High Holidays will be different this year, but there are plenty of opportunities to worship safely in a community that resonates with you! Below are 2020 High Holidays offerings from a wide spectrum of synagogues in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Most of these services are virtual, but if you choose to worship in person, be sure to familiarize yourself with and follow all CDC guidelines

All of these places would like to welcome you! If you would like help choosing a synagogue that might be a good fit, email info@jewishphilly.org with some information about what kind of synagogue you are seeking and we will help you narrow down your options.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Virtual Options
Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Virtual Options
Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Virtual Options
Kol Nidre, Virtual Options
Yom Kippur Morning, Virtual Options
Yom Kippur Afternoon, Virtual Options
Yizkor, Virtual Options
In-Person Services, Both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
Children and Family's Services, Virtual, For Both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, September 18

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
6:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Maariv with brief remarks by Rabbi Schnitzer

Free to all; Giving opportunities are available on our website
Email ezeisler@tiferethisraelpa.org to register.

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
8:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

Suggested donation for a family $500 for entire High Holiday services. Donation can count towards membership if you choose to join our community!
Email office@orshalom.com to register.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register online here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
7:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here.

Free to all, donations accepted
Learn more here.

 

Penn Hillel

Conservative
Rabbi Mike Uram and Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan
7:45 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Led by Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, along with Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan 'C12. Familiar, creative and provocative, the well-known melodies of this service are complemented by a balance of Hebrew and English prayers, along with meaningful insights from students and staff. The dynamic duo of Rabbi Mike and Cantor Emma have been enhancing High Holidays on campus for nearly a decade.

Donations requested, but Penn Hillel welcomes all to High Holiday Services. No one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Prior registration required. Learn more here.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
5:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Our Erev Rosh Hashanah Service will be a warm, family-friendly affair where we will welcome in the New Year through a traditional service accompanied by song, laughter, and reflection. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. The Erev Rosh Hashanah Service will be an approximately 45-minute service, followed by communally (virtually) breaking bread together through Kiddush, Motzi, and apples and honey.

Free to all; donations appreciated
Email our rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org to register.

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
 6:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Rabbi Anna will lead us in a modern take on this traditional Sephardi/Mizrachi home-based ritual, a perfect complement to the holiday meal. If you wish to share mealtime with others, please stay on the call after the seder concludes.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy
6:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Our theme this year is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will Be
Free to all; donations appreciated
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
7:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour Registration required.

Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested.

Free to all; Donations may be made through our High Holy Day web page, or by check to Leyv Ha-Ir, P.O. Box 15836, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
7:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Have a festive dinner at home and then join us to welcome Shabbat and the new year. Together we will begin the journey of reflection and transformation. All are welcome at Kol Tzedek High Holiday Services! Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen. 

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Learn more and register here.

 

Kehilat HaNahar "The Little Shul by the River"

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Diana Miller 215-862-1912
6:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Kehilat HaNahar is an eclectic, vibrant, welcoming synagogue affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement. The service will emphasize traditional songs mixed with relevant teachings and a sermon.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Call or email to request online registration link.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Reconstructionist/Conservative
Rabbi Jon Cutler 
6:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Free on Facebook Live; Interactive Zoom stream with 'Haverim' donation

Link to donate here.
Learn more here.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
8:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We welcome members of Beth Chaim and guests to our community, your Jewish neighborhood in Chester County. In this time of pandemic, most of our offerings will be hosted on Zoom. We are using this as an opportunity to think more creatively about our services. Because we cannot meet in our congregational home, we will all work together to extend the sanctuary, and make a mikdash me-aht in our own homes. Please register in advance for all of these service opportunities because we are planning them as interactive experiences. After you register, we will send information on what you need in order to participate. Don’t worry, most items that we are incorporating into our holiday experience can be found in your own home or easily obtained. You do not need a High Holiday prayerbook as all of the prayers will be featured as part of our holiday zoom presentation as Visual Tefilah slides. As we bid 5780 farewell and welcome 5781 we reflect on the challenges of this year and focus on our theme of “Blessing what is.” 

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Main Line Reform Temple

Reform
Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick and Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
7:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, pre-recorded and shared live

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
6:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

This Erev Rosh Hashanah is service is open to all.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier
7:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

At Temple Judea, we care about being in a caring community.Our High Holy Days will be different this year. While we will be physically apart, we will stay deeply connected with musical, meaningful and creative services and learning. We will start at the High Holy Days at 5:55pm with Blessing for the Festive Meal at Home. Together we will light candles, bless the meal, dip the apples in honey and then you will have time to eat. Our Erev Rosh Hashanah service will then start at 7:30pm with music and prayer. Children and Adults are welcome.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register and learn more here.

 

Penn Hillel Reform

Rabbi Micah Shapiro
6:45 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Reform services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rabbinic Innovation Fellow and Campus Rabbi. Elevate the soul this new year in an immersive and spiritual environment. Led by talented students and rabbis, these services include easily accessible, egalitarian liturgy, thought-provoking sermons and will give you the space you need for contemplation and decision making at the start of a new year.

A fee or donation is requested but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami Reform

Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
8:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz. Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park).

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

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Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Saturday, September 19

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Rabbi David Ackerman & Hazzan Harold Messinger
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Congregation Beth Am Israel is a conservative shul on the Main line where people of all backgrounds gather for community and prayer. Please join us this year for our virtual services which will feature two morning services (a musical tefillah b'kavannah or a traditional davenning experience), the Rabbi's sermon, and a full torah service live from our sanctuary.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@bethamisrael.org.

