High Holy Days

Collectively, the High Holy Days are called the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe). The High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are a time for prayer, reflection, and learning.  We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community.

Calendar for Yamim Nora’im  5778-5779  (2018)

Saturday, September 1st  ~ Selichot Service at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 9th ~ Rosh Hashanah Service (followed by Oneg) at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 10th  ~ Rosh Hashanah Services: 

Conservative Service at 8:00 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah for Tots (Chapel) at 8:30 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah for Youth (Chapel) at 9:15 a.m.
Reform Service at 11:00 a.m

Tashlich / Birthday Party for the Word (Ferguson Park in Okemos) at 4:30 p.m.

Our Tashlich Service will be combined with a “Happy Birthday to the World” party for children, complete with cake and festivities. All are welcome to join us at Ferguson Park.

Tuesday, September 11th

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Conservative) at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 11th ~ Kol Nidre Service at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 30th ~ Yom Kippur Services:

Conservative (includes Musaf) at 8:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur for Tots (Chapel) at 8:30 a.m.
Yom Kippur for Youth (Chapel) at 9:15 a.m.
Reform Service at 11:30 a.m.
Educational Session at 2:00 p.m.
Mincha at 3:30 p.m.
*Healing Service at 5:00 p.m.
Yizkor at 5:30 p.m.
Neilah at 6:00 p.m.

*Healing service Please note: Due to the nature of the Healing Service and the mood we would like to impart, entrance to the Yizkor service will not begin until the Healing Service has concluded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Resources to help enhance your High Holy Days worship

Rosh Hashanah Customs

Rosh Hashanah Family Activities

Yom Kippur Rituals and Customs

Yom Kippur Family Activities