Where to go for High Holidays services in NYC if you're a young professional in your 20s or 30s

Updated: Oct 3

Every year when the High Holidays roll around, I scramble to figure out my plans. And I know a lot of people my age, for whatever reason, are in a similar situation, trying to redefine what the holidays mean to them, how they mark them, and who they celebrate with.

So — here is a list of a mix of several young professional-approved services that do not cost $300+ a ticket! And where you won't feel like you're the only person there under 50 or the only one without small children. They are all doing live services, and most offer a virtual option.

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High Holiday Services in NYC

Temple Israel City of New York

Upper East Side, reform

NYConnect is Temple Israel’s group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. It holds monthly programs and services during the year. Come join NYConnect for the High Holy Days to meet other dynamic Jews in New York City. For further information about the group or to share your contact information, contact Rabbi Alexis Pinsky at rabbipinsky@templeisraelnyc.org.

Tuesday, Oct, 4:

Kol Nidre: 8:00-9:45 pm

Wednesday, October 5

10:00 am-12:00 pm • Yom Kippur Service

12:30-1:45pm • Social Action Dialogue

2:00-3:00 pm • Healing Service

3:00-4:00 pm • Musical Interlude

4:00-4:30 pm • Jonah Maven

4:30-5:30 pm • Yizkor Memorial Service

5:30-6:15 pm • Neilah Service

6:15 pm • Break Fast


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Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Downtown, modern orthodox (open to all affiliations)

Join us for inspiring services at one of our three locations across Manhattan. Services at MJE are user-friendly, explanatory, no-Hebrew necessary followed by Kiddush, refreshments, and socializing. Services include break-out classes and interactive discussions with the MJE educators. Each of our locations will feature a catered Yom Kippur Break fast.