Yom Shabbat, 1 Heshvan 5778






“My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer For All Peoples”


To provide a spiritual,

cultural and educational environment inspired by the highest Reform Jewish values.

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OST will mail tickets about two weeks prior to Rosh Hashanah to congregants who are current in their financial obligations to the Temple through the September 2017 quarter.  Envelopes will be marked “HHD Tickets Enclosed.”

Dependents, up to 24 years of age, will receive admission tickets. Tickets will be mailed in September. (See insert).

Admission tickets are not required for the Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Session (led by Kitty Wolf) or for the Afternoon Memorial and Concluding services.

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All members – age 11 and older – are invited to attend either the early (6:15 pm and 9:00 am) or late (8:15 pm or 11:30 am) Services in the main Sanctuary. 

Families with children under the age of 11 should plan on attending a service during the 6:15 pm and 9:00 am time periods. Depending on your children’s ages and your worship preferences, you have a few options: 

a) If your child is 5 or older, you can attend the Family-Friendly Worship together OR you can drop your child off for the supervised program while you attend Services in the main Sanctuary.

b) If your child is under 5, you and your child can attend Family-Friendly Worship together, but you must remain with your child for the duration of the program.   

c) Families with newborns through age 4 can sign up for our drop-off Child-Care services, courtesy of the Temple. You can then attend Services in the main Sanctuary or the Family-Friendly Worship.

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Tickets for non-affiliated out-of-town guests of members are available at $100.00 for adults and $36 for children ages 9-16, per ticket per holiday, paid for in advance.  (Please fill out the inserted Guest Request Form and return it with your check.)

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The Family-Friendly Worship Service, coordinated by our Director of Family Learning Chris Kraus, makes holiday worship an engaging learning experience that includes age-appropriate crafts and creative activities.  This program, which runs concurrently with the early Congregational Service in the main Sanctuary, gives parents and guardians the options to worship with their young children or to worship with the Congregation in the main Sanctuary.  Please note that children under 5 must be accompanied by parents/guardians during this program.


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Families with children ages 0-4 can sign up for our drop-off Child Care, courtesy of OST, which will be available during each of our early Services:

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service      9/20    6:15 - 7:45 pm
Rosh Hashanah Service             9/21    9:00 - 10:50 am
Kol Nidre Service                      9/29   6:15 - 7:45 pm
Yom Kippur Service                   9/30   9:00 - 10:50 am

We ask that you pre-register by sending the office a Child Care Request Form (see insert) so that we can ensure enough babysitters.  Please plan on arriving ten minutes early to make sure your child is checked in and settled, allowing you to get to your service on time.

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Enlisted personnel and their families, as well as full-time college and medical students attending local schools, are welcome guests of our Temple. They should contact the Temple office for admission tickets.

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Gates of Repentance, The New Union Prayer Book will be read at all services. To purchase your own copy, contact the Judaica Shop, where they are available at $30.00 each. 

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Raleigh Avenue will be used as the only entrance to the parking lots. There will be additional handicapped parking spots and traffic guards will be posted to direct traffic. Limited parking will also be available at Ghent United Methodist Church, as well as on surrounding streets.


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Office Hours

9:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-4:00 pm

During the hours that the Temple is closed, a voice mail system will take your call. Please leave a message and the appropriate person will return your call.

P: 757-625-4295

Make Your Reservations for Upcoming OST Events

You can easily make your reservations online, for upcoming OST events by clicking on the link below to fill out the reservation form or email reservations@ohefsholom.org

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