High Holidays at Humanistic Judaism Congregations

2017 High Holiday ScheduleBlowing the Shofar

 

We welcome you to celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur at a Secular Humanistic congregation near you. Below is a list of locations for congregations affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism in the U.S. and Canada:

 

UNITED STATES

 

ARIZONA

Or Adam, Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Phoenix, AZ


Rosh Hashana Evening – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Evening – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Memorial Afternoon Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Culter Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 

Contact: (480) 663-7788, oradaminfo@gmail.com  www.oradam.com

 

Secular Humanist Jewish Circle, AZ


High Holidays Service & Luncheon – Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

St. Francis in the Foothills open to the public

Contact: www.secularhumanistjewishcircle.org, (520) 296-3762, schulmb@aol.com, or  (520) 577-7718, srubinaz@comcast.net


CALIFORNIA


Adat Chaverim, CHJ, Los Angeles, CA


High Holiday Celebration – Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Tarzana Community & Cultural Center 19130 Ventura Blvd Tarzana, CA 

Call 888-555-HJLA (4552)


Contact: www.humanisticjudaismla.org, info@humanisticjudaismla.org (888) 552-4552.

 

Kol Hadash, Northern California, CHJ


Erev Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m.


Erev Yom Kippur – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue Albany CA

For preregistration and cost see http://www.kolhadash.org

Contact: (510) 982-1455, http://www.kolhadash.org,  info@kolhadash.org

 

Pacific Community of Cultural Jews, Orange County, CA


Rosh Hashana –  Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bluffs Fiesta Room 2414 Vista del Oro Newport Beach



Contact for Location: (714) 739-1366 http://pccjews.org, PacifComm@aol.com

Contact for fees http://pccjews.org,


COLORADO

Beth Ami, Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism


Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Tashlikh  HIke and Meditation – Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Trailhead TBA Boulder, CO

Yom Kippur/ Kol Nidre - Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Meadows Library 4800 Baseline Rd Boulder, CO (Behind Safeway)

Contact and RSVP: RSVPBethAmi@gmail.com


CONNECTICUT


Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Fairfield County, CT

Rosh Hashana Eve Service – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m. 


Rosh Hashana Family Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:00 p.m. 

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Evening Service – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Family Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Memorial and Closing Services – Saturday, September 30, 2017 5:00 p.m.

All services are held at Unitarian Church 10 Lyons Plain Rd Westport CT

Contact: (203) 293-8867; www.humanisticjews.org, info@humanisticjews.org


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Machar, The Washington Congregation for SHJ


Rosh Hashana Children’s Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashana Main Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Tashlich – Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:00 p.m. (outdoors at a park  nearby TBA)

Kol Nidre - Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. 

Yom Kippur Children’s Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Main Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 a.m.

All Holiday Services will be led by Rabbi Jeremy Kridel at

Ceder Lane UU Church 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814


Contact: (202) 686-1881, info@machar.org, www.machar.org


FLORIDA


Congregation Beth Adam, Boca Raton, FL

Erev 
Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 

Rosh Hashanah – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kol Nidrei Service – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Memorial Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Renaissance Boca Hotel 2000 NW 19th St Boca Raton, FL  Tickets Required 

Break the Fast - Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

TooJays Deli, 5030 Champion Blvd Boca Raton, FL Reservations Required: Cost TBA

Contact: (561) 443-1769, info@bethadam.com

 

Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Sarasota, FL


Rosh Hashana Service - Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre -  Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Memorial Service & Break-the-Fast - Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Contact: (941) 929-7771, chj-sarasota@hotmail.com,  www.chj-sarasota.org

 

Humanistic Jewish Havurah of Southwest Florida, Bonita Springs, FL

Yom Kippur Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 5:00 p.m. 

The service will begin with a Nizkor and end with a break-the-fast 

Reservations and the fee must be received by September 25, 2017

Location: Vi at Bentley Village 850 Retreat Drive, Naples, FL 34110

Contact: (239) 594-5123 for further information contact marabil4@aol.com www.hjhswfl.org

 

Humanistic Jews of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, FL

Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 20, 2017  ceremony with Rabbi Steven Cardonick 

Unity of Tampa 3302 W. Horatio St. Tampa Bay, FL

Contact: humanisticjewsoftampabay@gmail.com or 813-701-9685

 


ILLINOIS


Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community, Deerfield, IL, Rabbi Jodi Kornfeld


Rosh Hashana – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Services held at Shepard Middle School


Contact: Beth Chaverim office (847) 945-6512, info@bethchaverim.net



 

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, Highland Park, IL, Rabbi Adam Chalom


Rosh Hashana Evening Service – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashana Morning Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashana Family Service – .Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Yom Kipper Evening Service 
Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Family Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur 
Memorial Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

North Shore Unitarian Church 2100 Half Day Road Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact: (847) 383-5184, info@kolhadash.com,   www.kolhadash.com


MARYLAND


Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah, MD


Rosh Hashana & 
Yom Kippur –  Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:30 a.m. Pot Luck Brunch

For Location Contact: (410) 493-2473, baltimoresecularjews@gmail.com   www.baltimoresecularjews.org


MASSACHUSETTS

Kahal B’raira, Boston Congregation for HJ, MA


Rosh Hashana Eve Adult Service - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashana Morning Family Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. 

