High Holidays

The goal of Mishkan High Holidays is nothing less than to leverage the spiritual power of community to recreate ourselves and recreate the world.

How can we cut through all the noise out there (not to mention the usual pings, dings, rings, and vibrations happening on our very bodies), to hear the deepest yearnings of our hearts? Where is that still, small voice that helps connect us to our highest aspirations for ourselves and our planet?

Our tradition asserts that tikkun atzmi (self repair) is actually the basic recipe for tikkun olam (healing of the world), and we spend the 10 holy days of repentance from Rosh Hashannah to Yom Kippur creating real-time, face-to-face community of reflection, prayer, and collective transformational power. We immerse ourselves in it for the sake of taking it back out into the world – to uplift, to agitate, to inspire, to challenge, to grow, and to heal.

Schedule

Where: The Vic TheatreThe Annoyance Theatre

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9th | Doors 5:00pm, services 6:00pm.

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10th | Doors 9:00am, services 9:15am. Lunch will be happening at The Annoyance Theatre while tashlich will be happening on another day in the week (details coming soon).

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 18th | Doors 5:00pm, services 6:00pm.

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19th | Doors 9:00am, morning services (including Yizkor/memorial prayers–more specific details on timing to come) from 9:15am – 2:00pm.

Optional classes and workshops all afternoon, post services (yoga, meditation, intellectual fodder) as well as space to spread out, sleep and rest just down the street at The Annoyance Theatre.

4:40pm Minha/afternoon service: including reading of the Torah and the Book of Jonah.

6pm Neilah/the closing of the gates: final service and havdallah— stimulation for all your senses. 

And finally, break the fast with us at The Annoyance Theatre with great food and drinks! Break Fast details coming soon.

Boarding Passes

Boarding Passes (aka tickets) are available to anyone and everyone, and Builders (members, Mishkan style) get theirs for FREE.

Early Bird Rates
Full Holiday Suite | $100 | $200 after August 2nd
9/9 & 9/10 Rosh Hashanah | $50 | $100 after August 2nd
9/18 & 9/19 Yom Kippur | $50 | $100 after August 2nd
9/18 Kol Nidre Only | $25 | $50 after August 2nd
Children aged 12 and under receive complimentary entrance to High Holidays.

If you aren’t a Builder, but are interested in becoming one, learn more here. If you are a Builder and need to claim your tickets, contact us.

Tickets go on sale July 19th. Stay tuned!

Getting There

We are currently working on parking arrangements (more info coming soon!), but we highly recommend walking, biking, taking public transportation, and carpooling. Here are some options:

Driving: Check out SpotHero to reserve street parking ahead of time. Please note: The Lakeview Arts Festival will be happening on September 9th (Erev Rosh Hashanah) and there will be an evening cubs game on September 10th (Rosh Hashanah Day) making street parking extremely difficult. We recommend taking public transportation on those days.

Train: The Belmont Red & Brown line drops off just around the corner from the Vic.

Bus: The Clark bus drops off 2 blocks away.

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

Accessibility

This year, we are taking more strides towards making Get Higher accessible.

  • For people who use wheelchairs or walkers, there are accessible restrooms on the first floor.
  • There is an all-gender, single-user restroom on the first floor.
  • We are also thrilled to be offering ASL interpretation in both English and Hebrew throughout Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
  • We’ll have extra light sources (flashlights) to make things easy to see.
  • We’ll provide large print machzorim/books for folks who have difficulty with small print (available at the fixing table).
  • We’ll provide printed copies of sermons/drashes/speeches for those who need (available at the fixing table).
  • We’ll be offering quiet spaces onsite for moments of relief and reflection.
  • We’ll be offering private spaces for breast feeding.
  • We’ll have fidget toys available for busy hands and minds.
Children’s Programs

Get Higher with Kids? Lucky kids.

Little Flyers Program: Childcare with kids services, songs and snacks, and a lunch included ($35 per child per holiday). It will be fun, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for kids throughout Rosh Hashanah and 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 12 are free!).

Please note: This year’s little flyers program will not include evening childcare on Erev (evening) Rosh Hashanah & Kol Nidre and will be taking place at a second location, the Annoyance Theatre, just a few blocks from the Vic.

Little Flyers Program timing coming soon.
Family Service (at the Annoyance) timing coming soon.
Volunteers

Be a Hero. High Holiday Levites (aka Volunteers) – We Need YOU!

With over 1900 people in attendance last year, we need hands and hearts dedicated to creating a safe, friendly, loving and supportive space; from set-up to registration to close-down. Sign up if you’re interested in volunteering to make this year’s High Holidays a success!

Get Higher 5779

General registration opens July 19th (and July 9th for Mishkan Builders)

The emotional rollercoaster of getting higher with you is mind blowing. I discover stored emotions in my body that I don’t notice until it bubbles to the surface. You’ve created a safe space for me to process, bubble up emotions, and let my mind, body, and spirit take care of business. Thank you for deliberately creating this space. I love you.

5778 High Holidays Attendee