Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova from Rabbi Ain

Shana Tova! It was so wonderful seeing so many of you last week for Rosh Hashanah and I am looking forward to seeing you again this evening and throughout the day tomorrow as our community comes together to observe Yom Kippur. If you are interested, CLICK HERE for the video and text of the three sermons that I delivered last week.

If you still need tickets, please call the synagogue office asap at 212-593-3300. If you would like to sign up for the Young Professionals’ service, please CLICK HERE


Key: * No ticket required    ** Separate Ticket required – PS 59 (East 56th St.)
Friday, September 29, 6:15 pm
Young Professionals Service 6:15 pm**
Saturday, September 30
Morning Service 9:30 am
  • Tot Yom Kippur Service (birth – 3 yrs,) 9 – 9:45 am *
  • Family Service: (4 – 6 yrs.) 10 – 10:45 am *
  • Children’s Program: K – 6th grade 11 am – end of Yizkor *
  • Teen Program: 7 – 12th grade 11 am – 1 pm*
  • Young Professionals Service 10:30 am – 1pm**
  • Yizkor Service approximately Noon
  • Musaf Service 1 pm
  • Recess 3:00 – 4:15 pm
  • Community Yizkor Service for Non-Ticket Holders 3:30 pm
  • Minchah Service 4:30 – 5:45 pm
  • Neilah/ Ma’ariv/ Havdallah Services 5:45 pm
  • Blowing of the Shofar 7:22 pm
Baby-sitting available Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur 10:30 am – 1:15 pm.
As a reminder: The entire community joins together in the sanctuary and mezzanine for the Mincha, Maariv, and Neilah service at the end of Yom Kippur. We recognize that there are people who have assigned seats and there are people who are there without assigned seats. We do our best to designate which seats are reserved with signs left on the seats (or in the pews in front of them). There is always a chance that someone will be in someone’s seat, accidentally. Given that the entire service is standing and that during the service there is an opportunity to go up to the ark, we ask for everyone’s patience, flexibility, and cooperation as we celebrate our entire community together, at the end of the holiest day in the Jewish year
I am so excited for the year ahead. May 5778 be a year of health, happiness, and blessing to you and your families.

And as you look ahead….SUKKOT STARTS THIS COMING WEEK:
Wednesday, October 4 following Evening Services at 6:15 pm
Enjoy the company of old friends and make new ones
Member: $40, Guest: $45, Child(ren) under 10: $15
Advance reservations required 212-593-3300 or
Thursday October 5, Services 9:15 am & 5:45 pm

Friday October 6, Morning Service 9:15 am
Evening Service 6:15 pm followed by
Complimentary for families, Guests: $18 per adult, $10 per child 6-12
Reservations requested: call Lesley Goldenberg 212-593-3300 ext. 101 or

TOT SUKKOT, Sunday October 8, 10:00 am
Dance, Sing, Eat and Decorate in our beautiful rooftop Sukkah! All families including parents, grandparents and friends are invited.
Complimentary Admission

LILITH MAGAZINE LAUNCH, Tuesday October 10th5-6:30 pm
Join us in the Sutton Place Synagogue’s Sukkah to toast the new fall issue of Lilith magazineindependent, Jewish & frankly feminist–with its cover story on “The Paradoxes of Power, Female Edition.” Hot-off-the-press copies will be the party favors, and you’ll meet Lilith editors, writers, and readers. Admission is FREE to Lilith subscribers and Sutton Place Synagogue members.  Subscribe now and get in free:

HOSHANAH RABBAH, Wednesday October 11, Service 7:30 am
SHEMINI ATZERET, Wednesday October 11, Service 5:45 pm
Thursday October 12, Service 9:15 am, Yizkor Service 11:15 am

SIMCHAT TORAH, Thursday October 12, 5:45 pm
Dance with the Torah! Bring the whole family for this joyous event as we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Fun for all ages, tots – seniors
Friday October 13, 9:15 am
Gala fun-filled Torah Celebration of Leadership honoring Kallat Torah Gabrielle Alper and Hatan Bereshit Jeffrey Jacob. Kiddush Luncheon Follows

There are many classes, programs, and speakers coming up. Don’t forget to look at the 2017-2018 program guide while you are at SPS this weekend. If you aren’t here for Yom Kippur make sure to come by and get a copy!
May you have an easy and meaningful fast,
Rabbi Ain