High Holy Days 2011


Yom Kippur
Friday, Oct. 7 & Saturday, Oct. 8 
Westin Cypress Creek
East of I-95 on Cypress Creek Rd. 


$80 Members / $90 Non-Members
 Register online until Thursday at midnight. On Friday, call the office before 3 pm  to register: 954-888-1408. 
Friday, October 7 
Kol Nidre - 6:30 pm 

Saturday, October 8 
10:30 am - Morning Services 
2:30 - 4:00 pm - Break Outs 
5:00 - Myrna Wolf - A State of Union : Creating Balance in an       Unbalanced World  - Main Ballroom
5:45 - 7:45 pm - Concluding Evening Services - Main Ballroom
7:45 - Break the Fast Buffet Dinner Dance - By Advance Reservation only 


Break-the-Fast Dinner Dance  Attendance is limited, and seats are available on first come basis, so reserve your seats now. Adults: Only $44 Children 6-12: $23.  Register online until Thursday at four or call the office at 954-888-1408 prior to 4 pm. TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. 


If you registered for Break Fast after Rosh Hashanah, stop by registration desk for your admission sticker.


Do a Mitzvah
To help with set up Friday, please arrive at 12 noon. At the end of Yom Kippur service, before you leave for the 2:30 break or the 7:45 Break the Fast, please help pack up our prayer books and other supplies.


Even if you have your name badge, please stop at the registration desk Friday night and Saturday when you arrive for a parking sticker and hand out.
Pre Yom Kippur Buffet 
Join many TAO congregants at the Alfiere Mediterranean Bisto (in the hotel lobby) for dinner before Yom Kippur service Friday night. $23 plus tax and tip.

Reservations required 954-351-2434.  Ask for Mark or Chris. Please do not ask for return call for confirmation... your message is all that is required.

Yom Kippur Dress
Many have a custom of wearing white clothing on Yom Kippur in emulation of the ministering angels.  If you would like to join in this custom, please feel free to do so.    
Tzedakah and Mitzvot 

TAO will cover your parking in the general parking lot (not valet). Please stop by the registration desk each service to pick up your parking sticker.


REMEMBER TO BRING A SWEATER, jacket or shawl to keep warm during services.
Baby Sitting
Baby sitting is available Kol Nidre night and Yom Kippur. Please sign up for baby sitting on the second floor San Marco/Lido rooms.
Children are Welcome
We are a child friendly congregation and love that you bring your children to temple on High Holy Days!
Children are welcome to pray, sing and dance with us. When we're sitting, please have children sit with you in a seat and not on the floor in the aisles due to safety regulations.
We have also become aware that Yizkor and the Rabbi's sermon do not enhance your children's experiences. To assure everyone has the most connected holy day, please step outside with your young children or take them to the babysitting room during Yizkor and sermons. Doors are closed during sermons, so please enter and leave prior to or following the sermon.

TAO Store  
Visit the TAO store table in the registration area to purchase Rabbi Marc's music and meditation CDs and our gorgeous, spiritual Siddur 

TAO - 2011 Yom Kippur Breakout Sessions

Bring comfortable clothing for afternoon breakout sessions  


Room #


Main Ballroom 

Back Hallway

MEDICAL QIGONG & LAUGHTER YOGA - Lisa Lumiere, Practitioner of Chinese Medicine & Medical Qigong


Our ancient Chinese meditative practice uses slow, non-strenuous movement, controlled breathing, and focused intention to enhance the circulation of the qi (chi) life-force energy throughout our bodies. Many people feel more connected with G-d by experiencing an energetic oneness with nature and the universe. Regular practice improves health, strength, and can even reverse disease. Join us for Qigong and stay for the laughter yoga.

www.EnergeticQigong.com www.LisaLumiere.com 

(305) 803-3397



Room Second Floor



As we go through our day-to-day life, it's easy to get caught up, to forget to connect with the pure soul G-d restores to us each day. At times we forget who we really are...and confuse who we are with what we do, or the attitudes we hold. On this Holy Day of At-one-ment, join with me and others of our holy community, and continue to empty...to let go...of all that is not "you"...to relax with and embrace your beautiful & perfect soul...as we continue to be at one with the Angels.


