More High Holiday Options (Some free)

I got this from Temple Israel, the only synagogue in Alameda:
We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets during the High Holy Day services, though a donation is requested. The tickets are good for all services throughout the Days of Awe. Tickets will be held at Will Call and a photo ID is required. When contacting the office to reserve your tickets, please provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how many tickets you need. RSVP to either 510-522-9355 or

Rosh Hashanah (Eve) Sunday Sept 16 7:30pm
Rosh Hashanah (Day) Monday Sept 17: 9:30 am
Children’s Service Monday at 1:00pm, followed by tashlich

Yom Kippur (Eve) Tues Sept 25 7:30pm
Yom Kippur (Day) Wed Sept 26 9:30 am
Children’s Service Wed at 1:00pm
Yizkor 4:30pm

Keddem Congregation is a Reconstructionist congregation in Palo Alto that opens its High Holy Day services to everyone, at no charge. Advance reservations are required and can be made online at

From Amy in San Francisco:
In San Francisco Sha’ar Zahav also has tickets available and some services are free to the public (morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) This is one of the most welcoming temples and is gay and lesbian friendly.

High Holy Days in Richmond
Temple Beth Hillel, the only synagogue in West Contra Costa, extends an invitation to the community to join them in celebrating the High Holy Days. Led by Rabbi Dean Kertesz and Cantor Howard Cohen, services begin with Rosh Hashanah, September 16 and 17, and end with Yom Kippur, September 25-26. A special service for families with young children begins at 1:00 p.m., September 26. Free childcare will be provided during all holiday services.

Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central (located off I-80 East, Hilltop Drive exit), Richmond

Young Adult/Student Rate (18-24 years) $18
First Time Visitor – Individual/Family $30
Non-Member $80
For a complete schedule, holiday reservations, and childcare arrangements, go to, call 510-223-2560 or email