High Holidays

Journey into 5784 with the JCC East Bay and Jewish Studio Project! The High Holidays have the power to lift us out of our individual worlds, connect us deeply to one another and to something that connects us all. Join us for a high holiday season filled with connection, creativity, and renewal.

Rosh Hashanah 5784

A heart-opening, music-filled, uplifting way to start the new year.

Join the JCC East Bay and Jewish Studio Project for Rosh Hashanah Services (in-person and virtually)!
Our musical, liturgically-grounded, and justice-themed services will blend the familiar with the original to open your hearts and pave the path for a new year filled with intention and creativity.


Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 15, 2023

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

September 16, 2023

Yom Kippur 5784

A One-of-a-Kind Immersive Studio Experience!

Click here for a note about JSP’s Yom Kippur offering this year.

In lieu of traditional Yom Kippur services this year, we are thrilled to be launching a brand new offering The Art of Forgiveness: a Yom Kippur Immersive Studio Experience. Gather with us to explore the theme of forgiveness in core Jewish Studio Project fashion – a deeply creative and personal experience through hands-on art-making, text exploration and song.


Kol Nidre

September 24, 2023

Yom Kippur Day

September 25, 2023
10:00am-2:00pm: Immersive Day Program
5:30pm-7:00pm: Immersive Closing Program
(Yizkor & Ne’ilah)

This program will only be offered in-person at JCC East Bay. Space is limited!

Location Details and Accessibility

JCC East Bay is located at 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709 and has an ADA accessible entrance.

Rosh Hashanah Services and the Yom Kippur Immersive Studio Experience will take place both indoors and outdoors. Masking is encouraged, though not required.

As in years past, seating is first come, first served. Reserved seating is available to those with accessibility needs. Please reach out to JCC East Bay’s Director of Community Engagement, Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud at sarahwr@jcceastbay.org.

Those who would like more time to find and get comfortable in their seats may request an early arrival or other accommodation by emailing Candace Goodwin, Jewish Studio Project’s Senior Public Programs Manager at cgoodwin@jewishstudioproject.org.

Jewish Gateways High Holidays services

Join Jewish Gateways for another year of engaging High Holiday season.
Services will be held at the JCC East Bay and live online!
Click below to register:

Have a look at these High Holidays resources


High Holidays 101 by MyJewishLearning

High Holidays: The Basics by 18Doors

Mental Health Rosh Hashanah Seder by The Blue Dove Foundation


Jewtina y Co. created a Rosh Hashanah Seder Guide: Latinx Edition here!

Downloadable Rosh Hashanah Haggadah PDF from Schusterman Family Foundation


Sign up for 10Q which emails you a reflective question each day during the Days of Awe, locks them in an e-vault, and reminds you a year later

A stunning read about the “Book of Names” from Joanne Jacobson in Tablet


Shop locally in the East Bay for High Holidays goods at Afikomen Judaica

Consider this one-stop online shopping website for all your High Holidays needs!




Watch our YouTube playlist HERE!