High Holy Days.   2021-5782

תִּכָּתֵבוּ אַתֶּם וְכָל יְדִידֵיכֶם לְשַׁנָּה מְלֵּיאָה אִם בְּרָכוֹת בְּרִיאוּת וְסִמְחָה


T’ka-tei-vu a-tem v’chol y’di-dei-chem l’sha-nah m’lei-ah im b’ra-chot b’ri-ut v’sim-cha

May you and your dear ones be inscribed for a year of blessings, good health, and happiness.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Day

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur Morning/Yizkor

Yom Kippur Afternoon

Monday, September 6

Tuesday, September 7

Wednesday, September 15

Thursday, September 16

Thursday, September 16

7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

For the safety and well-being of members of our Temple community, live services will not be held this year. All services will be available for viewing on our website as well as YouTube, starting at the originally scheduled service times

Parking and Directions

Volunteers and officers from the police department will be present to direct you to park. 

Temple Beth El is located at 5150 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton, 34203 in facilities shared with the Braden River Presbyterian Church. We are located just off of State Road 70 — less than a half-mile west of Lockwood Ridge Road, on the north side of the highway. Turn into Peridia Blvd. There is a sign for Peridia Golf & Country Club.

Please note: the entrance is through the golf & country club community, not the Peridia office park.

NOTE: All of the following information will also be sent to TBE members by US Mail.

We are grateful to be able to hold in-person services this year, albeit on a smaller scale and subject to continuous improvement in the COVID-19 situation. Please read the following information carefully. If it becomes necessary, we will hold all services virtually.                                                                                       


High Holy Days Service Times



Break-the-fast is on your own with family and friends.  We will offer juice and challah after Neilah. 


For those who are unable or prefer not to attend in person, services will be available on YouTube.  All services will be available on our website www.templebethelbradenton.org.  Please let us know if you plan to attend virtually so we can mail you any related material.

Safety and Security Information

  1. Capacity will be limited to 150 persons in the building.

  2. You must register to attend.  Priority will be given to Temple Beth El members. Registration information is listed below. Only those on the registration list will be seated.

  3. For High Holy Days safety, admission cards and photo ID will be required at each service.

  4. Due to COVID-19, unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people are required to wear masks.  For fully vaccinated people, masks are optional.

  5. If for some reason you are not feeling well on the day of a service you have planned to attend, we request that you stay home and watch the services on YouTube.


Registration Information

TBE Members' registration must be received no later than Friday, July 30, 2021.

Non-member registration must be received no later than Friday, August 13, 2021.

You may register online by clicking here or by calling the office (941-755-4900).  Whether you register by phone or online, the following information will be required:  name of each individual in your party, address, phone number, and e-mail address of the head of household (if you have e-mail), and which services you plan on attending.  For those who register online, all admission cards will be e-mailed to you; all others will be sent via general mail. We encourage online registration if possible.

Please note: admission cards are for security; they are not “tickets.”  We do not charge for High Holy Days seating, but instead, rely on the generosity of those who attend our High Holy Days services.  This makes it possible to keep our doors open all year round and to serve the entire Jewish population in Manatee County.   Whether you attend in person or virtually, please be especially generous with your Yizkor and High Holy Days/Kol Nidre donations. 

High Holy Days / Kol Nidre Donations

If you would like to make a High Holy Days / Kol Nidre donation, please click here. 

Yizkor Book / Book of Remembrance

All names for the Yizkor Book must be received 10 days prior to Rosh Hashanah (no later than Friday, August 27, 2021). 

If you would like to submit names into the Temple Yizkor Book of Remembrance, please click here. 


About Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El is a small Reform congregation led by Rabbi Michael Sternfield and Cantor Deborah Bard. We are an inclusive community that welcomes everyone, regardless of their religious orientation or degree of observance.  We serve the local Jewish population, our membership, and the community at large. Our goal is to unite people of diverse backgrounds to celebrate our common bond.  We encourage interfaith families to participate as full members.  We see ourselves as family and gather each week for Shabbat services, and for fun family events, interesting lectures, dinners, films, and performances.  Please consider joining us.

Thank you to our Board of Directors; Deena Kanoff, our Administrative Assistant; and our office and kitchen volunteers: Linda Hoffman, Marlena Johnsky, Bayla Kolton, Susie Konicov, Bev Safron, and Florence Shulman.


All of us in the Temple Beth El Family wish you and those dear to you a happy and healthy New Year.  Whether in person or online, we look forward to your participation in our High Holy Days services


Rabbi Michael P. Sternfield

Cantor Deborah Bard

Cantor Emeritus Alan Cohn