Click here for a complete schedule of High Holiday services and locations.
JRC Clergy and Service Leaders
Rabbi Brant Rosen and Cantor Howard Friedland lead our services. Danny Wallenberg directs the JRC Adult and Junior Choirs.
Our high holiday services are organized, set up, and run with the help and active involvement of many JRC members. If you would like to help, click here.
Tickets for High Holiday Services
Tickets are required for most services and will be checked by our ushers to ensure that we have sufficient space for all our Members and other ticket holders. For more information and to purchase additional tickets, click here.
High Holiday Prayerbooks
JRC does not provide High Holiday prayerbooks at our services, nor are they included in the price of a ticket. Prayerbooks are $48 each and may be purchased at the JRC office prior to the High Holidays.
- Accessible Entrance at First United Methodist Church. There is an ADA-compliant ramp on the north side of the building on Church St. This is the only accessible ramp to the building. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms on the first floor, and elevator access to restrooms on the second and third floors.
Priority Seating. There are reserved seats available in several areas of the Sanctuary, including aisle seats, during High Holiday services for persons with special needs. Please ask ushers for assistance. These seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Assistive Listening Devices. The First United Methodist Church uses an induction loop system that provides amplification of voices from the microphone. Those with telecoil equipped hearing device should switch them to the T or MT position to use this system.
For additional assistance, please contact an usher during the service; or contact Linda Kaskel at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions about accessibility.
Kippot and Tallitot
As an egalitarian congregation, JRC encourages both women and men to wear kippot (head coverings) and tallitot (prayer shawls). A limited number of these religious articles are available for people who do not have their own to use during the service. It is traditional to wear a tallit on Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) and during daytime services. It is also customary to dress in white or light colored clothing and to avoid leather on Yom Kippur.
Entering and Exiting the Sanctuary
To help build kavanah (prayerful concentration), we request that there be a minimum of movement near the bimah, especially during the more contemplative moments of the services. If you must exit or enter at these times, please use the doors at the back of the Sanctuary.