If you won't be able to join us for services, please do join us for our early evening Rosh Hashana social! (Preceeded by a weather permitting Tashlich service on the 57th and Western bike trail bridge at 5:15 PM)
High Holiday Services are open to all and there is no charge for attending our services. Donations are appreciated to help Chabad continue to offer its programs to the entire community and help defray the cost of holiday expenses.
Dedicate the Kiddush lunch in honor of a loved one, or momentous celebration or anniversary.
Yom Kippur Break-Fast $100
Dedicate the Break-fast in honor of a loved one.
High Holiday Prayer Book $40.00 Each
Dedicate a book in honor of a loved one
Bimah (Torah Reading Table) $750.00
Dedicate this Synagogue fixture in honor of a loved one.
I am not religious; can I come to services at Chabad?
At Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota, we welcome people from all Jewish backgrounds, affiliations or non-affiliations. The fact that you are even considering coming to High Holiday services shows your commitment to the Jewish faith and a Jewish spark. Even if you consider yourself unaffiliated or not religious, you are sure to enjoy the services at Chabad of South Dakota.
What is unique about services at Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota?
The mission of Chabad of South Dakota is to create an invigorating and inspiring Jewish learning and experiential atmosphere. Services are traditional while including a super friendly environment. The prayer books are in English and Hebrew. The Rabbi is friendly and provides a running commentary throughout the service, bringing meaning and joy (plus some jokes) into the prayer experience. The fellow congregants are from diverse backgrounds yet we all feel part of the extended Jewish family. Even if its been years since you have attended a service - you will enjoy this. After all, family is always welcome ;).
Are reservations required?
While reservations are not required, they are VERY helpful. Knowing how many people to expect, helps us to ensure that there is enough space for everyone. It shouldn't take more than 2 minutes using our easy to fill out form, here.
How about membership?
Chabad does not have membership. You do not need to pay to pray! If you would like to make a donation for the service- it is greatly appreciated and you have that option here, or you check out our High Holiday Sponsorship Opportunities, above.
Do you have family seating at services?
Inside the synagogue there are different arrangements for spiritual and social times according to tradition. During actual synagogue prayer services there are separate men's and women's seating areas. When men and women get together it is a social event by its very nature. Prayer time on the other hand is a more private event and during the service it is important to allow those we love, as well as other congregants, the space to have private time between them and G‑d without social distractions. The buffet Kiddush following services is more social and everyone is welcome to sit with their spouses, families and friends.
What time and where are Services?
Time: The full schedule can be found above. You can pick as many services you would like to attend. Where: All events and services will take place in the Alperowitz residence. Please RSVP for address.
Tell me about the Childrens Program.
On Rosh Hashana, there will be a young childrens program alongside the Tastes and Sounds of the Holiday event. The program's goal is for our youth to be in an experiential holiday environment. We will explore the customs through our senses, hear the stories, sing the songs, and enjoy snacks. For more details on our High Holiday children's program, click here.
Is there a charge to attend?
In short: NO The whole story: Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota is independently funded by locals who choose to donate according to their ability. If you can afford to make a high holiday donation, to help cover the costs, that is very appreciated. Have a question that didn't make it to this list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will G‑d willing reply within 24 hours!