Looking for High Holiday Services 2015/5776?

The following synagogues and institutions in the Chicago area welcome individuals and families who are not currently members to participate in their services. Please contact them directly for all the details and times of services. You may contact the Board of Rabbis with any questions at 312-444-2896.

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday evening, September 13, Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15
Yom Kippur: Tuesday evening, September 22, Wednesday, September 23



Anshe Emet Congregation
3751 N. Broadway, Chicago IL  60613
3.      a.  Young Family Service for families with children 5 and under 8:45 AM -9:30 AM are free but a Young Family ticket is required to enter the building
         b.    We do sell to non-members to the Blum Community Hall only for $450 each on a limited basis.  WE do NOT sell tickets for Malkov chapel or Sanctuary.
         c.   There is a Young Adult price but please contact Amy for information. RSVP by September 4
Contact Information: Amy Karp at akarp@ansheemet.org or 773-868-5139


Chicago Sinai Congregation
Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut, Chicago
Services that are open to nonmembers: 7 p.m. evening service on Rosh HaShanah Eve, 11 a.m. service on Rosh HaShanah morning, 7 p.m. on Kol Nidre, 11 a.m. on Yom Kippur morning, 1 p.m., Memorial/Yizkor services.
Any charges: $375 for card of admission to all services listed above; cards must be purchased at the temple office, 15 W Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 
RSVP by September 13, office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact Information: Call the temple office at (312) 867-7000 and ask for Dawn Owens.


Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
All services are open to everyone.  Students and Military Personnel with valid ID are welcome as our guests.
For further information and/or to register for tickets, please visit: tinyurl.com/EmanuelHHD5776
Non-member tickets are $360.00 each, the cost of which can be applied to membership!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 2, 2015, to have tickets mailed, or by Thursday, September 10 to have your tickets at the Will-Call table.
For more information, please contact Emanuel Congregation: 773-561-5173

Congregation KINS of West Rogers Park
Modern Orthodox
2800 W. North Shore Avenue, Chicago 60645
All services open to nonmembers
Charges:  Main Sanctuary $150 per adult, $90 per child under 18   Beit Midrash $300 per adul
RSVP by August 31, 2015
Contact Information:  Office - Esther Porush  773-761-4000


DePaul Jewish Life & DePaul University Ministry
DePaul University Student Center, Rm. 120, 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
All services open
-All High Holiday Services: $175
-One High Holiday Service: $75
-75 or older: Free
-DePaul Affiliate: Free
Visit this link to purchase tickets.

Mishkan Chicago
The Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence
All services that are open to nonmembers
$48 for one holiday, $80 for both. Option to add Rosh Hashanah lunch for $12, and Disco Break Fast for $25. Parking passes are $14 per car per holiday.
RSVP by date: General registration will open on July 31st at http://www.mishkanchicago.org/what-we-do/get-higher-high-holidays/ . All attendees must register by 12pm on Wednesday, September 9th for Rosh Hashanah, or buy tickets at the door. All attendees must register by Thursday, September 17th for Yom Kippur, or buy tickets at the door.
Contact Information: registration@mishkanchicago.org

Mitziut; Rabbi Menachem Cohen and Cantor Layni Katz
Mitziut is an independent, non-denominational, safe, nonjudgmental Jewish spiritual community finding significance and renewal in our tradition.
Location: We rent space for the High Holidays at the United Church of Rogers Park (UCRP), 1545 W. Morse Ave. Chicago. Near Morse Avenue El Stop; street parking.
Services: All are welcome!
-Erev Rosh Hashana Sunday September 13, 2015; doors open at 6:30PM, UCRP main sanctuary; entrance on Ashland at southeast corner of Morse and Ashland.
-Rosh Hashana Monday September 14, 2015; services from 10AM through 2PM, UCRP main sanctuary; Tashlich at Greenleaf Beach following services, approximately 3PM.
-Kol Nidre Tuesday September 22, 2015; doors open at 6:15PM; UCRP 3rd floor social hall, entrance at 1545 W. Morse Ave; elevator accessible
-Yom Kippur, Wednesday September 23, 2015; services from 10:00AM to approximately 2:00PM, reconvening at 4:15PM until blowing of the shofar around 7:00PM to 7:15PM. A breakfast follows.
UCRP 3rd floor social hall, 1545 W Morse
Charges: Donation Based
RSVP: Suggested via Facebook event, but not required
Contact Information: mitziut@yahoo.com; Mitziut also has a Facebook page.


Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 N. Lake Shore Dr.
All services are open. Ones that require no ticket/fee are 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah 9/15 at 10:30am and Yizkor 9/23 3:00pm
RSVP by Thursday, September 10th
Contact Information: 773-525-4707 info@sholomchicago.org




Am Shalom
840 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois 60022
All Services are open to nonmembers
RSVP by September 11, 2015
Contact Information: Ed Alpert ealpert@amshalom.com  847/835-4800 x 202


Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community
Humanistic Judaism
Shepard Middle School, 440 Grove, Deerfield
Services that are open to nonmembers: Our services are held the morning of each holiday.  Rosh Hashanah at 10:30, Yom Kippur (including the memorial) at 10:30
We ask for $136 per person which covers both holidays; no charge for children
RSVP by September 10
Contact Information: info@bethchaverim.net; 847-945-6512


B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE)
1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL  60015
All services open to nonmembers
Charges: Erev Services, L’Dor Vador and Traditional Services - $150 for an individual ticket or $550 for tickets to all Services that require tickets Tinok (Afternoon Children’s Service), Tashlich, Yom Kippur Afternoon Services – Free
RSVP by Friday, September 4, 2015
Contact Information: Elaine Wexler; ewexler@bjbe.org; 847-940-7575


Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062
Services that are open to nonmembers:
-Erev Rosh Hashanah
-H.U.G.S. Service (afternoon of First Day Rosh Hashanah).  This is a service specifically for families with special needs.
-Second Day Rosh Hashanah
-Yizkor Service, Mincha, NeilahAny charges:  none
No need to RSVP
Contact Information: Rabbiaverbach@bethshalomnb.org or Main Office 847-498-4100


Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
Egalitarian Conservative
3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette,  IL
Yizkor Services during the High Holidays are open to all:  September 23rd at 1:45pm, October 5th at 11am
No charge for Yizkor Service only.
Contact Information: Phyllis at 847.256.1213


Congregation B’nat Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield IL 60015
Services open to nonmembers:
Alternative Services: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, September 14, at 9:00 am and on Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September  23, at 9:00 am.
Charges: $50 per person or $100 per family
South Park School, 1421 Hackberry Rd, Deerfield IL 60015
Young Family Service - For families with children age 7 and under: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, September 14 and Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 23 at 9:30 am at South Park School. Services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, September 15, at 10:30 am will take place at the Synagogue, 1558 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield.
Charges: $36 per family
RSVP by September 8, 2015
Contact Information: Info@bnaitikvah.net or 847-945-0470


Congregation Kol Emeth
5130 W. Touhy, Skokie, 60077 1 1/2 blocks west of the Edens
All services are open with the purchase of a ticket. The Yizkor service on Yom Kipur day is open to the community without a ticket.
Tickets are sold in a joint package of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  For festival seating in the social hall tickets are $175.00.  For assigned seating in the sanctuary tickets are $225.00.
Tickets must be purchased by noon on Friday, September 11, 2015.  If they are only buying tickets for Yom Kippur tickets must be purchased by noon on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
For further information please contact Judy Kessler, Office Manager, at 847-673-3370 or office@kolemethskokie.org


Congregation Solel 
1301 Clavey Rd, Highland Park, IL
Services that are open to nonmembers: Family Services
Any charges:  none
RSVP by September 10
Contact Information: Allan Litwack; 847-433-3555, allan@solel.org


Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076
All services are open to nonmembers
$400 for non-members
RSVP by August 15th
Contact Information: Jeanette Sigler, Executive Director 847-675-4141


Har Shalom Synagogue
Services are being held at Deerfield High School, 1959 N Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015
All services are open to non members as long as we still have tickets available
Cost for services individual: $180 per person; Family up to 5 $500
No RSVP date
Contact Information: Jennifer@har-shalom.com or membership@har-shalom.com


Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Services are open to nonmembers
$396 per ticket (all services), full time college students can receive tickets at no charge.
RSVP by September 10, 2015
Contact Information: Sharon Diaz, sdiaz@jrc-evanston.org


Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
Humanistic Jewish
Service location: North Shore Unitarian Church (no crosses or religious iconography), 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
All services are open to non-members, tickets required for adult erev and morning services (marked with *). We only hold one day of RH services  
*RH Evening: 8pm
*RH Morning: 10:00am
RH Family: 2pm
*YK Evening: 8pm
*YK Morning: 10:00am
YK Family: 2pm
YK Memorial: 3:30pm
Tickets for adult erev and morning services are $60 per service or $160 for all adult services. Family and Memorial services are free and open to the public.
No RSVP by date.
Contact Information: Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation: Administrator, Jeremy Owens, administrator@kolhadash.com, 847-383-5184.
Link to our Holiday webpage for service information and tickets can be purchased ( https://kolhadash.com/celebrations/high-holidays)


Northbrook Community Synagogue
2548 Jasper Ct. Northbrook, IL 60062
All services open to non-members:
EVENING SERVICES 9/13, 9/14 6:45 PM
MORNING SERVICES 9/14, 9/15 8:00 AM

