High Holy Days
2023 / 5784

High Holy Days Information 2023 / 5784

How to Participate in Services

Tickets for the High Holy Days will be mailed to your home the week of August 14. Tickets are complimentary with Temple Sinai membership for all members listed on your account. Members must be current on their dues commitment by Erev Rosh Hashana (Friday, September 15) to be able to use them.

All members of Temple Sinai must present their tickets to our ushers on the day of each service. For security purposes, tickets are required for admittance. If you misplace your tickets, a photo ID will be required for entry.

Those not affiliated with our Temple may purchase tickets on the Temple Sinai website. Tickets prices for this year are $180 per non-member for both services and $90 per non-member for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.

Members of Temple Sinai may purchase tickets for guests for $90 per person for both services and $45 per person for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services.

Guests who are members of an out-of-town Reform congregation may request seats at our services by having a Courtesy Seat Request form or Letter of Reciprocity for their congregation sent to Temple Sinai. These requests must be received no later than September 1. Forms can be faxed to 303-759-2519 or emailed to Jessica Wolf at jessica@sinaidenver.org.

Members of the Armed Services and college students may receive complimentary tickets with a valid ID.

If you have a financial need, please call Lisa Thorner for assistance with your High Holy Days service tickets.


All services will be streamed. You can view services online via our website or on the Temple Sinai Facebook page. Once a service is finished, it will be available to watch again, from the beginning.

As always, the Temple will be under constant police surveillance and private security during this time. Denver Police officers continually observe the premises and monitor the various gathering places and worship spaces of the Temple. All bags will be checked when entering the building. We ask that you report any suspicious packages and/or individuals to any of the police officers, private security, Temple clergy or staff. The safety and security of our congregants and guests is always our highest priority.
Listening Devices
Temple Sinai has Assisted Listening Devices for those who are hard of hearing. If you would like to use one of these devices, please see a staff member or usher when you arrive for services, and they will help get you or your loved one situated.
Parking is available on the streets around our campus. For those who need handicapped parking, we ask that you call Jessica Wolf at (303) 759-1827. We will place you on our “reserved parking” list and provide you with a special pass. A portion of our parking lot is available on a first come, first served basis.
All individuals are welcome to volunteer as an usher! It is so rewarding to welcome and help our members as they enter our services – and it’s easy to do! We need help with greeting, handing out prayer books and helping people to their seats. We ask that ushers please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the service for which you are volunteering. Ushers may save seats for themselves and their immediate family, in addition to receiving reserved parking. This is a wonderful opportunity to begin the year with a mitzvah for the Temple and our members. Please sign up online for the service(s) you would like to volunteer for, and we will contact you with additional details: https://sinaidenver.shulcloud.com/form/high-holy-day-ushers-2023
Donate! With Jewish Family Service & Justice Necessary


Temple Sinai will once again be collecting non-perishable food for Jewish Family Service Weinberg Food Pantry. Please take home an eco-friendly, reusable tote bag on Rosh Hashanah and bring it back to Temple on Yom Kippur – filled with non-perishable food and hygiene items. We also are collecting NEW children’s socks, underwear, and pajamas for SafeHouse battered women’s shelter. We will have containers for these items in the lobby. As we prepare for the New Year filled with health and happiness, let us remember the wise words of Sir Moses Montefiore who said: “We are worth what we are willing to share with others.”


Last year, Justice Necessary and Jewish Family Service, together with the Jewish community, provided products for the 1,365 households who rely on the Weinberg Food Pantry and the 785 households who come to JFS’s Mobile Food Pantry.

Justice Necessary is honored to partner with Jewish Family Service for the High Holiday Food and Hygiene Drive again this year. We are asking for financial support and/or donations to help bring these critically necessary hygiene products to Jewish Family Service. They need to stock essentials like toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products. To donate, look for the pink Justice Necessary collection barrels (at Temple Sinai!) or go to jewishfamilyservice.org/highholidays. Your financial donations will be generously matched dollar for dollar up to $18,000 by the Cushman Neal Family and their Justice Necessary initiative. Join us in creating a Community Free From Need!

High Holy Days Schedule 2023 / 5784

Saturday, September 9
  • Study Programs at 6:45 p.m.
  • Refreshments at 7:45 p.m.
  • Service in Abrahams Family Chapel at 8:00 p.m.
Cemetery Memorial Services
Sunday, September 10
  • Rose Hill at 10:30 a.m.
  • Fairmount at 11:30 a.m.
  • Mt. Nebo at 11:30 a.m.
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Friday, September 15
  • Service in Zwerin Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah 1st Day
Saturday, September 16
  • Preschool (0-5 Years)  Babysitting at 9:00 a.m. (Multi-Purpose Room Learning Center)
  • K-5 Youth Service and Programming at 9:00 a.m. (Learning Center)
  • Traditional Service at 9:00 a.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
  • Alternative Service at 9:45 a.m. (Abrahams Family Chapel)
  • Intergenerational Family Service at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tots and Tashlich at 4:00 p.m. (Rosamond Park – Corner of Tamarac & Quincy)
  • Family Tashlich Service at 4:30 p.m. (Rosamond Park – Corner of Tamarac & Quincy)
Rosh HaShanah 2nd Day
Sunday, September 17
  • Traditional Service at 10:00 a.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
Sunday, September 24
  • Traditional Service at 7:30 p.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25
  • Tots & Music Program (0-5 Years) at 8:30 a.m. (Multi-Purpose Room, Learning Center)
  • Preschool (0-5) Babysitting at 9:00 a.m. (Multi-Purpose Room)
  • K-5 Youth Service and Programming at 9:00 a.m. (Learning Center)
  • Traditional Service at 9:00 a.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
  • Alternative Service at 9:45 a.m. (Abrahams Family Chapel)
  • Intergenerational Family Service at 11:30 a.m.
  • Yom Kippur Discussion at 2:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Service at 3:30 p.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
  • Yizkor at 5:15 p.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
  • Neilah at 6:00 p.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
Erev Sukkot
Friday, September 29
  • Service at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30
  • Service at 10:00 a.m. (Abrahams Family Chapel)
Erev Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Friday, October 6
  • Service at 6:00 p.m. (Zwerin Sanctuary)
  • Congregational Festival Dinner at 6:45 p.m. (Social Halls)
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah (with Yizkor)
Saturday, October 7
  • Service and Yizkor at 10:00 a.m. (Abrahams Family Chapel)