Growing numbers of synagogues now live stream their services online. On the High Holidays, these streams are often restricted to synagogue members or cost money to watch — but not always.
This guide provides a list of free options for streaming of Rosh Hashanah services online in all U.S. time zones. Because strict holiday observance precludes using electricity and computers on Rosh Hashanah, not many Orthodox synagogues are listed here.
East Coast (Eastern Daylight Time)
Adas Israel (Conservative)
Adas Israel, located in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1869. It is “socially-conscious, and aspires to celebrate Conservative Judaism at its creative best.” Led by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Rabbi Aaron Alexander. All High Holiday services will be streamed on their webpage.
B’nai Jeshurun (Unaffliated)
B’nai Jeshurun is a nearly 200-year-old unaffiliated synagogue located in New York City. They bring together a multi-generational community in prayer, music, learning, joyful celebration, and activism. They will be streaming all High Holiday services.
Central Synagogue (Reform)
This 2,600-member congregation is one of the largest synagogues in North America. The synagogue streams its High Holidays services free on its website and on its Facebook page.
Lab/Shul is “an artist-driven, everybody-friendly, God-optional, pop-up experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings, based in New York City. Led by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie. High Holiday services will be streamed on their YouTube channel.
Park Avenue Synagogue (Conservative)
This 1,650-family Manhattan congregation’s vision includes practicing “a Judaism filled with love, literacy, reverence, compassion, and joy” and striving “to make our ancient tradition compelling and welcoming to contemporary Jewry and to serve as a light unto our fellow Jews and the nations.” Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove. More High Holiday information and full services schedule here.
Temple Emanu-El (Reform)
Founded in 1845, Emanu-El was New York City’s first Reform congregation. Led by Rabbi Joshua Davidson. Full holiday schedule available here.
Town & Village Synagogue (Conservative)
Traditional, participatory, and egalitarian, T&V has members from throughout the New York area. Led by Rabbi Larry Sebert. Full holiday schedule available here.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (Reform)
This century-old Reform synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is led by Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch. Full holiday schedule available here.
Temple Beth El (Reform)
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton was founded in 1967. They will live stream High Holiday services on their website.
Jewish Broadcasting Service (Reform and Orthodox)
The Jewish Broadcasting Service will be streaming Reform services from Central Synagogue and Orthodox services from Hampton Synagogue. You can see the full schedule here.
Midwest (Central Daylight Time)
Congregation Temple Israel (Reform)
Congregation Temple Israel in St. Louis, MO, strives to be a holy community through worship that is participatory, joyful, musical, and inter-generational. All High Holiday services will be streamed live on their website.
Temple Beth-El San Antonio (Reform)
High Holiday services for this historic Texas congregation are broadcast on their website ; Shabbat services are also regularly broadcast and archived on the streaming site. Led by Rabbi Mara Nathan, an associate rabbi and a cantor. See the full High Holiday service schedule here.
Mount Zion Temple (Reform)
Mount Temple is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The High Holiday services will be streamed on their website.
Congregation Bene Shalom (Non-Denominational)
Bene Shalom, in Skokie Illinois, was founded in 1948 by deaf Jews. All services are ASL interpreted. The schedule and Zoom links for High Holiday services can be found on their website.
Shir Chadash (Conservative)
Shir Chadash is an inclusive community located in New Orleans, Louisiana, open not only to conservative Jews but to Jews of any or no denominational affiliation.
West Coast (Pacific Daylight Time)
Shomrei Torah Synagogue (Conservative)
Shomrei Torah Synagogue was founded in 1948, and is located in the San Fernando Valley of California. High Holiday services will be livestreamed.
Congregation Shir Hadash (Reform)
Located in Los Gatos, California, Shir Hadash describes itself as “an evolving, vibrant, growing Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to providing a sense of community for its members as well as opportunities for spiritual growth and developing a strong Jewish identity.” Their High Holy Day services offer time to be awakened, time to reflect and time to grow. It is led by Rabbi Nico Socolovsky, Cantor Devorah Felder-Levy and Rabbi PJ Schwartz.
Stephen Wise Temple (Reform)
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Stephen Wise Temple is a community that “makes meaning, and changes the world.” They will be streaming their High Holiday services on their facebook page.
Keeping it Sacred (Unaffiliated)
Keeping it Sacred is a center for exploration of Jewish texts, ritual, and customs, led by Rabbi Heather Miller. Registration required.
Emanuel Synagogue (Sydney, Australia)
This “dynamic, pluralist Jewish congregation committed to Jewish tradition, creating community and celebrating diversity” will stream all their High Holidays services.
West London Synagogue
This “lively, active, inclusive community of progressive Jews” will stream all their High Holidays services on their website.
Institute for Southern Jewish Life (Multi-Denominational)
The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life will offer pre-recorded High Holiday services with Rabbi Caroline Sim. The services will be available for streaming on their website.