Don’t let ticket costs stop you: Twin Cities synagogues welcome young professionals and students for the High Holidays

bjDon’t let a fear of high ticket prices keep you from High Holidays services. Here is TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive list of those synagogues in town specifically reaching out to younger folk – those of us in our 20s, 30s and 40s – with free or reduced tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Pick one shul, or use the High Holidays to go shul-hopping with friends. We’ll see you there.



  • Adath Jeshurun in Minnetonka, MN. Tickets are $25 for college students, free for those under the age of 30 who are living in their parents’ home. Otherwise $250. High Holiday Schedule.
  • Beth Jacob in Mendota Heights, MN. Free admission; no tickets necessary. High Holiday Programming Guide.
  • Beth El in St. Louis Park, MN. Tickets free for students and cost should not be a barrier for others. Contact Linda Goldberg at (952)920-3512.
  • B’nai Emet in Saint Louis Park, MN. Free for students. Tickets required for admission. Otherwise $150. High Holidays Schedule.
  • Sharei Chesed in Minnetonka, MN. Contact the congregation at (763) 545-8800 to make arrangements.
  • Temple of Aaron in Saint Paul, MN. Free tickets to High Holiday services if you are 30-years-old or younger. If over 30, cost negotiable. Call Ken Agranoff at (651) 698-8874 x106 to reserve your tickets. Check out their High Holiday Schedule.


  • Adath Israel in Saint Paul, MN. Free admission; no tickets necessary. Call Rabbi Zeiliengold at (651) 698-8300 for more info and the services schedule.
  • Chabad Minneapolis. No tickets required, but advance RSVP requested. Please call (952) 929-9922. High Holidays Schedule.
  • Chabad House Saint Paul: No tickets required. All are welcome. Call Mendel Feller, Rabbi at the Chabad House at (651) 554-7700 for more information.
  • Congregation Darchei Noam in St. Louis Park, MN. No tickets necessary, but donations are appreciated. Call (612) 920-3424 for more info.
  • Kenesseth Israel in St. Louis Park, MN. No tickets necessary. Call the office at (952) 920-2183 for more info.


Where will you be for services this year? Will you join your family at the synagogue you belonged to as a child? Join your new boyfriend at his family’s shul? Try out a new temple with your friends? How do you balance high holiday attendance when different family members belong to different synagogues? We would love to hear your insight – and advice – in the comments.

(Photo of Beth Jacob Congregation sanctuary)