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Membership renewal is underway and High Holy Day are right around the corner. Member High Holy Day tickets will
be issued as part of the renewal process*. Guest tickets will be available in mid-July for anyone looking to purchase
additional tickets for guests outside their household.

Members can secure their High Holy Days tickets by renewing membership in one of the following ways:
1. Paying their membership commitment in full.
2. Scheduling payment for their membership commitment.

If you would like to make additional renewal arrangements than the options above, please contact the Finance Team at

*Electronic High Holy Day tickets will be sent via e-mail to members on the Friday after they renew, beginning July 26.

High Holy Days Service Schedule*

Mixed-presence (in-person and online services at Temple Sholom unless otherwise stated) - Dark Blue
Online Services only - Light Blue
In-person only - Green

To learn more about each service, visit our Upcoming Events page for descriptions!


Sunday, Sept. 15

4:00 PM - Shofar in the Park in person


Saturday, Sept. 28

4:00 PM -  Tot Rosh Hashanah Service mixed-presence
8:00 PM - Study Session mixed-presence
9:00 PM - Dessert Reception in person
9:30 PM - Congregational Service mixed-presence

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, Oct. 2

7:30 PM - Erev Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service mixed-presence

Thursday, Oct. 3

9:00 AM - Family Service mixed-presence
11:00 AM - Congregational Service mixed-presence
4:00 PM - Tashlich (lakefront) in person

Friday, Oct. 4

10:30 AM - Second Day Rosh Hashanah Congregational and Community Service mixed-presence

Self-Guided Cemetery Visit

Sunday, Oct. 6

It is traditional to visit the gravesites of loved ones during the High Holy Days. Temple Sholom is providing our community with the beautiful prayers for visiting the graves of loved ones on their own time. Download prayers.

Kol Nidre

Friday, Oct. 11

7:30 PM - Congregational Service mixed-presence

Yom Kippur

Saturday, Oct. 12

9:00 AM - Family Service mixed-presence
11:00 AM - Congregational Service mixed-presence
1:30 PM  - Learning Sessions - please register for these separately
3:00 PM - Yizkor mixed-presence (this service is free and open to the community)
4:00 PM - Afternoon Service mixed-presence (this service is free and open to the community)
5:15 PM - Neilah Service mixed-presence (this service is free and open to the community)
5:45 PM - Havdalah mixed-presence (this service is free and open to the community)


Thursday, Oct. 17

10:30 AM - Festival Service with Emanuel mixed-presence

Friday, Oct. 18

5:00 PM - Sukkot Tot Shabbat mixed-presence
6:15 PM - Congregational Service mixed-presence

Saturday, Oct. 19
9:00 AM - Festival Service/Minyan  mixed-presence

Simchat Torah

Wednesday, Oct. 23

5:45 PM - Pre-Reception in person

6:15 PM - Congregational Service mixed-presence

Thursday, Oct. 24
10:30 AM - Festival Service with Yizkor with Emanuel mixed-presence

High Holy Day Ticketing Options 

Guest Tickets - $300

Tickets available for non-members, who are ages 36 and over.

Member-Guest Tickets - $180

Tickets available for Temple Sholom of Chicago members to purchase for guests.

Makom Tickets - $80

Tickets available for non-members, who are ages 21-35.

Student Tickets - FREE

Tickets available for current students with a valid student ID.

 Members will automatically receive their High Holy Day tickets once they have renewed (these confirmation e-mails will be sent each Friday to newly renewed members). If you are a member at Temple Sholom of Chicago, purchasing guest tickets, please use the form below and make sure to select that you "are a member" so that the correct guest ticket price is reflected. 

If you are joining our community for the High Holy Days and are interested in becoming a member to receive a reduced ticket price, visit

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Request Reciprocity

Whether you are a member at Temple Sholom of Chicago looking to attend High Holy Days at a destination congregation, or you are members part of a different congregation looking to join Temple Sholom of Chicago for High Holy Day this year. Please fill out this High Holy Day Courtesy Seating Request form with the URJ

The accessible parking request form is closed. To request accessible parking in the Temple Sholom parking lot, please contact Sol Hernandez at

Bag Policy

Small purses and bags are permitted during High Holy Day services, provided they are no larger than 8"x8". All small bags and purses will be inspected upon entry to the building. Please note that larger bags are not allowed in the sanctuary during these services. If you have essential items that you need to bring but your bag exceeds the size limit, 12"x12" clear plastic bags with drawstring closures are available for your convenience in the Stratford lobby.


Are you interested in helping us with one of the following volunteer opportunities?

Become an usher to play a vital role in creating a warm and smooth High Holy Day experience by welcoming attendees, assisting newcomers, and ensuring service flow.

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Assist us as a doctor, your volunteer support is sought to ensure medical care during services, where potential emergencies can arise, and with available defibrillator, first-aid supplies, and security team.

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