High Holy Days Schedule | Shalom Austin

Sep 1, 2020

The High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 18. Photo credit: Dave Hawks

Chabad of Downtown/Young Jewish Professionals

Services are free and open to all, no membership needed. We ask for free RSVP for security and logistical reasons. 

COVID High Holidays: We will have in-person services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; details will be confirmed in the week prior to events. RSVP to get updates and reserve a spot. 

To view updates as they are clarified and to RSVP, visit yjpaustin.org/high-holidays-2020.

Congregation Agudas Achim

Unshakeable Congregation Agudas Achim looks forward to celebrating a joyful High Holy Day season with you. All services and programming will be held online via Zoom. In addition to our online offerings, Congregation Agudas Achim will be offering some in-person events. Registration required and limited space available. 

Shofar Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 20, 7 a.m.

Join us on the second day of Rosh Hashanah for an early morning service on the JCC Soccer Field to hear the shofar blown in person.

Kol Nidrei Tailgate, Sunday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m. 

Bring your pre-fast dinner and join us on Erev Yom Kippur for a parking lot tailgate followed by a drive-in movie style viewing of the Kol Nidrei service. Will also be available on Zoom. 

Neilah: Closing of the Gates, Monday, Sept. 28, 6:45 p.m.

As the High Holy Day season comes to a close, experience a personal moment of reflection in front of our ark and Sifrei Torah. Will also be available on Zoom.

Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El is offering a full range of services this year and as always, does not require tickets for attendance. Services will be live streamed, with our links being published at bethelaustin.org. There will be an outdoor shofar blowing to mark the end of Yom Kippur.

S’lihot, Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m.

First night Rosh Hashanah, Friday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

First day Rosh Hashanah, Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.

Second day Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.

Tashlich at Bull Creek, Sunday, Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m.

Shabbat Shuvah, Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Kol Nidrei, Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning, Monday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.

Minhah/Ne’ilah, Monday, Sept. 28, 5:45 p.m.

End of Yom Kippur/Shofar Blowing, Monday, Sept. 28, approximately 7:50 p.m.

Sukkot, Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

Congregation Beth Israel

This year, due to the pandemic, all CBI High Holidays services and events will be online and available to the community. To create a safe and secure online environment, we ask that non-members register to gain access to our online services at bethisrael.org. All High Holiday information is available at www.bethisrael.org.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah, Saturday, Sept. 19 

Children’s Service (birth to age 6): 8:30 a.m.

Family Service (2nd – 5th grades): 8:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service: 10:30 a.m.

Tashlich: 2:30 p.m.  

Cemetery Service, Sunday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m. 

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service, Sunday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. 

Yom Kippur, Monday, Sept. 28 

Children’s Service (birth to age 6): 8:30 a.m.

Family Service (2nd – 5th grades): 8:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Morning Service: 10:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: 3:45 p.m.

Yizkor (Memorial) Service: 4:30 p.m.

N’ilah (Concluding) Service: 5:30 p.m.

Congregation Kol Halev


Zoom Practice and Intention Setting, Saturday, Sept. 12, 7-7:30 p.m.

Drive-by Meet & Greet with Rabbi Lev & Board Member, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m. 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, Sept. 19

Music, Prayers, Sermonette: 10 a.m.

Torah Reading and Torah Study: 11:30 a.m.

Tashlich and Shofar Service: 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Family Program for Families with Young Children, 2 p.m.

Torah Discussion, lay-led (with Wandering Minyan), 3 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service, Sunday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur, Monday, Sept. 28

Music, Prayers, Sermonette: 10:00 a.m.

Torah Reading and Torah Study: 11:30 a.m.

Yiskor, Neilah, Havdalah: 7:00 p.m.

Non-members are welcome and can purchase tickets (or make an affordable donation) at kolhalev.org or by calling 512-419-0945 or emailing info@kolhalev.org.

All events will be online via Zoom (except as noted). The Zoom link will be distributed by email to all members and guests.

Congregation Shalom Rav

Congregation Shalom Rav, Austin’s Reconstructionist Congregation, invites you to High Holiday Services. We will hold our High Holiday services via Zoom this year, and are working hard to make our remote services as meaningful and fulfilling as our in-person services have always been. 

Shalom Rav does not require tickets or membership for services, but we greatly appreciate donations. Full information is available at shalomravaustin.com. If you are not on our mailing list, please request an invitation and Zoom link at least 10 days in advance via shalomravaustin.com/contact.

Congregation Shir Ami

We want everyone to be able to experience this season with us; due to the hardships many families are facing during COVID-19, we are making our services available online for free. For guests who are in a position to make a donation, the suggested rates are below. We encourage all guests to give what they feel is appropriate and comfortable for them at this time. All donations are greatly appreciated.

$18.00 for Rosh Hashanah only (Includes all events on Sept. 18 and 19)

$18.00 for Yom Kippur only (Includes all events on Sept. 27 and 28)

$36.00 for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Registration is required in advance. After registrants submit the online registration form, the High Holy Days Committee will review it, and then contact registrants with next steps. 

For a printable calendar of events, visit shir-ami.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/2020/08/schedule.pdf.

Register online (required in advance) at forms.gle/scTJxnPft7TmVMov5.

More information is available at shir-ami.net/worship/high-holy-days.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are unable to complete the online registration process, please send an email to administrator@shir-ami.com.

Congregation Tiferet Israel

For details on all High Holiday service times and tickets please visit tiferetaustin.org.

Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center @ UT

Services and meals for Jewish students at UT and surrounding universities. In light of COVID-19, all of Chabad at UT’s events and activities will be by reservation only. This will allow us to limit the number of attendees and to know who was at which event in case we need to contact them later.

Rosh Hashanah 

Limited services with masks and social distancing. Rosh Hashanah to-go packages.

Shofar blowings will be held around campus. See Rabbi Zev on Facebook for more details.

Tashlich services will be held outdoors at the Turtle Pond on campus, including shofar blowing.

Yom Kippur

Limited services, with masks and social distancing, will be held. 

For more info, visit JewishLonghorns.com

Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom is excited to offer a variety of High Holy Day offerings this year, with a full range of services and educational opportunities throughout this season for all ages and interests. Our services are online, so you get the best seat in the house and the best parking spot too! 

If you are looking for a community to connect during the High Holy Days, we welcome you. If you are not a member of Temple Beth Shalom, we would love for you to join us. Although we are not selling guest tickets this year, we encourage you to make a donation, of your choosing, to the temple. We will have a full range of services and educational opportunities throughout this season for all ages and interests. 

Please visit BethShalomAustin.org/hhd-5781 to learn more.

Texas Hillel

Visit texashillel.org for updated High Holiday information and schedule. Our High Holiday programs this year will only be open to students, faculty and staff of Austin-area higher educational institutions and we will offer a range of virtual and in-person experiences. ■

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