High Holidays 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

With Rabbi and Cantor Oksana Chapman at our helm, beginning her 14th year with us, we welcome you to Temple Emmanuel, as we turn toward the New Year 5781. Erev Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday, September 18th. This year we had to say goodbye to several people, and their memories continue to be an inspiration to all of us.  We are hoping to find special ways to honor them this year.

In 2019, we had many incredible Fall events, such as Dreamsong Duo in Concert, the Sisterhood Luncheon, and a Chanukah Party in our gorgeous restored Social Hall; then the world changed.  Please join many new voices at our meetings.  The attitude that nothing is ever “off the table”, makes this synagogue unique.  NEW ideas are always welcomed and are blended with history and heritage!  The Temple always remains on the edge of fresh thinking, since its inception back in 1939.

Now is such a crucial time for Members to do what they are able, and for Temple Friends to become Official Members. You may take advantage of our monthly payment options.  Any financial help will be greatly appreciated and also help defray additional expenses.  The Temple needs you now more than ever!


  • Single Membership               $475 / $39.59 per month
  • Family Membership              $800 / $67.00 per month
  • Out of State Membership    $360 / $30.00 per month
  • Mitzvah Membership           $1000 / $83.33 per month

To join us, complete your High Holiday RSVP here.

Our Visionary Committee and Officers have been working arduously to set up many options for everyone at the High Holidays.  Join from home, our yard, the Sanctuary… any way you choose.  It is YOUR option, and rest assured you will be well cared for by your responsible Temple, which will follow all protocols.  We are fortunate to have so much “Social Distancing” space everywhere!  Enclosed please find our HH Schedule.  We have hired an amazing company to Live Stream from our BIMA.  Whether you choose to sit inside the temple, in the yard or inside your own home, your only promise is to “Fahrputz” (dress up) for the holidays.  Either way, we will be seeing you!  Let’s get together any way you are comfortable, because the essence of all is Love, and that never changes.

On behalf of Rabbi Oksana and the Board of Directors, warmest wishes are extended to you and your families for a Happy and Healthy New Year 5781.

L’Shanah Tovah,

Sara Lee Callahan