High Holy Days 2023 – 5784

Shana Tova!

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, service locations will be provided upon registration. Ticket Registration for services can be found using the “Register here” button below, and meal registration can be found at the bottom of the page including shabbat!

For a PDF of all the High Holiday Info, click here

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Shibboleth--High Holiday Edition

Again this year, student authors have written and illustrated their reflections on the High Holidays for this annual special edition of Shibboleth. You can view them here.


Rosh Hashanah,  September 15-17


September 15-17: Rosh Hashanah Services

Reform: Evening Service 9/15: 6:30pm, Morning Service 9/16: 10am-1pm

Conservative: Evening Service 9/15: 6:45pm, Morning Services 9/16 and 9/17: 9:30am-1pm

Orthodox: Evening services 9/15 and 9/16: 6:45pm, Morning Services 9/16 and 9/17: 9am-1:30pm


Friday 9/16

Dinner: 8:00pm

Saturday 9/16

Lunch: 1-2:30pm
Third Meal: 5:00pm
Dinner: 8:00pm

Sunday 9/17

Lunch: 1-2:30pm
Dinner 5-6:30pm

Monday 9/18

Dinner period extended to 8:30pm for those fasting

Register for Meals Here 


Activities & Learning Opportunities

    In partnership with Tikkun Hayam; Repair the Sea, Slifka will be taking part in the 6th annual international Reverse Tashlich, an international Jewish community waterfront cleanup. Reverse Tashlich is a modern ritual of a local cleanup grounded in the Jewish ethical principle of bal tashchit, do not destroy. This year we will be working with the Mill River Trail project. The walking group will be leaving Slifka at 11:15pm to arrive at the Mill River Trail at 12pm. 

    To register for tickets for services:

    Yom Kippur, September 24-25

    Pre-fast meal – 4:30-6:00pm


    Reform: Kol Nidre 9/24: 6:30pm, Morning service 9/25: 10am-1pm, Afternoon, Memorial (Yizkor) and Closing 10/5: 5:30pm

    Conservative: Kol Nidre 9/24: 6:25pm, Shaharit/Musaf 9/25: 9am-2pm, Mincha/Neilah 9/25: 5:00pm

    Orthodox: Mincha 9/24: 1:15-2pm, Kol Nidre 9/24: 6:25pm, Shaharit/Musaf 9/25: 9am-3pm, Mincha/Neilah 9/25: 5:00pm


      The Robert ’59 and Louise Arias Break-fast – 9/25 at 7:45-8:45pm, free for all attending

      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 or call 203-432-7376

      Register for High Holiday Meals below. Note that this is only meal registration, and High Holiday Service Tickets can be purchased above using the “Register Here” Button.


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