High Holy Days

Prepare Yourself for the High Holy Days


Lend a Helping Hand: Volunteer with us during the High Holy Days

We need over 600 volunteers to make the High Holy Days happen. Whether you can do last-minute shopping in the days leading up to the Holy Days, or you’re more of a stand-at-the-door-and-greet-people type of person, we have things for you to do. Please help us out!


 Elul Book 

We’ll use your submissions to create our yearly community book in the month (Elul) leading up to High Holies as we prepare our spirits for HHDs with the words of our community. This year’s Elul Book submission is closed. 


 Share Memories of Your Loved Ones

Share stories of loved ones who have died this year or in years past for our Yizkor book for Yom Kippur. Submit your stories of loved ones here


Green Action IKARpool options

Our Green Action Committee is offering opportunities to carpool to all HHD services. Sign-up here.

Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 
Pre-Tashlikh Beach Cleanup
Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur 
Questions to Robyn Schultz.

Purchase Mahzor Lev Shalem

Purchase your very own High Holy Day prayer book, and if you’re feeling extra generous, purchase another one to donate to IKAR.

Selihot Programming

Selihot are a series of communal prayers asking for forgiveness, recited in the days leading up to the High Holy Days, beginning the Saturday before Rosh Hashanah. We will delve deep into the personal and political practice of teshuva – return, or repentance. Selihot program has passed.

High Holy Day House Parties

We’ll be hosting a handful of house parties in the run-up to the High Holies. HHD house parties are evenings of learning and conversation with our rabbis and fellow IKARites that will stretch your mind, heart, and soul. High Holy Day House Party has passed.