Free and low-cost services for the High Holy Days

This list highlights free and low-cost (under $25) Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services that are open to the public. Chabad services are generally free, and a number of them are included here, but for a complete list and more details, visit www.chabad.org.

 

San Francisco

Chabad of San Francisco. Services plus a “Jew Year’s Eve” party and Rosh Hashanah banquet. Oct 2 at 5:30 p.m. (party), 7 p.m. (services) and 8 p.m. (banquet) at S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St. Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Positively Sixth Street, 496 Natoma St. Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Fairmont Hotel. Free, but RSVP requested. www.chabadsf.org

Congregation B’nai Emunah.  Conservative services. Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 3 and 4 at 8:45 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. Free for students and first-time worshippers; email [email protected] 3595 Taraval St. www.be-sf.org

Keneset HaLev. Participatory outdoor services in Golden Gate Park. Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at
10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at San Francisco County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. Sliding scale; walk-ins welcome. www.kenesethalev.org

Workmen’s Circle. Secular Rosh Hashanah celebration with English and Yiddish readings. Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at JCCSF, 3200 California St. $5-$10. RSVP recommended. www.circle.org/northern-california

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. Progressive Reform services. Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave. Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. Free, but donations accepted and tickets required. www.shaarzahav.org

Peninsula, South Bay

North Peninsula Chabad. Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 3 and 4 at 
8:30 a.m. at Marriott hotel, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo. Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Wornick Jewish Day School, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Free. www.chabadnp.com

Congregation Beth Jacob. Traditional and family Conservative services with no tickets required. Oct. 2 at 6 and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., Oct.11 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m at Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. Free. www.bethjacobrwc.org

Chabad of Sunnyvale. Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at DeAnza Park building, 1150 Lime Drive, Sunnyvale. Oct. 3 and 4 at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 11 at
6:30 p.m. (with simultaneous children’s program) and Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 840 East El Camino Real, Mountain View. Free. RSVP requested. www.chabadsunnyvale.com

Jewish Study Network. Sephardic-style Rosh Hashanah services Oct. 3 and 4 at 8:45 a.m. Ashkenazi Yom Kippur services Oct. 11 at 6:10 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free, but donations accepted. www.jsn.info 

Keddem Congregation. Reconstructionist community-led services. Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9:15 a.m. at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. www.keddem.org

Chadeish Yameinu. Jewish Renewal services, vegetarian potluck Rosh Hashanah lunch and break-the-fast. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10:15 a.m. at Masonic Lodge, 828 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz. Sliding scale. www.facebook.com/chadeishyameinu

Kolaynu. Progressive egalitarian evening services with music. Oct. 2 and Oct. 11 at 6:45 p.m. at Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. Suggested donation $18. www.facebook.com/kolaynu.santacruz

East Bay

Chabad of Oakland. Traditional services. Oct.
 2 at 6:45 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at Chabad, 3008 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. (followed by break-the-fast) at Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Free. www.jewishoakland.org

Chabad of Lamorinda. Services with Rosh Hashanah dinner and Yom Kippur break-the-fast. Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m. (dinner at 8 p.m.) at Chabad, 790 Solana Drive, Lafayette. Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. (break-the-fast at 7:15 p.m.) at Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Free, but RSVP requested. www.chabadoflamorinda.com

Berkeley Community. Independent community service led by Rabbi Adina Allen. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Free. www.highholydayservices.org

Jewish Gateways. Inclusive services in the big tent led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne, with special family services and children’s activities. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. (family service at 9:30 a.m.), Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. (family service at 9:30 a.m.) at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. $25 suggested donation. www.jewishgateways.org/high-holiday-services-2016

Beth Chaim Congregation. Independent services open to the community. Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Beth Chaim, 1800 Holbrook Drive, Danville. Suggested donation. www.bethchaim.com

Temple Beth Hillel. Reform services. Free child care with preregistration. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. $18-$30. www.tbhrichmond.org/services/high-holy-days

Congregation Beth Shalom. Conservative musical services. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:25 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Free, donations accepted. www.cbsmodesto.org

North Bay

Chabad of Petaluma. Traditional Hebrew services with English explanations. Children’s program. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Free. www.jewishpetaluma.com/highholidays

Chabad of Napa Valley. Co-sponsored by Touro University California. Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 
10 a.m. at SpringHill Suites Napa Valley, 101 Gateway Road East, Napa. Free. www.jewishnapavalley.com

Congregation Beth Ami. Conservative services. Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 11 at 5:45 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. Free, tickets required. www.bethamisr.org

B’nai Israel Jewish Center. Inclusive independent services, no tickets necessary, free child care with advance registration. Oct 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at B’nai Israel, 740 Western Ave., PetalumaFree, but donations welcomed. www.bnaiisrael.net