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 2021 Rosh Hashanah celebrations beginning at sundown on September 6th and ending at sundown on September 8th. 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 15th to sundown on September 16th, 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 Community Dinner

September 6th, 2021
Backyard @ 3013 James Ave. S.

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. Tickets are required.

High Holidays services in person and online

September 6th-7th, 2021
September 15-16th, 2021
Sabes Jewish Community Center

Or Emet invites everyone to share in our High Holiday services. We are a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. You can join us for Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich, Kol Nidre or Yom Kippur services, emphasizing the history and culture of the Jewish people and the values of each celebration

Happy Hour, Holy Hour

September 7th, 2021
3017 James Ave S.

You’re invited to the sweetest event in town! A warm, inspiring, decadent Rosh Hashana Holy hour, exclusively for young Jewish professionals, in the heart of Minneapolis. Bring on this new year together with the ultimate unity and joy! Shofar Blowing, Cocktails and a Buffet.

Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Service

September 7th-8th, 2021
Tent @ 3013 James Ave. S.

Join Chabad Uptown and YJP Minneapolis for an inspirational & interactive High Holiday Services, led By Rabbi Sholom Brook and Cantor Berel Shur.

Outdoor Yom Kippur Services

September 15th, 2021
September 16th, 2021
3017 James Ave S, Minneapolis

Join us on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. A day in which we experience angel-like spiritual energy. A time for us to completely unplug from the daily grind and focus entirely on our inner, spiritual self.

We’re hosting a soulful, and relatable service, outdoors, for those who desire an alternative High Holiday experience, led by Rabbi Sholom and Cantor Shmuly Gurevitch.

RSVP is requested due to limited capacity this year.

Wednesday, 09.15 | 7:30 PM - Kol Nidrei
Thursday, 09.16 | 10:00 AM - Yizkor and Morning Services
Thursday, 09.16 | 6:45pm - Neilah + Break the Fast

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.