High Holy Days

Strictly speaking, the High Holy Days, in Judaism, more properly known as the Yamim Noraim, may mean the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur or, by extension, the period of ten days including those holidays, known also as the Ten Days of Repentance; or by a further extension, the entire 40-day penitential period in the Jewish year from Rosh Chodesh Elul to Yom Kippur, traditionally taken to represent the forty days Moses spent on Mount Sinai before coming down with the second set of the Tablets of stone.

The High Holy Days at BKB

BKB observes the High Holy Days for the period from S’lichot through Simchat Torah including:

  • The Saturday night S’lichot service just before Rosh HaShanah. S’lichot is that moment in which we begin our communal process of t’shuvah, usually translated as repentance.
  • Rosh HaShanah evening and moring services and Tashlich at a local body of water on Rosh HaShanah day.
  • Yom Kippur evening service (Kol Nidre) and Yom Kippur day morning, afternoon, and evening services.
  • Construction of a sukkah*
  • Sukkot Evening Service
  • BBQ Shabbat dinner during Sukkot.*
  • Simchat Torah evening observance

Please check the BKB calendar on this website or on BKB’s Facebook Page for dates and times for these services. Tickets are not required.

*Due to the Coronavirus emergency, BKB will observe the 5781/2020 High Holy Days virtually (online). Please contact BKB for details.