High Holidays 5783

Please check back later in the summer for information on the upcoming High Holy Days for 5783.

Thank you for joining Kehillah for High Holy Days this year! We look forward to having you.


We are offering all others to join our main services via our YouTube channel livestream.

You can also access our Machzorim and view other resources including information about the Yom Kippur Food Drive below on this page.


rosh hashanah

Monday, September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Time Main Service


7:30 pm Ma’Ariv

Tuesday, September 7: Rosh Hashanah Day One

Time Main Service Time Children’s Services
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9:00 – 10:20 am Shacharit 9:30 – 9:55 am Tot’s (0-K) Service
10:30 – 10:45 am Rabbi’s D’var 10:00 – 10:30 am 1st – 4th grade Service
10:45 – 11:45 am Torah Service 10:45 – 11:15 am 5th – 7th grade Service
11:45 am Concluding Prayers    
4:00 pm Tashlich at Umstead Park (limited to signup)    

Wednesday, September 8: Rosh Hashanah Day Two

Time Main Service


9:30 – 10:30 am Interactive Shacharit
10:30 – 11:45 am Torah Service and D’var
11:45 am Concluding Prayers

yom kippur

Wednesday, September 15: Kol Nidre 

Time Main Service


7:00 pm Kol Nidre Service

Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur

Time Main Service Time Children’s Services
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9:00 – 10:20 am Shacharit 9:30 – 9:55 am Tot’s (0-K) Service
10:30 – 11:45 am Torah Service 10:00-10:30 am 1st – 4th grade Service
11:45 am Rabbi’s D’var, Yizkor, Concluding Prayers 10:45 – 11:15 am 5th – 7th grade Service
4:30 – 4:45 pm Martyrology    
4:45 – 6:00 pm Mincha    
6:45 pm Neilah    


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The Main Services for all of our High Holy Days observances will be available for public (non-member) viewing via the Youtube Live link on our homepage. Below is the full schedule of all Main Services via livestream for non-members.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Main Service
  • Monday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Main Service
  • Tuesday, September 7 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Main Service
  • Wednesday, September 8 from 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Kol Nidre Yom Kippur Main Service
  • Wednesday, September 15 from 7 – 8 pm
Yom Kippur Main Service
  • Thursday, September 16 from 9:00 am – 7:50 pm
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You are welcome to download or print the following Machzorim in preparation for services.

Renew Our Days (for all members and guests)

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Tot’s Service Machzor (Tot – Kindergarden)

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Kid Service Machzor (1st – 4th grade)

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Liturgical Offerings for Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Morning

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We want to invite our congregants to have the following items handy during our High Holy Day Services:

    1. Bring a yahrzeit candle and 2 candles for the Yom Tov to light with Rabbi Jen at the start of Kol Nidre, and wear a tallis if you have one (only the evening service a tallit is worn by the congregation).
    2. Shofar for the end of Yom Kippur (Neilah) so we can all sound our shofarot at the same time, even though we will stay muted
    3. Havdalah candle and wine/juice and Kiddush cup for the ending of Yom Kippur (Neilah)
              Ribbono shel Olam/Master of the Universe;
Creator of All, Source of All Life,
Who Knows What is Deep in Human Hearts,
Who Nurtures Every Living Being:
As You know, dear God,
Yom Kippur is fast approaching, and because of my condition,
I am not able to keep the traditional fast –
I cannot abstain totally from eating.
On this Day of Atonement, this Sabbath of Sabbaths,
this year and every year,
it is so central to join the people of Israel
in denying ourselves food and drink for one day
so that we focus on correcting our misdeeds,
on knowing our mortality;
on reaching for a life of Torah, mitzvot, and lovingkindness;
on You.
You know, dear God, that it is not my intent
to be apart from our people and our tradition.
My current state of health makes it unsuitable for me to fast
So, dear God, I turn to You now in sincerity and openness:
Help me in the coming year to do my best in guarding my health.
Help us, Your children, learn how to protect our bodies from harm.
Help us support others in caring for their tzelem Elokim, their Image of God.
Teach us to help one another grow and thrive in Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Guide caring family and health care professionals in their partnering with you
to bring healing if not cure, support and strength if not an end to symptoms.
And if there is an opportunity for me to help others who suffer
by doing something they need or by being attentive company –
Grant me the ability to do this mitzvah with love and devotion.
Rofeh khol basar/Healer of all living creatures:
I thank You for the breath that is in me
for the community of Israel that lives
for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.
May my eating be as a fast;
May it be dedicated to You, to T’shuvah –
to the Renewal and Restoration of my Relationship
to You, to Others, and to Myself.
Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LMSW
© 2005/5765

The upcoming High Holidays will be unlike any most of us have known. We have woken up to our deep interconnection to all people and our own fragility. We have seen more clearly the deep injustice of systems and power structures in our country. We have heard voices pleading for life. Perhaps we are awake in a way we have not been before. How can we maintain and even deepen this awareness as we enter a new year?

The Shofar Project is a free program open to people of all backgrounds who want to make this a year of continued awakening, responsiveness, renewal, and transformation. It takes place during the Hebrew month of Elul, the month preceding the Jewish High Holy Days, a traditional period for intensive spiritual reflection, introspection, and moral accounting (August 8 – September 6, 2021).