Your Guide to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in Minneapolis

Rosh Hashanah, which translates as "head of the year", is the Jewish New Year. A time for inner renewal and divine atonement, this holiday falls days before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism and the official Day of Atonement. Just 10 days apart, Minneapolis has various resources and events available to those observing these holy holidays.

Each year Rosh Hashanah is observed on different days, with the 2020 Rosh Hashanah celebrations beginning at sundown on September 18th and ending at sundown on September 20th. Traditional practices include High Holy Day services, Tashlich services, and the customary consumption of a new fruit - a symbol of newness. Just ten days later, from sunrise on September 27th to sundown on September 28th, the Jewish community will also be celebrating Yom Kippur. Customs of Yom Kippur include fasting and traditional services such as the Kol Nidrei and Neila services. Resources in Minneapolis include Jewish centers, synagogues and other holy day events.

Synagogues and Jewish Centers in Minneapolis and the Metro Area


Sharei Zedeck Synagogue
1119 Morgan Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Mayim Rabim Congregation | Reconstructionist
4401 York Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Shir Tikvah | Reform
5000 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Temple Israel | Reform
2324 Emerson Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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Jewish Centers and Other Resources

Chabad U of M - The Rohr Center for Jewish Student Life
1121 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 Cedar Lake Rd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 St Paul Ave, St Paul, MN 55116

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Events

Rosh Hashanah Backyard Dinner

September 18th, 2020
Young Jewish Professional Minneapolis | 3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

Enjoy the traditional Rosh Hashana foods and dine with fellow YJP’s as we usher in the Jewish New Year with a safe-distanced exquisite dinner outdoors in the YJP high holiday's tent

Event is free however, RSVP’s are required, as we cannot exceed the tent’s capacity with space for social distancing.

Outdoor Yom Kippur Services

September 27th, 2020
September 28th, 2020
Young Jewish Professional Minneapolis | 3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

Join Chabad Uptown and YJP Minneapolis for inspirational & interactive High Holiday Services. Led By Rabbi Sholom Brook and Cantor Shmuly Gurevitch.

Kol Nidrei: September 27th at 7:00 pm
Morning services and Yizkor: September 28th at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closing services: September 28th at 6:45 pm
Break the fast to-go: September 28th at 7:45 pm

-Outdoor seating in an open tent while practicing social distancing during services
-Masks required
-Services will be capacity controlled - Reservations are required to attend.

High Holidays of 5781 at Chabad

Join us for engaging, inspiring and easy to follow services in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Whether you've been going to Synagogue since childhood or this is your first time, you will feel right at home! Services will take place outdoors at Chabad of Minneapolis.