 

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

This service will be a traditional Shabbat and Holiday service including: Pezukei Dezimrah – Introductory Psalms and prayers Shacharit – Morning Service Torah & Haftorah Readings Rabbi’s Sermon Musaf – Additional service for Shabbat and the Holiday The Shofar will not be sounded at this service

No fee for Congregation members. We are asking that non-members make a donation upon registration.
To register, contact ezeisler@tiferethisraelpa.org or 215-752-3468

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
9:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate Suggested donation for a family $500 for entire High Holiday services. Donation can count towards membership if you choose to join our community!
To register, email office@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live Don't let your financial situation stop you from considering membership; call us.

Learn more here.

 

Penn Hillel

Conservative
Rabbi Mke Uram and Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Penn Hillel Conservative Services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, along with Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan 'C12. Familiar, creative and provocative, the well-known melodies of this service are complemented by a balance of Hebrew and English prayers, along with meaningful insights from students and staff. The dynamic duo of Rabbi Mike and Cantor Emma have been enhancing High Holidays on campus for nearly a decade

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours 

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays, including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families. The Charry Sanctuary Service will stream live (audio/video) from our website. If you are interested in accessing all services and programs, membership or guest tickets are needed to receive the Zoom links.

The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost. To access other services and programs, a donation is requested to participate. Guest tickets can be purchased here.
Get tickets and register here.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
9:30 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Our Rosh Hashanah Day One Morning service will be a traditional and dynamic service broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, offering teachings and music to guide us through the intentions and treasures of the High Holy Days. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. On Rosh Hashanah Day I we will reflect on how to navigate challenges, find meaning in uncertainty, and come together when it matters most.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org.

 

Darkaynu

Independent
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
10:30 a.m., approximately 2 hours

We are all on the spiritual journey called life, which is filled with many challenges, adventures, lessons and gifts.The situations we encounter bring us new opportunities for the growth of our souls. The Jewish wisdom tradition has many teachings that can help guide and support us along the way. Come journey with us! as we welcome the new year with blessings and song. Meet our wonderful community as we usher in 5781 on zoom, with a combination of tradition and innovation.

Free to all; donations appreciated
To register, contact darkaynu.org@gmail.com or 267-258-7212

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester Count

Rabbi Jon Cutler and Cantor Robin Naipekek
9:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Free to all; donations appreciated
Watch via Facebook streaming here

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
9:15 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Rabbi Anna will lead from the Kol Emet sanctuary as participants fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive Rosh HaShanah service for all ages.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Our theme for these holidays is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will Be

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
10:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

This will be a Torah Service. Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend.

Free to all; donations requested.
Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Our services are joyful and participatory, weaving traditional liturgy, poetry, and contemporary reflections. We use a Reconstructionist High Holiday Machzor with full English transliteration. Through Zoom technology you are invited to harmonize, listen, and connect. We will make our way through psalms, shacharit, a traditional Torah service, followed by Mussaf, leaning on our ancient liturgy to carry us into the new year with hope. In preparation, we encourage you to create an intentional physical space to pray with us, so that we can bring maximum presence to this sanctuary in the cloud. In each service, a member will share a reflection on the theme of Tohu va'Vohu: Chaos and Creation. Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate
Register here.

 

Beth Israel of Chester County

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Jon Cutler
9:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Free FB and interactive Zoom streams available

Free to all; donations appreciated
Learn more here.

 

Or Hadash

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our High Holiday services, led by Rabbi Alanna Sklover, will include both traditional davening and a number of non-traditional, creative options.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate
To register, call the Or Hadash office at 215-283-0276 to register no later than Friday, September 11.

 

Kehilat HaNahar "The Little Shul by the River"

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Diana Miller
9:30 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Traditional songs, relevant teachings and a sermon.

Free to all; donations appreciated
Learn more here.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
10:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

We welcome members of Beth Chaim and guests to our community, your Jewish neighborhood in Chester County. In this time of pandemic, most of our offerings will be hosted on zoom. We are using this as an opportunity to think more creatively about our services. Because we cannot meet in our congregational home, we will all work together to extend the sanctuary, and make a mikdash me-aht in our own homes. Please register in advance for all of these service opportunities because we are planning them as interactive experiences. After you register, we will send information on what you need in order to participate. Don’t worry, most items that we are incorporating into our holiday experience can be found in your own home or easily obtained. You do not need a High Holiday prayerbook as all of the prayers will be featured as part of our holiday zoom presentation as Visual Tefilah slides. Our 10am service offering will focus on the important theme of connection at this challenging time. This zoom service is open to all ages but is geared towards adults in our community.

Free to all; donations appreciated
Register here.

 

Main Line Reform Temple

Reform
Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
9:30 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Service, pre-recorded and streamed live

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
9:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Contemporary Service: Inspired by the world today, and led by clergy, instrumentalists, and Makheilah: The RS Choir, this multigenerational service encourages participation through its modern, accessible music. This service provides a comfortable setting for children of all ages. During the sermon, there are special activities tailored to tots and grade school children. Following the Contemporary and Classical services on Rosh Hashanah, opportunities to connect are planned. Meet up with your community in a virtual room.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Access streaming here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman 2156276747 
11:00 a.m.,approximately 1 hour

Classical Services: Inspired by majestic music and the history of Rodeph Shalom, these services are led by our clergy, organist, and professional choir. Thank you to the Roberta Lee & D. Arthur Magaziner Music Memorial Fund for supporting our High Holy Day professional choir. Following the Classical services on Rosh Hashanah, opportunities to connect are planned. Meet up with your community in a virtual room. See the September Bulletin for details.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Access streaming here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Temple Judea invites you to be part of our community, participate, be inspired and connected. A rich, musical and contemplative service for the heart and soul with Torah Reading, Shofar and sermon. For all ages, best for ages 10 and older.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel

Reform
Rabbi Micah Shapiro
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Reform services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rabbinic Innovation Fellow and Campus Rabbi. Elevate the soul this new year in an immersive and spiritual environment. Led by talented students and rabbis, these services include easily accessible, egalitarian liturgy, thought-provoking sermons and will give you the space you need for contemplation and decision making at the start of a new year.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.

