High Holiday Guide 2022/5783

We’re just about a month 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 Sunday, Sept. 25, and Yom Kippur begins at nightfall on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Be sure to contact your preferred place of worship in advance to reserve your spot!

Reform

  • 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 5783-2022 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 Temple – This 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, September 18, 11 a.m. Sign up in advance and receive complimentary High Holy Day tickets. If you have any questions, please contact Shai Avny at [email protected].
  • 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 5783. We’ll worship together in person, via livestream, and on Zoom. We’re striving to meet all this moment demands of us. 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]

Conservative

  • 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, including important safety requirements in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 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 in-person services and learning options 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 Liz 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, led by Senior Rabbi Adam Rubin. 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 Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. via Zoom only. The first day of Rosh Hashanah and Tashlich, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26. Second day of Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. Kol Nidre, 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 4. Yom Kippur/Yizkor, 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 5. Mincha-Neilah/Closing Service, 4:45 p.m., October 5 –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. You are always welcome at Temple of Aaron! 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 we will be in our main sanctuary and hold a creative 2nd-day musical service,  focused on “Community”, as we hear the stories of members. Our Clergy team of Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein, Rabbi Rachel Rubenstein, Cantor/Educator Joshua Fineblum, and Cantorial Intern Kelsey Bailey, 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 our Rabbi Rachel, Cantor Educator Josh, Cantorial Intern Kelsey Bailey. We will have a new Pray & Play space for parents with our youngest children, youth programming, 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!

Orthodox/Traditional

  • Congregation Darchei Noam, a Modern Orthodox congregation in St. Louis Park will have are indoor and outdoor service options for both days of Rosh Hashanah: 8:35 a.m. start time indoors, 9:15 a.m. start time outdoors. Kol nidre (7:10pm)- concurrent start times indoors/outdoors; Yom Kippur: 9:05 a.m. start time indoors, 9:45 a.m. start time outdoors; Neila 7 p.m., concurrent start times indoors/outdoors. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Chabad Minneapolis, located in Minnetonka. All are welcome at Chabad of Minneapolis. Our Services are meaningful, engaging, user-friendly in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We’ve designed the services so that you can actually enjoy them! With an inspiring Learner’s Service (new for this year), exciting Children’s Service & Program, there is something for everyone. Try us – you will not be disappointed. The High Holiday Services will be held in-person, in an outdoor tent (with some indoor options) for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. There is no cost, no 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, email i[email protected] or call 952-929-9922. Shana Tova, looking forward to celebrating with you.
  • Uptown Chabad in Minneapolis. YJP Rosh Hashanah dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. On Sept. 26 and 27: Services with shofar blowing at 9:30-11 a.m. and the Holy Hour Happy Hour at 6 p.m., Sept. 26. Yom Kippur: Tuesday, Oct. 4: Kol Nidei services at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5: Morning service with Yizkor from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Closing services, 6 p.m. Break fast at 7:30 p.m. All events outdoors at Uptown Chabad House, 3017 James Ave. S. Minneapolis. More information visit YoungJewishminneapolis.com.
  • 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].

Reconstructionist

  • 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 Avenue South. 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 Sharon Stiefel will teach a class on Unlocking the Spiritual Essence of the Jewish High Holidays through Hebrew Words on Thursday, September 8, from 7-8 p.m. (Zoom only). 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. We ask that those attending in person be masked and vaccinated. For Rosh Hashanah, we will gather on Sunday, September 25, from 6-7 p.m. and again on Monday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations on Rosh Hashanah, which will be donated to STEP. Services for the second day of Rosh Hashanah will be Tuesday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-noon. On Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m., we will meet for the Tashlich (casting off sins) ritual, in person, weather permitting, at Minnehaha Creek. Meet us at the corner of Humboldt Avenue S. and W. Minnehaha Parkway (drive south on the parkway one long block from 50th Street). Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, October 4 with Kol Nidre from 6:15-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 includes services 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Yizkor at 4:30, a 5 p.m. study session on “Reparations”, and a 6 P.m. closing service ending at 7:30 p.m. with one last long blast of the Shofar. Break the fast afterwards on your own this year, hopefully together next year! 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. Sunday, Sept. 25, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (registration required for virtual); Tashlich: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, (registration required); Kol Nidre: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (registration required for virtual); Yom Kippur: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in person at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis and virtual (registration required for virtual). Or Emet requires everyone attending services to mask and maintain social distance in all indoor areas of the JCC for the protection of children and others who are vulnerable. Please note: Plans are subject to change based on CDC and state guidelines. Following the Yom Kippur service, a break-fast meal will be served outdoors under a tent on JCC property (registration required). 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, including registration for Zoom, Tashlich and the Yom Kippur break-fast, email [email protected]. For general information about Or Emet, email [email protected] or visit oremet.org.

Other/Independent

  • 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). We are back in person this year with the following COVID 19 protocols: all in attendance are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted (when appropriate) and masking is optional. 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. Our High Holiday service schedule for 2022 is as follows: Erev Rosh Hashanah evening service Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 26: Morning service, 10 a.m.; Tashlich at Chester Bowl, 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 27: Morning service, 10 a.m.; Family Rosh Hashanah and Tashlich at Chester Bowl, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: Kol Nidre, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5: 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. 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 2022 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. 27. 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.