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JUF Young Families High Holiday Services

Shanah Tovah! Happy New Year!

Are you looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays you’re your families? We are excited to share the following list of in-person and virtual family programming for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

  • Rosh Hashanah
    Tuesday-Wednesday, September 7-8 (begins at sundown on Monday, 9/6)
  • Yom Kippur
    Thursday, September 16 (begins at sundown on Wednesday, 9/15)

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To locate High Holy Days in the designated regions, simply click or tap on the area of the Chicagoland map shown at the right, or on the listing headers below.

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Anshe Emet

3751 N. Broadway, Chicago

Contact: Amy Karp

Email: akarp@ansheemet.org 

Website: www.ansheemet.org 

Visit website for more information.

Bais Menachem Chabad

2833 W. Howard, Chicago

Contact: Rabbi Baruch Epstein

Email: rabbiepstein@gmail.com 

Website: www.chabadillinois/baismenachem

Services will be held in person, all are welcome. Please visit website for more information.

Congregation Or Menorah

7006 N. California Ave, Chicago

Contact: Rabbi Doug Zelden

Email: rabbidoug@ormenorah.com 

Website: www.ormenorah.com

Visit the website for more information.

Congregation Rodfei Zedek

5200 S Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago

Contact Hannah Kaiser

Email: dve@rodfei.org 

Website: www.rodfei.org


A Na'aseh V'Nishma Musical Service is open to families on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) at 9:45 am.  The service will also be streaming on the Facebook page and You Tube channel, please visit the website to find links.  Tot services (Ages 5 and under) are held in person on Rosh Hashanah (9/7, 9/8) and Yom Kippur (9/16) at 10 am - pre registration is required.  Visit the congregation's website to purchase tickets for all in-person services. 

Chabad Jewish Center of South Loop

1501 S. Indiana Ave, Unit L, Chicago

Contact: Rabbi Mordechai Gershon

Email: rabbi@jewishsouthloop.com

Website: www.jewishsouthloop.com

Family services are in person and open to the community.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  RSVP at www.jewishsouthloop.com. 

East Lakeview Chabad

615 W Wellington Ave., Chicago

Contact: Rabbi Dovid Kotlarsky

Email: Info@Jewishlakeview.com

Website: www.jewishLakeview.com

Family services are in person and open to the community – pre-registration is required.  Family services will be held at 11 am on Rosh Hashanah (9/7, 9/8) and Yom Kippur (9/16).  

Emanuel Congregation

5959 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago

Contact: Sarabeth Salzman

Email: sarabeth@emanualcong.org 

Website: www.emanuelcong.org

Family services will be held on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16) at 9 am in person and open to community - pre-registration required, limited numbers; Services are also online streaming with access for all. More information is available at www.emanuelcong.org/highholydays.  Streaming services can be viewed on Emanuel Congregation's YouTube Channel which can be found at 5959online.org.

KAM Isaiah Israel

1100 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago

Contact: Andrew Kirschner

Email: akirschner@kamii.org 

Website: www.kamii.org

Family services (for families with children from birth to 5th grade) will be in-person. The service are open to the community, pre-registration required and space is limited.  Family services are planned outside, exact time and location can be found at www.kamii.org/5782.

Mishkan Chicago

4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago 

Contact: Hannah Rehak 

Email: hannahrehak@mishkanchicago.org 

Website: www.mishkanchicago.org

Family services are in-person and open to the community, pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Family services and program take place both indoor and outdoor at the Chicago History Museum starting at 9:15 am on both Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16).  Families must register here.  Visit www.miskanchicago.org/high-holy-fest/family-programs/ to learn more. 

Moadon Kol Chadash

2464 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago

Contact: Etty Dolgin

Email: info@moadon.info 

Website: www.moadonkolchadash.org

Visit the website for more information

River North & Fulton Market Chabad

353 N Desplaines, Chicago, 60661

Contact: Rabbi Avraham Kagan 

Email: rabbi@jewishrivernorth.org 

Website: www.jewishrivernorth.org

Services will be in person with pre-registration required and space is limited.  In addition to services, there will be Shofar in the Park on Sept 7 at 5pm at Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N Kingsbury  Additional information can be found on Jewishrivernorth.org/highholidays

Temple Sholom of Chicago

3480 N Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

Contact: Jeremy Perlin

Email: jeremy@sholomchicago.org 

Website: www.sholomchicago.org

Rosh Hashanah (9/7) family services will be at 9 am and a Tot service at 4 pm, both are open to the community online with pre-registration.  Please register at sholomchicago.org


Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation

4 Happ Rd, Northfield

Contact: Nancy Holab Nevins

Email: nhnevins@amyisrael.org

Website: www.amyisrael.org

In person services are open to members only.  Family and Tot services will be online (Zoom) and open to all with pre-registration required.  Please contact the Executive Director, Nancy Holab Nevins, for zoom links or to inquire about in person opportunities

Am Shalom

840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe 

Contact: Alyssa Latala

Email: alatala@amshalom.com

Website: www.amshalom.com 

Please go to the website for more information.


Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community

Deerfield

Contact: Rabbi Jodi Kornfeld

Email: info@bethchaverim.net

Website: www.bethchaverim.net

In person services are open to members only.  Family services will be online (Zoom) at 10:30 am on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and are open to all. Pre-registration is required, please email the above email address for the zoom link.

Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue

1224 Dempster Street, Evanston

Contact: Marci Dickman

Email: mdickman@bethemet.org 

Website: www.bethemet.org

In person family services are for members only, but will be open to community based on waitlist.  The family services is geared toward families with children in 1st-3rd grade and will be at 2pm on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.   Family services are available to all online.  Email gprass@bethemet.org to be placed on the waitlist and zoom links. 

Beth Hillel B’nai Emunah

3220 Big Tree Ln., Wilmette

Contact: Jackie Ernest

Email: jackie.ernest@bhbe.org 

Website: www.bhbe.org

Family services are in person and open to the community - pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Please call the office at 847-256-1213 for updates on family services. 

Chabad Cares

350 S Northwest Highway Suite 310, Park Ridge

Contact: Rabbi Lazer Hershkovich

Email: Rivky@chabadcarestoday.com 

Website: www.chabadcarestoday.com

All families are welcome to Northwest Park in Park Ridge (corner of Dee & Habberton) on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) at 4:30 pm.  There will be shofar blowing, kids activities and treats.  RSVP at chabadcarestoday.com/park


Chabad of Glenview

701 Harlem Ave., Glenview

Contact: Rabbi Yishaya Benjaminson

Email: yishaya@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.chabadofglenview.com

Services are in person and open to all. 

Chabad of Northbrook

2905 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook 

Contact: Rabbi Meir Moscowitz

Email: info@chabadnorthbrook.com 

Website: chabadnorthbrook.com 

Services will be in-person with pre-registration required and limited space. Details can be found on website.

Congregation BJBE

1201 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield

Contact: Anne Robbin

Email: arobbin@bjbe.org 

Website: www.bjbe.org

Visit the website for more information. 

Congregation Hakafa

Contact: Rona Elder

Email: conghakafa@hakafa.org 

Website: www.hakafa.org

Visit the website for more information. 

Congregation Sukkat Shalom

1001 Central Ave., Wilmette

Contact: Andrew Schultz

Email: aschultz@sukkahshalom.org

Website: www.sukkahshalom.org

Family services are in person and open to the community, pre-registration is required and space is limited.  The family services will take place at Gillson Park in Wilmette on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) at 2 pm and on Yom Kippur (9/16) at 5 pm. Visit the website to register. Family services will also be streaming online at www.sukkatshalom/video and on Facebook. 

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

303 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Contact: Micky Baer

Email: mbaer@jrctogether.org

Website: www.jrctogether.org

An outdoor family service (for K-6th graders, with adjacent programming for those under 5) will be held on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16) at 3 pm at Dawes Park.  All are welcome to attend in-person or watch the live stream on Facebook Live.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited, visit the congregation's website to pre-register.

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

Contact: Jeremy Owens

Email: info@kolhadash.com 

Website: www.kolhadash.com

Family services will be held outdoors at 2pm on both Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16).  Family services are open to the community, pre registration is required and space is limited.  Social distancing and masks will be required. Contact info@kolhadash.com for more details.   A High Holyday for Tots (ages 0-4) will be held on Sunday, Sept 12 at 10:30 am - space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Contact Youth Education Director Ilana Shaffer at youthed@kolhadash.co for more information. 

Makom Solel Lakeside

1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park

Contact: Leah Neiman

Email: lneiman@mymakom.org

Website: www.mymakom.org 

In person services are open to members only.  Online service (Zoom) is open to the community, visit the website to request a zoom link. 

