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Erev Rosh Hashanah, the Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, Kol Nidre, and the Yom Kippur Morning Service (not Ne'ilah) will be live-streamed on Vimeo and the home page.

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High Holy Days are a traditional time of prayer, reflection, remembrance and family gatherings. Our services and programs are designed to make guests and members of our congregational ohana feel at home for the holidays.

All attendees (members and non-members alike) need to register. Registering for services is how you ensure that there is a name tag and space for you and your companions. As in years past, name tags will serve as an entry pass to High Holiday services as a way to put names and faces together for both fellow members and guests. They will be available for you to pick up in the library as you pass through on your way to services. If you have any questions regarding your membership or becoming a member, please contact the Office at (808) 595-7521 or Registration will begin on August 15th. 

Unaffiliated guests and visitors to the islands are welcome to join our community for New Year’s services and festivities. There is suggested donation of $180 per person for non-member tickets for this year’s High Holidays. Everyone under age 22 is invited to join at no cost (but must still register). No one will be turned away due to financial constraints.  Please contact Executive Director Richard Field at (808) 595-7521 or to make individual arrangements. 

Please feel free to register your family, friends and colleagues, as we open the doors in September to share our majestic Temple and seek to unify the Jews of Hawaii.

Preparing for the High Holidays

Sat., September 17, 2022            Selichot                                                                                6:30 PM

Selichot Gathering including light dinner - Registration Required

Sun., September 18, 2022           Makapu'u Sunrise Hike                                            5:05 AM

Shofar Gathering - meet at entrance gate at 5:05 AM

Rosh Hashanah

Sun., September 25, 2002           Erev Rosh Hashanah Service                                        7:00 PM

Mon., September 26, 2002        Rosh Hashanah Morning Service                              10:00 AM

Tashlich                                                                                      5:00 PM

Kailua Beach Park with Rabbi Cheri 

Yom Kippur

Tues., October 4                     Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) Service                                                                    7:00 PM

Wed., October 5                    Yom Kippur Morning Service Including Yizkor Memorial Service    10:00 AM

Sharing Memories of Those We Lost This Past Year                                    4:00 PM

Dive into Jonah! led by Dr. Dan Weiss                                                                  5:00 PM

Jonah for Kids                                                                                                                       5:30 PM

Neilah and Evening Service                                                                                         6:00 PM

Kids Art Activity                                                                                                                 6:00 PM

Break Fast                                                                                                                               6:45 PM


Sun., October 9, 2002                        Help Build a Sukkah at Temple Emanu-El                10:00 AM

Simchat Torah

Sun., October 16, 2002                        Simchat Torah Experience                                             10:00 AM


Thank you to everyone who has registered! Some of our services have reached their maximum capacity.

If you are interested in attending services and would like to register yourself and your guest(s), please contact the office at to find out which services still have space available. We hope to be able to accommodate as many people as possible. 

If you'd like to register for Junior Congregation (ages 4-11), please contact We are offering our Rosh Hashanah Junior Congregation Service at 5pm on Sunday, September 25th. The service is best for ages 3-10 years old with an adult caregiver. In this 30-45 minute service led by Morah Rachel Garcia and SJS Team, we'll read from a children's prayerbook, hear the shofar, and end with an interactive event for the keiki.

Make a Donation

If you'd like to make a donation to Temple Emanu-El for the holidays, please click the Paypal button below. If you prefer to donate by check, also indicate "High Holy Days" in the memo and mail to:

Temple Emanu-El
2550 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817

Thank you for your support!

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