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  HIGH HOLY DAYS 2015/5776  


  Forms & Resources  


Order your Reform High Holy Day Prayer Books by clicking here (NEW THIS YEAR!)


We are excited to announce our new

High Holy Day Prayer Book
Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe
We will begin using our new Reform High Holy Day prayer book this year 2015 / 5776

After we piloted the new High Holy Day prayer book last year on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. After thoughtful consideration, the Jewish Life Committee and the Board have recommended congregants purchase Mishkan HaNefesh for the Reform services in the Sanctuary.

Here are some of the reasons why we are excited
about this new prayer book:

Hebrew, transliterations, and translations for every prayer
Metaphors and images of God speak to our time
Words, tone & theological range are uplifting, inviting & challenging
Meaningful liturgy to those who pray regularly, and welcomes those who are new to Jewish spirituality and practice
Draws from the deep wellsprings of Jewish liturgy, history, thought, music, interpretation and creativity

Mishkan HaNefesh values continuity and incorporates the outlook of the
21st century Reform Jewish community of North America.


“We realize that this change requires members to purchase their own new copies to participate in High Holy Day services, but we know the great benefit that this change will bring for an even more meaningful prayer experience.” -- Temple Beth El rabbis


Order your books now for $42!

(includes 2 volume set: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)

Larger print options: $75 for Pulpit Edition two volume set;
$100 for 3 volume large print edition

Also, if you are able to help us purchase extra books for visitors during the High Holy Days please consider contributing to the “High Holy Day Prayer Book Fund”. I would like to contribute:
____$18 ____$36 ____$54 ____ $72 ____$144 ____$288

Please order your Mishkan HaNefesh copies on the temple website ( click on High Holy Days) or Click on the "Order Your Reform Books Now" graphic on the top right.
You can also mail in your order with payment to the office: attention “High Holy Day Prayer Book Order”
Donations can also be made attention “High Holy Day Prayer Book Fund”


Sermons From 2014/5775

Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Peter Levi
Rosh Hashanah: I Get in the Way (Audio file)
Yom Kippur: Who Are You in That Mirror (Audio file)
Yizkor: Poem & Story

Rabbi Rachel Kort
Kol Nidre: Friendship (Audio file)

Rabbi K'vod Wieder
Rosh Hashanah: Navigating Anti-Semitism (Audio file)
Yom Kippur: What Israel's Economic Miracle Teaches Us About Creation


Forms & Resources

Book of Remembrance



Prayer Books

Conservative Service Honors
(Link to Common Questions & Answers)

Link to Selections from the Conservative High Holy Days Services


You can complete the applicable forms and return them one of these ways:

  • Fax to 949/362-5323
  • Email to
  • Drop off at the front desk at Temple
  • Mail to 2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo, 92656

Ticket Request forms for members
Ticket Request forms for non-members

Service Information
Service Schedule



High Holy Day Service Descriptions

Reform Service
Higher and Higher: Spiritual Uplift For A Secular World Reform High Holy Day Services with soulful music and spiritually relevant sermons in our breathtaking sanctuary.

Conservative Service
Returning To Our Source: An Experience of Soulful Tradition Conservative High Holy Day Services that create a personal and communal journey to living our lives more fully and authentically. Intimate and participatory in our beautiful chapel. This year we are proud to introduce our Conservative Cantorial soloists: Michelle Stone (Rosh Hashanah) and Amy Robinson (Yom Kippur). Click here to read more about them.

Multi-Generational Service
Celebration and Renewal: The Abbreviated Service A High Holy Day experience for all ages, filled with music, reflection, and inspired teaching in our sanctuary. All within one hour.



Sermons From 2013/5774

Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Peter Levi
There Must Be More to Life Than Having Everything

Rabbi K'vod Wieder
Finding Holiness in the Digital World
Breaking Open the Heart of Compassion

Rabbi Rachel Kort
The Meaning of B'nai Mitzvah at Temple Beth El

Yom Kippur

Rabbi Peter Levi
Three Fasts - Expanding Your Borders

Rabbi Rachel Kort
Grappling with Our World through the Lens of Torah