General Information

High Holidays at JRC

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JRC Clergy and Service Leaders

Rabbi Rachel Weiss and Cantor Howard Friedland lead our spiritual and intellectually engaging High Holiday services. To accomidate the large numbers of JRC members and freinds who wish to attend, we host our services in the spacious and historic United Methodist Church in Downtown Evanston. Liturgy, readings and personal reflections are also accompained by performances by the JRC Adult and Junior Choirs directed by Danny Wallenberg. 

Service Schedule
Click here for a complete schedule of High Holiday services and locations.

We are always looking for volunteers especially during High Holiday season. In fact, our services are organized and run with the active involvement of our members.

For the High Holidays, you can volunteer to

  • Blow the Shofar
  • Usher at Family Services 
  • Moving (equipment set-up & take down)
  • Assist with Children/Youth Services 
  • Post Signs in the Church (Sun, 10/2)
  • Organize Teen Oneg (Mon, 10/3)
  • Organize Children’s Oneg (Mon, 10/3)
  • Assist with children’s Tikkun Olam project (Mon, 10/3)

Many more opportunities are available. Ready to volunteer? 

DOWNLOAD the High Holidays Volunteer form

Tickets & Prayer Books 
Tickets are required for most services and will be checked by our ushers so we can ensure that we have sufficient space for all JRC Members and other ticket holders to attend services. 

High Holiday prayerbooks are not provided at services or included in the price of a ticket. If you require prayer books, you can order them along with your tickets using one convenient form. Prayer books are $48 each and can also be purchased in person at the JRC office.

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For your convenience, we've include the Services Schedule, directions to United Methodist Church, and important information about ADA accessibility, Kippot and Tallitot and Sanctuary etiquette all in one document. 

DOWNLOAD JRC's Guide to the High Holidays

JRC Memorial Book 

Our Memorial Book is a perfect opportunity to share your reflections and favorite memories of your loved ones. Complete our online form.

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