High Holidays - Shofar

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a period of introspection as we consider our actions over the past year. It is traditional to eat sweet foods, such as apples dipped in honey. Round challah bread is served to symbolize the never-ending cycle of life. 

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Day of Repentance when we atone for our actions over the past year. Traditionally, Jews fast on this day. Yom Kippur marks the end of the Days of Awe. 

Learn more about Yom Kippur

High Holiday Services in C-U

Rosh Hashanah starts on the evening of Sunday, September 9th, 2018 and Yom Kippur starts on the evening of Thursday, September 18th, 2018. The High Holidays will be here before you know it! At CUJF, we've created a guide to local services and events to help you plan your schedule. Many people also start preparing a month early by with special spritual practices during the month of Elul.


There are multiple options for high holiday services in C-U. Pre-registration is usually required. Please see an overview below. For the most up-to-date information, please confirm with the congregation or organization that is organizing the services that you would like to attend. 


Shana Tova (have a good year)!


And don't forget that Sukkot is coming up soon. It starts on the evening of September 23rd. Order your four species (lulav, etrog, willow, and myrtle) soon! 



Join Chabad to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please RSVP to let Chabad know which services and meals you will be attending. See the full schedule for the high holidays on the Chabad website

Hillel is offering Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services for the High Holidays. Please see their website for a complete listing of all services and meals for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. The same website serves as the registration page for students. They have a separate page for registration for community members

Sinai Temple offers a range of services during the High Holiday season, inlcuding Traditional Egalitarian and Reform Services. Sinai Temple also has services for families. Please contact Sinai Temple for complete, up-to-date information on their services and other events.