High Holiday Guide 2023/5784

We’re a couple weeks away from the start of the Jewish holiday season, so we’re bringing you TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive guide to high holiday services across the region and religious spectrum. No matter where you are or what kind of service you prefer, we’ve got your High Holidays hookup.

This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at nightfall on Friday, Sept. 15, and Yom Kippur begins at nightfall on Sunday, Sept. 24. Be sure to contact your preferred place of worship in advance to reserve your spot, if necessary!


  • Bet Shalom Congregation in Minnetonka we are a friendly, welcoming congregation focused on providing a vibrant place for Jewish families and friends to learn and grow in our community together. We invite you to join us for the High Holidays! Please click here for the 5784-2023 schedule of services at Bet Shalom, and register for both in-person and online offerings. Come say shalom! While there is no charge for tickets, we always appreciate voluntary donations of any amount which helps us continue to offer many programs to the community.
  • Mount Zion TempleThis year’s schedule for the High Holy Days continues to include some opportunities to gather online and in-person as one community. To see the full schedule, read our High Holy Day bulletin, and we will continue to add more details on our High Holy Day webpage. As in years past, guests are welcome to be part of our High Holy Day services and programs. Guests, please sign up here. We invite you to consider offering a free-will donation to Mount Zion. Members’ and guests’ contributions are what enable us to be the vibrant and welcoming Jewish spiritual home we strive to provide for our community. If you would like to learn more about our community, you are invited to attend our Open House for Unaffiliated Jews on Sunday, October 1, 11 a.m. Sign up in advance and receive complimentary High Holy Day tickets.
  • Shir Tikvah Congregation: Please check the High Holiday guide schedule or email the office to learn about our comprehensive programming and the many ways we’ll gather for High Holy Days 5784. We’ll do our best to provide inspiring, nourishing, joyous, transformative High Holy Days and hold the work of personal and communal t’shuvah– turning our hearts and our lives, and our communities towards greater wholeness, hope, and justice.
  • Temple Israel in Minneapolis welcomes all who want to celebrate and observe the High Holy Days. For more information, check Temple’s High Holiday information page or contact [email protected]


  • Adath Jeshurun Congregation is a progressive, egalitarian and sacred community. Come as you are to Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s in-person or live-streamed services and leave transformed for the rest of the year. We warmly welcome you to egalitarian services and invite you to connect with us. For complete information on the High Holy Days at Adath, visit our website at adathjeshurun.org/highholydays or request a printed copy of our High Holy Days Guide. Let us welcome you by contacting Andrea Blumberg, at [email protected] or 952-545-2424. L’shanah Tovah from Adath.
  • Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park: We would love for you to join us for the High Holy Days – and the rest of the year, too! Beth El Synagogue is a warm and welcoming egalitarian and spiritual community, where Judaism is relevant and meaningful for all ages. This year, we are excited to offer a rich array of services and learning opportunities for all ages to enhance your High Holy Day experience! Services are accessible virtually via livestream as well. No tickets are needed, and all are welcome! Find our complete schedule of offerings on our High Holy Day Hub at: www.bethelsynagogue.org. Questions? Contact Liz Rappaport, our Associate Director, via E-mail at [email protected] or call 952-873-7314.
  • Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights is an egalitarian and participatory community where anyone and everyone is welcome. We will have a full array of High Holy Day services this year. Feel free to reach out at 651-452-2226 or [email protected] for more information, and see our High Holy Day Schedule and Guide.
  • Sharei Chesed is offering in-person and online options for all services, with the exception of Erev Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. via Zoom only. The first day of Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Second day of Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17. Kol Nidre, 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24. Yom Kippur/Yizkor, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25. Mincha-Neilah/Closing Service, 5 p.m., Sept. 25 –following with Final Shofar Sounding at 7:15 p.m. All services will be live streamed on the Sharei Chesed YouTube channel. For more information, email: [email protected].
  • Temple of Aaron of the Twin Cities. This year, we will provide services available live at Temple of Aaron and Livestreamed on our YouTube page. We will have exciting programs for young children, young families and adults alike. On the 1st Day of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur we will offer one main sanctuary service from 8:30 a.m.-noon. On the 2nd day, services will also be held from 8:30 am-noon in our main sanctuary including a creative 2nd-day musical service,  focused on “Malchuyot, the Sovereignty of God”, mixing both music from modernity and our liturgy. Our Clergy team of Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein, Rabbi Rachel Rubenstein, Cantor/Educator Joshua Fineblum, and Musician Coleen Dieker, along with Tom and Julia Bartsch have planned some exciting spiritual experiences for all to participate in. Our annual interactive and multi-generational Young Family Service will be led by Rabbi Rachel, Cantor/Educator Josh, and Musician Coleen Dieker. We will have a Pray & Play space for parents with our youngest children, youth programming with the nationally known Bible Players, and babysitting available throughout the holidays as well. If you are interested in joining us this year and have any questions, and for the most up-to-date information, please contact our Executive Director Ken Agranoff at [email protected] or 651-252-6406. If you would more information about our community and what we have to offer please follow us on YouTube, like us on Facebook, or check out our website. Shana Tovah!


