Our High Holy Days are filled with an abundance of joy, reflection, and connection. We worship in person and online, creating a sense of shared time and purpose. Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Olivia Brodsky, and award-winning musicians enliven our spirits and open our minds. We have programs for people of all ages and interests, including some of “The Best Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Celebrations in New York.”

For more information about our Young Family, Family, and Teen services and programs during the High Holy Days, please click here.

Kol Nidrei Appeal Click here to contribute.
We are always grateful for your generous support, so we can continue our sacred work as a community.
In fact, the annual Kol Nidrei Appeal is steeped in history.

High Holy Days 2024/5785
Selichot: Saturday, September 28
Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3
Yom Kippur: Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12
Sukkot: begins Wednesday, October 16
Simchat Torah: Friday, October 25
Full schedule and online streaming links available on the Schedule and Links page (for the password, see the weekly e-blast or call the EET office)

FOR MEMBERS:
In Person: All member families will receive in-person service tickets via email. Members may attend all services and programs.
Online: All members will also have full online access to all High Holy Day services and programs, through our password-protected “Schedule and Links” page with the online streaming links (via HowLive) for all services and programs. Streaming access information will be included in the ticket email.

Members who wish to purchase additional tickets for friends/family:

  1. Please visit the Donate page of the EET website
  2. Choose donation type “HHD Extra Tickets (Members) 2024”
  3. Include the full names of your guests in the “Payment Notes” box

FOR NON-MEMBERS:
In person: Guest tickets may be purchased via our High Holy Day In-Person Guest Ticket form.
— Yizkor services on Yom Kippur are open to the community (no ticket necessary). ID is required. This service is held at Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street.
Online: Guests may join us online without charge (although a donation is suggested) by registering using our High Holy Day Online Registration Form.
If you would like more information about membership, you can learn more about our unique Community Commitment membership or begin your application.

FOR FAMILY SERVICES (MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS):
Tickets are not required for Family and Young Family services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but pre-registration is required (see Family High Holy Days page for more information). The same form may be used to register for kids’ programs (grades Pre-K-8) during the morning congregational services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).


Book of Remembrance
Our Book of Remembrance is a long-standing East End Temple tradition. A printed version will also be on display in our beautiful Helene Spring Library in perpetuity.

High Holy Day Prayer Books
If you would like to purchase your own set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the prayer books we use for the High Holy Days, they may be purchased through the CCAR Press. We will not be able to lend books this year.


High Holy Day Resources

Torah Blessings: Join us in blessing the Torah as the whole congregation is honored — click here

Kaddish: https://reformjudaism.org/beliefs-practices/prayers-blessings/mourners-kaddish

Havdalah Blessings: Join us in the blessings at the end of Yom Kippur — click here

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“A Time to Grow”: A PJ Library Family Guide to the Fall Holidays. This beautiful new PJ Library guide explores ways for your family to celebrate the Jewish fall holidays at home. To read more and download the guide, click here.

DIY Havdalah Spice Pouch: Celebrate Havdalah with us at the end of Yom Kippur, and make your own spice pouch! Click here for easy, at-home instructions

Hineni – Here I Am. The Union for Reform Judaism has created new online resources to help us be present for ourselves, encounter the spiritual, mourn our personal and societal losses, and enter the New Year with a sense of renewal. For more information, click here.

The Shofar Project: The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering a free four-week program during the month of Elul and leading up to the High Holy Days, from August 21st – September 18th.The Shofar Project is for people of all backgrounds who want to make this a year of continued awakening, responsiveness, renewal, and transformation. For more information and to register, click here. If you would like to buy your own shofar, please click here, here, or here.

Welcome To Our Table”: Try a new baking project for the new year! Click here for a few selected recipes from the EET Sisterhood cookbook

Prayers and Rituals: A brief description of some of the words and rituals you might hear and experience during the High Holy Days

Helpful Articles

How to get the most out of virtual High Holiday services

Turning Your Home Into a Sacred Space

Rosh Hashanah Blessings for Home Observance

5 Things to Know About the Jewish High Holy Days 

What is Selichot? 

Yom Kippur Customs and Rituals

Women of Reform Judaism: Yom Kippur Guide

Tashlich: The Symbolic Casting Off Of Sins

Shofar History and Tradition

High Holy Day Recipes