Join Kol Hai for an experience of the Days of Awe unlike any other.
Renée Finkelstein and Yoel Sykes offer a beautifully facilitated, musically rich, deeply connective journey of upliftment and inspiration to carry us into the New Year.
"I can’t describe in words how deeply meaningful and transformative these services were for me..."
"Grateful beyond grateful for the beauty you created for and with us..."
"That was the greatest Yom Kippur I have ever experienced."
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, Sept 15th · 7 pm ET
Rosh Hashanah Day - Saturday, Sept 16th · 9:30 am ET
Erev Yom Kippur • Kol Nidre - Sunday, Sept 24th · 7 pm ET
Yom Kippur - Monday, Sept 25th · 10 am ET
Ne'ilah - Monday, Sept 25th · 6:30pm ET · Catered Break Fast Follows
Rosh Hashanah Day will be at Freer Pavilion, Esopus, NY (weather permitting). All other events will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Paltz, NY.
High Holidays Services include:
• Embodied Prayer / Guided Movement
• Musical Evening and Morning Prayer Services
• Torah Services with Meditation and Discussion
• Kids Programs
• Interactive Rosh Hashanah Shofar Service
• Yom Kippur Yizkor Service - Ritual of Remembrance
• Group Work, Dancing, Angel Walk, and More!
Kids programming will be provided during the morning services for kids ages 5-12 from 10:30-12:30, by members of our clergy and staff, and will include a PJ Library program. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. During the evening services, we will have a space for the children to play together. Parents should coordinate supervision with other parents during this time.
Go Deeper with Kol Hai this Holiday!
Sign up here to join our High Holiday Volunteer Team, and connect with the Kol Hai community.
About the Leaders:
Kohenet Renée and Yoel Sykes are renowned sacred musicians and liturgists who bring new and ancient melodies that are hauntingly beautiful and timelessly joyous. Their spirit, energy, and facilitation skills have united groups in vibrant, celebratory, and deeply memorable events.
Yoel Sykes is a final-year rabbinical student in the Aleph Ordination Program. One of the foremost musicians in the Jewish Renewal movement, Yoel’s melodies are sung throughout the world.
Renée is the Director of Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal, and has been with the organization for 7 years. She is a graduate of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, and spent over a decade on a quest of initiation in India, Israel, and Tibet.
Tickets, Membership, and Support
FREE or Discounted Tickets for Kol Hai Members:
Sign up for Kol Hai membership HERE
All of our contributing members receive a Holiday discount. Would you like to receive FREE High Holiday tickets each year, and other perks? Join our Nishmat Kol Hai Circle, or our New Sustaining Membership.
Your tickets include All 5 Events. It covers our team of world-class musicians, audio/video support, kids programming, and our expert leaders. This year, we will also provide an organic, vegetarian meal for Yom Kippur Break Fast. We strive to provide these services at the lowest cost possible that allows us to cover our expenses.
No On Turned Away: If you cannot afford our prices, however, we still want you to come! Please click here to apply for a hardship discount and to register.
Please contribute more than our base price.
Donate to our High Holidays ALBUM Matching Grant
This helps us provide FREE and low-cost programming throughout the year to all our members and the wider community. We are counting on you to continue our unique and life-changing Jewish programs.
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