What makes High Holy Days at CSK the truly inspiring High Holy Days you have been looking for?  Its not because we don't require fees, dues or membership for our High Holy Day passes.  (But it doesn't hurt!) Its really because...

  1. Our HIgh Holy Days are musically illuminating,  The vibe of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 2016, led expertly by consummate musicians, Kelly DeanJosh Goldberg and Andrew Lienhard plus special guests, will awaken the deadened and weak spirits in all of us.  The respect for tradition melded with an exuberant appreciation for modern sound will deliver the beauty of our tradition to the depths of your soul.
  2. Our High Holy Days are intellectually and emotionally stimulating.  Rabbi Scott's commitment to themes that shine light on the most pressing issues of our personal lives - relationship, communication, self-awareness - underpin the traditions of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  You will depart from our High Holy day journey with a sense of having just experienced a soulful retreat, feeling inspired to take the next steps towards your own wholeness.  To read a bit more on this, click here.
  3. Our High Holy Days are self-reflective.  As we enter into our third year, CSK's significant volunteer base has helped mold and shape the High Holy Day journey.  We get better with each new year, continually committed to making Jewish life accessible and meaningful for all Jews, Jewish families and those who love them.  

Now Here are the Details:

Our High Holy Day services will once again take place in the  Becker Theatre of the Emery Weiner School 9825 Stella Link Rd, Houston, TX 77025.  We are extremely grateful to the wonderful leadership of EWS for opening their doors to us.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service - October 2nd, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Day - October 3rd, 2016

  • Rosh Hashanah Family Service - October 3 - 9:00 am
  • Rosh Hashanah Morning Service - October 3 - 10:30 am
  • Tashlich - October 3 - 5:00 pm at Brays Bayou, park in the parking lot near Wells Fargo Bank at Braeswood and Stella Link - Meet us at the Walking Path

**Kol Nidre Evening Service – October 11 – 8:00 pm

**Yom Kippur Day - October 12

  • Yom Kippur Family Service – 9:00 am
  • Yom Kippur Morning Service - 10:30 am
  • Yom Kippur “Teshuvah" Workshops – 1:30 pm
  • Meditation - 2:45 pm – led by Ann Friedman with chanting, poetry and silence; we will break from the liturgy and pray simply with the words of our hearts.
  • Healing Service - 3:30 pm – a wonderful opportunity for all to experience and express heartfelt prayers of love and hope and fear.
  • Yizkor Service - 4:30 pm – with names and pictures of deceased loved ones projected onto a screen, this will be a service for memory and reflection.
  • Neilah Service - 5:15 pm – and as we move from the solemnity of the day to a celebration for life and love and joy. Join us as we celebrate the entering into a new year “lighter and less weighed down” because we have been forgiven, we have forgiven and we have set for ourselves a new way forward into the New Year.
  • Havdalah – 6:00 pm
  • Break Fast - 6:15 pm All are welcome; however, you must RSVP. Please do so through our website at www.shmakoleinu.com.

**Throughout Yom Kippur evening and day, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Houston Food Bank for distribution.  Click here for more information.