High Holidays

As fall approaches, Jews throughout the world prepare for a unique ten-day period of prayer, self-examination, fasting, and repentance. It is time for the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are preceded by a month of reflection: the Hebrew month of Elul. During this time, morning worship includes special penitential prayers and concludes with the blowing of the shofar as a reminder of the approaching season of atonement. In some communities, this is also a time to visit the graves of loved ones.

We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days. We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Please see the Schedule of Services for a list of dates, times, and locations of services.

Upon renewing your membership in our congregation in August or September, you will automatically receive High Holy Day tickets for each adult member of your household and dependent children over the age of 18 (Children 17 years old and under do not require a ticket). Members are also welcomed to purchase additional tickets for other relatives and guests.

If you are currently not a member of the congregation and not yet ready to make that commitment, we are pleased to offer two different ways to join us.

The first way is to purchase High Holy Day tickets to join us for all the services. If you decide to join the congregation shortly after the holidays have ended, we will apply the ticket costs toward your membership dues! Please contact our office  for details.

The second way is to join us for our complimentary Day 2 Rosh Hashana morning service or the afternoon Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neliah service at 4:30 pm. Please contact the Rabbi   for more details. We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!

High Holyday Schedule – 2021-5782
(All services will be held both in person and online — except RH eve which is online only - Zoom information will be sent to as you renew your membership)
Mon Sept. 6 Online only Erev Rosh Hashana Services 6:00 pm
Tues, Sept. 7 RH day 1 morning service 10:30 am
Tashlich after services
Wed. Sept. 8 Rosh Hashana day 2 morning services 10:30 am
Wed. Sept. 15 Kol Nidre Evening service 7:30 pm
Thur. Sept. 16 Yom Kippur morning service 10:30 am
Walk to Gailock Gardens 1:00 pm
Mincha 4:30 pm
Yizkor 6:15 pm
Neilah 6:45 pm
Shofar — break-fast 7:30 pm
Tues. Sept. 21 Sukkot Morning service 10:30 am
Simchat Torah
Fri. Sept. 27 Simchat Torah evening program TBD
Sat. Sept. 28 Simchat Torah morning service 10:30 am