Yom Kippur Evening Adult Service – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning Family Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Yom Kippur Adult Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Break the Fast - Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Location: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 630 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02476 

Contact: (617) 431-3994; info@kahalbraira.org,   www.kahalbraira.org


MICHIGAN

The Birmingham Temple, Farmington Hills, MI, Rabbi Jeffrey Falick


Erev Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashana Morning – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.


Rosh Hashana Family Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:00 p.m.


Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning –  Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 a.m.


Yom Kippur Family Service - Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Memorial Service – Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:30 p.m.


Contact: (248) 477-1410, info@birminghamtemple.org, www.birminghamtemple.org


MINNESOTA


Or Emet Congregation, Minneapolis, MN


Rosh Hashana Service – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Tashlich Service – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. Contact Or Emet Directly for Location



Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur & Break the Fast - Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m.

All Services are held at Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Road St. Louis Park, MN 55416 except otherwise noted 

Contact: (612) 787-7812, info@oremet.org ,  www.oremet.org 


NEW JERSEY


Kahal Chaverim, NJ Congregation for HJ, Chester, NJ

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 p.m. 

Randolph Community Center, (next to the Randolph Library)  30 Calais Rd, Randolph

Rosh Hashana Day & Children’s Service - Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Brookside Community Club 1 East Main St Brookside, NJ 

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Randolph Community Center, (next to the Randolph Library) 30 Calais Rd, Randolph

Yom Kippur & Pot Luck Break-the Fast- Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Randolph Community Center, (next to the Randolph Library) 30 Calais Rd, Randolph

Contact: (973) 927-0078, info@kahalchaverim.org, www.kahalchaverim.org

 


NEW YORK

Beth Haskalah, Rochester, NY

Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Break the Fast - Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.


Contact for Locations: Barry Swan (585) 329-3305

www.shj-roc.org/  baswan@aol.com  

 

The City Congregation, Rabbi Peter Schweitzer


Rosh Hashana –  Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All held at the Watson Hotel

Contact: (212) 213-1002, info@citycongregation.org

, www.citycongregation.org

 

Westchester CHJ, NY


Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Yom Kippur & Break-Fast – Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. 

Rabbi Frank Tamburello will be conducting the services 

Location: Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

Contact: (914) 713-8828, info@wchj.org,     www.wchj.org

 


NORTH CAROLINA

Kol Haskalah CHJ, Raleigh/Durham, NC

Rosh Hashana Eve – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Main Sanctuary, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF)

4907 Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Services – Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

UNC Chapel Hill, Murphey Hall
Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre - Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Sanctuary, ERUUF 4907 Garrett Road Durham, NC

Yom Kippur Adult Discussion – Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Small Chapel,  ERUUF
Nizkor - Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall, ERUUF 4907 Garrett Road Durham, NC

Potluck Break the Fast Pot Luck - Following Nizkor in the Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. 

Contact: (919) 299-6227, www.kolhaskalah.org, info@kolhaskalah.org




OREGON

Kol Shalom, CHJ, Portland, OR

Erev Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur & Break the Fast – Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Location: West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 8470 Southwest Oleson Rd Portland, OR 97223

Contact: (503) 459-4210, info@kolshalom.org

, www.kolshalom.org


TENNESSEE

People of the Mountain (Am HaHar), Havurah, Sewanee, TN

Erev Rosh Hashana Blow the Shofar & Potluck Supper - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 p.m Gathering

Blow the Shofar & Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur Quiet Meditations- Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Yarzheit Candle, Humanist Kaddish & Kol Nidre

For Locations contact  Will Melnyk, 423-521-2322, humanisticjewishsewanee@gmail.com. www.amhahar.com


 

WASHINGTON

Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA


Rosh Hashana  - Wednesday, September 20, 2017  7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 

Kol Nidre (Erev -YK)  - Friday, September 29, 2017 6:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Location will be provided with a RSVP confirmation



Contact: (206) 528-1944, www.secularjewishcircle.org, info@secularjewishcircle.org

 


CANADA

 

ONTARIO

Oraynu Congregation, Toronto, Ontario, Rabbi Denise Handlarski


Rosh Hashana – Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. 


Erev Yom Kippur – Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Contact: (416) 385-3910, roby@oraynu.org. www.oraynu.org

Location: The Avenue Banquet Hall, 1600 Steeles Avenue West (1 block w. of Dufferin)