High Holidays 5780
Experience Our Days of Awe
~ Bring your children to holiday programming ~
~ Carve out time for remembrance and reflection ~
~ Enrich yourself and our community with your presence ~
~ Open your heart to God ~
~ March in the Tashlich parade ~
~ Discover your song ~
~ Find your roots ~
~ Reconnect to community ~
~ Find inspiration ~
~ Touch tradition ~
Open Your Soul and Sing with Us!
All members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in good standing receive High Holiday tickets as part of their membership. Meaning, members who are up to date with their financial obligations through fiscal year 2018 and have paid at least 50% of dues for fiscal year 2019 are eligible to receive tickets. Please contact Barry Herman (email@example.com; 404.603.5750) if you require special consideration.
All current full-time college students, active members of the military, Atlanta Jewish professionals, and 2019 Birthright alumni are welcome to attend High Holiday services at our Synagogue free of charge but are still required to register by contacting Miriam Habif (firstname.lastname@example.org; 404.603.5749). *Please note: to be eligible for a complimentary Atlanta Jewish Professional ticket, you must be currently employed at one of the organizations listed here. If your organization is not listed or if you have any questions, please contact Miriam Habif.
College students and active members of the military will need to show their IDs at the Help Desk upon arrival. Non-members can purchase tickets below.
All purchased tickets will be mailed until two weeks before Rosh Hashanah. If you do not receive your ticket in the mail, please call the office to have it reissued. If it is within a week of Rosh Hashanah, and you still have not received your ticket, please expect to pick it up at will-call upon arrival on the day of services. Tickets are bound to a specific name, and they are not transferable.
A Sweet New Year and New Oneg Reception
On the first and second day of Rosh Hashanah, AA welcomes everyone to enjoy a light bite, coffee, and community between 9 and 10 am. Whether you are just arriving or taking a short break from the 8 am service (in Ellman Chapel), take a few minutes to relax and transition into the spirit of the holiday. We hope everyone will arrive on time for the Torah Processional (from Ellman Chapel into the Main Sanctuary), which will begin at 10 am! New this year: on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we’re adding a second post-sanctuary service reception for a little nosh after the conclusion of prayer. Come early and stay late for food, fellowship, and bright new beginnings.
The prayer book, Machzor Hadash, will be used for all High Holiday services. We will have books available for loan at the Help Desk in Cohen Pavilion. We ask that you please return your prayer book to the Help Desk as you leave the building.
Childcare & Programming
We are looking forward to ushering in the New Year with you and your family! Even if you’re not registering your children for children’s programming, we want you and your family to have a joyous holiday and welcome you to bring your children to the regular holiday services.
Kol HaMishpacha Family Service: When transliterated, Kol HaMishpacha has two possible meanings: “Voice of the Family” and “All of the Family.” These two meanings sum up the dynamic we hope to create with this Kol Nidre alternative service for families with children ages 3 – 12. The whole family will have the opportunity to sing, mingle, reflect on the past year, and talk about hopes for the year to come.
For more information about childcare and programming, please visit the registration form below.
The Help Desk will be located in Cohen Pavilion upon entrance into the building. Volunteers will be available to assist you if you have forgotten or misplaced your ticket. Please keep in mind that some of our community volunteers may not know you but are happy to assist you and your family. If you are picking up new or replacement tickets, please allow an extra few minutes at the Help Desk.
If you leave the building, please take your ticket with you for re-admittance. No guns or weapons will be allowed on the premises. Please be patient and cooperative with our security officers and ushers. It is their goal to ensure your safety and the well-being of all our members and guests.
Seating & Ambulatory Needs
There will be a section of chairs reserved for those with ambulatory needs and their caretakers. Please be advised that, although we don’t have wheelchairs available for your use, we will be happy to assist you with removing your wheelchair from your car at curbside upon arrival. Ushers will assist you with your wheelchair inside the sanctuary.
We encourage you to unplug when you enter the building to allow yourself to be present and immerse yourselves in the spirit of the holiday. We ask that you please try to limit cell-phone usage (talk/text/internet) to outside the synagogue on the holidays.
If you are in need of handicapped parking, please contact Fern Schorr at 404.355.5222 or email@example.com. If you are an able-driver traveling with a guest who needs assistance, please drop him/her off at the entrance in the upper lot, and park your car in the lower lot (on the corner of Northside Dr. and Peachtree Battle Ave.) or in available street parking. At the end of services, you will be able to return to the upper lot to pick up your guest. Non-handicapped parking spaces in the upper lot are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.