Register here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz. Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park)

Free to all, donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

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Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Sunday, September 20

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

This service will be a traditional Holiday service including: Pezukei Dezimrah – Introductory Psalms and prayers Shacharit – Morning Service Torah & Haftorah Readings Rabbi’s Sermon Musaf – Additional service for the Holiday The Shofar will be sounded at this service.

Free for members; donation requested for non-members.
To register, contact ezeisler@tiferethisraelpa.org or 215-752-3468.

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, emailoffice@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
10:30 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. approximately 1 hour

The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
9:30 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Penn Hillel

Conservative
Led by students of Penn Hillel. 215-898-7391
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Second Day Conservative Services led by students of Penn Hillel.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Conservative
Rabbi David Ackerman & Hazzan Harold Messinger
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours 

Congregation Beth Am Israel is a conservative shul on the Main :ine where people of all backgrounds gather for community and prayer. Please join us this year for our virtual services which will feature two morning services (a musical tefillah b'kavannah or a traditional davenning experience), the Rabbi's sermon, a full torah service, shofar blowing and musaf live from our sanctuary.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate
To register, email office@bethamisrael.org 

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative with different prayer communities
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will as usual be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families. The Charry Sanctuary Service will stream live (audio/video) from our website. If you are interested in accessing all services and programs, membership or guest tickets are needed to receive the Zoom links. The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost.

Guest tickets required to stream all services.
Get tickets here.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our Rosh Hashanah Day Two Morning service will be a traditional and dynamic service broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, offering teachings and music to guide us through the intentions and treasures of the High Holy Day rituals. Our second-day service will be slightly abbreviated. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. If the public health situation allows it, the Zoom service will be followed by an in-person, socially-distanced, masked Tashlikh gathering at select locations around the city. 

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org.

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
9:15 a.m., approximately 2 hours

A heymish, more traditional version of Day 1, this service includes a Torah service and blowing of the Shofar. Rabbi Anna will lead from the Kol Emet sanctuary as participants fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Our theme for 5781 is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

 This will be a Shofar and Torah discussion service. Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested. Everyone is welcome.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our Day 2 Rosh Hashanah service will include traditional davening and a number of non-traditional, creative options.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, call the Or Hadash office at 215-283-0276 no later than Friday, Sept. 11.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz

On the second day of Rosh Hashana, we will host a tashlich service and a Rosh Hashana seder on Zoom. Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Zoom links will be provided for our members: please contact us if you are interested in joining. 


Free to all, donations appreciated.
Register here.

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Kol Nidre - Sunday, September 27

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
6:15 p.m., approximately 2 hours

This service will be the complete Kol Nidre and Maariv Service: Welcome and Invocation by Rabbi Schnitzer Kol Nidre Israel Bonds Appeal Maariv Rabbi’s Sermon Concluding prayers

Donation requested from non-members.
To register, contact ezeisler@tiferethisraelpa.org or 215-752-3468

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
6:15 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
8:15 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here.

Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live.
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel Conservative

Rabbi Mike Uram and Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan
6:30 p.m.,  approximately 1 hour

Penn Hillel Conservative Services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, along with Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan 'C12. Familiar, creative and provocative, the well-known melodies of this service are complemented by a balance of Hebrew and English prayers, along with meaningful insights from students and staff. The dynamic duo of Rabbi Mike and Cantor Emma have been enhancing High Holidays on campus for nearly a decade.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Conservative
Rabbi David Ackerman and Hazzan Harold Messinger
6:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours 

Congregation Beth Am Israel is a conservative shul on the Main line where people of all backgrounds gather for community and prayer. Please join us this year for our virtual services which will feature a mincha service, candle lighting with a musical interlude, and a Kol Nidre service.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@bethamisrael.org.

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative with different prayer communities
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
Approximately 3 hours

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will as usual be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families.

The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost. To access other services and programs, a donation is requested to participate.
Learn more here.

 

Darkaynu

Independent
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
7:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

We are all on the spiritual journey called life, which is filled with many challenges, adventures, lessons and gifts.The situations we encounter bring us new opportunities for the growth of our souls. The Jewish wisdom tradition has many teachings that can help guide and support us along the way. Come journey with us! as we welcome the new year with blessings and song. Meet our wonderful community as we usher in 5781 on zoom, with a combination of tradition and innovation.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, contact us at darkaynu.org@gmail.com or 267-5287212

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar
6:15 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Our Kol Nidre service will be broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, tapping into the haunting, gorgeous melodies of our tradition, reflecting on the intentions of the and meaning behind the Days of Awe and its relevance for our lives and our day. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Rabbi Jon Cutler and Cantor Robin Napiecek
6:15 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Facebook Live Streaming Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
6:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

The spiritual pinnacle of the year, as the Ark is opened for the singing of Kol Nidre. It is customary to wear your tallit for this unique evening service.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy
6:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

 Our theme for 5781 is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will Be

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
7:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

 Kol Nidre service will include a cello rendition of Kol Nidre as well as vocal renditions. Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
5:30 p.m., approximately 3 hours

Everyone is welcome at Kol Tzedek Yom Kippur services. Registration link and further details coming soon. We begin with the ancient chanting of Kol Nidre, where ritual and song release our imperfections and create the possibility of wholeness within us. There are five specific customs associated with Yom Kippur: wearing white, fasting from food (if it's safe for you), abstaining from wearing leather, abstaining from sex, and abstaining from fragrance. There is also a custom of wearing your tallit (prayer shawl) during this evening service. This service will start promptly at 6pm. In preparation, we encourage you to create an intentional physical space to pray with us so that we can bring maximum presence to this sanctuary in the cloud. Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Kehilat HaNahar "The Little Shul by the River"

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Diana Miller
6:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Traditional songs, relevant teachings and a sermon.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
To register, call or email.

