Will High Holiday services be held in person?

Yes! Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur adult services will be held both in-person (indoors) and online. We are also hosting an outdoor, in-person Tashlich ritual on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Children’s services will be held in-person only.

Using this hybrid approach, each community member can access the spaces we create together in a variety of ways, corresponding to each person’s desire for safety, community, and comfort during this pandemic. Our goal is to make our services as accessible as possible, while also providing us diverse opportunities to gather, sing, and be in each other’s presence. 

How can I register for services?

You can register for all of our High Holiday services via one registration form: Click here to register for High Holiday services.

Do I have to be a member of the New Synagogue Project to attend High Holiday services?

No! Everyone is welcome to join our services and programming, regardless of membership status. If you are not yet a member, we hope that you will consider joining! Learn more here.

How can I become a member of the New Synagogue Project?

Click here for more details on NSP membership.

Are services going to sell out?

We do not anticipate reaching capacity for the space in which we’ll be gathering for in-person services. However, we will close registration on August 31, so we encourage you to sign up soon! August 31st is an ACTUAL DEADLINE, so that we have enough time to prepare for the joyful and momentous task of putting on High Holidays programming for our entire community.

Are there deadlines to register for services?

Yes! Registration for in-person services will close on August 31. Please register early, and make sure your spot is saved before August 31st! NOTE: Registration for Zoom services will remain open.

How much do tickets cost?

All NSP High Holiday programming is available free of charge to be as financially accessible as possible. You will have the option to make a suggested tax-deductible donation when you complete the registration form, and we ask community members with greater financial privilege and power to support our community and its diverse membership by providing what they can, proportional to income.

Are donations to the New Synagogue Project tax-deductible?

Yes. The New Synagogue Project is a 501(c)3, and as such, donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 83-0535790.

When can I expect to receive the locations and/or links for NSP High Holiday services?

Emails with locations, links, and other event details will be sent out to registrants one week before each event. If you have not received an email 48 hours before the event, reach out to highholidays@newsynagogueproject.org.

Will prayer books be provided?

Yes! For in-person services, we will use bound, printed machzors, or prayer books, as well as a printed supplement. This year we are buying our first-ever set of machzors, and we are excited about the level of accessibility and sustainability they will provide for our community for years to come. We humbly ask you to help us afford the cost of this community investment by making an extra donation on the registration form, as you are able.

For online services, a complete machzor, or prayer book, will be linked in the chat, along with a pdf supplement. 

All materials will include full translation and transliteration of non-English text. 

Can I volunteer to support High Holiday services and programming?

High Holidays at NSP is not possible without your generous contributions of time and skill! This year, we will need almost 100 volunteer roles filled; we are so grateful for everyone who has found their niche in our leaderful community and we’re looking forward to you finding yours!If you are interested in volunteering for any of our services or programming, please indicate your interest on the registration form.

Who should I contact with access needs that aren’t already being addressed?

If you have any access needs that aren’t met by the list on the access page, please email access@newsynagogueproject.org, so that we can work to meet them.

Will there be childcare at High Holiday Services?

Yes! Childcare will be provided for all adult services. If you have questions about childcare, please let us know at highholidays@newsynagogueproject.org.

What should I do if I have a question that’s not on this list?

Email our High Holidays Team at highholidays@newsynagogueproject.org