High Holidays 5779

Tickets

All members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in good standing receive High Holiday tickets as part of their membership. Meaning, members who are up to date with their financial obligations through fiscal year 2017 and have paid at least 50% of dues for fiscal year 2018 are eligible to receive tickets. Tickets will be mailed to members in good standing until the end of August. If you do not receive your ticket in the mail before the High Holidays, please plan to pick it up at the Help Desk on the day of services. Please contact Barry Herman at 404.603.5750 or bherman@aasynagogue.org if you require special consideration.

All Hurricane Florence evacuees, Atlanta Jewish professionals, active military, and full-time students are welcome to attend High Holiday services at our Synagogue free of charge but are still required to register online HERE. College students and active members of the military will need to show their IDs at the Help Desk upon arrival.

Non-members can purchase non-member ticket(s) HERE. Non-member tickets are being mailed until the end of August. If you do not receive your ticket in the mail before the High Holidays, please plan to pick it up at the Help Desk on the day of services.

Tickets are bound to a specific name, and they are not transferable.

FAQ

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click HERE.

Service Schedule

Child and Teen Programming ends 30 minutes after services end, unless otherwise specified.
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 9
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmMincha/Ma’ariv Service
1st Day Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 10
Ellman Chapel8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
Srochi9:00 amA Sweet New Year - Light Bites and Coffee
10:00 amTorah Processional
Sanctuary10:15 amShofar Service | Musaf Service | Sermon
Front LawnFollowing Sanctuary ServiceTashlich
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmMincha/Ma'ariv Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 amChildcare (ages 8 weeks - 36 months)
Ahava and Fishman10:00 amChildren's Programming (ages 3 yrs - 5th grade)
Fishman10:00 amChai Holidays with Kadima (6th - 8th grade)
Youth Lounge12:00 pmChai Holidays with USY (9th - 12th grade)
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah - Tuesday, September 11
Ellman Chapel8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
Sanctuary10:00 amShofar Service | Musaf Service | Sermon
Paradies10:00 amSecond Day Chanting Service
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmMincha/Ma'ariv Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 amChildcare (ages 8 weeks - 36 months)
Ahava and Fishman10:00 amChildren's Programming (ages 3 yrs - 5th grade)
Fishman10:00 amChai Holidays with Kadima (6th - 8th grade)
Youth Lounge12:00 pmChai Holidays with USY (9th - 12th grade)
Kol Nidre - Tuesday, September 18
Memorial Garden5:30 pmKapporos
Paradies6:45 pmMincha Service
Ellman Chapel6:45 - 8:00 pmKol HaMishpacha Family Service
Sanctuary7:15 pmKol Nidre Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava6:30 pmChildcare (ages 8 weeks - 36 months)
Library7:15 pmKol Chadash Service (6th - 12th grade)
Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 19
Ellman Chapel8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
Sanctuary10:30 amMusaf Service
Sanctuary12:30 pmSermon | Yizkor Service
Paradies2:15 pmYom Kippur Study Hall - Yom Kippur Tales by Sholem Aleichem, Franz Kafka, and Ida Fink
Srochi3:30 pmYom Kippur Forum - Do Synagogues Matter in the New Jewish World?
Paradies4:30 pmAfternoon Chant and Drum Circle
Sanctuary5:00 pmMincha Service
Sanctuary6:15 pmAsk the Rabbi
Sanctuary6:45 pmNeilah Service
Sanctuary8:02 pmShofar to End Fast
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 amChildcare (ages 8 weeks - 36 months)
Ahava2:30 pm - HavdallahChildcare (all ages)
Ahava10:00 amChildren's Programming (ages 3 yrs - 5th grade)
Fishman10:00 amChai Holidays with Kadima (6th - 8th grade)
Youth Lounge12:30 pmChai Holidays with USY (9th - 12th grade)
Erev Sukkot - Sunday, September 23
Sukkah6:00 - 6:40 pmFamily Sukkot Service (Mincha/Ma'ariv)
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
1st Day Sukkot - Monday, September 24
Ellman Chapel9:00 amSukkot Service (followed by Kiddush in Sukkah)
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
2nd Day Sukkot - Tuesday, September 25
Ellman Chapel9:00 amSukkot Service (followed by Kiddush in Sukkah)
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
Erev Shemini Atzeret - Sunday, September 30
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
Shemini Atzeret - Monday, October 1
Ellman Chapel9:00 amShemini Atzeret Service | Yizkor Service
Simchat Torah - Monday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 2
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
Ellman Chapel9:00 amSimchat Torah Service
Ellman Chapel6:00 pmEvening Minyan
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava6:15 pmChildcare (ages 8 weeks - 5 years)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