 

Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
6:15 p.m., approximately 1 hour If

Rabbi Alanna Sklover will lead our Kol Nidre service as we create the spiritual space to observe the Most holy day of the Jewish year.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, call 215-283-0276 no later than Friday, Sept.25.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
8:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We welcome members of Beth Chaim and guests to our community, your Jewish neighborhood in Chester County. In this time of pandemic, most of our offerings will be hosted on zoom. We are using this as an opportunity to think more creatively about our services. Because we cannot meet in our congregational home, we will all work together to extend the sanctuary, and make a mikdash me-aht in our own homes. Please register in advance for all of these service opportunities because we are planning them as interactive experiences. After you register, we will send information on what you need in order to participate. Don’t worry, most items that we are incorporating into our holiday experience can be found in your own home or easily obtained. You do not need a High Holiday prayerbook as all of the prayers will be featured as part of our holiday zoom presentation as Visual Tefilah slides. Hear the stirring melody of Kol Nidre as we focus our prayers and contemplate how our idea of home may be changing in this time of pandemic. This zoom service is open to those of all ages although it is geared towards adults in our community.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Temple Sholom in Broomall

Reform
Rabbi Peter Rigler and Cantor Jamie Marx
7:45 p.m., approximately 1 hour

This is our Kol Nidre Adult Service. Temple Sholom in Broomall is the only Reform congregation in Delaware County. We are a warm and welcoming congregation, serving a mid-size community (over 400 families) with programs for many different groups including: families with Preschool aged children, families with young children, teens & young adults as well as seniors. We welcome interfaith families. Our Temple has a vast array of programs, activities and services that fulfill spiritual, educational, social action/social justice and social needs (in person as well as virtual, during the time of the pandemic). Please join us.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
To register, email director@temple-sholom.org.

 

Main Line Reform Temple

Reform
Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
7:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
8:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Inspired by majestic music and the history of Rodeph Shalom, these services are led by our clergy, organist, and professional choir. Thank you to the Roberta Lee & D. Arthur Magaziner Music Memorial Fund for supporting our High Holy Day professional choir.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier
7:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

At Temple Judea, we care about being in a caring community. Through this challenging time of pandemic, we draw strength from staying connected.Our Kol Nidrei service will be different this year. While we will be physically apart, we will stay deeply connected with musical, meaningful and creative services and learning.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel

Reform
Rabbi Micah Shapiro
6:15 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Reform services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rabbinic Innovation Fellow and Campus Rabbi. Elevate the soul this new year in an immersive and spiritual environment. Led by talented students and rabbis, these services include easily accessible, egalitarian liturgy, thought-provoking sermons and will give you the space you need for contemplation and decision making at the start of a new year.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
8:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours 

Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz. Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park).

Free to all, donations appreciated.
Register here.

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Yom Kippur Morning - Monday, September 28

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

This service is the traditional Yom Kippur Service including: Pezukei Dezimrah – Introductory Psalms and prayers Shacharit – Morning Service Torah & Haftorah Readings Rabbi’s Sermon Yizkor Musaf – Additional service for the Holiday

Donation requested for non-members.
Register here.

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
9:00 a.m. approximately 3 hours

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ne’ilah – 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

 Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here.

Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live. 
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel Conservative

Rabbi Mike Uram and Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Conservative Services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, along with Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan 'C12. Familiar, creative and provocative, the well-known melodies of this service are complemented by a balance of Hebrew and English prayers, along with meaningful insights from students and staff. The dynamic duo of Rabbi Mike and Cantor Emma have been enhancing High Holidays on campus for nearly a decade.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Conservative
Rabbi David Ackerman
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Congregation Beth Am Israel is a conservative shul on the Main line where people of all backgrounds gather for community and prayer. Please join us this year for our virtual services which will feature two parallel morning services (a musical tefillah b'kavanah or a traditional davenning experience), a Torah service, yizkor, Rabbi's sermon and musaf.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@bethamisrael.org.

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative with different prayer communities
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
9:00 a.m., approximately 4 hours

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will as usual be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families. The Charry Sanctuary Service will stream live (audio/video) from our website. If you are interested in accessing all services and programs, membership or guest tickets are needed to receive the Zoom links. Full details can be found at https://germantownjewishcentre.org/high-holidays-5781/.

The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost. To access other services and programs, a donation is requested to participate. 
Register here.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
9:30 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Our Yom Kippur Shacharit (Morning) service will be a traditional and dynamic service broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, offering teachings and music to guide us through the intentions and treasures of the High Holy Day rituals. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. We will reflect on how our tradition informs our lives today in powerful, compelling ways, and how it can challenge us to live lives of goodness and holiness. 

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org.

 

Darkaynu

Independent
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
10:30 a.m., approximately 2 hours

We are all on the spiritual journey called life, which is filled with many challenges, adventures, lessons and gifts.The situations we encounter bring us new opportunities for the growth of our souls. The Jewish wisdom tradition has many teachings that can help guide and support us along the way. Come journey with us! as we welcome the new year with blessings and song. Meet our wonderful community as we usher in 5781 on zoom, with a combination of tradition and innovation.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, contact darkaynu.org@gmail.com or 267-528-7212.

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Rabbi Jon Cutler and Cantor Robin Napiecek
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Live Streaming Facebook Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy

Yom Kippur services throughout the morning.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy
9:00 a.m., more than 4 hours

Our theme for 5781 is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will Be

Free to all; donations appreciated. 
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hour

All are welcome for a full day of song, silence, reflection, workshops, and services. In each service, a member will share a reflection on the theme of Tohu va'Vohu: Chaos and Creation. The Mincha Torah reading and Dvar Torah will be available ahead of time via recorded video. Registration and further details coming soon. Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Learn more here.

 

Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our Yom Kippur morning service will include traditional davening and a variety of creative, non-traditional options.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, call the Or Hadash office at 215-283-0276 no later than Friday, Sept. 25.

