Beth El offers free tickets for the High Holy Days

Beth El - The Heights Synagogue (BETHS) is offering free tickets for the High Holy Days again this year.

“We’ve never charged for High Holy Day tickets,” said Erica New, Beth El’s co-president. “It’s kind of a ‘homecoming’ and we’re happy to have anybody join us.”

BETHS is a traditional-egalitarian synagogue located at 3246 Desota Ave., at the corner of Berkeley and Desota avenues, and a stone’s throw from Lee Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard. The main entrance is on Berkeley Avenue.

Rosh HaShanah services will be Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7:40 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m.

The Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 (including Yizkor) at 8:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m. The blowing of the shofar will be on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m.  

BETHS’ services are traditional, mostly in Hebrew, with mixed seating. Rabbi Moshe Adler and members of the congregation will lead the services. The congregation will provide prayer books for participants.

To obtain free tickets for the High Holy Days, call 216-320-9667 or send an e-mail to For more information call Joe Buchwald Gelles at 216-321-6734.

Joe Buchwald Gelles

Joe Buchwald Gelles is a longtime Heights resident, a book publisher and graphic designer. 

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