HIGH(ER) HOLIDAYS

Anyone* can attend The Kitchen's High Holiday services with a ticket. We like simple. Simple is good. 

*Seating for The Kitchen's High(er) Holidays is very limited this year due to space constraints. Priority will be given to members, and any remaining seats will be sold at full price. Please note that we will be offering two Kol Nidrei services on September 29. You must have a physical ticket to enter the JCCSF.

GET/BUY TICKETS HERE:

All services will be at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (3200 California Street) unless otherwise noted.  Oh, and on Yom Kippur wear white. Trust us, it makes a statement. Visually and otherwise.

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashana  
Wed, Sept 20 @ 7:30 pm

1st Day Morning Service  
Thurs, Sept 21 @ 9:00 am    

Secondary Morning Option
Volunteer at Glide. Sign up here.  

Tashlich (aka Ctrl + Alt + Del: Tashlique)
Thurs, Sept 21 @ 5:00 pm at Ocean Beach (Great Highway between Fulton and Lincoln).

2nd Day Morning Service
Fri, Sept 22 @ 10:00 am.
Location: Fort Mason, Room C205.

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei  
Fri, Sept 29
1st Service @ 6:00 pm
2nd Service @ 8:00 pm

Secondary Kol Nidrei Option
Volunteer at Glide. Sign up here.  

Yom Kippur Morning  
Sat, Sept 30 @ 9:30 am

Afternoon Workshops
Sat, Sept 30 @ 2:00 pm

Afternoon Service (Mincha)
Sat, Sept 30 @ 3:30 pm                                           

Yizkor + Neila  
Sat, Sept 30 @ ~5:15 pm

Break-Fast*
Sat, Sept 30, after services

*Your Yom Kippur Day ticket means dinner by Wise Sons Deli after the fast is over.

 


HIGH(ER) HOLIDAYS FAQ

What book do you use? Three years ago we debuted The Kitchen's machzor 1.0. This year we're using version 2.0. See a few pages of it here. We think it'll surprise you in all sorts of good ways. HUGE thanks to Marilyn Heiss for her work in making it possible, to our incomparable designer Alicia Greenleaf and to our branding partner Josh Levine.

Where's it all gonna be? We searched high and low to find a place that would rival last year and we found it. This year we'll be at the JCCSF.  

Do I need a physical ticket? Since we're at a new location, that also means each person needs a physical ticket. Please print your ticket and bring it with you, otherwise security won't let you in the building. 

Why two Kol Nidrei services? Because this is it, the moment of truth. And we want to make sure everyone has a seat. The services will be the same, so no need to come to both. Just reserve a ticket for one of the services. 

What about music? We've got an all-star team assembled again this year. We're bringing back Melissa Ayres (vocals), Jessie Austin (vocals), Jonathan Bayer (our hugely talented prayer leader), Rabbi Jonathan Bubis (guitar, vocals, drums), Aaron Danzig (oud), Sarah Dunsky (vocals), David Rodwin (vocals), Molly Seltzer (vocals), David Wilensky (drum) .  Add to that crew our Rabbi K and you’ve got the undisputed High(er) Holidays dream team.

Kids? All kids under 12 are free for everything Kitchen High Holidays. For kids 5 and under, early education guru Mimi Greisman will be running our ever popular Camp Kitchen. For kids 6-11, our Freedom School teachers will be offering interactive learning during services as an amuse bouche of the Freedom School (before the year starts in earnest after the holidays). Questions? Please write Melissa.

What about Rosh Hashanah lunch? This year we will give ticket holders the option of ordering a box lunch to go and enjoy in Alta Plaza Park. More details will be sent out to ticket holders closer to the date. 

Food? Nope, b/c, you know, we'll be fasting.  Well, on Yom Kippur, at least.  But you'd better believe that when we're done, our guys at Wise Sons will be hooking us up. The break-the-fast is included in your membership and/or Yom Kippur Day ticket, darling, so eat!

Rabbis? We've got two. Rabbi Kushner, our founder, and our JEN fellow, Rabbi Bubis. Word on the street is they're both pretty amazing. 

Okay, it sounds amazing. How do I get in?  We really want people like you who get what we're doing. If you're ready to join this project that's making Jewish religious life meaningful and investing people in the world, click here. Members have priority for High Holiday spaces, though a few other tickets are reserved for non-subscribers. See below.

I like The Kitchen, but I think I just want tickets for now. Can I do that? You got it.  A limited number of tickets will be available for $180 / person / holiday.  Click here.

I am a member and my parents / Auntie Cheryl / friends are in from out of town for the holidays, can they come with me? Yes! Please encourage them to join as “More Than a Feeling” members which is meant for people who are from out of town or are already connected to a shul back home.

I purchased a ticket but looks like I can't make it, will you refund me? Unfortunately, we cannot refund you for tickets purchased. 

Do you have scholarships available? Please contact our Interim Executive Director, Elie Lauter, to inquire about assistance. 

 
 

ELUL

See the full calendar of programming to prep for the High(er) Holidays. 


KIDS

Both Camp Kitchen (ages 0-5) & kids programming  (ages 6-11) will be available.

We don't do kids programming in the evenings.  You're on your own for that.  But daytime? We're on. 

RH morning: 9:00 am - 1:00 PM
YK morning: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
YK afternoon: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm


VOLUNTEER!

As per the usual, we need volunteers to help us run this ship. 
Email Melissa to find out more or to offer your energy.


MUSIC

Click here to listen to some of our newest High Holiday music. 


LOCATION

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SF AT 3200 CALIFORNIA STREET

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SF AT 3200 CALIFORNIA STREET


PARKING

 Entrance to the JCCSF parking lot is on California Street.  The daily maximum is $15. Note: You must have a physical ticket to enter the lot and every car will be searched by security.

other transportation

If you don't want to drive, think public transportation, biking, or walking. Here are a few options:

Bike- there is bike parking on the 2nd floor of the JCC garage.

Bus- the #1 California, #2 Clement, #3 Jackson, and #43 Masonic all stop in front of the JCCSF.