High Holy Days

The flow of life

A time to take stock of the past year, look forward, and recommit ourselves to living in line with our values and our deepest potential individually and collectively.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu, v’kiy’manu, v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.
Let us bless the flow of life that revives us, sustains us, and brings us to this time

Warm, musical & participatory

New DJC members often comment on how warm and musical our services are. With a unique balance of tradition and innovation, DJC High Holy Day services are relaxed, participatory, and spiritually moving regardless of your knowledge or background.

Our services include community aliyot where dozens of us stand on the bimah together sharing in the common joys and challenges of life. We also include wisdom and personal reflections shared by community members from the pulpit, our Rabbi’s inspiring sermons, and music that lifts our hearts and elevates our voices.

Welcome to our new clergy

Embracing 5784 with open hearts, we look forward to coming together for High Holy Day services at the Danforth Multifaith Commons with our esteemed clergy: Rabbi Ilyse Glickman, Director of Music David Gershon, and Kohenet Annie Matan. Experience the warmth of our unique and heartfelt prayer and learning experiences, where tradition and innovation intertwine to create a truly harmonious community! 

High Holy Day Services & Programs 2023

Check out our calendar to see what we have planned for 5784, or have a look at the quick overview below!

Rosh Hashanah

Friday September 15 | Erev Rosh Hashanah | 7:30 – 9 PM

Saturday, September 16 | Rosh Hashanah Day 1

  • Dawn Service @ Evergreen Brick Works | 6:30 – 7:30 AM
  • Family Service | 8:30 – 9:15 AM
  • Youth Programming | 10 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Youth Service (ages 9-13) | 10 – 10:45 AM
  • Main Service | 10 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Teen Discussion | 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Tashlich @ Evergreen Brick Works | 3:30 – 4:30 PM (ASL accommodation available upon request)

Join us for a delightful post-service mingling and connection with our clergy, staff, and fellow community members. This is an open invitation to come together, share warm wishes, and usher in a sweet new year collectively!

Sunday, September 17 | Rosh Hashanah Day 2

  • Learning + Discussion | 10 AM – 12 PM

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24 | Kol Nidre Service | 7:30 – 9 PM

Monday, September 25 | Yom Kippur

  • Family Service | 8:30 – 9:15 AM
  • Youth Programming | 10 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Youth Service (ages 9-13) | 10 – 10:45 AM
  • Yom Kippur Main Service and Yizkor | 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Teen Discussion | 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Community-Led Afternoon Sessions (Various Options) | Starting at 2 PM
  • Music and Meditations I 4 – 6 PM (ASL accommodation available upon request)
  • Ne’ilah Service | 6 – 7 PM

Accessibility

Learn how we are supporting accessibility through live CART captioning and ASL during the High Holy Days. Find out how to request other accessibility supports and accommodations.

Membership

Joining us High Holy Day services? Go a step further, and become a member of the Danforth Jewish Circle. Your Membership pays for so much more than High Holy Day services. It makes it possible for us to sustain and grow our vibrant Jewish community dedicated to diversity and inclusion, social justice and climate action, and inspiring Jewish living and learning for these challenging times.  No one is turned away, regardless of ability to pay. For more information about membership and fees, head over to our membership page.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Single Service Ticket

$225 – 550

OR PWYC

Rosh Hashanah Day Single Service Ticket

$225-550

OR PWYC

Kol Nidre Single Service Ticket

$225-550

OR PWYC

Yom Kippur Single Service Ticket

$225-550

OR PWYC

Family Service Tickets – Rosh Hashanah

$175-500

OR PWYC

Family Service Tickets – Yom Kippur

$175-500

OR PWYC

Student/ 30+ Under

Free OR PWYC

Subsidy Request

Click below to fill out a request

*Please note, we do not accept money transactions at the door during High Holy Days for tickets or membership purchases. If you have any questions, please contact info@djctoronto.com

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