North Shore Congregation Israel

1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe

Contact: Susan Ellenby

Email: susane@nsci.org 

Website: www.nsci.org

Family services are in person and open to the community with pre-registration, space is limited.  The family service will be held on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16) at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  The service will also be shared on the NSCI Facebook page.  The family service will be online only on erev Rosh Hashanah (9/6) and Kol Nidre (9/15).  An additional Tot service will be held with limited space, please contact the synagogue office at 847-835-0724 for more information. 

Temple Beth Israel

3601 Dempster St., Skokie

Contact: Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks

Email: rabbi@tbiskokie.org 

Website: www.tbiskokie.org

A Young Family/Tot High Holy Days Experience will be held on Monday, Sept 6 at 4:30 pm.  Family/Reader services will be held in person at 9 am on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/15).  Tickets for all in-person experiences are required and space is limited. Visit www.tbiskokie.org for tickets and online streaming access.

Temple Jeremiah

937 Happ Rd., Northfield

Contact: Dina Bauwens 

Email: dina@templejeremiah.org 

Website: www.templejeremiah.org

Please visit the website for more information.



Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin

30W509 Shoe Factory Rd, Elgin

Contact: Rabbi Mendel Shemtov

Email: rabbi@elginchabad.com

Website: elginchabad.com

All services are in person and open to the community. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Congregation Kneseth Israel

330 Division St., Elgin

Contact: Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein

Email: rabbi@ckielgin.or

Website: www.ckielgin.org

An outdoor family service will be held on Rosh Hashana (9/7) at 5 pm in a local park.  Please visit the website to learn more. 

Congregation Or Shalom

21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills

Contact: Jen Daniels-Lake

Email: jdaniels-lake@orshalomlc.com 

Website: www.orshalomlc.org

An outdoor family Shabbat & High Holiday service will take place on Friday, September 10th at 5-6pm at Castle Park (50 Memorial Dr, Vernon Hills). BYO Picnic Blanket.  Registration is required.  All attendees over the age of 2 are asked to wear masks.  Streaming services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also open to the community for a suggested donation, click here to learn more. 

Temple Chai

1670 Checker Rd., Long Grove

Contact: Laura Perpiyal

Email: lperpiyal@templechai.org

Website: www.templechai.org

A tot service will be open to the community on Rosh Hashanah (9/7) and on Yom Kippur (9/16) at 9 am.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Click here to register. 


Chabad of Naperville

651 Amersale Dr.

Contact: Rabbi Mendy Goldstein

Email: Rabbi@ChabadNaperville.com 

Website: JewishNaperville.com

Rosh Hashana services (9/7 and 9/8) will be in person and will feature interactive and fun children activities for all ages.  All are welcome on Monday evening (9/6) for our community Rosh Hashanah Meal.  For more information and to RSVP, please visit the website. 

Congregation Beth Shalom

772 W. 5th Avenue, Naperville

Contact: Judy Green

Email: religiouspractice@napershalom.org 

Website: www.napershalom.org

Visit the website for more information.

Congregation Etz Chaim

1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard 

Contact: Adrienne Mintz

Email: cec.officeasst@congetzchaim.org

Website: www.congetzchaim.org

Family/tot services will be in person on Rosh Hashana (9/7) and Yom Kippur (9/16) at 2 pm.  Family services are open to the community, pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion

1235 N Harlem Ave., Oak Park

Contact: Danielle Sandler 

Email: Templeadministrator@oakparktemple.org 

Website: www.oakparktemple.org

Visit the temple website for more information.

Temple B’nai Israel

400 N. Edgelawn Dr., Aurora

Contact: Marilyn Katz 

Email: office@temple-bnai-israel.org 

Website: www.temple-bnai-israel.org

Visit the temple website for more information. 

West Suburban Temple Har Zion 

1040 N Harlem Ave., River Forest

Contact: Charles Shapera/ David Schwartz

Email: shapera@wsthz.org or dschwartz@wsthz.org

Website: www.wsthz.org

An outdoor family/tot service will be held on Rosh Hashanah (9/7, 9/8) and Yom Kippur (9/16).  The family service is open to the community, pre-registration and masking is required, space is limited.  Visit https://www.wsthz.org/form/camp-shanah-tovah-2021.html to register.  The family service can also be viewed online at www.facebook.com/WSTHZ





Joliet Jewish Congregation

250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet

Contact: Mark Turk

Email: mlturk05@comcast.net

Website: www.jolietjewishcongregation.com


Services are in person and open to the community - pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Online (zoom) is also available.  Contact the synagogue office for more information at 815-741-4600.

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