Because of the COVID-19 pandemic all information here is tentative. Final plans will be posted later.
High Holy Day Member Tickets
High Holy Day tickets are mailed to congregants with accounts in “good standing” (paid in full by July 1st). Each membership card will have the name of family members — including children up to age 26. Members and guests age 16 and over must show a ticket and photo ID to security as you enter the building.
High Holy Day Guest Policy for Free Tickets
ALL GUEST TICKETS ARE KEPT AT ‘WILL CALL’ AND CAN ONLY BE RETRIEVED WITH A VALID PHOTO ID BY THE TICKET HOLDER (PERSON NAMED ON THE TICKET) UNLESS THE PERSON IS A MINOR UNDER 18.
- Paid-up members of Reform Congregations, upon receipt of a letter from their congregation, can receive a reciprocal ticket. Sorry but there is no reciprocity from Conservative or Orthodox congregations — unless you are a parent or adult child of a Temple member in good standing. Please fax letters to Temple Israel at 330/665-2003.
- Full-time students and non-Jewish guests who are not part of a congregant’s family will be admitted at no charge — with advance request and proper identification.
- Parents & Adult Children (27 and older) of Temple members in good standing, who are members at any Conservative or Orthodox congregation, will receive reciprocal tickets upon receipt of a letter of reciprocity from their congregation. Please fax letters to Temple Israel at 330/665-2003.
If you feel you qualify for a free Holiday Ticket, please download and fill out the Guest Request Form. You can send it as an attachment to the Contact form by specifying Kylee Burdohan or mail it to Temple Israel, 91 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333.
High Holy Day Guest Policy for Purchasing Tickets
You can purchase tickets in the lobby prior to High Holy Day services. An exception to the normal price can be made in extenuating circumstances. Because exceptions are subject to the review of the Dues and Membership Committee, please contact the Administrator at 330/665-2000 at least one week prior to the service.
- Guests of members of Temple Israel (including parents and children 27 and older who are not members of another congregation) are charged $36 per holiday (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). If payment is not made in advance, the amount will be billed to the congregant.
- Local non-affiliated residents can purchase guest admission for $36 per individual per holiday for High Holiday attendance (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).
No one is denied admission because of financial hardship.
All financial hardship requests will be reviewed confidentially by the Membership/Dues Committees.