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We are looking forward to our community High Holy Days together, though this year our "together" will look different than anything we have ever experienced. We are committed to to helping you have a High Holy Days that comforts you and brings you meaning. We recognize that the entire list of possibilities is far more than any one person could attend! That is why we have curated suggested combinations of experiences below. We invite you to participate live, where applicable, or watch a recording at the right time for you.

If you have any questions about the schedule or anything that will help you have a more meaningful High Holy Day experience with us, please contact us at or 773-924-1234

Send a virtual New Year's greeting to our community, share a photo or video, or let us know your wishes for the New Year! Visit our Kudoboard.

Please help support our High Holy Day services and programs. Click here to make a donation that goes directly to supporting the entire High Holy Day experience.

10 Days of Awe video Series

The Ten Days on the Jewish Calendar that begin with Rosh haShanah and conclude with Yom Kippur are collectively known as the Ten Days of Awe. Page 37 of the Staying Connected book provides a more detailed explanation and an activity you can do by yourself or with your family. The KAM Isaiah Israel High Holy Day Working Group has also prepared brief moments of inspiration for the days between. Check back each day for the video of the day.

Supplemental Materials for the High Holy Days

A "Zoom Lobby" will be available before and after all of our morning and evening services to visit and catch up with others in our community, similar to how you might run into familiar faces in the lobby during the High Holy Days.

Sunday, September 27

7:30-8:50 PM             Kol Nidre Service (Live stream)   

Monday, September 28

9:00-9:35 AM             Family Service (Zoom)  
10:00-11:15 AM        Morning Service (Live stream)   
12:00-1:00 PM           Study Session with Rabbi Reeves (Zoom)  
2:00-3:00 PM             Book of Jonah Discussion led by Suzanne Gossett (Zoom)  
3:00-4:15 PM             Teen Program 
5:00-6:30 PM             Yizkor Memorial & N'ilah Concluding Service (Live stream)   

Experiences available anytime during Yom Kippur

Torah Service • 
Book of Jonah read by Richard Miller 
Meditative Walk - Audio / Downloadable Map  
Musical Interlude 
Avodah Service • 
Eileh Ezkerah: Remembering the Martyrs 

These events will happen live and be available live-streamed on our website and on Facebook Live.  Live-streamed options
  (also available    


  Musical tradition  


 Spirituality seekers


 Families with children


 Text scholars


 Focus on the essentials


 Interactive options


* Need help curating a High Holy Day experience? Contact our office at or 773-924-1234.

Technical questions

Contact us at for help and answers. We will also be available via phone during office hours and during services. We can help with technical questions about how to access High Holy Day videos and streams and other issues you're having. You can purchase prayerbooks for the holidays or access them electronically.

Zoom experiences

Experiences available via Zoom, such as the family services and text discussions, are open to anyone. We do not publicly post Zoom links, meeting IDs, or passcodes. If you do not receive our emails and would like to participate in these Zoom experiences, contact or 773-924-1234.

Fresh Food Initiative

Instead of a canned food drive during the High Holy Days, we request donations to our Fresh Food Initiative. These funds allow our food justice and sustainability program to provide fresh food to those in need during the winter, when our urban farm is asleep.

Our live-streamed experiences will be viewable directly at They can also be viewed on our Facebook page. Shanah tovah! 

Book of Remembrance 

The completed book will be available here closer to the High Holy Days. A printed copy can be mailed upon request.


We are very concerned with the health and safety of our clergy, staff, and members, and our services and events prioritize this above all else. Read Rabbi Reeves's message to learn more about the steps we're taking.

High Holy Day Kit

Our team of volunteers, staff and clergy have put together a kit for each member household of KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicagoland. These kits were distributed on September 13 and include a collection of items that you can view, hold, and even taste as you bring in the Jewish New Year.

Honey cake

To get ready for Rosh haShanah, let's make a traditional favorite, honey cake! The recipe card was included in the mailing to KAM Isaiah Israel members in early September. Click here to see the video about how to make it.



Friday, September 18

7:30-8:45 PM             Erev Rosh haShanah Service   

Saturday, September 19

9:00-9:35 AM             Family Service (Zoom)  
10:00-11:15 AM         Morning Service (Live stream)  • 
Noon-12:30 PM         Shofar Sounding Station  
1:00-1:30 PM             Tashlich and Shofar Sound Station   
3:00-4:15 PM             Teen Program 
2:30-3:00 PM             Shofar Sounding Stations  
Pre-recorded Torah service  

Sunday, September 20

10:00-11:00 AM         Second Day Service (Zoom)  

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