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A brief video from Rabbi Scott ..."Why Choose Shma Koleinu for the High Holy Days"

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This year’s inspiring Spiritual Toolbox Workshops

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All Services will take place at the Emery/Weiner School Becker Theater.
9825 Stella Link Road
Houston, TX 77025

Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 29 schedule

  • 7:30–9:00 p.m. — Erev Rosh Hashanah 
  • 7:00–9:30 p.m. — "Apples & Honeys" Childcare. Click for details

Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 30 schedule

  • 9:00–9:45 a.m. — Rosh Hashanah Morning Family Service
  • 9:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. — "Apples and Honeys" programming. Click for details
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
  • 6:00 p.m. — Tashlich

Yom Kippur — Oct. 8 schedule

  • 8:00–9:30 p.m. — Kol Nidre
  • 7:30​​–10:00 p.m. — "Apples & Honeys" Childcare. Click for details

Yom Kippur — Oct. 9 schedule

  • 9:00–9:45 a.m. — Yom Kippur Morning Family Service
  • 9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — "Apples & Honeys" programming. Click for details.
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Yom Kippur Morning Service
  • 1:00 p.m. — Spiritual Toolbox Workshops. Our Yom Kippur workshops invite you to explore the themes of the day through your choice from multiple offerings. These different media invite you to dive deeper on a day dedicated to "soul diving." Click for workshop details.
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m. — "Apples & Honeys" programming. Click for details.
  • 2:45 p.m. — Meditation. Led by Rabbi Scott with chanting, poetry and silence; we will break from the liturgy and pray simply with the words of our hearts.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm - "Apples & Honeys" childcare.  Click for details.
  • 3:30 p.m. — Healing Service, "A Warm Blanket". A wonderful opportunity for all to experience and express heartfelt prayers of love and hope and fear.
  • 4:30 p.m. — Yizkor "Memorial" Service.  
  • 5:15 p.m. — Neilah Service. A most beautiful and moving conclusion to Yom Kippur, we sing, we pray, we remember and redouble our focus on becoming our best selves.
  • 6:00 p.m. — Havdalah. As all are invited to join us on or near the bima (stage), we close out Yom Kippur with the rituals of light, spices and wine, hoping that our greatest self discoveries of these days linger and inspire our senses.
  • 6:15 p.m. — Break Fast - All are welcome.

Apples and Honeys: High Holy Days Program for  Young Children

Are you looking for a fun and engaging High Holy Days experience for your young children (2 1/2 to 6 years old) and one that would allow you to enjoy them too? 

Click here for more information.

What Makes  our High Holy Days Special

What makes High Holy Days at Congregation Shma Koleinu truly inspiring? It's not because we don't require fees, dues, or membership for our High Holy Day passes (but those don't hurt!), it's really because...

  • Our High Holy Days are intellectually and emotionally stimulating. Rabbi Scott's commitment to themes that shine light on the most pressing issues of our personal lives - relationships, communication, self-awareness - underpin the traditions of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. You will depart from our High Holy Days journey having experienced a soulful retreat, feeling inspired to take the next steps towards your own wholeness.
  • Our High Holy Days are musically illuminating,  The vibe of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 2019, led expertly by consummate musicians: Band Director Kelly Dean, Cantorial Soloist Hannah Madeline Goodman, Accompanist Ryan Rogers, Trumpeter and Shofar sounder Leo Hernandez, and Cellist Daphnee Johnson will awaken the deadened and weak spirits in all of us. The respect for tradition melded with an exuberant appreciation for modern sound will deliver the beauty of our tradition to the depths of your soul.  
  • Our High Holy Days are self-reflective, meditative and inspiring.  Their purpose is simple and rather intense - to reawaken one to the personal actions, decisions and strivings that draw us closer to our best selves - humbly recognizing that we are human and "best" therefore is always fleeting.
  • As we enter into our sixth year, CSK's significant volunteer base has helped mold and shape the High Holy Day journey.  We get better with each new year, continually committed to making Jewish life accessible and meaningful for all Jews, Jewish families and those who love them.  
Fri, January 15 2021 2 Shevat 5781