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Temple Sholom Makes High Holiday Day Tickets Available to Public

Temple Sholom's new building in Scotch Plains nears completion. Credits: Temple Sholom

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains, NJ, announced today that it is making available high holiday tickets for non-members for the inaugural services in its brand new building at 1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains.

The non-member rates are $100 per person and $300 per family unit, reflecting a 75 percent discount for individuals and a 25 percent discount for families who attended during previous years. Free tickets will also be available to those who qualify through The Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey’s MetroPass program.

Every year, non-member residents of the community reach out to Temple Sholom requesting tickets to attend services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, two of the most sacred holidays on the Jewish calendar. The aforementioned rates cover the cost of attendance at all high holiday services.   

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“We are excited to welcome the new year in our new building,” said Temple Sholom Rabbi Joel N. Abraham. “So many people have worked so hard for this day and we are glad to share the celebration with all who wish to join us in worship and reflection.”

In addition to Temple Sholom’s welcoming community, high holiday service attendees will experience the natural greenery that serves as a backdrop to the building, an audio induction loop to help hearing-impaired individuals listen to the services, a playroom to accommodate young children and a comfortably air-conditioned chapel, among other features.

Non-members who are interested in purchasing tickets can call 908-889-4900 or e-mail Visit for more information.

The complete schedule of high holiday services is as follows. All services will be held at 1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ.

S’lichot - Saturday, Sept. 207pm

Erev Rosh haShanah – Wednesday, Sept. 24 8pm

Rosh haShanah I - Thursday, Sept. 25

Children’s Service (birth – 2nd grade) – 9-9:45am

Shacharit – 10:30am

Rosh haShanah II -   Friday, Sept. 26  

Shacharit – 10:30am

Second Day Pray & Play (an interactive musical service for families with children 4 and under) - 11am

Shabbat Shuvah - Friday, Sept. 26 - 8pm

Kol Nidre - Friday, Oct. 3 - 7:30pm

Yom Kippur - Saturday, Oct. 4                                           

Children’s Service (birth-2nd grade) – 9-9:45am

Shacharit – 10:30am

Discussion – 1pm

Musical Meditation-Harmonia Strings Quartet – 2pm

Mincha (Afternoon) Service – 3:30pm

Yizkor (Memorial) Service – 5:15pm

Ne’ilah (Concluding) Service – 5:45pm                             

Tickets are limited based on maximum occupancy regulations. There are no fees for the children’s services. Temple Sholom welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds.

About Temple Sholom

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham and Cantor Darcie Sharlein. The temple and its religious school are home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Currently residing within the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, the congregation is moving soon into its new home at 1925 Lake Ave. in Scotch Plains. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908-889-4900, e-mail or visit

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