UPJ congregations offer virtual HHDs services

Throughout the UPJ region, congregations are offering either virtual or in-person services for the High Holy Days. They have generously provided this information, as well as instructions on how to register and learn more, in the table below. Please note that due to the difficult circumstances and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, not all UPJ congregations have provided information yet; we will update this list as more information becomes available.


Congregation High Holy Days
services information
ACT Progressive Congregation
Canberra, ACT
Our High Holy Days services will be on Zoom. All members of the ACT Jewish Community, as well as our extended families and friends from throughout the region, are warmly invited.
Click on the following link to learn more and register: https://www.actjc.org.au/yamim-noraim.html
Emanuel Synagogue
Woollahra, NSW
We invite you to join us virtually at Emanuel Synagogue as we continue to pray, learn and be together throughout the High Holy Days period.  Click on the following link to access our High Holy Days portal: https://emanuel.org.au/hhd
North Shore Temple Emanuel
Chatswood, NSW
Through our High Holy Days Together@Home services, North Shore Temple Emanuel is committed to creating an inclusive, engaging and uplifting worship experience. Our services will livestream prayers and music from the sanctuary, honours from home, and creative features designed to draw everyone into the spirit of the yamim noraim from home.   Go to High Holy Days 5782 - North Shore Temple Emanuel (nste.org.au) 
for details of our services and how to register in advance for our livestream,
chat, online machzor and extras or, on the day, simply visit nste.org.au to
access the livestream available to all. 
Temple Shalom
Gold Coast, QLD
We are (at this point anyway) holding the normal in person services and live-streaming some on our Facebook page. This is an open group page: 
Beit Shalom Synagogue
Adelaide, SA
Beit Shalom Synagogue is hoping to offer in-person services for the High Holy Days, if circumstances allow. However, we have limited capacity and so bookings are essential. Services will be available on Zoom regardless of whether we are able to meet in-person or are moved entirely online. Please email the office to receive the Zoom link for our services:
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Armadale, VIC
Kedem welcomes guest rabbis Fred Morgan and Gabbi Sar-Shalom these High Holy Days. Together with our team of lay leaders, they will be providing a High Holy Day program, completely and only on Zoom, to engage and inspire us. With their high spirits and music, Shannyn Gelbart and Max Jared Einsohn will be leading family services for children of all ages. Register with Rosi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join us. 
Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue
Bentleigh, VIC
Etz Chayim is offering virtual services for the entirety of the Yamim Noraim. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not expect to run face-to-face services. We are offering live and interactive Zoom services, as well as live streaming on YouTube for all of our adult services.

Our Family services will be pre-recorded
and available on Zoom, and our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EtzChayimProgressiveSynagogue/videos.
Our children’s dramatized stories will also be available via our website: https://www.etzchayim.org.au/high-holy-days-2021/. All services will also be recorded and available after the completion of each service via our YouTube channel. For a schedule of service days and times, please click HERE. It is essential that EVERY person pre-registers for our services. 

To join an Etz Chayim service (times are detailed online when booking):

  • Click Trybooking link: www.trybooking.com/BTHOB 
  • Select the service option you wish to participate in (Only one selection is allowed - system restriction. If you select the 'Family Service' option, you are provided with the link to ALL services, plus the Family Service. Select any other service if the Family Service is not required)
  • Enter personal details (i.e., name, organisation that you are member of, email address, Zoom name, etc.)

Members of UPJ communities will have free access (but a donation would be lovely!); non-members will have a fee attached. Once you have registered, Zoom details will be emailed a few days prior to the High Holy Days.

Kehillat S'dot Zahav
Goldfields, VIC

An on-line Shabbat Shuvah service will be held on Saturday 11 September, from 1.00pm to 4.30pm, with breaks. Dr David Kram will lead the service. There is no charge. Please note that this is not an interfaith event, although there is no bar to non-Jewish participation. In 2020 this event proved popular enough for KSZ to organise a repeat.  The essential feature is the incorporation of  19 eclectic video clips, including items from cantors in USA and France, Israeli rock groups and a Kaddish sung by Holocaust survivors. The first part of the presentation contains essential elements of the Shabbat service, with sections looking back to Rosh Hashanah and forward to Yom Kippur. The second part is a précis of the Yom Kippur afternoon, Yizkor and Ne'ilah services, encouraging participants to do further research and reading. KSZ acknowledges the publishers of Mishkan T’filah, Mishkan T’shuvah and Gates of Repentance.

To minimise the possibility of trolling, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and for further information, especially a link to a PDF of the service order.

Join Zoom Meeting. Please ensure that your name appears on your zoom screen. You are encouraged to use your video. Apart from socialising sections, all participants will be muted. The meeting will be recorded, but will not be made public. The chat section will be saved.


Meeting ID: 816 6240 2075.  Passcode: 032551
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc6D4oUyW2

Leo Baeck Centre for
Progressive Judaism
East Kew, VIC
Please note that we are welcoming guests to our services, which will be streamed on Zoom and YouTube throughout the HHD period.  Our services have the prayer book on screen as well. This year, you can reserve on-line tickets for the High Holy Day (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) Services, on Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=802814&source=buttonWidget
Temple Beth Israel
St Kilda, VIC
Temple Beth Israel’s High Holy Days have been made possible thanks to the generosity of TBI members and their ongoing commitment to our shared future. We are happy to share our services and programs with the wider progressive community. TBI's High Holy Days website and resource centre:

To activate your reciprocal virtual ticket, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and a letter from your home congregation as soon as possible.
Otherwise, you're welcome to support TBI and purchase a High Holy Days online subscription tbi.shulcloud.com/hhdsubscription 
Temple David
Perth, WA
Temple David is in the fortunate position of being able to have real services in our beautiful sanctuary, complete with Choir. There are no restrictions on numbers; we can even have our traditional Rosh HaShana lunch. The downside to this Covid-free good fortune is that, despite valiant and persistent attempts, we could not get permission for Rabbi Esther Jilovsky to enter WA. She is still our HHD rabbi albeit in rather unusual circumstances, testing our ingenuity and technology. She is working closely with our lay leaders designing services, selecting readings, recording her sermons, and will run some Zoom study sessions. 
Beth Shalom
Auckland, NZ
Our Shabbat and High Holy Day festival services will be  held using Zoom due to the current Covid outbreak here. Please contact our office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for links.
Temple Sinai
Wellington, NZ
We are planning to hold in-person HHD services. Should the situation change, we will offer Zoom; TBC. 
United Jewish Congregation
Hong Kong
We are holding in-person services as well as streaming on Youtube. We welcome non-members in Hong Kong and visitors (via livestream throughout the regions). Pre-registration is required. To learn more and to register go to ujc.org.hk
Jewish Religious Union
Mumbai, India
Services for congregational members will be held on Whatsapp,  with recordings of important prayers i.e. amida, Torah portions etc., which the congregants can listen to at the appropriate slots, The sermons are also recorded. This way each can read the prayers at their own pace.  
United Hebrew Congregation
With the change in Singapore COVID-19 regulations, we can now increase our High Holy Days services capacity to 150 in-person worshippers; Zoom is open to all, for a nominal fee.   Click on these links to learn more and register:
Jewish Community of Taiwan We plan to hold in-person services from Rosh Hashana eve to Ne'ila, including some meals. Taiwanjewishcommunity.org/hh2021 

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