Get Higher: High Holidays 5775

Summer Sunburst

Imagine a high holiday experience that truly gets you high (without the use of controlled substances). Tell your parents to come to your shul this year. Get your Boarding passes for Get Higher 5775 here, and read on for details.

(This is the Everybody link to Boarding Passes. If you’re a Builder, you should have gotten a separate link. If you didn’t get it, write to and we’ll take care of you. If you want to become a Builder- highly encouraged for your spirit and our sustainability- click here to learn what it’s about.)

Get Higher 5775

• Dates + times + location

Rosh Hashanah: 

Wednesday, Sept 24, 6:30 pm

Thursday, Sept 25, 9:15 am

Yom Kippur: 

Friday, Oct 3, 7 pm

Saturday, Oct 4, 9:15 am

Registration opens 30 minutes before go-time. More in-depth schedule below.

Get Higher will be at the Preston Bradley Center at 941 W Lawrence (at Sheridan), aka The People’s Church.

• Tickets, aka Boarding Passes

Boarding Passes are available to anyone and everyone, and Builders (members, Mishkan style) get a discount. If you aren’t a Builder, but are interested in becoming one, learn more here If you are a Builder and have yet to receive your special link to Boarding Passes, contact us at

Boarding Passes range from $20-$42 per holiday with special add-ons like childcare, Rosh Hashanah lunch, Disco Break Fast, parking passes etc.  We want everyone to have the opportunity to get higher with us this year: If you need financial assistance, contact us at so that we can make sure you are able to join us.

• Getting There

We highly recommend walking, biking, taking public transportation, and carpooling. Here are some options:

Driving: We have arranged for parking at Weiss Memorial Hospital, just 3 blocks away (Sheridan & Leland) at a discount of $14/holiday, available when you buy your Boarding Pass. We will be shuttles running to the lot for evening services and the first hour of morning services. Parking at the Lawrence Avenue beach is also about a 4 block walk.  There is no lot at the Preston Bradley Center and street parking on Lawrence is extremely limited.

Train: The Lawrence Red line drops off three blocks away.

Bus: The Broadway bus drops off two blocks away.

Biking: We totally encourage biking and will have on-site security, but locking bikes outside is at your own risk.

• Helping Out

How can you help out with Get Higher 5775? Thanks for asking! We have a lot of volunteer slots available throughout the holidays – email us at or find out more and sign up for a slot. The sooner you sign up for a slot, the more likely it is that you’ll get what you want.

• Get Higher with Kids? Lucky kids…

We have great programming for kids throughout the holidays: Little Flyers. It will be fun, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for kids throughout Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur planned for kids 18 months-12 years. Get them a Little Flyer ticket. Little Flyers will be offered at all times during Rosh Hashanah services, Kol Nidre and throughout the morning of Yom Kippur. For safety reasons, kids under 13 are not permitted in the building unsupervised. If you plan to have your children with you 100% of the time and not in Little Flyers, get them their own Boarding Pass (kids under 13 are free, teen tickets start at $18).

Beam me up! Get me higher! Click here to get your passes to Get Higher:5775.

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In-depth schedule

Rosh HaShannah: This is the Beginning. Wednesday, September 24th Registration opens at 6, Services 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Thursday, September 25th

Registration opens at 8:45 am 9:15 am Meditation, Music, Morning Blessings 9:30 am-1:30 pm Rosh HaShannah services

1:30 pm (ish) Rosh Lunch: Nourishing, delicious food + company after services. Advanced RSVP required!

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Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur: Friday, October 3

Registration opens at 6 pm6:30 pm Kol Nidre

* Coming early is highly encouraged. We will start on time*

Please bring a can (heck, a whole bag of cans) to donate.

Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 4

Registration opens at 8:45 am9:15 am Meditation, Music, Morning Blessings 9:30 am- 2:00 Yom Kippur services (incl. Torah, Yizkor)

BREAK, with stay-on-premises options including…

2:50 pm-3:50pm Restorative Yoga (at-one-ment for the body and spirit)

4 pm-4:50 Study options with one of our deep and philosophical UChicago grad student geniuses

5-5:45  Meditation

4:45 Mincha- Torah discussion, Jonah

6 Neilah- Closing of the gates

7:15 Havdallah and Shofar Blow-Out 

7:30 onward Disco Break Fast

Dance the night away with great music, great food and drinks with the amazing folks you’ve spent the day atoning with. Open to all- even if you weren’t with us for day-time prayer.

SEND US YOUR SINS. (We can’t forgive you for them, but at least you’ll be in good company)

Here is your opportunity to do some anonymous soul searching and help our community collectively reflect on the people we’ve been, and the people we want to be in the coming year, as the High Holidays roll around. More…

Your sins will be put in a box and read at random throughout Yom Kippur along with the “Al Chet” section (you know, the part when we beat our chests). Please do not mention specific names. This will immeasurably enhance the realness and poignancy of our Yom Kippur together.

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Upcoming Events

  • High Holiday Boot Camp
    September 3, 2014 @ 6:45 pm
  • Rise @ Mishkan
    September 6, 2014 @ 9:45 am
  • Little Village Environmental Justice Organization Toxic Tour of Pilsen, hosted with The Moishe Repair House
    September 7, 2014 @ 11:00 am
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