Rabbi's Message

As the Day of Atonement approaches, I would like to wish you and your family a sweet new year. May you and your family be inscribed in the Book of Life for goodness, kindness, health & prosperity.

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self.  

Do not pay to pray.

You and your family are invited to Yom Kippur services.
A kippah and prayer book will be provided for you. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance.

In short, you will feel at home.

Hope to see you there, and have an easy fast!

Service Schedule

Yom Kippur Evening // Oct. 08


Mincha service: 3:30 p.m.

Pre-fast Meal: 4:00 p.m.
(Click Here to book your pre-fast meal)

Candle Lighting - Fast Begins: 5:13 p.m.


Yom Kippur Day // Oct. 09

Preliminary Prayers: 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m.
Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:45 a.m.

End of Morning Services: 2:00 p.m.

Mincha Service: 4:00 p.m.
Neila service: 5:00 p.m.

Fast Ends: 6:06 p.m. 

Breaking of fast – light refreshments



Seat Reservations


The prayers are warm. The melodies are timeless. The people are friendly. The kids have a program. And everyone feels at home.

Welcome to high holiday services at the "Shanghai Jewish Center" Synagogue. Where we already saved you a seat. Services conducted in English and Hebrew, with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices & rituals. Special children’s holiday program & service.

Advanced RSVP recommended.



Kids' Program


Led by our experienced and energetic group leaders, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services. Each group will enjoy age appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs.

Program runs from 11:00am to 1:00pm    


Please note:  TODDLER’S ROOM
With toys and snacks will be available during the time of the prayers.

However, supervision is NOT provided. 



Pre-Fast Meal


Seudah Hamafseket: The Pre-Fast Meal. the concluding meal before the Yom Kippur fast.

it is a mitzvah to eat on Erev Yom Kippur, just as it is a mitzvah to fast on Yom Kippur itself.

The festive meal before the start of the holiday also provides us with the physical strength we need to focus on our prayers.



Holiday Appeal


Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. 

Participation in all High Holiday programs is free.

Consider a donation to help cover the costs of these and other wonderful and vital programs that the Jewish Center brings to the community.