Local JVP-friendly High Holiday Services

We are proud to offer this list of services where JVP members are fully welcomed.

Across the country, JVP Rabbis, lay-leaders and allies are holding services and gatherings to bring in the Jewish New Year. From Berkeley to Philadelphia, find a congregation or havurah near you!

Want to add your congregation or community to this list?
We would love that! Please e-mail ilana.lerman@jvp.org

listed alphabetically by US city

 

Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl
www.hinenubaltimore.org/
Baltimore, MD

We are a growing community in Baltimore of Jews and our allies who study, pray, organize, and care for one another. We’re building a synagogue-meets-community center-meets-beit midrash-meets-workers co-op.

 

Kehilla Community Synagogue
www.kehillasynagogue.org/
Bay Area, CA

A community of social progressives and spiritual seekers: a participatory, musical, celebratory and democratic congregation of all ages, identities and family constellations.

 

Chochmat Halev
www.chochmat.org/
Berkeley, CA

Chochmat Halev is a progressive, welcoming, joyful, inclusive, path to Jewish spiritual and ethical practice with a dynamic youth and family program.

 

Nevei Kodesh
www.neveikodesh.org/
Boulder, CO

A renewal congregation building a dynamic, inclusive, multigenerational, participatory community dedicated to renewing Jewish tradition through engaged spiritual practice, vibrant song, meaningful study, and responsible social action.

 

Kolot Chayeinu
www.kolotchayeinu.org
Brooklyn, NY

An independent Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community. We are creative, serious seekers who pray joyfully, wrestle with tradition, pursue justice, and refuse to be satisfied with the world as it is. Join us for High Holidays- no tickets required.

 

Mendocino Coast Jewish Community
www.mcjc.org
Caspar, CA

Eclectic rural Jewish community, leans Reconstructionist but has a little bit of everything, lots of heart.

 

Makom Shalom
www.makomshalom.com
Chicago, IL

Chicago’s only Renewal congregation. Intimate, spiritual, social action-oriented community in the city.

 

Tzedek Chicago
www.tzedekchicago.org/
Chicago, IL

We are an intentional congregation rooted in core values and our services will include our unique mix of prayer, action, music, poetry, learning and inspiration.

 

Temple Israel
www.templeisraelgreenfield.org/
Greenfield, MA

A pan-denominational community in Franklin County.

 

Congregation Shaarei Shamayim
www.shamayim.org
Madison, WI

We are an open, pluralistic congregation committed to building community, working for social justice, and cultivating creative Jewish expression.

 

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
www.dorsheitzedek.org 
Newton, MA 

We are an inclusive, diverse and progressive Reconstructionist community which welcomes people of all backgrounds and points of view who share our core values.

 

Fringes: a Feminist, Non-Zionist Havurah & Tikun Olam Chavurah
www.fringeshavurah.com/&  www.tikkunolamchavurah.org/
Philadelphia, PA

Two spiritual and political communities grounded in Jewish values with services that combine traditional and original liturgy, along with a rich musical experience, and social justice-centered talks and Torah study.

 

Kol Tzedek
www.kol-tzedek.org
Philadelphia, PA

A young and growing Reconstructionist social justice-focused synagogue in West Philadelphia.

 

Mishkan Shalom
www.mishkan.org
Philadelphia, PA

We are a dynamic, diverse, progressive and inclusive Jewish community of Tikkun Olam activists and all who share our Statement of Principles are warmly welcomed.

 

Kadima
www.kadima.org/
Seattle, WA

Builds vibrant, purposeful, learning community for Jews and our allies.

 

Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington, DC
www.iffp.net/
Silver Spring, MD 

An independent community of interfaith families and others. We are committed to sharing, learning about, and celebrating our Jewish and Christian traditions.

 

The New Synagogue Project
https://newsynagogueproject.org/
Washington, D.C.
A new Jewish community has launched in D.C. that is spiritually vibrant, radically inclusive, and reflects our vision for a world of justice, equity, and liberation.


WE WELCOME 5779

This year, you have many offerings to choose from: live streamed high holiday services, a list of local JVP member-led services, JVP holiday cards, ritual guides, and ritual resources.

ORDER JVP HOLIDAY CARDS

This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, let us bend ladders into bridges. Buy a pack of these beautiful High Holiday cards – designed by JVP Artist, Mara Gerson – and send them to your friends, family, and colleagues.

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