Stream High Holy Day Services

L’shanah tovah! With the Jewish High Holy Days starting Sunday night, The Savvy Screener presents a viewing guide to relevant online content.

jltvlogohorJewish Life Television (JLTV), aka “America’s Chosen Network,” will live-stream Rosh Hashanah services from New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and Yom Kippur services from the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts. The schedule follows, with all services (and indeed, JLTV’s entire schedule) available free at

Rosh Hashanah 

Sunday, Oct. 2 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET)

Monday, Oct. 3 (10 am -1 pm)

Tuesday, Oct. 4 (10 am -1 pm)

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (6 pm and 9 pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (9 am and noon)

If that sounds like tedious doses of adult atonement, keep in mind that such Hollywood stars as Sela Ward and Edward James Olmos are set to appear at the Beverly Hills services, and last year’s 92nd Street Y services featured musical fare like this:

logo-non-profit-and-descriptionAnother channel, the Jewish Broadcasting Service (formerly Shalom TV), will air live services from New York’s Central Synagogue Sunday night from 8 pm to 10 pm. You can watch them (and, again all of the JBS schedule) at or on Roku. In addition, Central Synagogue’s services on all of this year’s High Holiday dates will stream live on its own web site. Here’s Angela Buchdahl, then the synagogue’s rabbi and now its cantor, from Rosh Hashanah 2013:

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-4-40-46-pmMeanwhile, Shaboom!a Jewish-themed cartoon series for pre-schoolersplans to premiere a new High Holidays episode called “Saying I’m Sorry (Slicha)” on Wednesday, October 5. You can find it – and nine previous Shaboom! cartoons — at Each episode features the “magical sparks” Gabi & Rafael who work to “fix the world” while focusing on a specific Jewish value. There’s also an accompanying parents’ video for each show.




About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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