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High Holy Days Service Information

Two Services

High Holy Days service will be divided into two separate services. There will only be one service for Erev Rosh Hashana. Reservations are necessary to attend the service of your choice. You may purchase tickets on line. Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. All requests will be honored provided seating capacity has not been exceeded.

Ticket Delivery

Tickets ordered prior to September 8th will be mailed to the address you provided. After this date, your tickets may be picked up at the temple office or before services at the main door of the Sanctuary.

Tickets For Members

You will receive tickets for you and your immediate family members in the mail after the Temple staff processes your request. This includes tickets for your children between nine and twenty-one years of age. A fee is charged for children over 21 years of age (unless they are full-time students). Tickets will be color-coded and will be checked at the door. Everyone should carry their own ticket. Tickets will be issued, as is our custom, to those members in good standing, whose payments are current, including prior years’ obligations. If your plans to attend services change after you receive your tickets, please return your tickets to the Temple office, so that others may attend.

Additional Tickets

Tickets for additional family members (including grandparents, parents, adult children and grandchildren) are available for a suggested donation of $100 per ticket. Tickets for other family members (in-laws, brothers, sisters, cousins, etc.) and non-Temple members are available for a suggested donation of $200 per ticket. Please note that non-members purchasing tickets will receive a credit equal to their ticket price upon joining Temple Adat Elohim by December 31, 2017. Tickets may be obtained at the Temple office. If you will be out of town during the High Holy Days, you are eligible to receive reciprocal tickets from other URJ-affiliated Temples. Forms are available at the Temple office.

Memorial Book

Temple Adat Elohim publishes the names of loved ones you wish to be remembered. Please see online order form for details. Requests must be received by September 8th to be included in this years Memorial Book.

Services For Families with Young Children

The High Holy Days Services for families with young children will be held on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The service is approximately 30 minutes and is specially designed for pre-school age children and their parents. Both services are open to the community. No tickets are required.

Tashlich Service

“Tashlich” service is the symbolic casting of sins into the water and it will be held on be held on Thursday, Sept. 21st at 5:00PM at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Dr., Oak Park. This event is open to the community.


Saturday, Sept. 16th at 7:30 PM in the Social Hall. S’lichot is recognized as the formal beginning to the High Holy Days season. Congregants will be invited to lead readings and the clergy will offer private blessings on the bimah to anyone who wishes to receive them.

High Holiday AWEsome Experience

While adults attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, we have created a varied experiential program for children, 18 mo. to 18 years. Students will have the opportunity to experience parts of the community worship service as well as special interactive activities designed for each grade level and led by our talented religious school teachers.

Evening Childcare

Childcare will be provided for children two to nine years of age only during evening services. All toddlers must be toilet-trained and there is a charge of $5.00 per child, per service, maximum $10 per evening. If you are interested in childcare, please fill out the appropriate online registration form.

Lulav and Etrog Sets

Sukkot begins the night of Wednesday, October 4th.

Lulav and Etrog Sets must be ordered by September 8th for delivery by Sukkot. Sets will be available for pick up at TAE after Yom Kippur. You will be notified by email.


Parking is available at several locations within easy walking distance to TAE. For your convenience a map of these locations will be sent along with your tickets. Be careful to park only in legal places to avoid ticketing by the Thousand Oaks Police.

Handicap Parking

Due to the limited number of parking spaces in the temple lot, passes will be issued to those worshipers with medical needs, or with a valid California State Handicap Parking Permit.


Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each service. Please arrive on time. If you are attending the first service, please plan to leave the Sanctuary and Temple grounds quickly so that second service attendees may have available parking and the Sanctuary may be prepared for the next service. Please exit towards the parking lot after each service. Those picking up children may use the rear door of the Social Hall.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; and as always, saving seats is not permitted. Special seating for handicapped persons is available in the section to the left of the Bima. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the greeters.
  • A drop-off for handicapped persons will be provided in front of the Sanctuary where Handicap Parking will be available.
  • Congregants will be asked to maintain maximum decorum at all times. There will be no seating when the congregation is standing, when the Ark is open or during the chanting of Kol Nidre.
  • It is Temple policy that your children remain with you during services or in Babysitting or High Holy Days Children’s Experience. Children may not remain outside the Sanctuary during services.
  • Appropriate dress is a statement of respect. Please encourage your children to dress properly.
  • Your cooperation in these matters will ensure that all members and guests will enjoy the service.

Adults are invited to be greeters/ushers for one or more services. Contact Cyndi Levenson if you are interested in performing this mitzvah.

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