want them to see a familiar and welcoming face as they enter Har Zion.

Ushers will serve two main roles this year: welcoming our membership, and making sure that our members enjoy a safe and comfortable environment in which to worship. 

There are four main benefits to being a Temple Har Zion High Holy Day usher: 

  1. The opportunity to be the first to greet your fellow congregants as they arrive at shul; 
  2. You contribute to the haimish environment we have all come to expect, 
  3. You help make sure Har Zion is secure; and 
  4. You will help to keep your fellow congregants as safe as possible from COVID-19.  

We need your help, more than ever, to make sure High Holiday services go smoothly. Please volunteer to take as little as an hour of your synagogue time to usher this season. Don't worry if you have never done it before, it is easy and detailed directions for ushers will be sent to all ushers right before Erev Rosh Hashanah.

I hope I can count on your help. This year we are going electronic and you can choose your time(s) to usher.

To sign up, click here to go to SignupGenius to select a time that you plan on being at the temple.

If you have any questions, please email me at

Todah Rabah.

Haran Rashes 
VP of Membership

 Har Zion High Holy Days Calendar

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Mon, June 5 2023 16 Sivan 5783