5779 High Holiday Information

PARKING will be available on the north side of Grand Avenue, between Polk Blvd. and 55th Street, in addition to the east side of Country Club Drive and the south side of Shriver. The Temple’s semi-circle drive will be reserved for handicapped parking and the parking lot north of the building is for use by those unable to walk further distances. Representatives from the Des Moines Police Department will be on hand for any security needs and for traffic assistance.

FOOD FOR DMARC – As you leave the Temple on Rosh Hashanah, you will be given a grocery sack; please use it to bring back non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Food Pantry on or before Yom Kippur. There will be a tent set up on the Temple’s front lawn for your donations. See list of most needed items included in this month’s Bulletin.

Yizkor Memorial Booklet – Our Yizkor Memorial Booklet is a long-standing tradition, honoring the memory of departed relatives and friends. In order for it to be prepared and ready for distribution on Yom Kippur, just prior to Yizkor services, we will need the information no later than September 4.

Any name may be memorialized by request. Names which appear on the Temple’s Memorial tablets, as well as those congregants and relatives of congregants, who have died since last Yom Kippur will automatically be listed in the booklet. If you would like the names of your loved ones included, please fill out the Yizkor Booklet Form and return it to the Temple Office.  If you have any questions, please call the Temple office at (515) 279-4679. If you wish to arrange a perpetual memorial you can purchase a plaque to be mounted in the Memorial Rooml. (Please note that we cannot promise delivery by the 2018 holidays.)

Ushers Needed – As you know, the decorum at our High Holy Day Services is dependent upon an adequate corps of ushers. Please indicate on the form below your availability to serve as an usher at one or more services. We encourage families to usher as a group. Your prompt response will enable us to make up the schedules for the High Holy Days.  With your cooperation, our services will be conducted in a dignified and meaningful fashion. Please fill out our Ushering Form and to indicate your availability and return it to the Temple Office by Tuesday, September 4. If you have any questions, please contact the Temple office (phone: 274-4679 or email: office@templebnaijeshurun.com).

Babysitting – It is important to us that everyone who wants to attend services can.  We would like to offer babysitting as a way to help you and your family be a part of this very special and important time of the year. However, we do need to plan. If you will need babysitting, please fill our the Babysitting Form and send it to the Temple office by September 4.  If you have questions, contact the Temple office.