 

Kehilat HaNahar "The Little Shul by the River"

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Diana Miller
10:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Email or call to request registration link. There will be traditional prayers, creative teachings and a sermon.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Learn more here.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Reconstructionist/Conservative
Rabbi Jon Cutler
9:00 a.m., approximately 3 hours

Free FB stream; Interactive Zoom with 'Haverim' donation
Register here.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
10:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

We welcome members of Beth Chaim and guests to our community, your Jewish neighborhood in Chester County. In this time of pandemic, most of our offerings will be hosted on zoom. We are using this as an opportunity to think more creatively about our services. Because we cannot meet in our congregational home, we will all work together to extend the sanctuary, and make a mikdash me-aht in our own homes. Please register in advance for all of these service opportunities because we are planning them as interactive experiences. After you register, we will send information on what you need in order to participate. Don’t worry, most items that we are incorporating into our holiday experience can be found in your own home or easily obtained. You do not need a High Holiday prayerbook as all of the prayers will be featured as part of our holiday zoom presentation as Visual Tefilah slides. Our Yom Kippur morning service will focus on the theme of forgiveness and teshuvah as we ask the question “How does transformation emerge in a time of pandemic?” This zoom service is open to those of all ages although it is geared towards adults in our community.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Temple Sholom in Broomall

Reform Rabbi Peter Rigler and Cantor Jamie Marx
10:30 a.m., approximately 1 hour

This is our Adult Service. Temple Sholom in Broomall is the only Reform congregation in Delaware County. We are a warm and welcoming congregation, serving a mid-size community (over 400 families) with programs for many different groups including: families with Preschool aged children, families with young children, teens & young adults as well as seniors. We welcome interfaith families. Our Temple has a vast array of programs, activities and services that fulfill spiritual, educational, social action/social justice and social needs (in person as well as virtual, during the time of the pandemic). Please join us.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, email director@temple-sholom.org

 

Main Line Reform Temple

Reform
Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
9:30 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Various Yom Kippur services throughout the day.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
9:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Contemporary Services: Inspired by the world today, and led by clergy, instrumentalists, and Makheilah: The RS Choir, this multigenerational service encourages participation through its modern, accessible music. This service provides a comfortable setting for children of all ages. During the sermon, there are special activities tailored to tots and grade school children.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
11:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Classical Services: Inspired by majestic music and the history of Rodeph Shalom, these services are led by our clergy, organist, and professional choir. Thank you to the Roberta Lee & D. Arthur Magaziner Music Memorial Fund for supporting our High Holy Day professional choir.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier
9:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Starting at 9am with Contemplative Morning Prayers and Guided Meditation Followed by a rich, musical and contemplative experience for the heart and soul with Torah Reading, confessions, Goat ritual and sermon. For all ages, best for age 10 to adults.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel

Reform
Rabbi Micah Shapiro
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Reform services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rabbinic Innovation Fellow and Campus Rabbi. Elevate the soul this new year in an immersive and spiritual environment. Led by talented students and rabbis, these services include easily accessible, egalitarian liturgy, thought-provoking sermons and will give you the space you need for contemplation and decision making at the start of a new year.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate  but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
10:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz. Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park).

Free to all; donations are appreciated. 
Register here.

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Yom Kippur Afternoon - Monday, September 2

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County

Conservative
Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer
4:15 p.m., approximately 3 hours

This service will include: Study Session – 4:15 Mincha, Torah, and haftorah – 5:00 Neilah Service – 6:30 Sounding of Shofar and Maariv – 7:30.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
To register, ezeisler@tiferethisraelpa.org or 215-752-3468.

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
6:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour 

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you! 

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
6:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

 The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
Register here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
5:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live We will have interactive events for members including yoga, study, discussions in addition to services throughout the High Holidays. 

Register here.

 

Penn Hillel

Conservative
Rabbi Mike Uram and Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan
6:45 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Conservative Services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, along with Cantor Emma Ellman-Golan 'C12. Familiar, creative and provocative, the well-known melodies of this service are complemented by a balance of Hebrew and English prayers, along with meaningful insights from students and staff. The dynamic duo of Rabbi Mike and Cantor Emma have been enhancing High Holidays on campus for nearly a decade.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative with different prayer communities
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
4:00 p.m., approximately 3 hours

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will as usual be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families. The Charry Sanctuary Service will stream live (audio/video) from our website. If you are interested in accessing all services and programs, membership or guest tickets are needed to receive the Zoom links. 

The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost. To access other services and programs, a donation is requested to participate. 
Register here.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
5:15 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Our Yom Kippur Minchah and Neilah (afternoon and concluding) service will be a traditional and dynamic service broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, offering teachings and music to guide us through the intentions and treasures of Yom Kippur. This service will also include Yizkor (rememberance prayers for loved ones) and will close with Havdalah. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. We aim to connect you to the heartbeat of our tradition and to invite us all to make space in our lives for how reflection at this point of the year can truly help us alter our lives and our world for the better.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and soz@societyhillsynagogue.org.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Rabbi Jon Cutler and Cantor Robin Napiecek
5:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Facebook Live Streaming Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy

Yom Kippur services throughout the afternoon.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
6:00 p.m. approximately 2 hours

This service will include Mincha and Ne'ilah. It will be preceded by a discussion/learning session with time and details to be announced. It will be followed by a virtual break fast. Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested 
Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
6:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Join us to prayerfully and powerfully conclude Yom Kippur! Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen. 

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
1:00 p.m., approximately 3 hours

Our Yom Kippur afternoon services will include a number of creative opportunities: a Meditation service, a musical Healing service and an Adult Study Havurah meeting.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, call the Or Hadash office at 215-283-0276 no later than Friday, Sept. 25.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Reconstructionist/Conservative
Rabbi Jon Cutler
4:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Free FB; interactive Zoom stream with 'Haverim' donation 
Learn more here.

