The High Holidays at Park Synagogue

The Park Synagogue clergy, staff and board members wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!
Services & Parking

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets indicate unreserved seating in your choice of either Kangesser Hall or Rosenthal Ballroom, or reserved seating in the Main Sanctuary (under the dome). Young Adult Members (YAMs) are issued their own tickets so they may sit with their family. Please note, there are certain services for which there is no reserved seating.

 

During the Holidays, no one will be admitted into the Park Synagogue Main building without a ticket. Remember to bring your ticket(s) with you to all services, as a ticket is required for anyone over 18. Please show your ticket as you enter the building each day. In the event that your tickets are lost or misplaced, and it is impossible to have them re-issued in time, please use the administrative office entrance at the eastern entrance of the building (by the white tent). Should you have any specific questions about your ticket(s), call (216) 371-2244, ext. 135 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. 

 

PARKING

Parking passes must be displayed in the driver's side windshield for entrance to parking lots.

We utilize four parking locations throughout the Holidays: Park Main parking lots; Severance Town Center’s parking lot (area across the driveway from Cleveland Heights City Hall); the parking lot next to The Civic (on Mayfield Rd. closer to Lee Rd.); and the Greek Orthodox Church parking lot (off of Mayfield Rd., just east of Park Main). Free shuttle bus service is provided for those parking at Severance Town Center and The Civic.

 

Exceptions - Certain services are held in the Sanctuary/Rosenthal Ballroom only. During these services all parking will be on the grounds of Synagogue Main (even if your parking pass is for a different area). There will be no shuttle buses running when services are held only in the Sanctuary/Rosenthal Ballroom.

 

Handicapped parking - Parking along the east side of the building by the office entrance (by the white tent) is reserved for state of Ohio-issued Handicapped Parking permits. We do not issue handicapped parking permits.

RESERVED PEWS AND SEATS

Reserved pews and seats in the Main Sanctuary are held in reserve until 10:30 am (10:50 am for Family Service participants) for morning services and 7:15 pm for Kol Nidre. After this time, all seating in the Sanctuary will be open to anyone. There is no reserved seating for the Erev Rosh Hashanah evening service, Yom Kippur Mincha-Neilah Service, nor for any service held at Park Synagogue East.

 

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM

Remember your tickets, your own kippah (yarmulka) and tallit, and the High Holiday prayer book, The New Mahzor. Additional copies of the prayer book are not available during the services. We encourage you to put your name and phone number in your prayer book and tallit bag in case they are lost or left at services.

Childcare & Children's Activities

Children are always welcome to join their parents in High Holiday services (and in Shabbat services all year round).  During the High Holidays, we offer childcare, special family services, and children’s activities designed to give you and your children a positive holiday experience.


Childcare is offered for toddlers through kindergartners on both mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for $10/day per child ($20/day family max). Registration for childcare must be made by Wednesday, September 25. Download the form or register online


We offer a Family Service for students in 1st through 5th grades and their parents on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.  On Yom Kippur, the family service is for families with 1st through 6th graders.

 

A special 7th Grade Program for students in 7th grade to be introduced to the Shin Shin on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah.

A High School Program for 8th-12th graders on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah. 


A special Young Family Service for parents with 1st graders and younger children is held on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, at Park Synagogue EAST. This service is open to the community and does not require any tickets. 


Supervised activities for children in 1st-6th grades is offered both mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. No pre-registration is required for the children’s activities.

 

More information.

High Holiday Prayer Books

A long-held Jewish tradition is to visit the graves of our departed loved ones before or during the High Holidays. Gadi Galili will be available to offer prayers and comfort during your visits to cemeteries on Sunday, September 22 and Sunday, October 6, from 9:00 am-Noon, by appointment only. Other days are also available by appointment. Please contact Natalie Maggelet at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or NMaggelet@parksyn.org to make arrangements. 

Holiday Transportation

Park Synagogue provides complimentary door-to-door transportation to and from High Holiday services for any member who is unable to drive him/herself. Please contact Ellen Petler at (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 to request this assistance. Requests for transportation must be made by Monday, September 16. Please note that complimentary transportation is available year-round to Park Synagogue services and other events by contacting Ellen at least one week in advance. We'd like to thank the Rae & Harry Tucker Senior Transportation fund for their support of this service. 

Donate to Operation Isaiah
Food Distribution

Each High Holiday season we help people who are hungry in our community through Park's Operation Isaiah project. While in prior years we asked for food donations, this year, due to security concerns, we are only collecting money that will be used to purchase nutritious food for those in need. Please consider donating any amount to Park's Hunger/Mitzvah Fund by October 18. You can donate by credit card online or by sending a check, payable to Park Synagogue, to Operation Isaiah, Park Synagogue 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH, 44124. 

Schedule

Click here for the full Holiday schedule.

 

FAQ's

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the High Holidays at Park.

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Cemetery Visitations

A long-held Jewish tradition is to visit the graves of our departed loved ones before or during the High Holidays. Gadi Galili will be available to offer prayers and comfort during your visits to cemeteries on Sunday, September 22 and Sunday, October 6, from 9:00 am-Noon, by appointment only. Other days are also available by appointment. Please contact Natalie Maggelet at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or NMaggelet@parksyn.org to make arrangements. 

High Holiday Meal Hotline

Have you and/or your family ever had no one with which to celebrate the High Holidays? Whether you're new in town, or your friends and family will be away, we want to make sure you are not alone for the holidays! Park's Family LIfe Council has established a High Holiday Hot Line. Please let us know if you would like to attend a holiday meal in another congregant's home or to host one or more other Park members at your meal. We will do our best to help everyone feel a part of our community. This is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends at Park! 

 

Requesting to host or attend must be made by Monday, September 16. Please contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122, to host or to be hosted. 

Lulav & Etrog Sets
for Sukkot

Lulav and Etrog sets are available for purchase through Park Synagogue. Each set is $50. To order, please contact
Natalie Maggelet at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or order online. Orders and payments are due Monday, October 7 and
pick-ups from Park Synagogue East begin on Friday, October 11. 

Holiday Blessings

Candles should be kindled before leaving home to attend services.

Rosh Hashanah

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Rosh Hashanah.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has commanded us to kindle the light of the Day of Remembrance.

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigianu lazman hazeh.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has kept us in life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this joyous season. 

Kol Nidre

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Yom Hakippurim.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has commanded us to kindle lights ushering in the Day of Atonement.

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigianu lazman hazeh.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has kept us in life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this joyous season. 

The Park Synagogue is a place where every congregant can feel comfortable along his/her own personal life journey. We offer intellectual vigor coupled with the warmth of family. Connecting to others will enhance your connection to Judaism. Whether it is through song or study, through public celebration or private reflection, there is something for everyone at Park. We take seriously the notion that a congregation should bring together people of all ages for a shared experience. We look forward to seeing you here!

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