Judaism Your Way

High Holidays

Experience High Holiday services from 2023!

We Welcomed the New and the Now in 2023!

High Holidays 5784 / 2023

Rosh Hashanah:
Friday & Saturday, September 15-16, 2023

Yom Kippur:
Sunday & Monday, September 24-25, 2023

We were thrilled to return to the Denver Botanic Gardens for High Holiday services! We welcomed in the new and the now under the open tent, both in-person and online. Our schedule of services included a mixture of in-person and livestreaming events, so you could share the importance of these holidays with loved ones near and far. All were welcomed under our open tent, whether you were in Colorado or elsewhere.

2023 Schedule of Events

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15

  • 6:30 pm MT: Erev Rosh Hashanah (In-Person & Livestream)

Saturday, September 16

  • 8:30 am MT: Rosh Hashanah Family Service (In-Person & Livestream)
  • 10:00 am MT: Rosh Hashanah Service (In-Person & Livestream)
  • 1:00 pm MT: Jewish Yoga (Livestream Only)
  • 2:00 pm MT: Jewish Meditation (Livestream Only)

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24

  • 6:30 pm MT: Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur (In-Person & Livestream)

Monday, September 25

  • 8:30 am MT: Yom Kippur Family Service (In-Person & Livestream)
  • 10:00 am MT: Yom Kippur and Yizkor Service (In-Person & Livestream)
  • 1:00 pm MT: Jewish Yoga (Livestream Only)
  • 2:00 pm MT: Jewish Meditation (Livestream Only)
  • 6:00 pm MT: Neilah / Closing Service (Livestream Only)

Support High Holidays

As always, there is no cost to attend our services, but we kindly ask that you register to join us.

At Judaism Your Way, we strive to create maximally inclusive High Holiday services for all spiritual seekers. Although our services are free of charge, they are not free of expense. To keep and expand these offerings, Judaism Your Way needs your financial support. Your generous contributions help us keep the tent open to provide innovative, joyful, and inclusive Jewish programming all year round. Please consider donating at one of the suggested levels below to help keep our community thriving, free, and accessible to anyone who seeks a connection to Jewish life.

  • $54 – Help a young family celebrate Shabbat
  • $72 – Offset the cost of High Holiday machzors and supplies
  • $118 – Enhance our livestreaming capabilities to increase access for individuals looking for a virtual experience
  • $250 – Provide lifecycle support (wedding, funeral, Be Mitzvah, baby naming) for families
  • $365 – Spend a dollar a day to support the work of Judaism Your Way for an entire year and help create a maximally-inclusive, joyful Jewish experience for all
  • $540 – Support our Hannukah, Passover, and Shabbat holiday programming all year long
  • $1,000 ­­– Become a High Holiday sponsor! Underwrite our signature free High Holiday services and help keep them accessible to all

Additional Information

A mixture of in-person and livestreaming events

Our services include a mixture of in-person and livestreaming events at the Denver Botanic Gardens and online. Most events are offered both in-person and online, but meditation, yoga, and Yom Kippur Neilah/Closing Service are online only. Make sure to check out our schedule of events for detailed information on how to participate in each service. New this year, deepen your experience of High Holidays with some additional High Holiday programs.

Seating options under our open tent for in-person services

Each in-person service will be held under our open tent at Denver Botanic Gardens, with professional livestreams of the service on a jumbo screen in the amphitheater bowl outside the tent with picnic-style seating and inside Mitchell Hall (an indoor, temperature-controlled venue with chairs). There is no reserved or guaranteed seating.

One service, one spiritual team

We are offering one service hosted by our entire spiritual leadership team under our open tent.

Accessibility and inclusivity measures

Creating a space where all are welcomed and included is of the utmost importance to us.

There will be many measures in place to ensure inclusion. Look for special signage or ask a volunteer for assistance if needed for all of the following access needs: Hearing, Sight, Physical Space, and Restrooms.

Please click here to review our full What You Need to Know guide for more detailed accessibility and inclusivity measures.

Safety and health precautions

To support the safety of our community during High Holidays, we are implementing many security measures throughout the Denver Botanic Gardens.

For any health and safety restrictions or protocols, please check directly with the Denver Botanic Gardens. If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, please honor the health and well-being of others and consider joining us through the livestream service instead of attending in person.

Please click here to review our full What You Need to Know guide for additional information.

What Makes Judaism Your Way Unique?

The Torah of Inclusion™ at work during High Holidays:

  • We welcome everyone, from all spiritual backgrounds or none, Jews, their loved ones, Jewish allies, spiritual seekers, and those that are new to the Jewish space.
  • Our rabbinic leadership represents several different streams of Judaism.
  • Our services are built around our community and integrate readings, moments of reflection, and contemporary music in a meaningful experience.
  • For High Holidays, we use an original machzor (prayer booklet) that combines fresh English translations of traditional Hebrew prayers, poems and writings from other faith traditions.
  • We offer shorter High Holiday services to acknowledge and honor participants’ desire to pray in community and find balance in their busy lives.

High Holidays are made possible in part by support from:

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