Worship & Lifecycle

High Holy Days – 2020/5781

Dear Beth Israel Friends,

The High Holy Days are nearing with anticipation that the Jewish New Year 5781, will reset our expectations for good health, prosperity, and peace. We’ll all meet for livestream worship services online from our beautiful Beth Israel sanctuary. 

In early September, you’ll receive online High Holy Day information about access to prayer books, livestream links, technology tips, and our entire High Holy Days schedule, including children’s worship, teen worship, Yom Kippur Symposium, and Yom Kippur afternoon alternatives. Soon, you’ll also be able to call our “Honey Help-Line” to make online access easy and sweet. Now, please reach Liza Hirsch, for any assistance at 713-771-6221 ext. 339 or HighHolyDays@beth-israel.org

L’Shanah Tovah u’Metukah, may it be for us all a good and sweet New Year 5781,  

Rabbi David Lyon, Senior Rabbi



If you would like your loved ones, whom you wish to memorialize, listed in the Book of Remembrance, which is usually distributed during our Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Service, please download the form here. The due date is August 19, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Worley at 713-771-6221 ext. 305.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Friday, September 18
6:30pm Worship Service
Prayer Book Available Online Here

Rosh Hashanah, Saturday, September 19
9:30am Children’s Service
10:30am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
Prayer Book Available Online Here
2:00pm Teen Service

Cemetery Services, Sunday, September 20
4:00pm Memorial Service officiated by Rabbi Lyon and rabbi Scott at Beth Israel Memorial Garden (Antoine).  Special mention of those laid to rest at West Dallas. 
Zoom and In-Person- Limited Space and Social Distance & Masks Required
The West Dallas Cemetery will be open for visitation 10am to 4pm.

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre, Sunday, September 27
8:00pm Worship Service
Prayer Book Available Online Here

Yom Kippur, Monday, September 28
9:30am Children’s Service
11:30am Yom Kippur Morning Service
Prayer Book Available Online Here
2:00pm Yom Kippur Symposium
3:00pm Afternoon Service & Alternative Insights
4:00pm Yizkor & Neilah/Concluding Service
Prayer Book Available Online Here