High Holidays 2023
We are pleased to present our High Holiday services this year in person at
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains
Road, Westport, CT. In addition, we will offer a live stream of our services
on YouTube. Both the in-person and live-streamed services are open to all,
free of charge.
CHJ celebrates Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with contemplative
services incorporating music, readings, and rituals that strike a balance
between our connections to the broad stream of Judaism and our secular
humanistic view of Jewish culture and customs. Our services invite us to
reflect on our values and commitments, both as individuals and as a
In addition to our services, we offer a Taschlich ceremony on September 16
where we symbolically cast away our sins. This ceremony is held at
Riverside Park in Fairfield, CT, at the intersection of Mill Plain Road and
Brookside Drive, and is open to all. Other High Holiday events include a
Members’ Meditation and a Members’ Workshop, both to be held on Zoom.
A detailed schedule of all CHJ High Holiday events is as follows:
High Holiday Schedule
* Rosh Hashanah Service September 15, @ 7:30 pm
* Taschlich Ceremony Saturday, September 16 @ 1:30 pm
* Yom Kippur/ Kol Nidre Sunday, September 24 @ 7:30 pm
* Members’ Workshop via Zoom: As Humanistic Jews, How do We Atone for our Sins? Monday, September 25 @1 pm
* Members’ Meditation via Zoom, Monday, September 25 @ 2:30 pm
* Yom Kippur Memorial/Closing Monday, September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Doors will be open 30 minutes before services begin.
In Memoriam: Remembering Members We Have Lost
To attend our services, please register on Eventbrite here .
To follow along with the services by viewing or downloading our printed booklet, please click here.
Above, members cast off their sins at a rainy Taschlich ceremony.
Below, children participate in the Rosh Hashanah ritual