Please note: After 2:00 pm on erev Yom Kippur, this webpage will not be monitored for the remainder of the holiday. If you choose to buy last-minute tickets, once your transaction is processed the confirmation page will provide you with the location of services. Please be ready to print it out or write down the address.
Welcome to Prager High Holidays!
This is the registration site for 2015 High Holiday Services with Dennis Prager. Services are non-denominational and people of every background are welcome.
This year Rosh Hashanah is Sept. 13-14 and Yom Kippur is Sept. 22-23.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held in South Pasadena.(The venue is a chuch with wooden pews, so for your comfort -- especially during the long Yom Kippur service -- we recommend you bring along a cushion to sit on.)
Dennis will be leading four services:
1. The first evening of Rosh Hashanah (Sunday, September 13)
2. The first day of Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 14)
3. The eve of Yom Kippur -- Kol Nidre (Tuesday night, September 22)
4. The day of Yom Kippur (Wednesday all day, September 23).
(Please note: We sometimes receive requests to purchase tickets for only the evening or only the day service for one or the other holiday. We regret that we are unable to accommodate such requests because we are obligated to pay the expenses for both the evening and day service. Thank you for your understanding.)
(Please note: There will be no services on the second evening and second day of Rosh Hashanah.)
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (but note that sunset is at 6:49 pm and the traditional fast begins at 6:31 pm)
Yom Kippur morning/day service: 11:30 am – 6:48 pm.
Those of you who have been with us in the past know that Dennis remains at services all day on Yom Kippur. In the afternoon during the two-three hour break he is available to talk with you and answer questions about God, faith, religion, Judaism, life – anything except politics. (Dennis's statement on this: "I feel strongly that the High Holy Days not be used as a forum for political advocacy.")
Once you are registered, you will receive details such as the address of the venue for the services, the times, and other information.
The prices are as follows (prices include valet parking service & tip - no money will be required from you upon arrival or departure for parking):
$200 per person for Rosh Hashanah only
$200 per person for Yom Kippur only
$275 per person for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Half the above prices for the first minor child accompanied by an adult;
All additional children under 18 accompanied by an adult are free (this is to encourage people to bring their children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbor’s kids).
$85 flat rate for college students (whether they come for one or all four services).
Please note: Because the venue parking is limited, we have contracted with a valet parking service, which, as noted above, is included in the price of the tickets.
It is our goal that these services wil be among the most meaningful of your life. Dennis will be explaining or commenting on almost all prayers and speaking about God, life, and our personal situations. Cantor Michael Freed, along with a small choir and instrumental accompaniment, will lead us in song and prayer.