High Holy Days 2020

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, Sept. 18th at 8:00 PM
Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, Sept. 19th at 10:00 AM; Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 AM

Kol Nidre: Sunday, Sept. 27th at 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, Sept. 28th at 10:00 AM
Yom Kippur Family Service, Study Session, Yizkor & N’ilah through the day

Our service streams on YouTube are now viewable by all
The Golden Book of Memory is available online

As one community, B’ShERT joins together to observe the High Holy Days. This year’s celebrations and services will be unlike any before them, but we hope that they will also be familiar and welcoming.

Service Schedule & Tickets

We look forward to welcoming our members and our extended community to our High Holy Day services. Members will receive “virtual tickets” by email, including all streaming links and a private streaming page. Interested in sponsorship of a service? Details here.

Non-members may purchase tickets for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both holidays via bshert.eventbrite.com. Some services, including family services and our Rosh Hashanah 2nd Morning Creative Service, will be free to attend for the community. You may also pledge to our Charity Appeal & Yom Kippur Appeal online.

"Stock" images from June 2019 URJ photoshoot on Judaism and Jewish life.

Rosh Hashanah Services

Our Rosh Hashanah observances begin with Erev Rosh Hashanah on September 18th and continue through the weekend. We look forward to a traditional 1st day morning service, a creative 2nd day morning service, and two days of Tashlich. Non-members may purchase ticket for Erev Rosh Hashanah and the 1st day morning services for $54 on our Eventbrite page.

Reading torah

Yom Kippur Services

Non-members are welcome to join us for Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur Morning, and our Yizkor and N’ilah services. Tickets (for non-members) are required for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning, and can be purchased via our Eventbrite page for $72.


All High Holy Day Tickets

To get the most out of B’ShERT at the High Holy Days, non-members may purchase combination tickets for both Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah at a discount.

This ticket includes all four ticketed services for $118 per person.

Friends, guests and community members can also sign up for our free-to-attend community services, which will be streamed live.

Members and friends also may sponsor a service if they wish to; details here.

Full Schedule of Services

SelichotSaturday, Sept. 12th, 7:30 PM 

Rosh Hashanah

*Erev Rosh HashanahFriday, Sept. 18th, 8:00 PM
*Morning Service – Day 1 • Saturday, Sept. 19th, 10:00 AM
Family Service Saturday, Sept. 19th, 1:00 PM
Tashlich Day 1 (Prospect Park) Saturday, Sept. 19th, approx. 2:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Creative Service Sunday, Sept. 20th, 10:00 AM
Tashlich Day 2 (Salt Marsh, Marine Park) Sunday, Sept. 20th, approx. 1:30 PM

Yom Kippur

*Kol Nidre Sunday, Sept. 27th, 7:30 PM
*Morning Service Monday, Sept. 28th, 10:00 AM

Yom Kippur Afternoon:
1–2:15 pm: The ark with Torah scrolls will be onscreen for those who would like to spend some time praying or meditating with the ark and scrolls as a focal point. 
2:15–4 pm: Rabbi Hoover will facilitate a study session with poetry connected to themes of the Days of Awe.
4–5 pm: The ark with Torah scrolls will be onscreen for those who would like to spend some time praying or meditating.
5–6 pm: Yizkor, the memorial service
6–7 pm: N’ilah, the concluding service of Yom Kippur

G’mar Chatimah Tovah • May you be sealed for a good year to come.

*Services Requiring “Virtual Ticket” — Members & Ticketed Guests Only