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 2019 Rosh Hashanah celebrations beginning at sundown on September 29th and ending at sundown on October 1st. 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 October 8th to sundown on October 9th, 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 Hashana Dinner

September 29th, 2019
Young Jewish Professional Minneapolis | 3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

Savor the tastes and traditions of Rosh Hashana in the warmth of community. Wine & Dine with new friends as everyone ushers in the New Year. Enjoy a gourmet brisket dinner, imported wines and traditional Rosh Hashana delicacies. Seating is limited to 35 people and RSVP required!

Holy Hour - Jewish New Year

September 30th, 2019
Young Jewish Professional Minneapolis | 3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

Join in a warm, inspiring, decadent Rosh Hashana Holy hour exclusively for young Jewish professionals, in the heart of Minneapolis. Featuring cocktails, a gourmet buffet and shofar. Purchase a ticket and RSVP in advance!

High Holidays Services - Rosh Hashana

September 30th & October 1st, 2019
9:00am both days
Young Jewish Professional Minneapolis | 3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

An uplifting participatory service for those who desire a High Holiday experience. RSVP to save your seat!

Rosh Hashanah Service & Potluck

October 1st, 2019
Springhouse Ministry Center

Join this communal, contemplative, and creative second day Rosh Hashanah service with JPride, Makom Shalom: a Jewish Women’s Sacred Circle, and the Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community. Please bring your shofar, friends, and all of your high holiday chutzpah (energy)!

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Varied Events

September 29th-October 9th, 2019
Minnesota Hillel and other locations

Events ranging from Rosh Hashanah dinners and services to Yom Kippur services and break-fast meals. RSVP for any and all!

Yom Kippur with Or Emet

October 8th-9th, 2019
Sabes Jewish Community Center

Or Emet, the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, is celebrating this year’s Yom Kippur High Holiday Services with a program led by Rabbinic Candidate Eva Cohen.