Looking for High Holiday Services 2018/5779?

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 9 Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11.

Yom Kippur: Tuesday evening, September 18, and ends in the evening of Wednesday, September 19.

City of Chicago

Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation
Modern Orthodox
540 West Melrose Street, Chicago, IL 60657

Cost: $220 per person per holiday / $36 per student per holiday, with flexible pricing options available
RSVP by date: Wednesday, September 5
Contact Information: www.asbi.org/holidays, shul@asbi.org

Chabad of River North & Fulton Market
353 N Desplaines Chicago IL 60661

Cost: Suggested donation $100 no one Is turned away due to lack of funds
Contact Informatio:n www.JewishRivernorth.org /312-933-9912 

Mishkan Chicago

The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Chicago IL 60657

How can we cut through all the noise out there (not to mention the usual pings, dings, rings, and vibrations happening on our very bodies), to hear the deepest yearnings of our hearts? Where is that still, small voice that helps connect us to our highest aspirations for ourselves and our planet?

Our tradition asserts that tikkun atzmi (self repair) is actually the basic recipe for tikkun olam (healing of the world), and we spend the 10 holy days of repentance from Rosh Hashannah to Yom Kippur creating real-time, face-to-face community of reflection, prayer, and collective transformational power. We immerse ourselves in it for the sake of taking it back out into the world – to uplift, to agitate, to inspire, to challenge, to grow, and to heal.

Cost - Full Holiday Suite | $100 | $200 after August 2nd
9/9 & 9/10 Rosh Hashanah | $50 | $100 after August 2nd
9/18 & 9/19 Yom Kippur | $50 | $100 after August 2nd

9/18 Kol Nidre Only | $25 | $50 after August 2nd

Children aged 12 and under receive complimentary entrance to High Holidays.

RSVP by date: tickets are onsale until we sell out or until two days before each holiday
Contact Information: 773-893-0613 (office)

KAM Isaiah Israel 
Reform Judaism

1100 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615

Cost; $125 for people 18 and up, college students and active military free with ID
RSVP by: September 7, 2018
Contact: Gina Tarullo, KAM Isaiah Israel Office Manager, 773-924-1234, kamii@kamii.org

Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
A member of the Union of Reform Judaism - At Emanuel Congregation we open our doors to all who seek richer, more meaningful lives. Together, our diverse community engages in prayer, lifelong learning and tikkun olam (repairing the world), empowering adults and children alike to apply Jewish values to our everyday lives, and to be a collective force for good.

Cost:  Varies, please call the Emanuel office for information
RSVP date: To receive tickets by mail, please arrange tickets with the Emanuel office by August 24th.
Contact Information: 773-561-5173, info@emanuelcong.org, www.emanuelcong.org

Congregation Rodfei Zedek
Egalitarian Conservative

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL  60615

Cost:  $225/adult 
RSVP by date:  8/15 for tickets to be mailed; 9/4 for will call 
Contact Information:  info@rodfei.org/ 773-752-2770

Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657

Cost: Non-member tickets are $250, guest of a member are $180, those age 21-34 are $80, tot service (for non-members) are $54.
RSVP by: August 27th
Contact: stacy@sholomchicago.org 773-435-1545

Full schedule:


8:00p.m. – Study Session
9:00p.m. – Service


Erev Rosh Hashanah

7:30p.m. – Congregational Service


9:00a.m. – Family Service
10:30a.m. – JK-3rd Grade HHD Experience
10:45a.m. – Congregational Service
4:00p.m. – Tot Service
5:00p.m. – Tashlich (Lakefront)

Second Day Rosh Hashanah

10:30a.m. – Congregational Service


11:00a.m. – Westlawn Memorial Service
At Westlawn Chapel, 7801 W. Montrose Ave.



5:30p.m. – Congregational Service
8:15p.m. – Late Congregational Service



9:00a.m. – Family Service
10:30a.m. – JK-3rd Grade HHD Experience
10:45a.m. – Congregational Service
1:30p.m. – Study & Reflection
1:45p.m. – Meditation & Music
3:00p.m. – Yizkor & N’ilah

Chabad Of Bucktown / Wicker Park & YJP Chicago
1632 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Join us for an inspiring and meaningful High Holiday experience, at THE LIVING ROOM!
No Tickets or Membership required. Hebrew-English prayer books provided. Traditional services blended with contemporary messages. Everyone feels at home and welcome!
We also offer an elegant Rosh HaShana Dinner and Yom Kippur Break-Fast.

Rosh HaShanah: Sun, Sept 9 - Tues, Sept 11
Yom Kippur: Tues, Sept 18 - Wed, Sept 19

Services and Dinner are free of charge; donations appreciated.
Contact: Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz. Cell: 773.301.9485 or Chabad@JewishBucktown.com
Visit: http://HighHolidaysChicago.com for schedule and to place your reservation.

