Yom Kippur 2022: Know Before You Go

Sep 29, 2022 / 4 Tishri, 5783

We are looking forward to welcoming you at Yom Kippur in your home sanctuaries and from our worship spaces at 8500 Hillcrest Road. We know many of you completed the registration some time ago and now have a better idea if you will be attending Yom Kippur services in person. In order to better plan for our congregants’ comfort and safety, we need a more accurate count of attendees. This will help us plan properly for seating, security personnel, shuttle rides and parking.

Please help us by logging in to your registration to make updates before Friday, September 30.

• Go to the registration website

• Click “already registered”

• Input your email and confirmation number you received when you registered

• Modify your registration

• Click submit

Again, we apologize for the technical difficulties that some members of our online community experienced during Rosh Hashanah services. We know that it was disruptive and assure you that we are working with our website developer to resolve the issues. During Yom Kippur, if you experience any interruption in service, a simple quick fix is to refresh your browser. If that doesn’t work, please call Temple at 214.706.0000 or contact us at hhd@tedallas.org and members of the Temple staff will be able to assist.


In-Person Services

Digital Admission: Your admission to High Holy Day services is tied to a QR code that you received when you completed your online registration, it will give you access to all services you registered for this year. Please note that each person registered will have their own unique QR code. An email reminder will be sent Tuesday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. from Temple Emanu-El to every email address associated with a registration. Look for the subject line, Registration Confirmed — High Holy Days. Be prepared to show your QR code at the single entrance to the Temple parking lot (Hillcrest Road) or before boarding the complimentary shuttles at NorthPark. There is no need to print it if you have easy access to it on your phone.

Lost or Missing QR Code: Registered members who arrive at Temple and cannot locate their QR code will be asked to pull aside in the parking lot for assistance and further instruction.

Guests: If you are looking for more information on how to register a guest, please contact us at hhd@tedallas.org 

Break the Fast: Our Temple community will break the fast at 6:45 p.m. in Linz Hall and the Tycher Gathering Space with additional seating outside in the Nasher-Haemisegger Family Atrium. Thank you to our generous members and vendors for their donations.

Additional Worship Spaces: The Celebration Garden and Linz Hall will be open for overflow seating. Water stations will be available, and you can follow along on a screen displaying the service in Olan Sanctuary.

All-Gender Bathrooms: Two Temple restrooms identified by the sign “Everyone” are available in the hallway leading to the Early Childhood Education Center, near the men’s restroom.

Parking: Our parking lots are expected to fill up quickly. As in past years, comfortable shuttle buses will be available between NorthPark Center and Temple during the High Holy Days. Catch the shuttle at the Macy’s parking lot facing Park Lane. Our access entrance in the back of Olan Sanctuary will be open for drop-off only for those who need mobility assistance or a shorter walk. When you arrive, let our security team know that you are looking for the access entrance and they will guide you.

Shuttle Rides: Temple will have multiple golf carts in the parking lot to offer rides to people from their cars to the access entrance of Olan Sanctuary and doors to Tycher Gathering Space.

Security: Security is a priority at Temple. In order to keep everyone safe and keep the entry process as quick as possible, please refrain from bringing large handbags, backpacks or duffel bags to Temple. Occasional searches may be necessary at the discretion of security personnel.


Online Services

Livestreaming: All livestreamed services will be available HERE on the Temple website. Services will be available to watch immediately after the conclusion of the live recording. That way, if you are used to attending a later version of a duplicate service, you can still watch at your preferred time. (Services are not being livestreamed on Facebook.)

Creating Your Sanctuary: The phrase hiddur mitzvah means to elevate your celebration. Whether it’s a new Kiddush cup, fresh flowers by your computer, a special tablecloth or a fabulous piece of Judaica, adding an aesthetic dimension to our surroundings helps us to enter more fully into the holiday. See this insert from the special book we prepared for our online observance of the 2020 High Holy Days.

Schedule of Services: Click here for a schedule of all Yom Kippur offerings.


Afternoon Experiences, October 5, 1-2:30 p.m.

Take a break in a full day of services with these four afternoon experiences designed for additional reflection and learning.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Rabbi Nancy Kasten | In-person | Rooms 133 & 135

TE150: Celebrating 150 Years

In person | Linz Hall

A Conversation of Stories and Artifacts, shared by members of our Documenting History and Rededicating to Our Future team of TE150.

Music in Stern Chapel

With Benjamin Loeb | In-person and online

Text Study: God’s Pity or God’s Forgiveness

Online only

Exploring deeper questions of the Jonah story, with Rabbi Joshua Taub.

Join through Zoom here