High holy days

Each year, we look forward to celebrating High Holy Days—with members and non-members alike.

Join us to toss breadcrumbs into Umstead Creek for Tashlich. Come dance with the Torah on Simchat Torah. Bring your shofar to be part of our traditional Rosh Hashanah shofar chorus.

Our High Holy Days include inspiring rabbinical sermons, beautiful liturgy, and multiple opportunities to usher in the New Year. We offer many ways to renew your spirit and deepen your inner reflection.

Your ticket to a joyous celebration

Come observe the High Holy Days at Kehillah, where everyone is welcome to every service and event. Celebrate with Us!

Ticket Prices

Kehillah Members
Individual Non-members
included in membership
$ 180/person
$ 360/family

To purchase tickets, click here or call 919.942.8914.

In these times of heightened security concerns, we are taking steps to enhance security. All Non-members and Guests are asked to purchase tickets in order to attend services.  In an effort to increase holiday security while minimizing disruptions of the worship experience, after purchasing tickets, guests will be emailed a letter of admission that will need to be shown at the door to gain entry into all High Holy Day services.  This policy is intended to balance safety and security with continuing our long-time tradition of being an open and welcoming community.

Please note that you will need a letter of admission to enter High Holy Day services. Upon ticket purchase, you will be emailed a letter to show at the door in order to attend services.

Adult Services

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
First Day Rosh Hashanah Services
Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3, 9 a.m.


Umstead Park in Chapel Hill Oct. 3, 4 p.m.

Tashlich is a short service which includes throwing breadcrumbs into moving water. This act symbolizes purifying ourselves of our sins. After Tashlich, many stay to schmooze and play on the playground.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services Oct. 4, 9 a.m.

Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur Oct. 11,  6:15 p.m.

Sanctuary doors close at 6:15 p.m. and remain closed until after chanting of the Kol Nidre prayer.

Yom Kippur Morning Service Oct. 12, 9 a.m.

  • 9 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service
  • 10:00 a.m. Torah service and Yizkor
  • 2 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation – Beginners Welcome
  • 4:15 p.m. Martyrology and Mincha
  • 6:15 p.m. Neilah
  • 7:15 p.m. Community break the fast

Children’s Services

Rosh Hashanah First Day Oct. 3

Yom Kippur Oct. 12

  • Tots-K 9:30 – 10:30 a.m Education Wing
  • 1st-4th graders 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Chapel Emanu-El


Babysitting is available on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur from 10 a.m.—1:30 p.m. for children from 18 months old through 2nd grade. Children are grouped by age. To have adequate sitters, we need children registered in advance by calling or emailing Stephanie with the name and age of your children and the number of days you need. admin@kehillahsynagogue.org; 919/942-8914. The cost is $25/day/child.

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot Services
Sukkot Potluck Dinner New & Prospective Members
Erev Shabbat Services
Religious School Sukkot Celebration
Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Services
Erev Simchat Torah Services
Oct. 17, 9:45 a.m.
Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Oct. 23, 10 a.m.
Oct. 24, 9:45 a.m.
Oct. 24, 6 p.m.