We are excited that this year Beth Emet is moving to in-person worship for the High Holy Days coupled with an enhanced at-home experience.  In order to prepare for the more complex logistics this year, especially when the High Holy Days start Labor Day weekend, please complete the form below by Friday, July 30... whether you are requesting in-person or virtual participation.  It's best to complete this form on a desktop, but is also mobile friendly.  

To provide a safe and comfortable worship environment for our congregation, all in-person services will have capacity limits and will require advance reservations.  All services are vaccine-required except for the Chavurah service for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Family Services for Children in Grades 1-3, and the Family Services for Children in Kindergarten and Younger. 

You will find the information below for you to select, in rank order, your preferences for in-person registration for the High Holy Days.  We will do our best to honor reservation requests for members wishing to attend in-person for at least one service for each holiday.  As conditions continue to evolve we will convey the capacity and in-person masking and social distancing expectations in August.  

If you require assistance in filling out the form, please contact Shlomit in our office or call 847-869-4230 x 301, and she will enlist assistance of our team of volunteers to respond and help guide you through the process.  
Only one registration needed per household.  


To ensure that we are sending the information to access services and important holiday-related details to the correct address, please confirm the email address(es) for your household.  

Each of the holiday services will be offered both in-person as well as online.  If you wish to register for an in-person service, we ask that you provide us with your first, second and third choice per holiday.  Certain services require worshippers to be vaccinated, while others do not.  We ask that you indicate your agreement with the Brit / Covenant of Mutual Responsibility if you are requesting in-person worship.   Members of your household can split their choices between services.  
Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah:  Name(s) of Those Attending
Indicate which member of your household and what service they request to attend 
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur:  Name(s) of Those Attending
Indicate which member of your household and what service they request to attend 
Family Services for Grades 1-3
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we will be having services at 2:00 pm outside the Unitarian Church (No Vaccination Required).  Please let us know if you plan to participate.  
Families with Children Kindergarten and Younger
On Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 am we will be holding the High Holy Day service for families with children kindergarten and younger (no vaccination required) in the Beth Emet parking lot.  Rain Date:  Sunday, September 12 at 10:00 am.  Please let us know if you plan to participate and how many will attend.    
Name(s) of Those Attending
Adult Study
There will be two options to study with our clergy on Yom Kippur.  Both study sessions will also be available on Zoom.  If you wish to participate in-person, please indicate which study session(s) you wish to attend. 
Adult Study:  Name(s) of Those Attending
Additional Links
If you wish to request virtual access for non-member friends or family, please indicate below. While there is no additional charge, we hope that you will consider a donation in whatever amount feels appropriate in lieu of the standard guest charge.  (See sponsorship opportunities below.)

In-Person Vaccination Information and Brit / Covenant of Mutual Responsibility
Vaccination Information
Because certain services require worshippers to be vaccinated, we ask that you please let us know what is the date of your last shot (second shot for Moderna or Pfizer or one shot for Johnson and Johnson) for each eligible member of your household.  
Brit / Covenant of Mutual Responsibility
Our tradition teaches us that we are all responsible for each other and that protecting life is a value of paramount importance. Over the past year, we have upheld these values by keeping physically distant from one another, wearing masks and following other protocols to keep ourselves and others safe from the COVID-19 virus. Now that rates of infection have declined and a vaccine is readily available to those who are eligible, we are excited to have the opportunity to gather at Beth Emet once again. 

Many of us are eager to worship in person, attend classes, and engage in other communal activities. In order to do so safely, and to protect those who are not yet vaccinated or may not be immunized by the vaccine, we all need to take responsibility for adhering to the following protocols. Before coming to Beth Emet, we ask that you acknowledge the following Covenant of Mutual Responsibility on behalf of the members of your household.

By submitting this form, I/We agree to follow the prevailing safety protocols when at Beth Emet. As of today, these include:

  • Wearing a mask properly (covering mouth and nose) in the building as communicated by staff
  • Keeping appropriate distance between myself and others, as communicated by staff
  • Staying home if I am sick or have symptoms that might mean I am sick
  • Complying in a responsible and respectful manner with instructions from staff and volunteers who have been designated to implement the health, safety, and security practices.
While Beth Emet strives to maintain a clean and healthy environment, Beth Emet is not responsible for injuries or sickness that may result from the pandemic, and by entering Beth Emet property, I am / we are voluntarily assuming this risk.
There are many new opportunities to get involved and/or to let us know if we can be of assistance. 


Beth Emet seeks to continue to provide meaningful spiritual support and comfort to our extended community. While non-member tickets were a significant source of revenue pre-pandemic, we will not charge guests for access to the High Holy Days live stream and recordings again this year. We continue to incur significant technology and production associated with offering a combination of in-person and live streamed services, pre-recording some elements. This year, there are incremental costs to comply with CDC guidelines for air flow, room set-up, and cleaning, as well as ensuring the security of our congregation. Our goal is to raise $50,000 as part of the High Holy Day sponsorships to offset these extra costs through special donation opportunities. If you are able, we would sincerely appreciate your generosity.


We will not charge non-members for access to the Beth Emet High Holy Days live stream and recordings so that we may provide meaningful spiritual support and comfort to our broader community. We do, however, incur higher costs to professionally produce and deliver the live stream services and recordings. This year, more than ever, we are counting on your support. Thank you!

5: YIZKOR (Memorial) BOOK
The coming High Holy Day season brings with it memories of families and friends praying together, past joys, and the sadness of recalling those loved ones who are no longer with us. You have the opportunity to memorialize your loved ones and honor their memory by inscribing their names in Beth Emet's Yizkor (Memorial) Book.  Given printing deadlines, entries cannot be accepted after this date.


6: MACHZOR (Prayerbook) 
During the High Holy Days (except the Chavurah and family services) we use the machzor (prayerbook), Mishkan HaNefesh. If you need a new or additional machzor(s), each set is $65 (if you wish to have them mailed) or $60 if you wish to pick up them up at the office.  
3: MACHZOR (Prayerbook)
During the High Holy Days (except the Chavurah and family services) we use the machzor (prayerbook), Mishkan HaNefesh. If you need a new or additional machzor(s), each set is $65 (if you wish to have them mailed) or $60 if you wish to pick up them up at the office.  
This year we encourage you to come to Beth Emet to pick up your materials including tickets, your High Holy Day Guide and Yizkor (Memorial) Book. The office will be open the week of August 23 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday evening, August 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm  To help us plan accordingly, please let us know. 
8: SUKKOT (Starting September 20)