 

Temple Sholom in Broomall

Reform
Rabbi Peter Rigler and Cantor Jamie Marx
1:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

This is our Family Service geared to students grades 1-6 and their families. Temple Sholom in Broomall is the only Reform congregation in Delaware County. We are a warm and welcoming congregation, serving a mid-size community (over 400 families) with programs for many different groups including: families with Preschool aged children, families with young children, teens & young adults as well as seniors. We welcome interfaith families. Our Temple has a vast array of programs, activities and services that fulfill spiritual, educational, social action/social justice and social needs (in person as well as virtual, during the time of the pandemic). Please join us.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested 
To register, email director@temple-sholom.org

 

Main Line Reform Temple
Reform
Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
4:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Service of Healing, Hope, and Renewal

Free to all; donations appreciated
Register here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier
6:30 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Neilah, End of Yom Kippur Service and Shofar Sound Contemplative prayer and prayers at the end of Yom Kippur before the gates are closed. Hear the Shofar blast one last time. At Temple Judea, we care about being in a caring community. Through this challenging time of pandemic, we draw strength from staying connected. High Holy Days will be different this year. While we will be physically apart, we will stay deeply connected with musical, meaningful and creative services and learning.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Penn Hillel

Reform
Rabbi Micah Shapiro
5:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Reform services via Zoom, led by Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rabbinic Innovation Fellow and Campus Rabbi. Elevate the soul this new year in an immersive and spiritual environment. Led by talented students and rabbis, these services include easily accessible, egalitarian liturgy, thought-provoking sermons and will give you the space you need for contemplation and decision making at the start of a new year.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate but no one will be turned away due to financial restraints.
Register here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
4:30 p.m., approximately 2 hours

This service will include the recitation of Yizkor. Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.

Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park). Donations are appreciated. 
Learn more here.

 

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp
2:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. This year’s High Holidays will be a unique experience with shortened services yet maintaining all the traditional elements. We look forward to meeting you!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, email office@orshalom.com.

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Yom Kippur - Yizkor

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
11:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Our Yizkor Service will take place during our Yom Kippur morning service. The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
12:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Choose a starting point to check us out at https://bzbi.org/events/ Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live We will have interactive events for members including yoga, study, discussions in addition to services throughout the High Holidays. Don't let your financial situation stop you from considering membership; call us.

 

Society Hill Synagogue

Independent
Rabbi Nathan Kamesar and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
3:15 p.m.,approximately 2 hours 

Our Yizkor service will be held during our Yom Kippur Minchah (afternoon) service. It will be a traditional and dynamic service broadcast from our beautiful, historic sanctuary, meant to give you the space and depth to invite in the memories of your loved ones. Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
To register, email rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and/or soz@societyhillsynagogue.org for instructions on how to attend our Zoom services.

 

Darkaynu

Independent
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
12:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We are all on the spiritual journey called life, which is filled with many challenges, adventures, lessons and gifts.The situations we encounter bring us new opportunities for the growth of our souls. The Jewish wisdom tradition has many teachings that can help guide and support us along the way. Come journey with us! as we welcome the new year with blessings and song. Meet our wonderful community as we usher in 5781 on zoom, with a combination of tradition and innovation.

Free to all; donations appreciated.
To register, contactdarkaynu.org@gmail.com or 267-528-7212.

 

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

Rabbi Jon Cutler and Cantor Robin Napiecek
10:45 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County Live Streaming Facebook

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested

 

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson
1:30 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Our Yizkor service will be co-led by our clergy with member Pat Wisch. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari & Rabbi Mónica Gomery
1:00 p.m., ppproximately 1 hour

All are welcome for a full day of song, silence, reflection, workshops, and services. In each service, a member will share a reflection on the theme of Tohu va'Vohu: Chaos and Creation. The Mincha Torah reading and Dvar Torah will be available ahead of time via recorded video. Registration and further details coming soon. Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
Register here.

 

Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Alanna Sklover
5:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

The moving Yiskor service, which will last approximately one hour, will be immediately followed by the Minchah and Ne'ilah services, which will conclude at approximately 7:36 pm.

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate.
To register, call 215-283-0276 no later than Friday, Sept. 25.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
5:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

We welcome members of Beth Chaim and guests to our community, your Jewish neighborhood in Chester County. In this time of pandemic, most of our offerings will be hosted on zoom. We are using this as an opportunity to think more creatively about our services. Because we cannot meet in our congregational home, we will all work together to extend the sanctuary, and make a mikdash me-aht in our own homes. Please register in advance for all of these service opportunities because we are planning them as interactive experiences. After you register, we will send information on what you need in order to participate. Don’t worry, most items that we are incorporating into our holiday experience can be found in your own home or easily obtained. You do not need a High Holiday prayerbook as all of the prayers will be featured as part of our holiday zoom presentation as Visual Tefilah slides. Yizkor followed by Neila and Havdallah - Our community stands united with those who are grieving. Join us as we each light a candle to remember those in our lives who have passed away but left us their gifts of love. Our service includes psalms and prayers as well as a special Yizkor presentation honoring the loved ones of members of our community. Yizkor is followed by Neila which is the service that marks the symbolic closing of the Gates of Repentance. Give yourself the gift of following the arc of these High Holidays to the end with this meaningful closing service which will feature a closing blast of the shofar, followed by Havdallah and our own individual break the fast experiences. These services are geared towards adults although it is powerful for children to be present at the end of Neila for Havdallah. This year we will all make the blessings together as we create a mikdash me-aht, a sanctuary in our own homes.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Temple Sholom in Broomall

Reform
Rabbi Peter Rigler and Cantor Jamie Marx
5:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

This is our Yizkor and concluding Service. Temple Sholom in Broomall is the only Reform congregation in Delaware County. We are a warm and welcoming congregation, serving a mid-size community (over 400 families) with programs for many different groups including: families with Preschool aged children, families with young children, teens & young adults as well as seniors. We welcome interfaith families. Our Temple has a vast array of programs, activities and services that fulfill spiritual, educational, social action/social justice and social needs (in person as well as virtual, during the time of the pandemic). Please join us.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
To register, email director@temple-sholom.org.

