High Holy Days Additional Information

For forms please scroll down for registration forms for Tashlich, Lulav and Etrog, High Holy Day Babysitting, Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, and Tailgate Torah Dinner.

We are warmly anticipating welcoming you into our Sacred Spaces for the High Holy Days. In order to make your holiday experience as smooth as possible, please keep these important reminders in mind.


Congregation Agudas Achim holds the safety and security of our congregants in the highest regard. During these High Holy Days, we will be implementing a new clear bag policy.

  • Non-clear small purses and tallit bags are allowed, however, please bring a clear bag whenever possible.
  • Large bags, including backpacks, shoulder bags, and diaper bags will need to be a clear bag.
  • Upon entry, if you do not have a clear bag for these larger-type bags, we will gladly provide you with one to transfer the contents.
  • ALL bags are subject to search.
  • Please keep all personal belongings with you while you are in the building; unattended bags may be removed.

Thank you for supporting the safety of all while in our sacred spaces.


Your ticket or personal name tags serve as your entry ticket and security badge.

All congregants 13 and older must have their name tag visible at all times.

CAA member tickets are valid for the entire High Holy Day season so PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF YOUR TICKETS AFTER ROSH HASHANAH.


Please arrive early to make sure you have a seat in the main sanctuary.  To those who have purchased reserved seats, please remember that these seats will be released to general seating at 10:30AM on each holiday.

Please arrive early to claim your seats.

For guest tickets, reserved seating or reserved parking, please call (512) 735-8410.


Through generations, the tradition of being called to the Torah – especially on the holiest days in the Jewish calendar – has been established as a great source of merit and blessing. Whether it’s opening the ark, lifting the Torah, wrapping the Torah or leading the congregation in blessing, each of these honors serves as an “Aliyah” – a personal spiritual elevation.

Would you like to participate in an aliyah during Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur? Would you like to gift an aliyah to a family member, friend or deserving congregant? Aliyot are available on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Donations begin at $180 for each aliyah. Contact Cynthia Winer at cynthia.winer@outlook.com for additional information.


If you have space at a High Holy Day meal to host someone, especially last minute, please complete our Share a Shulchan form.

We would love to ensure everyone who would like to enjoy a festive meal with our community has a place to do so.

Taco Tuesday: Torchy’s Tashlich Edition

September 19th at 5PM at Bull Creek District Park – 6701 Lakewood Drive What could make Taco Tuesday better? When it’s combined with Tashlich! Led by Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Rabbi Gail Swedroe and Tammy Stone. Nourish your body and soul as we reflect on how we want to be better versions of ourselves and engage in the custom of symbolically casting our misdeeds into the water. To pre-order Torchy’s Tacos, (we’ll bring to Tashlich for you!) please click the button below by September 10th.

Lulav & Etrog Order

Orders due by Wednesday, September 13th by 12PM

Sukkot is just around the corner – order your Lulav and Etrog set today!

Sets are $72.

Pick up times are Thursday, September 28th from 2:00 – 6:00PM OR Friday, September 29th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. To order your Lulav & Etrog set, please click the button below to order.

For questions, please email millie.rosenberg@caa-austin.org.

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast

Monday, September 25th at 8PM in Social Halls A & B

Break-the-Fast with your CAA family. Advanced registration required. Please register with button below by September 20th.

High Holy Day Babysitting

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur from 9AM – 2PM

CAA will offer babysitting to CAA families for children ages 1-year (+walking) to 8-years old. Advanced registration required; space is limited. Please register with the button below.



Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 6:15PM

What better way to prepare for a Simchat Torah Dance party than with a Tailgate Torah dinner? Join us for dinner before the full night of fun begins. Geared towards children 10 and under and their families. Enjoy fun food including – fried avocado & waffles, mac ‘n cheese with sauce station, veggie sticks, fruit kabobs, & fresh pretzel bites!

Advanced registration required. Reserve your seat before Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00pm.
Pricing is $16 per adult (13 and older), and $8 per child (2-12), 2 and under are free

Be a High Holy Days Usher and Help Everyone Feel Welcome at CAA! 

CAA ushers serve a very important function at our synagogue. They ensure that the spiritual experience for all worshippers is paramount during the High Holy Day services. Please volunteer to be an usher. Much help is needed throughout the High Holy Day season; your time can make a difference. Please use this link to sign up for a volunteer position: HHD 5784 Volunteer Sign Up.  Any questions, please contact Nick Kornblith and Jamie Artman at HHvolunteers@caa-austin.org.

Help Raise the CAA Sukkah!  

On Sunday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 10th, come help CAA Brotherhood build our community Sukkah.  The more people we have, the faster it goes and it’s a mitzvah! Not all work is heavy lifting.  If you have any of these tools, 8’ ladder, screw guns with #2 bits, hammer/mallet, adjustable wrench, extension cords – bring ‘em!  If not, just bring yourself.  Remember, it’s hot outside and we want you to be safe!  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, gloves, and safety glasses.  Please note, this is a temporary construction zone and not an appropriate environment for children, we cannot have children attend the sukkah building.  Mark your calendar for taking down the Sukkah on Sunday, October 15th too!  Please use this link to sign up for sukkah building and take down: https://signup.com/go/KJZuCkn.  Any questions, please contact Nick Kornblith and Jamie Artman at HHvolunteers@caa-austin.org.