KOL NIDRE 9/22 6:30 PM
YIZKOR 9/23 12:15 PM
$125 for one ticket which gains access to any and all services. Ticket is required at all services.
Last date to pick up tickets Sunday, September 13th
Contact Information: Paula or Gail @ 847-509-9204 or by email: office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org


North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022
No charges for any of the four Tot services, $118 per family or $54 per individual for the two L'dor Vador services (not each)
RSVP by September 4, 2015
Contact Information: Flo London, 847-835-0724, Flol@nsci.org                                                         


Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Ave but services are held at a different location - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2727 Lake Ave, Wilmette
All services are open to nonmembers
Any charges - just a donation
RSVP by 9/7/2015
Contact Information: Judy Buckman - 847-251-2675 x10


Temple Beth Israel
3601 Dempster, Skokie - but 1st Day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston
Services that are open to nonmembers  Tickets are required for all services except: Young family services 9:00 am Rosh Hashanah morning and Yom Kippur morning; 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah at Temple Beth Israel, Yom Kippur afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah.
Tickets are $275 each and that ticket is good for all services
Contact Information: Temple Beth Israel 847-675-0951 or info@tbiskokie.org

Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook IL 60062. Most of the High Holiday services are held at Glenbrook South High School Auditorium, 400 W. Lake Ave, Glenview IL. See descriptions below.
Cost: Adult (age 31+) - $350, Youth/Young Adult (age 8-30) - $250 for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Contemporary/Traditional services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Other services require no tickets…see descriptions below.
RSVP by September 10, 2015
Contact information: Marcy Chez – 847-205-9982 x207, mchez@templebeth-el.org
Website link: http://www.templebeth-el.org
Temple Beth-El High Holiday Services
Please join us at Temple Beth-El’s High Holiday Services conducted at Glenbrook South High School Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview IL. We are an inclusive reform synagogue. We offer two services on the day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our contemporary service at 9 am is designed for Hebrew school students and their families and is 1 ½ hours in length. Our traditional service at 11 am with the choir is 2 hours in length. Tickets are required for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Contemporary/Traditional services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Adult tickets (age 31+) are $350 and Youth tickets (age 8 to 30) are $250 to attend all High Holiday services. Please visit our website for further High Holiday information at http://templebeth-el.org/holidays-and-festivals or call our office at (847) 205-9982.
Temple Beth-El Selichot Service
Selichot is a late-night, candle-lit service conducted on the Saturday before Rosh Hashanah that provides an opportunity for reflection as we enter into the High Holy Day season. It is filled with poetic readings and High Holiday melodies. As we look forward to the New Year, we take this time to ask ourselves where have we been. Selichot is a beautiful meditative service, and is open to the community. Please join us on September 5, 2015 at 10 pm at Temple Beth-El. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. We are located at 3610 Dundee Rd. in Northbrook.
Temple Beth-El’s Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
Temple Beth-El has a children’s service designed for children below 3rd grade and their parents. This is an hour long child appropriate service with singing and a story led by Temple Beth-El clergy. It is followed by an apples and honey oneg. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Please join us on Monday Sept. 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Glenbrook South High School Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview IL.
Temple Beth-El’s Tashlich Service
Temple Beth-El’s Tashlich service is a half hour outdoor service with singing, readings, and “casting away of sins”, led by Temple Beth-El clergy. This service is appropriate for everyone, including families with children of all ages. Children love “casting away of sins” which we do by throwing bread in the lake. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Please join us on Monday Sept. 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm at Wood Oaks Park, 1150 Sanders Road, Northbrook IL.
Temple Beth-El’s Yom Kippur Children’s Service
Temple Beth-El has a children’s service designed for children below 3rd grade and their parents. This is an hour long child appropriate service with singing and a story led by Temple Beth-El clergy. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Please join us on Wednesday Sept 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm at Glenbrook South High School Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview IL.
Temple Beth-El’s Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, Yizkor and Ne’liah
Temple Beth-El has afternoon services on Yom Kippur at Glenbrook South High School Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview IL. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Afternoon services begin at 2:45 pm. Yizkor is a memorial service that begins at 4:45 pm. Ne’liah is the closing service for Yom Kippur. Bring your shofar and break the fast with the community.


Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093
Services that are open to nonmembers:
Children’s Worship (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur) (Sept. 15 and Sept. 23)
This fun and exciting service is appropriate for preschoolers through 2nd graders and their families.
Youth Worship (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur): (Sept. 15 and Sept. 23)
Third through eighth graders are invited to attend this lively, energetic service.
Rosh HaShanah Day 2: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Morning Worship, followed by light Kiddush (reception) 10 a.m.
This second day observance gives us the chance to worship during the Days of Awe in a more intimate and informal manner. The music will be a cappella and the teaching extemporaneous. We will celebrate in the Golder Chapel. We will be able to explore parts of the Rosh HaShanah morning liturgy that we cannot incorporate on the first day.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Worship, Yizkor, and Neilah (concluding service): Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
Our Yom Kippur Afternoon Worship is a special, meaningful culmination of our High Holy Day season. We begin the service at 3:30 p.m. on Yom Kippur, during which two of our congregants will share their personal reflections. We’ll continue on with Yizkor, the beautiful ceremony in which we recall our loved ones who are no longer with us. Then we’ll conclude our worship service with Neilah, including the majestic call of our “Shofar Orchestra,” followed by an inspiring Havdalah to mark the end of the High Holy Days and the beginning of the new season. Our delicious Break the Fast follows at 6:30 p.m. Children are welcome and encouraged to join their parents for Neilah, and anyone who has a shofar and wants to be part of our Shofar Orchestra, please bring your shofar with you.
No charges – these services are free
No RSVP by date
Contact information: Lia Lehrer, membership and communications director, 847.441.5760, lia@templejeremiah.org

Temple Judea Mizpah
8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 600767
Services open for non-members,with ticket purchase:
Erev Rosh HaShanah at 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning 10 am
Kol Nidrei 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning 10 am
Ticket cost: $200 - includes all services
Services open to nonmembers at no cost:
Rosh HaShanah Family Services at 2:30 pm
Yom Kippur Family Services at 1:30 pm
Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yizkor (Memorial), Ne’ilah beginning at 3:00 pm
Contact Information: Marla Topp 847-676-1566, mtopp@templejm.org



Services location: Trinity United Church of Christ, 760 North Ave, Deerfield
Services that are open to nonmembers:
-Rosh Hashana evening: 7:00 pm, Sept 13
-Rosh Hashana morning: 10:00 am, Sept 14
-Kol Nidre, evening, 6:30 pm, Sept 22
-Yom Kippur morning, 10:00 am, Sept 23
-Mincha, Yizkor, Neilah, 4:00 pm, Sept 23
Any charges:
-Adult tickets are $180
-Youth tickets (any children living at home, including college students) are $90
Please write your check for the entire amount to: B’Chavana - no deposits and no refunds
RSVP by date: at any time; first-come, first-served
-Tickets will be mailed between August 30th and September 7th.
-Tickets ordered after September 7th will be held at the door
Contact Information
-For ticket order forms, please visit http://www.bchavana.org/.
-For questions, please email sendtobchavana@bchavana.org or call Beth Glick-Natkin at 847-926-3395.
P.O. Box 7608
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7608


Congregation Beth Am
225 N. McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, 60689
Services that are open to nonmembers: All Rosh Hashanah And Yom Kippur Services Including Family Service
Any charges Family Service Free, Charge For Adult Worship
RSVP by August 31
Contact Information: Mickey Capsuto 847-383-5017


Congregation Beth Judea
Toy and family services at Buffalo Grove High School – 1100 w. Dundee road, Buffalo Grove
Services that are open to nonmembers: tot and family service at Buffalo Grove High School on Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 23 from 9 to 9:45 am
No charges
RSVP by September 7th
Contact Information: Lisa Neiman 847-634-0777 or lneiman@bethjudea.org


Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Services are at: Mormon Stake Center, located at 3075 N. Buffalo Grove Road (Port Clinton & Buffalo Grove Rds.) in Buffalo Grove. Parking is available onsite; overflow parking is available at the Vernon Township facility at 23680 N. Prairie Road. Please note: Rosh HaShanah Day 2 ervice will be held at Or Shalom.
All services are open to nonmembers
Tickets are $236 B/4 August 10 - $275 after August 10
*Tickets are not required for the following services:
Young Children’s Services
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Yizkor/healing service
No RSVP date - can even come on the day of the service, and we will welcome you.
Contact information: Rabbi Ari Margolis -- rabbimargolis@orshalomlc.org  or  Andi Freier, executive director: afreier@orshalomlc.org -- 847-362-1948




Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County  
1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, 60148
Services that are open to nonmembers: All Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Any charges -
Students: No tickets needed - Free;
RH & YK Children’s services in the afternoons: No tickets needed - Free;
Cost of tickets $300 for both holidays for adults…children free
RSVP by date: As soon as possible
Contact Information: Carol Meyer, Executive Director email: cec.ExecutiveDirector@congetzchaim.org or 630.627.3912


Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion
1235 N Harlem Ave Oak Park IL 60302
Services that are open to nonmembers Tot (mini Preschool service) and Family Services (mini young family, shorter service)  are open to all.
Any charges – No one will be turned away for financial reasons but please call the office prior to September 4th.
RSVP by date September 4th
Contact Information: Danielle Sandler 708-386-3937


West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305
All services that are open to nonmembers
Our price is $275 but this is negotiable. Free to 18 and under.
RSVP by September 1
Contact Information: Carol Serber 708.366.9000

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