High Holy Days Online

(Pictured above: Central Synagogue in New York City)

L’shanah tovah! With the Jewish High Holy Days starting tonight, The Savvy Screener presents a viewing guide to online observances.

Jewish Life Television (JLTV) will live-stream services from the 92nd St. Y in New York City, the Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts. The schedule follows, with all services (and indeed, JLTV’s entire schedule) available free at jltv.tv/watchjltv.php.

Rosh Hashanah 

Wednesday, Sept. 20 (6:30–8:30 pm ET, from the 92nd Street Y)

Thursday, Sept. 21 (10 am-noon, from the 92nd Street Y; 3:15-5 pm from the Steven S.Wise Temple)

Friday, Sept. 22  (10 am-noon, from the 92nd Street Y)

Yom Kippur

Friday, Sept. 29 (8:30-11 pm, from the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts)

Saturday, Sept. 30 (10 am-noon, from the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts)

If all of that sounds like tedious doses of adult atonement, keep in mind that Hollywood stars have been known to participate at the Beverly Hills services, and the 92nd Street Y services have featured musical fare like this:

Another channel, the Jewish Broadcasting Service, will air live Rosh Hashanah services from New York’s Central Synagogue tonight from 8-10 pm. You can watch them (and, again, all of the JBS schedule) at jbstv.org/watch-live 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 cantor and now its rabbi, from Rosh Hashanah 2013:

(Note: This is an updated version of an article that originally ran a year ago.)


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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