 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Jill Maderer, Rabbi Eli Freedman, and Cantor Rita Glassman
4:00 p.m., approximately 2 hours

Yizkor service will be approx. 4-5:30 and then the Neilah service will begin.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier 2
1:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Half hour healing Yizkor service to honor the memory of family.  Consider adding your loved one's name(s) to our Yizkor list here.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested

To register, email Judea@TempleJudea.org.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
5:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Yizkor will be recited as part of our Afternoon/Yizkor/Neilah Service. Our name, which means “Voice of My People,” speaks to our goal of truly being here for each other. We are a synagogue of almost 160 member families affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the voice of creative Judaism that provides contemporary meaning to traditional Jewish values and teachings. Our High Holy Day worship will feature meaningful prayer from the Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, beautiful music from our cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz, and thoughtful sermons from Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.

Zoom links will be provided for our members. Our services will also be broadcast for free on our YouTube Channel (Kol Ami Elkins Park). 

Register here.

 

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Non-Virtual Services (Including Tashlich)

If you choose to attend live services, please familiarize yourself with and follow all social distancing procedures. Read about the CDC's official guidelines on events and gathering.

B'nai Abraham Chabad

Chabad
Rabbi Yochonon Goldman
Rosh Hashanah, September 19 & 20, Time TBD

Traditional Service with Face Coverings and Physical Distancing

Registration required at phillyshul.com.

 

B'nai Abraham Chabad

Chabad
Rabbi Yochonon Goldman
Tashlich, September 20, Time TBD

Shofar and Tashlich Ceremony at the Delaware River

Registration required at phillyshul.com.

 

B'nai Abraham Chabad

Chabad
Rabbi Yochonon Goldman
Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur September 27 & 28, Time TBD

Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur Service with Face Coverings and Physical Distancing

Registration required at phillyshul.com.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone

Outdoor Tashlich Service Details to be determined Tashlich will be conducted on the banks of the Schuylkill River as we ritually throw away our sins into the water.

For more information, sign up for the newsletter.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah we will provide live shofar blowers at predetermined locations to allow you to fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar in person. This is a free service to all.

For more information, sign up for the newsletter.

 

Chabad of Fairmount

Rabbi Hirshi Sputz
Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Services
Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th 10:00 AM
Rabbi's Sermon 11:15 AM
Shofar Ceremony (Sunday) 11:30 am

Services are 100% free. RSVP required for security purposes. Join us for our outdoors and COVI-19 safe High Holiday Services. From our inspiring, meaningful, and easy-to-follow Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services, to our signature to-go Kiddush, friends of Chabad of Fairmount experience the High Holidays like never before. All are welcome, regardless of background or knowledge. English/Hebrew prayer books provided. Social distancing observed and masks required.

No charge for services. Donations appreciated. Limited Space.
Register here.

 

Chabad of Fairmount 

Rabbi Hirshi Sputz
Family Holiday Experience - Outdoors
Sunday, September 20th at 3:30 PM

Enjoy a Family Holiday Experience with Chabad of Fairmount at 1719 Spring Garden St. (parking lot). Hear the Shofar, sing Rosh Hashanah melodies and enjoy traditional holiday treats.

No charge. Social distancing observed and masks required. Limited Space.

Register here.

 

Chabad of Fairmount

Rabbi Hirshi Sputz
Shofar Blowing and Tashlich
Sunday, September 20th at 6:00 pm The Art Museum Stairs

Join us for a COVID-19 safe Shofar Blowing and Tashlich ceremony, masks required, at 6:00 PM at the Art Museum Stairs 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

Register here.

 

Chabad of Fairmount Jewish

Rabbi Hirshi Sputz
Yom Kippur Services - Outdoors, Covid 19 Safe Sunday September 27th Kol Nidrei Service 6:40 pm | Yom Kippur Day Monday September 28th Morning Service: 10 am. Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:30 am. Neilah Final Service 6:30 PM

Join us Chabad of Fairmount for lively, inspiring and meaningful Yom Kippur Services at The Land at 1823 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 Warm and friendly atmosphere. All are welcome, English/Hebrew prayer books provided. Social distancing observed and masks required. 

No charge. Social distancing observed and masks required. Limited Space. RSVP at jewishfairmount.org/highholidays

Register here.

 

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh

Orthodox
Rabbi Yonah Gross 

Standard service for those that would like to come. We will require social distancing. First priority of seats will go to members of congregation. Depending on how many sign up we may have a second service and/or and outdoor service.

Visit Bethhamedrosh.org or email me at rygross@gmail.com.

 

Knesset Hasefer

Orthodox
Rabbi Nesanel Cadle

In-person, socially-distant services with indoor and outdoor seating options. Both days of Rosh Hashanah, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, Yom Kippur , beginning 9:00am, services held most of the day

Free to all, donations appreciated.
To register, contact rncadle@gmail.com or 443-635-8406. 

 

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh

Orthodox
Rabbi Yonah Gross

Tashlich, in person services.

To register, email rygross@gmail.com. Members will get first preference for limited seats.

 

Congregation Ahavas

Torah Orthodox
Rabbi Mordecai Terebelo

In-Person Services Erev Yom Tov at candlelighting & Yom Tov mornings at 8 a.m. for both Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Davening for Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Masks covering mouth and nose are required at all times inside the Shul. There will be concurrent minyanim both upstairs and downstairs to adhere to social distancing (and possibly also in a tent, if demand warrants an outdoors option).

