High Holy Days in Madison

From all of us at the Jewish Federation of Madison, we'd like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy, and sweet New Year, filled with meaning. Shanah Tovah!


Click the links below for holiday information on the synagogues' and organizations' websites. Scroll down this page for a calendar listing by date of High Holy Days events and services at our Madison synagogues and Jewish organizations. 


Beth Israel Center

Chabad of Madison

Chabad at UW

Congregation Shaarei Shamayim

Jewish Social Services

Temple Beth El

UW Hillel

Each week, we'll post a new greeting to the community from one of our Madison rabbis with messages for the holidays and wishes for the new year.



JEDI High Holidays Reader 5784
The Jewish Federations North America's JEDI ((Jewish Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) team, in partnership with The Jewish Agency for Israel, created a High Holiday Reader to provide an overview of each of the high holidays, customs from Jews around the world, and writings from Jews representing various identities. See Reader >


Israeli Song Playlists
In preparation and celebration for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur last year, our Shlichim, Hanna and Oz, curated a few thematic Israeli song playlists:

HIGH HOLY DAYS 2023 - 5784


Rosh Hashanah

  • Erev - Friday, September 15 (sundown)
  • First Day - Saturday, September 16
  • Second Day - Sunday, September 17


Yom Kippur

  • Erev - Sunday, September 24 (sundown)
  • Monday, September 25



  • Erev - Friday, September 29 (sundown)
  • First Day - Saturday, September 30
  • Second Day - Sunday, October 1
  • Last Day - Friday, October 6


Shemini Atzeret:

  • Erev - Friday, October 6 (sundown)
  • Saturday, October 7


Simchat Torah

  • Erev - Saturday, October 7 (sundown)
  • Sunday, October 8