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High Holidays 5781

Dear Congregants - 
Greetings to everyone as we get ready to welcome the new year, 5781. While things certainly look different to all of us right now, we have an exceptional array of plans to keep us engaged and connected through our amazing clergy and community during this time. We outline here some key dates and aspects of the High Holidays. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us. We receive all voicemail messages instantly and will call back as soon as possible. Please leave a message for us on our main line at 847-256-1213. You can also email us at

We will be streaming our services through the holidays and beyond. You will notice some people in attendance who have key roles in the worship service such as reading from the Torah and reading the Haftarah. Our sign ups continue to be open for in-person minyanim on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. We also welcome those of you interested in attending to join us on Shabbat mornings as numbers allow.

While our streaming is open to everyone, you must renew your membership to be able to participate in any of these activities:

  • Obtaining Mahzorim for the holidays
  • Private individual or family visit to the Sanctuary for personal prayer between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Participate in one of our five in-person socially-distant Tashlikh services 
  • Private individual or family visit to the Sukkah during Sukkot
  • Order Lulav & Etrog
  • Ordering Schach for your sukkah
  • Receiving a Tot High Holiday Supply Box

High Holiday Family and Tot Services will be held remotely via Zoom, which will allow those attending to interact and lead prayers, using techniques that follow the halakhic guidance of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Links will be made available to BHBE members, and will be shared as well by request to friends of our families, to our resident BJE families, and to others in the area who are interested in getting to know the BHBE community.   

Mark your calendars! Here you will find key dates for the upcoming weeks - September and October. Most importantly, be well and stay healthy.

Shanah Tovah, 
Rabbi Nate Crane
Cantor Pavel Roytman
Keri Bahar, President
Jay Goldstein, EVP
Cynthia Lerner, VP, Ritual
Michael Kahn, Executive Director


General Information
Link to High Holiday FAQ’s

To view our High Holiday Packet, click here.

If you are visiting the sanctuary, or if you wish to read these from home, please see these Individual Prayers before Yom Kippur from Rabbi Crane.

Sign up here!
Sanctuary Visits 
Shabbat Shuvah  
Sukkah Visits  

To order Lulav & Etrog, Scach and Willow Branches please email us at:

Watch online!

We use the High Holiday Mahzor, Lev Shalem - to download a version, click here.

Sunday, September 27th 5:45 pm - Mincha/Kol Nidre

Monday, September 28th 9:00 am - Yom Kippur

Monday, September 28th 10:00 am - Yom Kippur Tot Service

Monday, September 28th 2:00 pm - Yom Kippur Family Service

Monday, September 28th 4:15 pm - Mincha

Monday, September 28th 5:45 pm - Neilah and Ma'ariv

Monday, September 28th 7:18 pm - Shofar sounded

Friday, October 2nd 6:00 pm - Erev Sukkot

Saturday, October 3rd 9:30 am - Sukkot

Saturday, October 3rd 6:00 pm - Mincha and Ma'ariv

Sunday, October 4th 9:30 am - Sukkot

Sunday, October 4th 6:20 pm - Mincha

Sunday, October 4th 6:55 pm - Ma'ariv

Friday, October 9th 7:00 am - Hoshana Rabbah

Friday, October 9th 6:00 pm - Erev Shemini Atzeret

Saturday, October 10th 9:30 am - Shemini Atzeret

Saturday, October 10th 10:45 am - Yizkor

Saturday, October 10th 5:45 pm - Mincha

Saturday, October 10th 6:30 pm - Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 11th 9:30 am - Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 11th 6:20 pm - Mincha

Sunday, October 11th 6:50 pm - Ma'ariv

Tue, September 29 2020 11 Tishrei 5781