High Holy Days Overview

We wish you and your families Shana Tova U’Metuka, a happy and sweet New Year.

We’re looking forward to sharing the High Holy Days with you. Together, Rabbi Mathew Marko and our visiting Cantor, Chazan Hanan Leberman will lead our 5784 High Holy Day Services. We are grateful to our corps of volunteers who will assist us throughout the High Holy Days to enhance our collective experience.

Services and Events

Click here for a complete listing of all services (and Family Services) and events throughout the High Holy Days.

High Holy Day Pledges

While our formal appeal will be made on Yom Kippur, you are welcome to make your pledge beforehand. Pledges received before Friday, October 13th will be published in the beginning of November (unless you prefer to remain anonymous).

Click here to make your pledge now.

Book of Remembrance

To enhance the Yizkor memorial service, Tifereth Israel Synagogue will again create our own Book of Remembrance. This is a beautiful opportunity for us to honor and remember all those who have greatly impacted our lives. The Book of Remembrance will be used on Yom Kippur and throughout the year when we recite Yizkor on Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Passover, and on Shavuot. The deadline for submissions has passed, but you may still make a High Holy Day Pledge in memory of your loved ones.

Ticket Information

If you are a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, your tickets will be mailed to you in late August. If you do not receive them, please be in touch with the office. Tickets for your dependent children living at home, 23 years or younger are included.

If you are not a member of our congregation, there are several options available in order to share the High Holy Days with us. Once you’re ready to order your tickets, you may use our online system or phone our office at 619 697-6001. 


We are happy to offer reciprocity to members of other congregations who would like to attend the holidays at TIS. Simply have a letter (on your congregation’s letterhead) faxed to 619 697-1102 or emailed to Kandice here. The letter should state that you are members in good standing and we will gladly provide complimentary HHD tickets.

Members of Tifereth Israel who may be attending services at another synagogue, please let us know and we will be happy to send a letter asking that tickets be provided for you. Email Kandice or phone her in the office. Please note we cannot guarantee the reciprocity of any other congregation.

Military Individuals and Families

First and foremost, we thank you for your service. If you are Active Military, we will gladly provide you and your dependents complimentary High Holy Day tickets. Please contact our office and provide us with your military ID.

Full-time Students

We are happy to provide full-time students with tickets for the High Holy Days. Simply come by and show us your school ID.

Purchasing Tickets

High Holy Day tickets may be purchased online or by phoning our office. If you have any questions, do call our office.

Reserved Seating and Additional Tickets

For those who wish, we offer reserved seats. You will be given the opportunity to select your own seat, subject to availability. Fees for reserved seats are in addition to fees, if any, for a regular ticket. We can accommodate guests either through reciprocity (see above) or the purchase of a ticket. If you need extra tickets, you may order them online or phone the office.

High Holiday Youth Programming

Rosh Hashana Day 1
Saturday, September 16th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Grades K-12)

  • 9:30 a.m. Youth and Family Service
  • 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. High Holy Day youth & teen activities

Rosh Hashana Day 2
Sunday, September 17th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Grades K-6)

  • 9:30 a.m. Youth and Family Service
  • 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. High Holy Day youth activities

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Grades K-12)

  • 9:30 a.m. Youth and Family Service
  • 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. High Holy Day youth & teen activities

If you have any questions about High Holy Day Youth Programming, contact Cheryl Katz at

Child Care

18 months old through Pre-Kindergarten

There will be childcare provided during all services.
For health and safety reasons, reservations are required in advance. Email to RSVP.

Parents with children younger than 18 months

An unsupervised room will be open for nursing moms and for children younger than 18 months. Please do not eat any snacks in the classroom or on the playground so as to respect any allergies.

Security Information

To ensure your safety, each time you arrive for a High Holy Day service, please have your ticket and a photo ID (driver’s license or state ID card) ready to be checked by the ushers. The name on the ticket must match the name on the photo ID. Thank you for your understanding. If you have misplaced your tickets, you will be escorted to the office and our staff will assist you.

Tickets with common nicknames or abbreviations are acceptable, and children do not need to show ID. If you use a different name at the synagogue than that which is on your identification, please contact the office and we will be happy to provide a replacement ticket.

Much more detailed information may be found here.

Don't miss out! Stay up to date with the latest happenings at our synagogue.

Scroll to Top