    Northern Suburbs

    Chabad of Wilmette
    2904 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091

    RSVP by date: N/A

    Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
    Humanistic Judaism

    services held at 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL  60015
    [office address: 175 Olde Half Day Road, Suite 123, Lincolnshire, IL 60069]

    Cost - $90 per adult service (RH eve/morning [one day], YK eve/morning), or $250 for all 4.
    Family services RH and YK afternoons and YK Memorial service are free.
    RSVP by date - Sept. 6, 2018 for RH; Sept. 14, 2018 for YK 
    Contact Information - Jeremy Owens, jowens@kolhadash.com
    Online schedule, information and ticket purchase at https://kolhadash.com/content/high-holidays-schedule

    Temple Beth Israel
    Reform Congregation
    3601 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076

    $275.00 for each ticket to cover services at:
    Evanston Township High School
    1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
    Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur morning

    No ticket required for Selichot at TBI,
    2nd  Day at TBI or Yom Kippur afternoon
    at Evanston High School

    Ticket order by August 31, 2018
    info@TBISkokie.org for further information
    Attn: Carol or Judy

    Please note: We are using Mishkan HaNefesh as our prayerbook. It comes as a set of books (one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur) and the cost of each ticket includes a set. It will be necessary for every worshipper to have a copy of Mishkan HaNefesh – it will not be feasible to follow the service using our former Machzor, The Gates of Repentance, and we will not have a supply of loaners available

    Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
    1224 Dempster, Evanston, IL
    Reform congregation. Mission:  Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

    Cost: Students 26 and younger come w/student ID’s.  Cost:  $250.  If join before 12/31 – cost of ticket is applied towards membership
    RSVP by date:  n/a
    Contact InformationBekki Harris Kaplan kaplan@bethemet.org / 847-869-4230

    Har-Shalom Synagogue
    Reform Congregation

    HHD services at Deerfield High School 
    1959 n waukegan Road Deerfield, IL  

    Cost: $180 individual ticket;  $600 - Family pack of tickets (6 tickets)
    RSVP by: 9/4/18
    Contact: Rabbi@har-shalom.com Jennifer@har-shalom.com, 847-814-7456

    Congregation Beth Shalom

    3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL

    Cost is free to the community
    RSVP to mgarlin@bethshalomnb.org
    Contact: Michael Garlin, Executive Director, 847-498-4100 x21

    Saturday, September 1st – Selichot Service – Program, reception and services begin @ 9:00pm

    Sunday, September 9th, - Erev Rosh Hashanah - Service begins @ 6:15pm

    Monday, September 10th – Family Service geared for families and children up to the age of 7 - begins @ 2:30pm

    Tuesday, September 11th – Second Day Rosh Hashanah –Main Sanctuary is open to all @ 8:30am. Family/Children’s Service begins @ 9:30am

    Wednesday, September 19th - Yizkor followed by the concluding services of the day – Begins @ 3:15pm

    Congregation Kol Emeth
    Conservative, Egalitarian

    5130 W. Touhy, Skokie, IL 60077

    Cost: $200 and up
    RSVP by date: September 6, 2018
    Contact Information: Judy Aronson, 847-673-3370, office@kolemethskokie.org

    Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah
    3220 Big Tree Lane Wilmette IL60091

    Conservative Egalitarian   Traditional Services, Family Services, Children's Services, Tot Services

    Cost: N/C for young families looking for a place to worship
    RSVP by date: August 31, 2018
    Contact Information: Chuck Kahalnik 847-256-1213  x 15

    Congregation Sukkat Shalom

    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Church of Latter-day Saints
    2727 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
    Yizkor at Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

    Cost: no charge; voluntary donations appreciated
    RSVP by date: September 1
    Contact Information: aschultz@sukkatshalom.org, 847-251-2675 office

    North Shore Congregation Israel

    1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

    The L'Dor Vador Intergenerational Service on Sunday, September 9 at 5:15 pm and Tuesday, September 18 at 5:15 pm are open to the community. They are appropriate for school age children, parents and grandparents and suitable for adults without children. These services have a required donation of $118/family or $54/individual

    Tot Services are held at 9:00 am on September 10 and September 19. These services are best for families with children from birth to age 6. There is no charge to attend these services but a pass is required. Please contact Susan Ellenby to obtain a pass.

    Cost: $118/family for L'dor Vador Services
    RSVP by date: September 4, 2018
    Contact Information: Susan Ellenby, susane@nsci.org, 847-835-0724

    Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie

    4059 Dempster Street Skokie IL 60076

    Orthodox / Join us for High Holiday services that are meaningful and easy-to-follow. Our unique Interpretive Service is led by Rabbi Yochanan Posner, and features explanations, commentary, insights, and stories woven into the traditional service, ensuring an interesting and uplifting experience. Every Jew is welcome! At our classic davening, you'll enjoy Rabbi Yosef Posner's memorable speeches and Rabbi Raices’s soulful rendition of familiar and traditional melodies.

