Beth Ami Temple To Hold Free High Holiday Services for the Community

Photo: Cantorial Soloist Mike Robbins and Rabbi Allison Lawton standing in front of open Ark at Beth Ami Temple.

Beth Ami Temple of Paradise Valley will open its doors, ark and arms – virtually speaking, that is – to the community as it welcomes congregants and non-members to its High Holiday online services this September. Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be easily accessed by visiting the temple’s website at and clicking the link provided.

As COVID-19 is felt to continue to be a serious threat, Beth Ami invites non-members to participate in the online services at no charge as a way to reach out to unaffiliated Jewish people who would like to attend a house of worship during these unprecedented and troubling times.

The boutique synagogue is comprised of active and involved adults seeking Jewish religious and social connections. Located in Paradise Valley, Beth Ami has provided a place of worship and connections for over 43 years.

The synagogue held virtual Friday night Shabbat services during the summer and has been able to capture the warmth and beauty of its services even when online. Beth Ami acknowledges that this is the time for caring and for everyone to pull together as one – which underscores Beth Ami’s motto of being ” a small temple with a big heart.” Board member Linda Brickman says, “This is probably the kindest thing we can do at this most anxious time.”

Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Mike Robbins will lead the services accompanied by pianist Linda Prideaux. Phoenix Symphony violinist Lan Qui will also provide musical accompaniment during the Kol Nidre. Prayers will be displayed during the service so viewers can join in at home.

9/18 – Rosh Hashanah Eve :       7:30 PM            

9/19- Rosh Hashanah Day:        10:00 AM

9/27- Kol Nidre Eve:                     7:30 PM

9/28- Yom Kippur Day:               10:00 AM

9/28- Yom Kippur Memorial
Service & Conclusion:     4:00 PM 

For any questions, please call 602-956-0805 or email

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