The Unaffiliated Austinite's Guide to the High Holy Days
Congregation Agudas Achim
Hineni services include Rosh Hashanah Day One, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Kol Nidre will be held Sept. 29 at 6:50 p.m. Yom Kippur will be held Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. Hineni services will be held in the CAA Social Hall. Tickets for Hineni are $54 and cover all three services.
CAA’s Downtown Rosh Hashanah Service: Toasting the New Year is on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 20. It will be located at Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery, 121 Pickle Rd #110, Austin, TX 78704. The congregation requests an $18 donation for this service. Hineni tickets cover this service.
Selah School/South Austin Family Birthday of the World Celebration will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Admission for this service is $18/family, although a Hineni ticket covers this service and there is no cost for those already enrolled in Selah School. The service will be held near the corner of South Lamar and Manchacha. For actual location, call 512-735-8410.
Anyone interested in participating at any CAA High Holy Day event, call 512-735-8410 or HHDTickets@caa-austin.org. More details are available at theaustinsynagogue.org.
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth El tickets are not required, but the congregation is anticipating a full house at High Holiday services, so please let them know in advance that you are planning to attend by sending an email to info@bethelaustin. Non-members will be requested to provide a donation to help cover costs and expenses. More details about service times including children’s services can be found at www.bethelaustin.org/high-holidays.
Congregation Beth Israel
Tickets are available to members for $218 for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur or $136 each for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Students, members in good standing of another congregation who live outside of Austin and members of the armed forces may receive complimentary tickets with a meaningful donation to CBI. No one will be denied admission to High Holy Day services because of financial hardship. Cost of tickets can apply toward annual membership and can be purchased online.
Rosh Hashanah Family services begin Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Children’s services begin Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2:15 p.m. The Yom Kippur Family service will be held Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. Meditation and Healing services will be held Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Children’s services begin Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for these services.
All services will take place in Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. For tickets or more information, please contact 512-454-6806 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bethisrael.org/ hhd-tickets.
Congregation Kol Halev
Member tickets are available for a suggested donation of $180 for individuals, $360 for a family. Students are asked to give a meaningful donation. Kol Halev is an inclusive congregation, and no one is turned away due to financial hardship. Any donation credited toward membership for those who subsequently choose to become members Tickets are available on our website, www.kolhalev.org, or contact Kol Halev at 512-419-0945 or Karen Glina at email@example.com.
Rosh Hashanah evening service beginsat 7:30 p.m. at the Dell Jewish Community Center Community Hall. Morning service begins Thursday, 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Shalom Sanctuary. Community breakfast will be held upstairs at Temple Beth Shalom at 10:30 a.m. Tashlich will be held after breakfast at Bull Creek. A children’s celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. in South Austin.
Kol Nidrei services will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the DJCC Community Hall. Yom Kippur morning services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Shalom Sanctuary. Yizkor will be held at 10:45 a.m., upstairs at Temple Beth Shalom. Ne’ilah, the Closing service, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the DJCC Community Hall. A potluck Break the Fast will be held after Ne’ilah. For more information, visit www.kolhalev.org.
Congregation Shir Ami
Tickets for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services for non-members are $110 for adults ages 18-64 and $56 for seniors and young adults ages 13-17. Tickets for both services are $166 for adults and $88 for seniors and young adults. Tickets for URJ affiliated members are free with letter from your home synagogue confirming membership. For more information, visit www.shir-ami.net/worship/high-holy-days.
Temple Beth Shalom
Reform Kol Nidre services in South Austin begin Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:00 p.m. Shalomites Rosh Hashanah service, geared toward families with children ages 0-5, begins Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. Shalomites Yom Kippur service, geared toward families with children ages 0-5, begins Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. Tickets are free and open to the greater community. Seating is limited, so call the Temple Beth Shalom Office at 512-735-8900 to reserve your spot. For more information, visit www.bethshalomaustin.org/worship/holidays/hhd.
Congregation Tiferet Israel
Services for CTI will be held at Bnai Abraham. Tickets for unaffiliated attendees are $90. Rosh HaShanah Day One begins with Mincha/Maariv at 7 p.m. Shacharit begins at 8 a.m. Mincha/Maariv begins at 7:15 p.m. Rosh HaShanah day 2 begins with Shacharit at 8 a.m. Mincha/Maariv begins at 7:05 p.m. Shabbat Shuva begins with Shacharit at 9:00 a.m. Mincha begins at 6 p.m. Maariv/Havdallah begins at 8:01 p.m.
Yom Kippur begins with Mincha at 2 p.m. Kol Nidrei begins at 6:55 p.m. Yom Kippur day begins with Shacharit at 9 a.m. Mincha begins at 4:45 p.m. Ne’ilah begins at 6:25 p.m. Maariv begins at 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/tiferetisraelorg/home.
Non-students are welcome to attend Texas Hillel High Holy Day services. A tax-deductible contribution of at least $180 per family is suggested. Services will be held at Texas Hillel Topfer Center for Jewish Life, 2105 San Antonio Street. Meals cost $20 each for students, $36 for non-students older than 13, and $15 for children ages three through 12. Children younger than three are free. Reservations are required for meals. To reserve your spot or for more information, call 512-476-0125.
Erev Rosh Hashanah services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20. Candle lighting and Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services will begin at 7 p.m. Dinner will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day One services will be held Thursday, Sept. 21. Orthodox morning services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Conservative services will begin at 10 a.m. Reform services will begin at 11 a.m.
Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Tashlich will be held at Turtle Pond at 2:30 p.m. An abridged explanatory service will begin at 5 p.m. Candle lighting begins at 8:17 p.m. Orthodox evening service begins at 7 p.m. Conservative evening service begins at 7:45 p.m. Dinner begins at 8:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day Two services will be held Friday, Sept 22. Orthodox morning service begins at 9:30 a.m. Conservative morning service begins at 10 a.m. Reform, Conservative, Orthodox Shabbat evening services begin at 7 p.m.
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) services will be held Friday, Sept. 29. A pre-fast meal will begin at 5:15 p.m. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Kol Nidre Services will be held at 7 p.m.
Yom Kippur services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning with Reform, Conservative and Orthodox morning services at 10 a.m. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox afternoon services and Neilah begin at 5:30 p.m. Break the Fast will be held at 8:06 p.m.
For more information, visit texashillel.org.
For information about other High Holiday services in Austin, please visit our Congregation Listings in The Jewish Outlook.