  • Congregation Darchei Noam, a Modern Orthodox congregation in St. Louis Park, has a full schedule online for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Chabad Greater St. Paul Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self at Chabad of Greater St Paul. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Discover more at our High Holiday mini-site: SPChabad.com/HighHolidays
  • Chabad Minneapolis, located in Minnetonka, offers welcoming and engaging High Holiday services that provide a meaningful and enjoyable experience for Jews of all backgrounds. Services incorporate explanations, insights, and page guidance, for an enjoyable user-friendly experience. With offerings like the Learner’s Service, Children’s Program, Shofar in the Park – there’s something for everyone. There is no cost, membership or affiliation necessary to attend, however, reservations are requested; click here to reserve. For more information, full schedule and to RSVP, visit chabadminneapolis.com. For any questions,contact  in[email protected] /952-929-9922. Shanah Tovah, we’re looking forward to celebrating with you.
  • Chabad Maple Grove is conveniently located in Northern Plymouth. We are a warm and welcoming home for all Jews, regardless of affiliation or level of experience. Our services are designed to be both enjoyable and meaningful, accompanied by stories, inspiration, and melodies, with a friendly and personal atmosphere. For those who are unable to join synagogue services, we are also offering Shofar in the Park. All services are free of charge, RSVP is appreciated to help us plan properly. Full schedule at www.JewishMapleGrove.com/HighHolidays. For questions and more information, contact Rabbi Nissi at 612-520-1263 or email [email protected].


  • Mayim Rabim Congregation is a warm and eclectic Jewish Reconstructionist community in South Minneapolis; we meet at the Friends Meeting House in the Linden Hills neighborhood at 44th & York Ave S. You are welcome to join us for any of our services and activities throughout the year and can check our schedule online. We are offering a program in addition to services, to connect to the spirit of the holiday season. Rabbi Jeffrey Schein will lead a Reverse Tashlich/ Tikun Ha-Yam, תקון הים (improving our waters) at Wolfe Lake Park, in St. Louis Park, Sunday, September 10, 9-11 a.m. Coffee, donuts, and removing human “sins” (garbage) from the lake, pond, and marsh. RSVP to [email protected] to attend. High Holiday Services will be led by Rabbi Stiefel and congregants in person as well as on Zoom. Email us at [email protected] for the Zoom links. For Rosh Hashanah, we will gather on Friday, September 15, from 6-7 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m.-noon, followed by a free light catered lunch. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations on Rosh Hashanah, which will be donated to STEP. Services for the second day of Rosh Hashanah will be at Minnesota Hillel on Sunday September 17, from 10 a.m.-noon. On Sunday September 17, we will meet for the Tashlich (casting off sins) ritual, in person, weather permitting. Contact the office for time and location. Yom Kippur begins on Sunday, September 24 with Kol Nidre from 6:45-8:30 p.m.. Monday September 25 includes services 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Yizkor at 4:45, a 5:15 study session(Sustainable Spiritual Journeys: The Difference Between Luggage and Baggage), and a 6:15 closing service ending at 7:48 p.m., with one last long blast of the Shofar and a dairy potluck break-fast meal. You can find registration information and make a donation on our website, but everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to pay. Questions, call the office at 612-247-5490 or email [email protected]. Shanah Tovah!

