St. Louis Synagogues’ High Holiday Services for 2020


Information for the congregations below was provided by the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association

Bais Abraham

Bais Abraham services will be in-person. Advance registration is required and space is limited for indoor services. There will be additional outdoor shofar services on Rosh Hashanah for which no advanced registration is required, and Kol Nidre will be streamed live prior to sunset. Please check the website for details.


Congregation B’nai Amoona

High Holy Day services will be predominantly virtual and can be viewed via our Livestream and Facebook Page. Please visit the link for the schedule. There will be some socially-distanced in-person opportunities, weather permitting, for which pre-registration is required.

Download B’nai Amoona’s High Holiday schedule here.

Central Reform Congregation

The CRC service schedule is listed on this page. You do not need to register to watch the High Holy Days Services, however, if you’d like to stay up-to-date on announcements, please send a message using the form on this page.

Kol Rinah

Livestreaming of Zoom services will be available for everyone. Please check website for service times and more information.

Congregation Shaare Emeth

All of our High Holiday services and events will be livestreamed and open to the community. The full schedule including main services, children’s, family, healing services and study programs is available on our website.

Shir Hadash

Online services via Zoom; registration required

Voluntary donations in support of our complimentary High Holiday services are welcome and appreciated.

Temple Emanuel

All High Holy Day services will be live-streamed through the Temple Emanuel website. The service schedule is listed on the homepage.

Temple Israel

All services and programming will be live-streamed online on our website and on Facebook Live. No registration or fee required. Service times and links are listed on the webpage.

United Hebrew

UH will be livestreaming all of our services on their website and on the UH Facebook page. Once a service is finished airing, it will be available to watch again from the beginning.

Our High Holy Day machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, will be used.

Information for the congregations below was provided directly by the synagogue:


Services will be led by Dr. Will Soll, Becky Nelson-Zoole, and our conventicle of musicians and discussion leaders.  All services and events will be available online only, except for Tashlikh (in person at Lewis Park) and Yom Kippur morning (in the quiet of your home).  For information about how to join our online services, go to


7:00 p.m.  HAVDALAH AND SELICHOT.   Abandoning the search for a better past.


7:00 p.m.  EREV ROSH HASHANAH SHABBOS TISH AND NEW YEAR’S SEDER.  Edible signs and stories.


10:30 a.m.  ROSH HASHANAH SERVICE.  Music ensemble, Torah reading, shofar blowing.  Streamed from the synagogue space.




9:00 a.m. – noon.  Quiet morning at home.  Meditations, readings and reflection exercises will be provided.

1:30 p.m.  Final Journal Exercise.

2:00 p.m.  Stories of Rebbe Nachman: readings and discussion

4:30 p.m.  Zikaron: Musical Prelude to Yizkor.  Streamed from the synagogue space.

5:00 p.m.  Yizkor and Neilah.   Streamed from the synagogue space.

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community will be conducting virtual, interactive services on Zoom for the High Holidays. Our worship will be led by our new Rabbi, Janine C. Schloss and Cantorial Soloist Sam Siner.

Services are open to the public at no cost. Advance registration is required to receive a Zoom invitation. Register here. For more information, visit or contact Adam Mitz, [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 12                7:00 p.m.        S’lichot: An evening of prayer and reflection

Friday, Sept. 18                     7:30 p.m.        Erev Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, Sept. 19                10:00 a.m.       Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Sunday, Sept. 20                   10:00 a.m.       Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Saturday, Sept. 26                10:00 a.m.       Shabbat Shuvah Service

Sunday, Sept. 27                   7:30 p.m.        Kol Nidrey/Erev Yom Kippur

Monday, Sept. 28                  10:00 a.m.       Shacharit (Morning)

1:00 p.m.    Yizkor (Memorial)

4:30 p.m.    Minchah (Afternoon)

6:00 p.m.    Ne’ilah (Closing) Service and Havdalah

Temple Israel

The High Holy Days at Temple Israel are a celebration of community and an opportunity for spiritual transformation for nearly 3,000 members and guests who join us for services. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to move services online only. Though we will greatly miss having everyone together in our building, we’ve put together services and programs that will be memorable and meaningful.

This year, even though we can’t physically be together, let’s celebrate the High Holy Days online with Kavanah, the Hebrew word for direction and intention.

Shanah Tovah!


All services and programming will be live-streamed online on our website and on Facebook Live. and 

*Services available by phone.

S’lichot Havdalah Program

Saturday, September 12

7:00 pm – Join Rabbis Amy & Michael for Havdalah and inspiration to lead us into the High Holy Days.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services 

Friday, September 18

*7:30 pm – Evening Services

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services 

Saturday, September 19

9:15 am Children’s Services and Program

*10:00 am Intergenerational Morning Services

Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Evening Services 

Sunday, September 27

*7:30 pm – Evening Services

Yom Kippur Morning Services 

Monday, September 28

9:15 am Children’s Services and Program

*10:00 am Intergenerational Morning Services

Yom Kippur Afternoon Learning Session

Monday, September 28

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm

This year’s learning session will be hosted online and include special guest speakers Dr. Rachel Korazim, Rabbi Sid Schwartz, and Dr. Andrew Rehfeld.

More information about these learning sessions at:

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services 

Monday, September 28

*4:00 pm – Yizkor & Neilah Services/Concluding Services

Visit our online High Holy Days Guide at:

Young Israel of St Louis

8101 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO  63130


Due to the ongoing pandemic our seating capacity is limited. If you would like to join us, please contact the Shul office (314-727-1880 or [email protected]) for information about service times and seat availability.