High Holy Days

Your Roadmap to the 5783 High Holy Days

All of our High Holy Day services will be live-streamed on our website and Facebook page, for free, and open to members and non-members. And since we’re not having any walk-in’s this year, participating virtually is the way to go!

Member Participation: Members Zoom Registration

Non-Members: Participate on our website or our Facebook Page.

ROSH HASHANAH – Stunning davening, complete with all the greatest hits: Dueling Shofar Service (break-your-heart-open vs blast-you-out-of-your-seat)/ Who Will Live, Who Will Die/Down-on-the-Ground-Aleinu.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 25 @ X PT
Meditative music, then jump into the High Holies with a (truly) short and deeply meaningful service and sermon.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 26 @ X PT
Stunning davening, complete with all the greatest hits: Dueling Shofar Service (break-your-heart-open vs blast-you-out-of-your-seat)/Down-on-the-Ground-Aleinu and some serious sermonic action.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Wednesday, September 27 @ X PT 
IKAR’s best-kept secret – with all the spirit, learning, prostrating, shofar blasting, and mini-muffins of Day One but with a little more elbow room.

Tashlikh: X @ X
So much of our work during this season of reflection involves letting things go – old habits, old ideas, old resentments. But the Tashlikh ritual asks us to go one step bolder, and actively “cast away” the burdens that are holding us down and weighing on our hearts. The tradition is to go down to the water and throw in some object – most famously, a piece of bread – that is meant to symbolically represent our transgressions. It’s a ritual “casting away” of our missteps, mistakes and bad patterns – all the things we don’t want to bring with us into the New Year.


Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 4 @ X PT
There’s a reason it’s Rabbi Brous’ favorite day of the year. Kol Nidre is intense and beautiful and the very best way to dive into your annual 25-hour soul workout. Expect a white-clad crowd taking in a spicy sermon and more joy than you thought could be mustered for Kol Nidre.

Yom Kippur Morning: Wednesday, October 5 @ X PT
Join us for the best, most uplifting spiritual punch in the gut – and make a day out it. Sermon, learning, davening and dancing. You’ll forget you’re even fasting – and just might leave believing that anything is possible.

Yizkor Service: Wednesday, October 5 @ X PT
Our memorial service, honoring the people we love who have died.

Minha/Neilah: Wednesday, October 6 @ X PT
The home stretch – hours of spiritual work culminate in a no-holds-barred service that bridges heaven and earth, and we lay it all on the line. So good you won’t want Yom Kippur to end. Closes with an outdoor Havdalah service and a final knock-your-socks-off blast of the shofar and Halleluyah.