Come Home to Congregation Emeth for the High Holy Days

High Holy Days with Congregation Emeth

As your Jewish home and family in the South Valley, we welcome all to join us as together we celebrate and observe these special Holy days. We offer a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are grateful to be able to gather together in our sanctuary this year, and we encourage you to join us in person!  Most of the events will also be available to be streamed online. Please see the schedule below for a list of dates and times. 

Joining Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz to lead our High Holy Day services will be Cantor Richard Schwartz along with accompanist Chip Colvin.

Cantor Richard Schwartz has passionately served Jewish communities and individuals as a spiritual leader, cantor, and Jewish educator for over thirty years. Recognized by many as a
dynamic and soulful worship leader, life-cycle officiant, B’nai Mitzvah mentor, teacher of Torah, choral director, songwriter, performer, composer, and arranger, Cantor Schwartz strives to
inspire people of all ages to know God through prayer, words, action, and song.

A new transplant to the Bay Area, Chip Colvin recently took the position of resident Music Director at Backyard Kid’s Theater in Marin. He is thrilled to be back living on the west coast! Chip earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance with minors in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance at a small liberal arts college in Houston, TX. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Keyboard Collaborative Arts. Chip has had a wide-ranging career as a pianist, conductor, teacher, and music director. He is grateful to be given the opportunity to share the HHD’s with Congregation Emeth!

Access to all of the High Holy Day events and services are included in Emeth membership.  Non-members please RSVP  to our membership director,, so you can find out how to attend in person or online, including donations or cost of attendance. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you.

Donations can be made through the “Donate” button below, or by sending a check to:

Congregation Emeth
17835 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

If you are currently a member of Emeth
, you will receive additional information for the services by email.

We look forward to sharing wonderful and meaningful High Holy Days together!

Come home to Congregation Emeth!


Friday, September 15

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah – Family Service5:00 PM
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Services7:30 PM

Saturday, September 16

  • Rosh Hashanah, 10:00 AM
  • followed by bring-your-own picnic lunch (1:30) and Tashlich (3pm) at Anderson Lake County Park

Sunday, September 17

  • Build the Sukkah, 10:00 AM

Sunday, September 24

  • Kol Nidre7:30 PM

Monday, September 25

  • Yom Kippur10:00 AM Morning Services
  • Yom Kippur Adult Learning3:30 PM
  • Yom Kippur Yizkor Service4:30 PM Yizkor
  • Yom Kippur Concluding Services5:00 PM Mincha and N’eila


If you would like to join services by zoom, you may wish to purchase a Machzor.


8/15/23 ES