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Shana Tova!

SELICHOT Saturday night, September 1

ROSH HASHANAH Monday, September 10, and Tuesday, September 11

KOL NIDRE Tuesday night, September 18

YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, September 19

SUKKOT Monday, September 24, and Tuesday, September 25

SHMINI ATZERET Monday, October 1

SIMCHAT TORAH Tuesday, October 2



Here is all the information you'll need to get ready for the High Holidays at Kesher this year. We've got something for everyone -- from High Holiday services to speakers and youth programming to social events, and community events -- we hope you'll join us!

Quick Links:

  Purchase High Holiday Seats   Education & Shiurim  
  High Holiday Calendar   Community Events  
  High Holiday Babysitting & Youth Programming   Purchase Lulav & Etrog  
  Rosh Hashanah Ordering from Sunflower Bakery   Attending Shul on the High Holidays  

High Holiday Seat Information

Kesher Israel is pleased to continue offering seats for either both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur together or for each individual holiday.

Seats for all services, including the Yom Kippur service in the Social Hall, must be purchased in advance. Seats will be assigned, and charts of seat locations will be posted in the shul.

For more information about our prices, and to purchase a seat, please visit our High Holiday Seats page.

High Holiday Calendar (Services & Programs)

Please click here to see our programming schedule from Selichot to Simchat Torah.

To access the shul's regular year-round calendar, click here.

Babysitting & Youth Programming

If you need babysitting during Rosh Hashanah services, Yom Kippur services, or both, sign up here!

Check back soon for more details on High Holiday children and youth programming!

Rosh Hashanah Ordering from Sunflower Bakery

Order delicious gourmet desserts and baked goods from Sunflower Bakery delivered directly to Kesher for pickup right in time for Rosh Hashanah. Deadline for order is Monday, September 3. For more details, or to place an order, click here!

Education and Shiurim

Pre-Elul Shiur on the topic of "Joy and Trembling: The Strange Nature of the Days of Awe" with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on Shabbat afternoon, August 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Shiurim on the topic of "Repentance and Forgiveness: An Exploration of Jewish Thinkers on Teshuva" with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on August 15*, August 22, August 29, September 5, at 8 p.m. (*August 15 class at 8:15 p.m.)
The Jewish New Year is coming--are you ready? This four-week class with Rabbi Shafner will help us spiritually prepare for the High Holidays. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration preferred, please register here

"Shofar: The Sound and The Fury" - Pre-Slichot Shiur with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on Saturday night, September 2 at 12:00 a.m.

"The Nature of Teshuva: Is It Uniquely Jewish?" - Shabbat Shuva Shiur with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on Shabbat afternoon, September 15, at 5:15 p.m.

Community Events

Check back soon for more details on upcoming community events!

Lulav & Etrog Purchasing Information

Lulav and Etrog order for 2018/5779 are now closed. 

Kesher Israel is again pleased to offer Lulav and Etrog sets for sale.  The deadline for purchasing is Thursday, September 13. For more infromation, please click here.

Attending Shul

There is lots to know about attending Kesher Israel.  From how you know where your seat is to machzor information, everything you need to know is posted here.

Sat, September 22 2018 13 Tishrei 5779