Pre-registration is required to plan for seat availability within the strictures of social distancing. Email cong.ahavas.torah@gmail.

 

Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue

Orthodox
Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch

Socially-distanced indoor and outdoor services throughout Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 

High Holiday seats will be free of charge to anyone who renews or joins for the 5781 year.
Email the shul for 5781 membership dues and nonmember rates for High Holiday tickets.

 

Congregation Mikveh Israel

Sephardic Orthodox Synagogue
Rabbi Albert Gabbai
Sanctuary services throughout High Holidays

To register, call 215-922-5446 or email info@mikvehisrael.org

 

Kol Emet

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
Yom Kippur 6:45 p.m., approximately 1 hour

Rabbi Anna will lead from the Kol Emet patio. You may participate via Zoom or choose to come to Kol Emet to hear the Shofar blown live from your vehicle. 

Register here.

 

Temple Beth Ami

Traditional
Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky and Rabbi Aaron Griver ( Chazzan)

Temple Beth Ami will be conducting Rosh Hasanah & Yom Kippur services on the above dates following the latest CDC Guide lines. All are welcome.

To register, call the Temple Beth Ami office at 215-673-2511 or e-mail Templebethami2@gmail.com.

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Children/Family Services (All Holidays)

Congregation Or Shalom

Conservative
Rabbi Kami Knapp 
10:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour 

We are a friendly, small conservative synagogue located on the Western Main Line. We enjoy welcoming guests into our services and community. Tot services offered Rosh Hashanah day 1 and Yom Kippur from 10-10:30am. Youth/ Junior services offered Rosh Hashanah day 1 and Yom Kippur from 10:45- 11:30am.

To register, email office@orshalom.com.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
10:30 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Birthday Party to the World / Blue's Clues Style for Preschool aged children; Family Services for grade school aged children. Full list of children's services on website.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.
Register here.

 

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI)

Conservative
Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, Rabbi Ira Stone
10:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

Childhood Education. Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live We will have multiple children's events for different age groups, plus interactive events including yoga, study, discussions and services throughout the High Holidays. Don't let your financial situation stop you from considering membership; call us.

 

Temple Adath Israel Of The Main Line

Conservative
Rabbi Eric Yanoff, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
9:00 a.m., approximately 1 hour

The High Holidays of 5781 will be unlike any others in history, and with our online services, learning and personal reflective offerings, as well as a few safely-distanced outdoor in-person gatherings, we look forward to celebrating with you.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
Register here.

 

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Conservative
Rabbi David Ackerman and Hazzan Harold Messinger
4:00 p.m., approximately 1 hour 

Join us for a fun and engaging virtual high holiday family service geared towards children 9 and under. Our education director, Leo Fuhrman and Hazzan Harold can not wait to "see you"! Shana Tova!

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested
To register, email office@bethamisrael.org by September 13th.

 

Germantown Jewish Centre

Conservative with different prayer communities
Rabbi Adam Zeff and Rabbi Rebecca Richman
9:00 a.m., aproximately 4 hours

Germantown Jewish Centre will offer one Zoom “channel” dedicated to children’s services and programming on each day of the High Holidays. There will be consecutive services for different ages, and all children are welcome to all services! Jewish music phenom Chana Rothman and GJC Education Director Abby Weinberg will lead 3 creative services with music, dance, an interactive, holiday-friendly art project, and age-appropriate reflection on the Jewish meanings of these holy days. Every 15 minutes before the hour there will be a fun, intergenerational and inspirational “wake up” program (led by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg) to help us align our bodies, breath and minds and help us receive the New Year with gratitude and grace!

A fee or donation is requested/required to participate
Guest tickets can be purchased here.

 

TBI Warrington Independent

Rabbi Mimi Ferraro
9:00 a.m., approximately 2 hours

We are on youtube so no password. We are an independent synagogue with traditional roots. We use Sim Shalom.

Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested.

 

Mishkan Shalom

Reconstructionist Judaism
Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy

A variety of children's services throughout Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Special needs programming included. Our Children' Services will be interactive, infomative and fun for the whole family Free to all; donations appreciated and/or requested This is not specifically for kids, but rather for the family.

Register here.

 

Kol Tzedek

Reconstructionist
Rabbi Michelle Greenfield

A variety of children's services throughout Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Register here.

 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Reform
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman

Rosh Hashanah Family Experience This year we will celebrate Rosh Hashanah around our family tables, engaging in an interactive Rosh Hashanah seder focused on the theme of new beginnings. We will sing, tell stories and even try some new fruits. Pre-registraion is required for all services, but you will need to have some particular foods on hand for this experience. Register in advance and we will send you a list of things that can be found in your home or the local grocery store. This zoom service is open to all ages but is geared towards families with children in our community.

Yom Kippur Family Experience: Our family services will be interactive and will feature a project. Pre-registration is requested for all services but for this service in particular, it is important to pre-register so that we can make sure you have access to the project materials. The theme is forgiveness after missing the mark. This experience is geared toward school aged children in our community. Teen services are led by our youth and will be hosted on a separate zoom link. The teen service is geared towards High School youth but is appropriate for middle school youth as well.

Register here.

 

Temple Judea of Bucks County

Reform
Rabbi Sigal Brier

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Young Children and Families - Stories and songs with Rabbi Sigal and/or Sheryl Milstein, Temple Judea’s Director of Small Wonders. 

Register here.

 

Congregation Kol Ami

Reform
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz

These services will feature lively singing with our cantorial soloist, Rebecca Schwartz, and a story from our Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.

Register here.

 

Jewish Children's Folkshul

Secular Humanistic 

Children's Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.

Rosh Hashanah: Sounding of the Shofar, music, readings, meditation and special guest speaker.

Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre, Yizkor, Kaddish, reflection and music with a special social justice lens to stir us to action in the upcoming year. "If not now, when?" - Hillel

To register, email folkshul@folkshul.org.