A special thank you to our two family sponsors who made the beautiful transformation of our sanctuary and the Sweet New Year celebration possible: The Paradies Family in loving memory of Judy and Jimmy Paradies and The Gerry and Vicki Benjamin Family.

A Sweet New Year – Light Bites & Coffee

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we invite everyone – those in attendance in need of a little nosh or those just arriving to the synagogue – to enjoy a light bite, coffee, and community in Srochi Hall between 9 – 10 am. Take a few minutes to relax and transition into the spirit of the holiday. The Torah Processional begins 10 am, so make sure to arrive on time!

Machzor

The prayer book, Machzor Hadash, will be used for all High Holiday services. We will have books available for loan at the Help Desk in Cohen Pavilion. We ask that you please return your prayer book to the Help Desk as you leave the building.

Child/Teen Programming

We are looking forward to ushering in the New Year with you and your family! Even if you’re not registering your children for children’s programming, we want you and your family to have a joyous holiday and welcome you to bring your children to the regular holiday services. Special services for your child(ren)/teen(s):

  • Kol Chadash Service: All teens are invited to join us for this special service that will run parallel to the main Kol Nidre service. The name Kol Chadash literally means “everything new” and connects directly to the feeling of a clean slate that we experience after Kol Nidre and as we head into the Yom Kippur fast. We hope to see all teens there!
  • Kol HaMishpacha Family Service: When transliterated, Kol HaMishpacha has two possible meanings: “Voice of the Family” and “All of the Family.” These two meanings sum up the dynamic we hope to create with this Kol Nidre alternative service for families with children ages 3-12. The whole family will have the opportunity to sing, mingle, reflect on the past year, and talk about hopes for the year to come.

For pricing information or to reserve a spot for child/teen programming, please visit the registration form HERE.

Help Desk

The Help Desk will be located in Cohen Pavilion upon entrance into the building. Volunteers will be available to assist you if you have forgotten or misplaced your ticket. Please keep in mind that some of our community volunteers may not know you but are happy to assist you and your family. If you are picking up new or replacement tickets, please allow an extra few minutes at the Help Desk.

Security

If you leave the building, please take your ticket with you for re-admittance. No guns or weapons will be allowed on the premises. Please be patient and cooperative with our security officers and ushers. It is their goal to ensure your safety and the well-being of all our members and guests.

Seating & Ambulatory Needs

There will be a section of chairs reserved for those with ambulatory needs and their caretakers. Please be advised that, although we don’t have wheelchairs available for your use, we will be happy to assist you with removing your wheelchair from your car at curbside upon arrival. Ushers will assist you with your wheelchair inside the sanctuary.

Cellphones

We encourage you to unplug when you enter the building to allow yourself to be present and immerse yourselves in the spirit of the holiday. We ask that you please try to limit cell-phone usage (talk/text/internet) to outside the synagogue on the holidays.

Parking

If you are in need of handicapped parking, please contact Fern Schorr at 404.355.5222 or fschorr@aasynagogue.org. If you are an able-driver traveling with a guest who needs assistance, please drop him/her off at the Synagogue entrance in the upper lot, and park your car in the lower lot (on the corner of Northside Dr. and Peachtree Battle Ave.) or in available street parking. At the end of services, you will be able to return to the upper lot to pick up your guest.

Non-handicapped parking spaces in the upper lot are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.