We wish you and your families Shana Tova U’Metuka, a happy and sweet New Year.
We’re looking forward to sharing the High Holy Days with you. Rabbi Mathew Marko and our visiting Cantor, Chazan Hanan Leberman together will lead our 5783 High Holy Day Services.
Our High Holy Day services will be conducted by Rabbi Mathew Marko and Chazan Hanan Leberman along with our able corps of volunteers.
If you are a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, your tickets will be mailed to you in September. If you do not receive them, please be in touch with the office. Tickets for your dependent children living at home, 23 years or younger are included.
If you are not a member of our congregation, there are several options available in order to share the High Holy Days with us. Once you’re ready to order your tickets, you may use our online system or phone our office at 619 697-6001.
We are happy to offer reciprocity to members of other congregations who would like to attend the holidays at TIS. Simply have a letter (on your congregation’s letterhead) faxed to 619 697-1102 or emailed to Birdie here. The letter should state that you are members in good standing and we will gladly provide complimentary HHD tickets.
Members of Tifereth Israel who may be attending services at another synagogue, please let us know and we will be happy to send a letter asking that tickets be provided for you. Email Birdie or phone her in the office. Please note we cannot guarantee the reciprocity of any other congregation.
Military Individuals and Families
First and foremost, we thank you for your service. If you are Active Military, we will gladly provide you and your dependents complimentary High Holy Day tickets. Please contact our office and provide us with your military ID.
We are happy to provide full-time students with tickets for the High Holy Days. Simply come by and show us your school ID.
High Holy Day tickets may be purchased online or by phoning our office. If you have any questions, do call our office.
Reserved Seating and Additional Tickets
For those who wish, we offer reserved seats. You will be given the opportunity to select your own seat, subject to availability. Fees for reserved seats are in addition to fees, if any, for a regular ticket. We can accommodate guests either through reciprocity (see above) or the purchase of a ticket. If you need extra tickets, you may order them online or phone the office.
High Holiday Youth Programming
Rosh Hashana Day 1
Monday, September 26th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- The World’s Birthday Party! (Grades K-6)
- The Future of Judaism - A Rosh Hashana Program (Grades 7-12)
Rosh Hashana Day 2
Tuesday, September 27th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, October 5th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Jonah Through the Whale - a Yom Kippur Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-6)
- Soul Food - Why do we have to Fast on Yom Kippur? And other Whys. (Grades 7-12)
If you have any questions about High Holy Day Youth Programming, contact Michelle Barbour at
18 months old through Pre-Kindergarten
There will be childcare provided during all services.
For health and safety reasons, reservations are required in advance. Email to RSVP.
Parents with children younger than 18 months
An unsupervised room will be open for nursing moms and for children younger than 18 months. Please do not eat any snacks in the classroom or on the playground so as to respect any allergies.
To ensure your safety, each time you arrive for a High Holy Day service, please have your ticket and a photo ID (driver’s license or state ID card) ready to be checked by the ushers. The name on the ticket must match the name on the photo ID. Thank you for your understanding. If you have misplaced your tickets, you will be escorted to the office and our staff will assist you.
Tickets with common nicknames or abbreviations are acceptable, and children do not need to show ID. If you use a different name at the synagogue than that which is on your identification, please contact the office and we will be happy to provide a replacement ticket.
Click any of the links below for more information.