High Holy Days

We look forward to observing the High Holiday Season
Rosh Hashanah Sept. 18/19 & Yom Kippur Sept. 27/28

This year Temple Beth-El’s High Holy Day services, learning and programming will be presented on our streaming platforms. Despite our great desire to be physically together at Temple, the current health concerns related to COVID-19 prohibit us from doing this safely. Instead, we like other Reform Congregations around the world, will fulfill our religious obligations in this way. 

The High Holy Days present us with the opportunity to reflect on the past year, consider where we missed the mark and commit ourselves to a better future. We look forward to welcoming 5781 with you during this most unusual time. 

High Holy Days

27sep6:30 pm8:00 pmYom Kippur (Kol Nidre) Evening Service6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online

28sep9:00 am10:00 amYom Kippur Family Service9:00 am - 10:00 am Online

28sep10:30 am12:30 pmYom Kippur Morning Service10:30 am - 12:30 pm Online

28sep1:00 pm2:00 pmYom Kippur Symposium1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Online

28sep2:15 pm3:15 pmYom Kippur Study 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm Online

28sep3:15 pm4:15 pmYom Kippur Study 23:15 pm - 4:15 pm Online

28sep4:30 pm5:30 pmYom Kippur Yizkor Service4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Online

28sep5:30 pm6:30 pmYom Kippur Neilah Service5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online

02oct6:30 pm7:30 pmErev Sukkot Service6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

09oct6:30 pm7:30 pmErev Simchat Torah Service6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

10oct10:30 pm12:00 pmSimchat Torah Service10:30 pm - 12:00 pm

High Holy Days 5781

Click the image to see everything Temple Beth-El
is doing for the High Holy Days this year.

We are streaming Services Online

The following streaming platforms are available to join us online.

Live Stream
Facebook Live
YouTube Live
Roku Channel – Temple Beth-El, SATX 
Amazon FireTV – Temple Beth-El, San Antonio

Prayer Books

During the High Holy Days we will use the Prayer Books Mishkan HaNefesh and Mishkan HaLev.  These prayerbooks are available online, although you may find it helpful to purchase a copy of the books to follow along from CCAR Press .  The books are also available for Kindle here.

In order to follow the service online, it is suggested that you use an additional device to follow along from the prayer book.

The online prayer books can be found at:

Mishkan HaNefesh for Yom Kippur

Zoom Registration Links

All of our High Holy Day services will be live-streamed on our website as well as our Roku and YouTube channels. The following services will also be available on Zoom. Please click on the link to register to join us on Zoom for these services. Registration is required. 


Temple Beth-El welcomes all guests to join us online for all of our services.  We encourage those eligible for membership to complete an application or by contacting Joel Swedlove 210-733-9135 ext. 151.  Donations in appreciation for joining us for services are welcomed and can be made at HHD donations.

Bake your own delicious Rosh Hashanah challah with these recipes from Cantor Berlin.