Welcome to High Holy Days 2017

eitz or yom kippur 2010 008 - Copy We are pleased that Rabbi Fern Feldman will carry us on this final leg of the Holy Days journey through the gates of Yom Kippur. Rabbi Fern is a longtime friend of Eitz Or, newly returned to Seattle, who brings a depth of spiritual leadership and kavannah/intention to our service.

She will be joined on the bimah this year with these holy music makers and service leaders–Sam Kates Goldman, Mae Kessler, Meg Savlov, Rebekka Goldsmith, and Zann Jacobrown. Other members contribute throughout Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services through poetry readings, shofar blowing, leading Tashlich, facilitating a healing service, and by volunteering behind the scenes.


University Unitarian Church Social Hall located at 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle.

The full complement of High Holy Day Services are offered including:

  • Selichot
  • Rosh Hashana (Erev and daytime)
  • Tashlich service at Matthews Beach (please note this change from our usual location)
  • Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur (includes (a healing service, Yizkor, Neilah, and break-the-fast potluck
  • Sukkot

Dates and Times

All High Holiday activities are at the UUC, 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle unless otherwise noted.

Sat, Sept 16, Selichot, 7:15pm (more info)

Wed, Sept 20, Erev Rosh Hashana, 6:45pm (personal candlelighting) 7:00pm – 9pm (services)

Thurs, Sept 21, Rosh Hashana, 10am-12:30pm followed by a potluck lunch

Thurs, Sept 21, Tashlich, 4:00pm-5:00pm held at Mathews Beach

Friday, Sept 29th, Kol Nidre, 6:30pm (personal candlelighting) 7:00pm – 9:30pm (services)

Sat, Sept 30th Yom Kippur, Starts at 10am (click here for more information about the day and the break-fast)

Sat, Oct 7th, Sukkot, 10:30am- 2pm including a potluck lunch


Ticket Prices

You can pay for tickets by:

  • sending payment and the information on the completed Ticket Prices Form: Congregation Eitz Or, PO Box 15480, Seattle, WA 98115 no later than September 28, 2016 (click here to download PDF of form:  EO HHD Ticket Form 2017 final]
  • paying online: Purchase tickets online using Paypal no later than 2 days before each High Holy Day service by choosing from options below and then click “Add to Cart.”
  • paying at the door


-Number of tickets you are purchasing

-Type of package(s) (see below)

-Your name, address, phone, and email


Member Prices

Adult All Service Package – $140

Adult Single Service – $50

Youth All Service Package  (11-18) $60

Youth Single Service – $20

Fixed Income All Service Package – $75

Fixed Income Single Service – $20

Member Prices – High Holidays

Non-Member Prices

Adult All Service Package – $215

Newcomer Package – $175

Adult Single Service – $75

Youth All Service Package  (11-18) $90

Youth Single Service – $30

Fixed Income All Service Package – $90

Fixed Income Single Service – $30

Non-Member Prices – High Holidays

No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.

Special Customs at Eitz Or

Wearing White on Yom Kippur

White is a symbol of purity and repentance and is also reminiscent of angels. It is Eitz Or’s minhag or custom to wear white on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.

Al Cheyt Cards

Each year members and non-members are asked to submit Al Cheyt cards; you can write four ways that you have missed the mark including self, connections and  community, and earth and nature. You can pick the cards up at services or you can print them off from here and turn them in on Yom Kippur. These cards are read anonymously on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur and help make our services more meaningful.


Al Cheyt cards