    Cost: Reservations are not required, and there is no admission charge, but we appreciate notice so we can plan better. Donations are always welcome.
    RSVP by: asap
    Contact: www.SkokieChabad.org
    847 677 1770

    Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
    Modern Orthodox and Traditional Services

    8825 East Prairie Road, Skokie, IL 60076

    Cost  $225.00 per seat
    RSVP by date  September 6, 2018
    Contact Information office@svaj.org, 847-674-3473  or reserve online https://www.svaj.org/high-holiday-seating

      Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC)
      Services held at First United Methodist Church in Downtown Evanston, 516 Church Street in Evanston 
      Our services, led by Rabbi Rachel Weiss and Cantor Howard Friedland are a mix of what is familiar and comforting about the High Holiday season, along with things that are new and inspiring. As Reconstructionists, we value making Jewish rituals accessible, modern, and egalitarian.

      Order at: https://jewishreconstructionistcongregation.shulcloud.com/form/highholidaytickets  
      Tickets are included in JRC membership and will be mailed to members' homes in late August.
      Parent/Adult Child of a Member: 
      Young Adults Ages 13-35: 
      Full Time College Students: 
      Children 0-12: 
      Family Services:
       Our morning family services are open to children and their grown-ups - no ticket needed.

      RSVP by: August 30, 2018

      Contact Information:
      email: info@jrc-evanston.org
      phone: 847-328-7678 
      website: https://www.jrc-evanston.org/highholidays

      Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin
      30W509 Shoe Factory Rd. Elgin, IL 60120

      Join us for High Holiday services that are meaningful and easy-to-follow. Our unique Interpretive Service features explanations, commentary, insights, and stories woven into the traditional service, ensuring an interesting and uplifting experience. Every Jew is welcome!

      Contact: www.ElginChabad.com Rabbi@elginchabad.com, 847.440.4486
      Cost: Reservations are not required, and there is no admission charge, but we appreciate notice so we can plan better. Donations are always welcome. 

      Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
      4500 W. Dempster, Skokie

      Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 10
      Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19
      both starting at 9:45 a.m. and concluding at 11:15 am

      The services will be a mix of music, shofar-blowing and stories with religious meaning - all in a family-appealing shorter service of approximately 90 minutes.
      Cost: Free
      Contact: 847-675-4141,  www.ehnt.org

      Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community

      Services held at First Presbyterian Church, 824 Waukegan Road, Deerfield using the south entrance

      Cost: $136 per person covers both holidays; no charge for children
      RSVP by date: September 6
      Contact Information: info@bethchaverim.net

      Northwest Suburbs

      Temple Beth-El

      High Holiday services take place at Glenbrook South High School
      4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview

      Cost: Non-member tickets - $350/Adult and $250/Youth/Young Adult Under 31
      RSVP Date: September 5, 2018
      Contact information: Janice Hadesman jhadesman@templebeth-el.org  847.205.9982 ext 211


      We do not have a building but will be meeting at 
      Kingswood United Methodist Church 401 W. Dundee Buffalo Grove

      Cost: $185 per returning adult; $95 for first-timers; $95 for young adults 22 and under
      RSVP by date: Up until start of services on September 9
      Contact Information Renee 312 402 8330 or rfhochberg@gmail.com

      Congregation B'nai Tikvah Family Service
      We are a conservative synagogue that offers a family service with an engaging clergy . The service encourages participation by the congregation and is an upbeat vibrant service with musical accompaniment.
      South Park School, 21 Hackberry Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

      9:00  - 11:30 am
      $118.00 for a Family

      Contact: Ann Kagan at the synagogue, akagan@bnaitikvah.net (847)945-0470

      Western Suburbs

      Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion
      Reform Congregation

      1235 North Harlem Avenue

      Cost: Contact the office
      RSVP by: September 5th
      Contact Information  Temple Administrator, Danielle Sandler 708-386-3937 or email – templeadministrator@oakparktemple.org

      Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors, located in Geneva, IL
      FVJN is a non-affiliated Jewish Community Group

      Services will be held at the UUSG (Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva), located at 110 S. 2nd St., Geneva, IL

      Rosh Hashanah Service Led by Cindy Michelassi, Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 pm service at the UUSG
      Yom Kippur Service Led by Cindy MichelassiTuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 pm light meal; 6:30 pm service at the UUSG
      Services are family friendly and open to all!

      Free, with $10 donation requested
      RSVP by August 27
      Contact Information: info@fvjn.org

      Congregation Etz Chaim

      1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL 60648
      An inclusive community which welcomes everyone- Jews by birth, Jews by choice, non-Jewish family members, singles, LGBT and people of all ages and abilities.

      Cost: Unaffiliated adults: $325 Children: free, students: free, active military: free
      RSVP by date: For Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 7, 2018
      Contact Information: Carol Meyer: cec.executivedirector@congetzchaim.org or 630.627.3912 
      *SPECIAL: We will have a sign language interpreter as well as offering the service with closed captioning for those that are in need of hearing assistance

      Anshe Tikvah
      Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
      1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire IL 60069

      Cost: $159
      RSVP by date: 9/6
      Contact Information:  847-917-7726


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