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When Should I Expect My Tickets?

Your High Holy Day Tickets will be sent to you the week of August 29. Remember that your 2015-16 financial obligations to the synagogue must be current. In addition, you must have returned your T’rumah (membership commitment) and have paid it in full or be on a payment plan before the tickets are mailed to prevent delays. If you have any questions regarding your financial obligations, please call the synagogue office at (619) 697-6001.

Child Care

Child care will be provided for children between the ages of 18 months and Pre-Kindergarten. Child care will be available at the following times:

  • Erev Rosh Hashana (Sunday, October 2nd): 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • First and Second Days Rosh Hashana (Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th): 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Kol Nidre (Tuesday, October 11th): 5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 12th: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Make your reservations for child care here. Room 6 will be open during all services for nursing moms and for children younger than 18 months. This room will not be staffed; you must supervise your children.

Youth Services

Age-appropriate programming for children in grades K-2 will be led by Michelle Barbour. Students in grades 3-6 will experience an interactive service led by Lili Feingold. Make your reservations for Youth Services here.

  • First and Second Days Rosh Hashana (Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th): 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 12th: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teen Programming

Students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to join us in the Goodman Chapel from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first day of Rosh Hashana (Monday, October 3rd) and Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 12th). Micah Klareich, TIS Youth Director, will lead a guided study and discussion. Participants will explore the traditional beliefs and practices underlying these holidays and how they are applicable to everyday life.

High Holy Day Reserved Seating

For those who wish we will again offer reserved seats. You will be given the opportunity to select your own seat, subject to availability. To assist in your selection contact the synagogue office staff and they will be happy to help you. If you have any questions, do call the office at (619) 697-6001. You may click here or, if you prefer, complete the reservation form to reserve your seats in writing. Fees for purchasing a reserved seat are in addition to fees, if any, for a regular ticket.

Reserve Your High Holy Day Parking Space

Wouldn’t it be nice to pull into the parking lot and know exactly where you will be parking throughout the Holidays? For $180, let us make sure this is your experience. We will be reserving the lower level of the parking lot where we have forty parking spaces available. These spaces will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the section for reserved parking on the reservation form or click here to reserve your space online.


If you have family or friends who would like to spend the holidays at TIS we are happy to offer reciprocity to those who are members of other synagogues. Please have a letter faxed to us at (619) 697-1102 from their home congregation stating that your guests are members in good standing and we will gladly provide free HHD tickets.

If you are planning on attending another synagogue, please let us know and we will be happy to send a letter asking that tickets be provided for you. Contact Kandice Zelaskowski at (619) 697-6001 or by email. Please note that we cannot guarantee the reciprocity of any other congregation.

Guest Tickets

You may click here or return the reservation form to reserve tickets for each of your guests. Please indicate if your companions are unaffiliated in-town or out-of-town guests, adult unaffiliated single children of members ages 28 and younger, active military and their dependents, college students, or members in good standing of another synagogue. Be sure to include your guests’ full names and let them know that we will require a photo ID.

Jewish Family Service ‘On the Go’ Helping Seniors Get to Shul

Remember that Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the Jewish Senior Services Council have a multi-faceted transportation service to serve San Diego’s older adult population. Be sure to make your reservations for transportation to our High Holy Day services early. Need more information about the program? Call (877) 634-6537 or visit Jewish Family Service’s website.

Lulav and Etrog Sets

A limited number of Lulav and Etrog sets are available for $58 each. You can reserve your set by clicking here. They will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Additional Gifts

Some of our members have expressed a desire to make an additional gift to Tifereth Israel during the High Holy Days. To make a gift online, please click here and complete Sections D and G of the form.