Free and Low Cost High Holy Day Services

August 27, 2007

Dear Interfaith Families and Friends,

Just wanted to send you a quick note with some FREE and LOW COST High Holiday options.

You can go online to look at the services schedule at synagogues near you. You’ll find information about buying High Holy Day tickets. Remember that Jewish Community Information and Referral has information about services around the bay area and you can speak to their friendly staff if you’re feeling uncertain about which congregation is near you or what movement it is. Judy and Gail are very much in the know, at 415-777-4545.
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Free High Holiday Services – Berkeley
Come and pray with us in a warm and friendly atmosphere on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Everyone is welcome to join us in these egalitarian participatory services. Sponsored by members of the community.

Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday. Sept. 12, 7:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:00am
Kol Nidre, Friday, September 21, 6:30pm
Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 22, 10:00am
Saturday, September 8th, 6:30pm. FREE

Contact the JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley, at 510-848-0237 for more information.

Free High Holy Day Services – Palo Alto
Keddem Congregation is a community-led, Reconstructionist congregation passionately committed to infusing tradition with new meaning.
Everyone is welcome to attend services, AS SPACE PERMITS, AT NO CHARGE.
Advance reservations are required.
Contact them TODAY.
Services will be held at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Contact them at (650) 494-6400 or email

Free High Holiday Services – Los Gatos
Specific family services are open to the community. These include 3:30pm Family Service at Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, and the 1:30pm Family Service for Yom Kippur at Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga.
Contact Shir Hadash at (408) 358-1751 for detailed information on all free services.

Free High Holiday Services – San Jose
Open to the Community Services are offered by the congregation, Temple Beth Sholom in San Jose. Services will be held at the San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Dr., San Jose.
For detailed information leave a voice mail message at (408) 978-5566 or send an email to info@

Free High Holiday Services – Campbell
Unaffiliated residents of the Silicon Valley are invited to attend Temple Emanu-El’s services free of charge. Services will be held at the Heritage Theater in Campbell.
(The ad looks to be for two specific services, one on Rosh Hashanah and one on Yom Kippur.) Call for exact details at (408) 292-0939.

Free High Holiday Services – San Jose
Congregation Sinai in San Jose welcomes their new rabbi, Rabbi Joshua Berkenwald and his wife and kids. Free tickets are available to Bay Area residents. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call Linda Brandt by September 5 at (408) 264-8542.

Free High Holiday Services – Saratoga for Young Adults
Congregation Beth David at 19700 Prospect Road in Saratoga is offering free tickets to young adults. Contact the for details at (408) 257-3333.

Low cost High Holiday Tickets
A number of congregations are offering tickets at a reduced rate ($100 to $150 for all four services) to friends of their congregants. Consider asking an affiliated friend whether their congregation has such a policy.

Low cost High Holiday Tickets in Berkeley at Hillel
UC Berkeley’s Hillel is offering low cost tickets.
Household ($425) — 3+ people at same address
Individual ($180)
For information and tickets call 510-845-7793 or email
Scroll down the home page to click in link to purchase tickets.