 (954) 983-3378

  Venice  Room

Second Floor



When you find yourself making heavy-duty judgments, feeling self-righteous or wanting to change something about a situation or your feelings about it, your Inner Child may be fueling the event. Radical Forgiveness brings your consciousness into the present, letting go of the illusion and the pain as you align with your spiritual truth. Join us in transforming pain into freedom.


(305) 586-1745 (954) 476-9400


San Marco 


Second Floor

HAPPINESS TUNE-UP - Linda Wolk Winters, M.Ed., C.Ht.


What is it? Who has it? How to get it?

Refresh yourself with practical, immediate up-lifting tips and techniques from the fields of visualization, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and the emerging "Science of Happiness."


(305) 672-0122








Philosophy and Practice of Sustainability for Earth and Soul - Judith Gulko, Ph.D.

We will receive - through head, hands, heart and soul - the deep energetic principles that nature and Jewish mysticism teach about living in harmony and relationships.

[email protected]

 (561) 866-1695


TAO Registration




Bring a sketch pad, pencil(s), eraser and sharpener. We'll loosen up by activating the right side of our brains with a little blind contour drawing (don't worry if you don't know what it is!) Then we'll leave our worries and concerns behind ... where they belong... as we draw and learn and see the world anew. If you wish to bring pastels, charcoal or other drawing media, feel free. Some of us may go long, so find us after another class and join us.

Wisdom Class - WEDNESDAYS


Starting October 26, Wisdom Class resumes at the JCC in Davie on Wednesdays. Join us 7 - 9 p.m. Details in article below. 


Coming Up

Oct. 15 - Sukkot Havdallah (See article below.)
Oct. 21 - Simchas Torah Shabbat Service
Oct.  26 -  Wisdom Class Resumes - Wisdom WEDNESDAYS

Click here to print a copy of the TAO calendar to post on your refrigerator.  
Saturday, October 15- Sukkot Havdallah
Members Only Event


7pm -Rabbi Marc and Paulina's home


Celebrate the "Season of Rejoicing" TAO style. Join TAO as we experience a communion with nature and commemorate the divine protection that we received after the departure from Egypt. As we sit communally in the Sukkah we are grateful for the abundance of the land and the harvest. We feel our vulnerability, yet we feel safe because we sense God's surrounding presence. We celebrate the simplicity of life's joys and experience intimacy, fun and mystical awakening as we come to recognize that the most important possession we must acquire and earn during our brief time on earth is the connection to God. Please bring a parve or vegetarian dish. RSVP to TAO office - 

Fri, Oct 21 - Simchas Torah Friday Service

7:15 - Cantorial Chants


7:30 - Service Begins


Bring a friend, your children and grandchildren

Share the joy as we unfurl the Torah and study the sentence that is sacred to you.



ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. Click here for Directions.

Wisdom Class Wednesdays -  October 26 through June 2012   


Kabbalistic Journey to Judaism
Come and join us as Rabbi Marc leads us through a kabbalistic interpretation of Judaism. Discuss and discover the deeper meanings of ritual, prayer, liturgy and how relevant to your life they can be.  

Whether you're frazzled from the day or already in a sweet space, join us for this uplifting and inspirational evening.
Members: $10 donation appreciated


JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads
Main Building, Holocaust Learning Center
Map and directions 


October 30- Kolot Luncheon


Kolot Coalition: Voices to End Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community


TAO is a Coalition Partner with Kolot. Domestic Abuse is a social and family issue and we hope you will support their endeavors.


Kolot's annual Luncheon/Fashion Show at the Signature Grand in Davie. See Janice Weintraub for reservations or information.


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