High Holy Days 5782

Access our 5782 Yom Kippur Services & Study Session below!

The following Livestream and Zoom sessions are password-protected. Please check your email for the case-sensitive password or call the Temple office at 610-649-7800 for assistance.

If you are a member and have issues logging on to our services, please call the office at 610-649-7800.


As we prepare for the final Shabbat of 5781, we have done some deep soul searching about how best to balance the spiritual and social needs of our community with the health and safety concerns related to COVID. Due to the heightened level of COVID that is expected to peak during the High Holy Days, we have made the difficult and painful decision that all services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be fully virtual this year.

We based our decision on the recommendations of our COVID Task Force and medical advisors and with the support of our clergy and senior staff.

We invite you to take a moment to watch this special video message from Rabbi Newburge and Board President Jamie Mushlin.

You received additional details, Prayer Book pick-up times, and access passwords via email. If you need assistance, please contact the Temple Office at 610-649-7800 on Monday.

All 5782 Services and Study Sessions will be virtual, with the exception of Tashlich and Rosh Hashanah at the Shore.

This late-night learning and prayer experience brings together the Jewish community from across the Main Line for a meaningful prelude to the High Holy Days. We will begin with Havdalah and then screen White Eye, an Oscar-nominated Israeli short film that examines the lives of African migrants, followed by inspiring panel and small group discussions. This evening concludes with your choice of concurrent Selichot worship.

Traditional Services & Contemporary Services 
Our Traditional Service will focus on the prayers and melodies handed down generations ago and will be led by Rabbi Newburge, Cantor Rudnick, Rabbi Kleinman, Andy Heller, and the choir. Our Contemporary Services will be innovative visual prayer and music led by Ross M. Levy and the Levites, Rabbi Newburge, Cantor Rudnick, and Rabbi Kleinman.

Family Services
Family Services will be pre-recorded and streamed as scheduled on Livestream. They will be led by Rabbi Kleinman and Chana Rothman and are designed for our youngest children (under 7) and their families to worship together.

NEW! Gesher Services 
The best of the Traditional and Contemporary Services, led by our clergy and Ross M. Levy on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoon.

Bring your children, your friends, even your dogs, to this family-friendly and in-person program at Shortridge Park.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Study Session
Join Rabbi Kleinman on Zoom for a discussion of how to care for the earth today using Judaism’s ancient environmental wisdom.

NEW! Rosh Hashanah at the Shore
Rain or shine, our first-ever surfside Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service is an exclamation point to summer at the shore. Rabbi Newburge and Cantor Rudnick will lead this new offering in Margate, NJ; B.Y.O.B (bring your own beach chair!)

Kol Nidre
Our two Kol Nidre Services set the tone for the holiest day of our year and meet your families’ timing needs.

During Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved ones, bringing honor to the departed souls.

Yom Kippur Study Session
Spend Yom Kippur afternoon in thoughtful study on Zoom with Rabbi Richard Steinbrink, focusing on the fascinating life of Leo Baeck: Rabbi in Berlin, garbage collector in Therezien.

Healing Service, Mincha, and Ne’ilah
Our Healing Service offers contemporary poetry readings, inspirational music, and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and difficulties of the past year. It is open to all MLRT members and their families and will be followed by Mincha and Ne’ilah.


Saturday, August 28

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 6

Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8

Erev Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 15

Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16

Monday, October 20

Erev Simchat Torah
Tuesday, September 28

Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret
Wednesday, September 29