High Holy Days 2019 / 5780 - Temple Members

As we prepare for the High Holy Days, we wish you a time of renewed spirit, good health and peace within yourself and our world. We look forward to spending this special time with you. 

General Information
Temple Membership and Member Passes
Member Guest Passes
Reciprocal Passes to another Synagogue
Children's Services and Childcare
Book of Remembrance


General Information

Temple Membership and Member Passes 

We no longer require members to request High Holy Days passes in advance or to preselect which services you wish to attend. 

All Temple Sinai members who have renewed their 2018-19 membership will automatically receive High Holy Days Passes.
High Holy Day Passes will be mailed out the last week of August for each adult member of the household and for each dependent child between 10 and 25 years old. 
If you do not receive your tickets, please contact the office (510) 451-3263, or contact our Executive Director, Terrie Goren.

If you have already renewed your membership, thank you!
Please click below if you still need to renew your membership.

Member Guest Passes

Please click below to order additional guest passes for adult children ages 26+ or for visiting out-of-town relatives and guests.

  Attend Any/All Services
Per Each Member Guest $150 (suggested)

The High Holy Days Passes welcomes one to attend any and all of the services that require passes:  

  • Erev Rosh HaShanah                     Paramount Theatre
  • Rosh HaShanah Morning               Temple Sinai Sanctuary*
  • Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur             Paramount Theatre
  • Yom Kippur Morning                       Temple Sinai Sanctuary*

    Paramount Theatre seating is unlimited for all services. 

*Temple Sinai Sanctuary morning services have LIMITED seating and are first-come, first-served. Seats are not pre-assigned. Please arrive early. By order of the Fire Marshall, when the sanctuary reaches maximum capacity, we will redirect attendees to the Albers Chapel, where there will be a live feed of the Sanctuary service.

The High Holy Days are a great way for others to experience and learn about Temple Sinai. Please invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join us for services. They may learn about guest / non-member passes below.

Reciprocal Passes to another Synagogue

Members of other URJ (Reform) and USCJ (Conservative) synagogues who submit verification of membership are eligible for High Holy Days passes without charge.

If you are a Temple Sinai member who wishes to receive reciprocal passes to attend another synagogue, please email or call the temple office at (510) 451-3263.

Children's Services and Childcare

Rosh HaShanah (September 30) and Yom Kippur (October 9)
2:30pm in the Temple Sinai Sanctuary

These afternoon kid-friendly services include singing, storytelling and lots of fun for families with children 5 and under. On Rosh HaShanah, the children sing Happy Birthday to the world and blow shofars. On Yom Kippur, parents and children are given “boo boo Band-Aids” and apologize to each other for any hurt feelings over the last year. The children also sit in the aisle of the Sanctuary and we unroll the Torah across their laps. This is a favorite service for most parents! 
Passes are not required for the Children’s Services. 


Childcare (18 months - 4 years)  
We offer babysitting/childcare for the morning services held on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur at the Temple Sinai Sanctuary.
The cost is $20 per child, per service. 

Children’s Program (K – 3rd Grade)
The High Holy Days Children's Program coincides with morning services held on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.
At Temple Sinai, this program provides a special morning of art, music, storytelling, worship, and other activities appropriate to the celebration of these Holy Days for students in K-3rd grade. A snack will be provided.
This program is free of charge, although registration is required.

Pre-registration for both Childcare and the Children's Program is required at least 5 days before the program so that we may adequately arrange for staffing and snacks.
Click below to sign up for:  

Book of Remembrance

It is a custom at Temple Sinai to honor the memory of family members or other departed loved ones in a "Book of Remembrance” that is distributed at the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur at Temple SinaiIn order for us to complete our Book of Remembrance on time, we ask that you please make your submissions by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Thank you.