High Holidays 2022

We are pleased this year to offer our High Holiday services on livestream. CHJ celebrates Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with contemplative services incorporating elements of Jewish tradition that are consistent with our humanistic perspective. Our services are open to all and free of charge, and will be shown live on YouTube. We hope you’ll  also join our Yom Kippur Meditation on Zoom, as we clear our minds and set our intentions.

High Holiday Schedule

Rosh Hashanah September 25, @ 7:30 pm livestreamed

Rosh Hashanah Service booklet

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 4 @ 7:30 pm livestreamed

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service booklet

Yom Kippur Meditation via Zoom, Wednesday, October 5 @ 2:30 pm on Zoom

Yom Kippur Memorial/Closing Wednesday, October 5 @ 5:00 pm livestreamed

Yom Kippur Memorial Service booklet


To attend our services or Meditation session, please register on Eventbrite here.
To follow along with the services by viewing or downloading, please click on the Service booklet links above.  


Guests interested in learning about CHJ membership or wishing to join CHJ, please click here. Address inquiries to membership@humanisticjews.org.

Rosh Hashanah With Jews everywhere, the Congregation gathers  together to celebrate the significance of Rosh Hashanah, “The Head of the Year. This first day of the month of Tishri begins a ten-day period of reflection, introspection, and renewal, starting with Rosh Hashanah and culminating with Yom Kippur. 

Yom Kippur, the most solemn holiday in the Jewish calendar, is associated with services that many Jews consider traditional and longstanding.Yom Kippur cellist Yet Yom Kippur observances have evolved over the centuries in fascinating ways. For our congregation, Yom Kippur concludes the period of self-reflection begun on Rosh Hashanah. In the Evening Service, the moving strains of the Kol Nidre melody, performed on cello and piano, invite us to reflect on our values and commitments, both as individuals and as a community. Throughout this evening service,  music, readings, and rituals strike a balance between our connections to the broad stream of Judaism and our secular humanistic view of Jewish culture and customs.


Above, members cast off their sins at a rainy Taschlich ceremony pre-pandemic.
Below, children participate in the Rosh Hashanah ritual. We look forward to the next virus-free year!

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