High Holy Days 2022 – 5783

Shanah Tovah

If you have questions about times and locations of services, please email slifka.center@yale.edu.

We can’t wait to celebrate the High Holy Days, welcoming in the new year of possibility and learning together. Slifka Center is holding Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services, serving holiday meals, and offering a variety of learning opportunities and programs. For security and COVID-compliance, service locations will be provided upon registration. Full vaccination will be required for all participating adults. To register for tickets for the services, click here.
To Register for Meals, Click Here 


Rabbi Jason Rubenstein’s holiday reflections are attached here:  Rosh Hashanah Reflections


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Rosh Hashanah,  September 25-26/7

  • Reform: Evening service 9/25: 6:30pm, morning service 9/26: 10am-1pm
  • Conservative: Evening service 9/25: 6:30pm,  Morning services 9/26 and 9/27: 9:30am-1pm
  • Orthodox: Evening services 9/25 and 9/26: 6:30pm, morning services 9/26 and 9/27: 9am-1:30pm

Meals – Register Here 

  • Night 1&2 Rosh Hashanah Dinner- 8-10pm
  • End of Rosh Hashanah Dinner- 5pm
Activities & learning opportunities
  • Come get all of your questions answered about High Holiday Services. Find out what to expect when walking into Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services!
    • Friday Sept. 16th at 3pm at Slifka Center
  • Pre-Rosh Hashanah ‘Taste of Apples and Honey’
    • Friday Sept. 23rd at 12pm on Cross Campus
  • Tashlich:  Monday September 26th
    Walking group leaves Slifka at 3pm- Event Starts at 3:30pm
    Join us for the ritual on the first day of Rosh Hashanah in which we symbolically cast our sins away in a running body of water.
  • Reverse Tashlich: Sunday October 2nd
    Walking group leaves Slifka at 1pm- Event Starts at 1:30pm

In partnership with Tikkun Hayam; Repair the Sea, Slifka will be taking part in the 5th annual international Reverse Tashlich, an international Jewish community waterfront cleanup. Reverse Tashlich is a modern ritual of a local cleanup the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur grounded in the Jewish ethical principle of bal tashchit, do not destroy. This year we will be working with the Mill River Trail project.

To register for tickets for services, click here.

Yom Kippur, October 4-5

Pre-fast meal  Starting at 4:30pm
Register Here 
  • Reform: Kol Nidre 10/4: 6:15pm, Shaharit 10/5: 10am-1pm, Mincha/Neilah 10/5: 5:30pm
  • Conservative: Kol Nidre 10/4: 6:15pm, Shaharit 10/5: 9am-2pm, Mincha/Neilah 10/5: 5:30pm
  • Orthodox: Mincha 10/4: 1:15-2pm, Kol Nidre 10/4: 6:15pm, Shaharit 10/5: 9am-3pm, Mincha/Neilah 10/5: 5:30pm
  • “The Long Work of Forgiveness”: Post-Kol Nidrei Community Learning with R’ Jason Rubenstein
    • 8:30pm October 4 in the Sylvia Slifka Chapel (2nd floor)
Arias Break-fast – 10/5 at 7:15pm, free for all attending
Register Here 

Slifka Center wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the following Endowment Funds which support High Holy Days at Slifka Center:

The Robert ’59 and Louise Arias Yom Kippur Break-Fast Endowment

Frank Bernstein ’61 Family Music Endowment

The Fleischer Passover and High Holy Days Endowment

The Bernard and Norma Lytton Apples and Honey Kiddush Fund

Questions? Please contact slifka.center@yale.edu