90th Anniversary Year

Virtual Services

Due to the current pandemic situation, High Holy Day Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be held online to keep our congregation healthy and in compliance with the recommended health guidelines set forth by our COVID-19 Task Force.

Members have been sent Zoom login information. If you are a member and do not have this information, please let us know at (602) 944-3359.

Streaming on YouTube is open to all at: https://tinyurl.com/yyrtuchs

Sukkot Hybrid Services

We plan to begin in-person services outdoors in the evenings during Sukkot (October 2–11) with a virtual attendance option for those who cannot attend in person.

Sign up will be required with a limit of 20 people attending per service.

Masks will be required and social distancing must be observed.

In-person services are subject to change depending on a significant increase in COVID infections or weather-related issues (rain or dust that can damage our ritual items and technology).

Book Pick Ups

We will be using Machzor Hadash for this year’s services, and we have copies to lend available now. If you would like to pick up a copy of Machzor Hadash, please call the office to make an appointment to come and pick them up during office hours. If you are not able to pick them up during office hours, we have other dates and times that are planned as well listed below. If you cannot physically come in to pick up the books, please let the office know so that we can make other arrangements at info@bethelphoenix.com or (602) 944-3359.

This year’s Book of Remembrance is available for pick up now.

There will also be a pick up on Sunday, September 27 outside of office hours for those who cannot make it during a weekday. If you need it to be mailed to you, please let us know at (602) 944-3359.

Office Hours

Contact us at (602) 944-3359 during office hours to make an appointment to pick up a Mahzor or Book of Remembrance.

Monday–Thursday | 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Friday | 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Additional Times to Pick Up Books

Sunday, September 27

  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm     Kol Nidre Food Drive, Challah, Yizkor book, and Machzor pick up

Elul Ark Visits

Make an appointment to visit the ark with Rabbi Stein Kokin (rabbi@bethelphoenix.com or (602) 944-3359 ext. 108) or Cantor Angress (cantor@bethelphoenix.com or (602) 944-3359 ext. 124) during the month of Elul to have your personal moment with the ark open in our beautiful Shapiro Sanctuary. Masks and social distancing are required.

Services and Programs

In the Services and Programs list below, ** = in person, socially distanced events. All other services and programs listed will be virtual.

Members have been sent Zoom login information. If you are a member and do not have this information, please let us know at (602) 944-3359.

Streaming on YouTube is open to all at: https://tinyurl.com/yyrtuchs

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre

Sunday, September 27

  • 8:15 am  |  Morning Minyan and Kever Avot Prayers
  • Kever Avot prayer recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNXgDk9tSdE
  • **9:30 am–12:00 pm   |   Kol Nidre Food Drive, Challah, Yizkor book, Machzor, and Break-Fast to go order pick up
  • 5:30 pm   |   Kol Nidre Service

Yom Kippur

Monday, September 28

  • 9:00 am     Traditional Morning Service, Yizkor
  • 12:00 pm   Valleywide USY Youth Discussion
  • 2:45 pm     Family Service and Storytelling
  • 3:45 pm     Afternoon Study Session
  • 4:30 pm     Mincha and Ne’ila
  • 6:45 pm     Community Havdalah and Virtual Break-the-Fast


Friday, October 2

  • **5:00 pm Picnic in the Sukkah (reservations required)
  • ** 5:45 pm Outdoor Erev Sukkot/Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Saturday, October 3

  • 9:30 am Virtual Sukkot/Shabbat Morning Service
  • **5:30 pm Outdoor Afternoon/Evening Service

Sunday, October 4

  • 9:30 am Virtual Sukkot Morning Service
  • **6:30 pm Outdoor Evening/Havdalah Service

Sukkot Hol Hamoed

Monday, October 5–Thursday, October 8

  • 7:00 am Virtual Morning Minyan
  • **5:45 pm Outdoor Evening Minyan

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Friday, October 9

  • 5:45 pm Virtual Erev Shemini Atzeret/Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Saturday, October 10

  • 9:30 am Shemini Atzeret/Shabbat Morning Service
  • 6:30 pm Simchat Torah Service

Sunday, October 11

  • **9:30 am Simchat Torah Service
  • No Mincha/Ma’ariv Service
  • 6:30 pm Havdalah

High Holy Day Appeals

Please consider making a donation to our High Holy Day Appeal. We are here to serve our congregation and the community and it takes your support to do so. Your gift to us will help sustain the congregation through the year and helps pay for many different services and support that we provide to the community including adult education classes, school/craft supplies to our preschoolers and religious school students, sanitizer/masks for staff and visitors, technology upgrades to our database and website, allowing us to give dues reductions to those who need it, Talmud Torah and preschool scholarships, and maintaining a safe, sanitary prayer space for our return in the future.