High Holy Days in Woodstock

High Holy Days at WJC

Everyone is Welcome

I hope you will join me in welcoming the New Year with open arms, clear eyes and courageous hearts, and we will support one another to live and act in alignment with our highest values as we enter the New Year. — Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

More properly known as the Yamim Noraim “Days of Awe” these are the holidays of Rosh Hashanah (“New Year”) and Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”). In 2020 Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish year 5780. For more information read Rabbi Jonathan’s Preparing for Joy. Or his teshuvah lexicon about spiritual preparation for the High Holy Days.

DOWNLOAD our FAQ for High Holy Days at WJC.


For security purposes, everyone attending the High Holy Days needs to register. You can register in advance (preferable), or on-site during the High Holy Days.

Donations are appreciated; they keep our doors open to everyone.

LINK for Online Registration

If you don’t wish to register online, or if you’re donating less than $36, please download a registration form and return by email, fax, or (snail) mail.

Email – to info@wjchshul.org, please use the subject line “High Holy Days”
Fax – to 845-679-6904
Mail (snail) – to 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498

DOWNLOAD Registration Form for Supporters and first-time attendees
DOWNLOAD Registration Form for Members


There is only space for members with parking passes in the on-site lot. Exceptions: the lot is open to all on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur after 2:30 pm. Shuttle buses run continuously from two different off-site lots starting 1 hour before each service until the end of all scheduled services and Kiddush, except on Yom Kippur. After 2:30 pm on Yom Kippur, all cars can park on site. Full off-site parking info.


The WJC High Holy Day experience is only successful due to lots of volunteer time and energy.
Please volunteer where you can. Sign up HERE, or email Gwen Tapper


The annual Book of Remembrance is our way of keeping alive the memories of those we love and miss. It is distributed on Yom Kippur for the Yizkor Service and is used throughout the year as we remember our loved ones. To have the names of your loved ones included in this book, please fill out THIS FORM, no later than September 6th. You can also DOWNLOAD THE FORM and send/drop off to the synagogue office.


Order your High Holidays Wine and Juice through the WJC! Kedem Winery donates a portion of the price of all wine and juice ordered through the WJC back to the shul.
CLICK HERE to view and download the order form. Return it to us with your check by August 24th.


Each year, our youth group organizes a food drive during the High Holy Days to benefit the Family of Woodstock food pantry. Bags will be made available during Rosh Hashanah services for you to take home. Please fill a bag with unexpired, non-perishable items in plastic or cans (no glass, please), and return it to us on Yom Kippur. CLICK HERE for a list of suggested items to donate.