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Be Part of Our High Holy Days.

This year, we are pleased to mark the High Holy Days in ways that are similar to pre-pandemic times.

Everyone must register in advance to attend in person services at IHC or the Rosh Hashanah Retreat at GUCI.

Registration is open to the public. We ask you consider a minimum donation of $36 per guest.

Ways to Watch Live

You watch our High Holy Days services live
by clicking the buttons below.

If you miss a service or want to watch at a later time, you can find all archived streamed services on our livestream page, Just scroll down past the video player until the archived services appear.

Listen to Us on the Radio

Each and every year, we are proud to offer our main High Holy Day Services on WICR 88.7-FM. We will broadcast our regular services for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Morning, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning, plus this year we will continue to broadcast our Yizkor service.

COVID-19 Policies at IHC

1. IHC asks that everyone who enters our building is up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations or has tested negative for COVID-19. Please note, we will not check for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
2. Each individual can choose if they would like to wear a mask.
3. Please stay home if you feel sick.

* If conditions change, we will reach out directly to inform you of any adjustments to our High Holy Days plans

A Time To Prepare:
A Message from Our Senior Rabbi

To Gather Together.
A Message from Our Executive Director

Dear IHC Friends,

Once again, the High Holy Days approach. Tradition tells us that while the prayers remain fundamentally unchanged, we ourselves have changed since our last trip around the sun.

Nowhere is this more apparent than at our spiritual center. Perhaps the most meaningful changes we have experienced over the past year have had

To the IHC Community,

Since 1856 we have gathered as a community to celebrate our new year, revel in our relationships, and focus on the true reason why we come together in this holy place. I’m excited to experience the High Holy Days with you this year in more “normal” circumstances. We have worked hard to develop protocols that will create a

less to do with the safety and security of our building, and more to do with the safety and security each one of us seeks in the themes of the day.

IHC is our home, and on these holiest of days we want to know our souls are safe here as well as our bodies. Our staff is hard at work creating meaningful experiences and ensuring our success. Please take some time to look through these materials and begin to prepare for those few beautiful days.

Learning from the unique circumstances of the past several years, we are thrilled to offer dynamic new ways to engage during the holidays. Whether you choose to be with us in the building, or connect remotely from home or away, the sights and sounds of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will bring us together, under one metaphorical tent.

Everything you need to know is contained in this mailing. We understand that some of you will prefer to simply tune in to WICR 88.7 FM, which will be broadcasting our services as usual. Together I know we can create something truly special.

L’shana Tovah!


Rabbi Brett Krichiver


healthy and safe environment for us to be together. We welcome you back with open arms and a commitment to creating a truly personal High Holy Day experience for you. Our mission to be an inclusive Jewish community are not just words on paper, but meant to be lived and experienced.

We have made the decision that everyone attending in person services for the High Holy Days must be registered. Registration will not be available at the door. Unregistered guests are welcomed to attend services via livestream. We thank you in advanced for understanding these safety and security protocols. We will do everything possible to make this process easy, efficient, and accessible. Please review the schedule and complete the online registration process. Call the office if you need help or are not comfortable with the online process. We will register you via phone.

Watch the Weekly Updates for information about programming or updates about all of our services in temple. One positive outcome of the last two years is that we provide a professional, top-notch livestream experience of all our services. If you are more comfortable joining us through that platform or through the simulcast from WICR 88.7-FM, we are glad that you are still able to be part of the experience. One thing that I know about our culture at IHC is that we are an amazingly generous congregation.

We support each other and the temple. We believe strongly in our legacy and understand our obligation to provide for future generations. We actively work together to create community. I ask that you thoughtfully consider your participation in this year’s High Holy Day Appeal. It is through our collective generosity that
we build for the future of our congregation. I thank you in advance for your participation.

Best wishes for the New Year.

L’Shanah Tovah

Peter Smithhisler

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