Humanistic Judaism

  • Or Emet, the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, is celebrating this year’s High Holidays with services in person, as well as the option to participate in programming online. Or Emet invites everyone to share in our High Holiday services. We are a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. You can join us for Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich, Kol Nidre or Yom Kippur services, emphasizing the history and culture of the Jewish people and the values of each celebration. The following programs will be led by Or Emet rabbinic candidate Eva Cohen: Erev Rosh Hashanah: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (register here for virtual); Tashlich: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, (email [email protected] for details); Kol Nidre: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (register here for virtual); Yom Kippur: 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (register here for virtual). Attendees can choose to wear a mask and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test. Following the Yom Kippur service, a break-fast meal will be served outdoors under a tent on JCC property (email [email protected] for details). For Humanistic Jews, the High Holidays are a time to reflect on the relationship of the universe to human need and desire. We assess our behavior during the past year and affirm the possibilities for change, improvement and happiness. The High Holidays open the Jewish year with the most important message of Jewish history: human dignity is not a gift of destiny; it is a human achievement, requiring courage and self-reliance. In keeping with High Holiday tradition, Or Emet welcomes nonperishable donations at all services. For more information about Or Emet’s High Holiday services, email [email protected]. For general information about Or Emet, email [email protected] or visit oremet.org.


  • Minnesota Hillel is your college campus Jewish Student Center, serving 300+ students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and beyond. We work to enrich the lives of students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the greater community. Through our 6 Programmatic Pillars: Shabbat & Holidays, Jewish Learning, Social Action, Leadership Development, Israel, & Social Experiences, we hope to inspire every student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. All High Holiday offerings will be held in the chapel of the Minnesota Hillel building on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. You can find the complete list with details here, please check them out! All services and meals are free for students, please RSVP here! For community members, an $18 donation is appreciated to help cover the cost of meals, staff, and clergy, no registration required. Questions? Contact Polly Lehman, Director of Jewish Student Life, via email at [email protected].
  • Temple Israel (of Duluth) is affiliated with both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements. All are welcome to participate in our High Holiday services (as well as all other services and programs throughout the year). Our High Holiday service schedule for 2023 is as follows: Erev Rosh Hashanah evening service Sept. 15, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16: 10 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 17: 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24: Kol Nidre, 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25: Yom Kippur morning service, 10 a.m.; Community discussion, 1:30 p.m.; Mincha, 3:30 p.m.; Avodah & Martyrology Service, 4:30 p.m.; Yizkor, 5:15 p.m.; Ne’ilah 5:45 p.m. Tekiah Gedolah, 6:30 p.m. Services will also be broadcast on Zoom. Please contact our office at [email protected] to obtain the link. Donations to defray our costs are welcome but not required. In particular, no donations are requested or expected from students from outside the Duluth area who are attending college in Duluth.  For further information please call our office at 218-724-8857 or e-mail [email protected].
  • PJ Library has a new PJ Library guide that explores ways for your family to celebrate the three-week Jewish holiday season that begins with Rosh Hashanah. Subscriber families will receive a printed copy for the 2023 holiday season, but anyone can download the guide in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.
  • Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community is holding a second day of Rosh Hashanah community service from 10 a.m.-noon on Sept. 17. More information and a link to register can be found on the TCJRC website.

Note: If you’re a community leader and would like to be added to this listing, please email [email protected] with the information and any relevant links.