High Holiday Service Schedule



Erev Rosh Hashanah 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

8pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Rosh Hashanah Day I

Monday, September 30, 2019

9:30am: Morning service begins 

Family Programming
10–11am: T’fillah (spiritual programming) 
      0—Pre-K service with grownups
      K—2nd grade service, grownups optional
      3rd—6th grade service, grownups optional at The Merion senior community
      7th—12th grade programs
11-11:30am: Oneg (snacks and socializing) For All ages in the Great Hall
11:30-1pm: Community Hofshi (free time with activity choices)
For Grades K-6, supervised by Grades 7-12 and adult volunteers in the Great Hall. Includes social justice projects, art, games, music jam and singing, and supervised play

11:45am: Rabbi’s Sermon begins in Main Sanctuary (for parents who wish to attend)

4:30-5:30pm: Tashlich Service at Dawes Park

Rosh Hashanah Day II

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

9:30-11:30am: Morning Service at JRC

11:30am-1pm: Discussion Groups

Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

6:30pm: Kol Nidre Service

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

9:30am: Morning service begins

Family Programming
10–11am: T’fillah (spiritual programming) 
      0—Pre-K service with grownups
      K—2nd grade service, grownups optional
      3rd—6th grade service, grownups optional 
      7th—12th grade programs
11-1pm: Community Hofshi (free time with activity choices)
For Grades K-6, supervised by Grades 7-12 and adult volunteers in the Great Hall. Includes social justice projects, art, games, music jam and singing, and supervised play

11:45am: Rabbi’s Sermon begins in Main Sanctuary (for parents who wish to attend)

1-2pm: Open Mic

2-3pm: Discussion Groups

4:30-5:30pm: Contemplative Music 

5:30pm: Yizkor/Ne'ilah Service 

7:30pm: Break-the-Fast Potluck (dairy/veg, nut-free)


Unless otherwise specified, our High Holiday services are held at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church Street in Evanston (map)

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Download the services schedule, directions to United Methodist Church, and important information about ADA accessibility, Kippot and Tallitot and Sanctuary etiquette all in one document. 

JRC's Guide to the High Holidays


Tickets are required for all High Holiday services except for our Family Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and our Tashlich Service on Rosh Hashanah. High Holiday tickets are included with JRC Membership. 

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