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Shana Tova!

 SELICHOT Saturday night, September 16

 ROSH HASHANAH Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22

 KOL NIDRE Friday night, September 29

 YOM KIPPUR Saturday, September 30

SUKKOT Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6

 SHMINI ATZERET Thursday, October 12

 SIMCHAT TORAH Friday, October 13


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!

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Purchase High Holiday Seats Purchase Lulav & Etrog
Halakhot Sheets High Holiday Babysitting
High Holiday Calendar Youth Programming
Attending Shul Community Events
Sponsorships Education & Shiurim


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!

Lulav & Etrog Purchasing Information

Kesher Israel is again pleased to offer Lulav and Etrog sets for sale.  The deadline for purchasing is Monday, September 25. 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.


For detailed information about the relevant halakhot and customs of the holidays, see below:

Education and Shiurim

Pre-Rosh Hashanah shiurim on the topic of "Changing the Past: Teshuvah and the High Holidays" with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on August 22, August 29, September 5, and September 12 at 8 p.m.

"When Sin is Productive: A View From the Chumash" - Pre-Selichot Lecture with Rabbi Hyim Shafner (with dairy refreshments!)  on Saturday, September 16 at 11:30 p.m.

"Teshuvah and Its Discontents: From Where Does a Fulfilling and Joyous Repentance Come?" - Shabbat Shuva Shiur with Rabbi Hyim Shafner on Shabbat afternoon, September 23, at 5:20 p.m.

Sun, April 22 2018 7 Iyyar 5778