2018/5779 High Holidays

Hinei Mah Tov Umanayim Shevet Achim Gam Yachad
הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב וּמַה נָּעִים שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד
HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS WHEN WE SIT TOGETHER

Main Sanctuary Service: led by Rabbi Rachel Ain and Cantor Dov Keren with the Shirah Choir under the direction of Richad Slade. This service is available only to Synagogue members and their immediate families. Assigned seating. Click here for the seat price schedule.


High Holidays Parallel Service in the Sassower-Schneider Auditorium led by Rabbi Irving Spielman and Cantor Marshall Wise with the Shirah Quartet. Available to Synagogue members and non-members. Our High Holiday Parallel Services are sold out.


Young Professional Services held at PS 59 (56th street between 2nd & 3rd avenues) led by Rabbi Dave Levy. Tickets are available for people in their 20’s & 30’s. Our Young Professional services are sold out.


Children’s High Holy Day Programs

  1. Tot Service (birth – 3 yrs old) Parent(s) attendance required:
    Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Yom Kippur: 9:00 am – 9:45 am
    Rosh Hashanah Day 2:                             10:00 am – 10:45 am (combined with Family Service)
  2. Family Service (4 – 6 yrs old) Parent(s) attendance required:
    Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Yom Kippur: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
    Rosh Hashanah Day 2:                            10:00 am – 10:45 am
  3. Children’s Program (grades K – 6): Children will be divided into same-grade groups and rotate between holiday activity rooms.
    Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2:          11:00 am – 1:15 pm
    Yom Kippur:                                   11:00 am – end of Yizkor
  4. Teen Program (grades 7 – 12):
    Rosh Hashanah Day 1, 2 & Yom Kippur 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

NOTE: Professional baby-sitters will be available to ticket-holders during all morning services from 10:30 am until the service concludes.


SCHEDULE of SERVICES

SELICHOT
Saturday, September 1
ISRAELI FILM SCREENING (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) & SELICHOT SERVICE
Join us as we open the gates for the High Holiday season and begin reflecting on our own past and dreaming about our future. An inspiring film Facing the Wind, the story of a young teenager whose life was diverted from its course and who tries to find a way to make his dreams come true, will be presented to put us in the right mood. The Selichot Service will be led by Rabbi Ain, Cantor Keren
& the Shirah Choir, conducted by Richard Slade.
7:30 pm: Dessert Reception, 8 pm: Film
Service follows at approximately 9:30 pm

ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 9
Evening Service 6:15 pm

ROSH HASHANAH (First Day)
Monday, September 10
Morning Service 8:30 am
• Tot Rosh Hashanah 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 – 1:15 pm
• Teen Program: 7 – 12th grade 11 am – 1 pm
• Young Professionals Service 11 am – 1 pm**
• Tashlich Service (E. 55th Street & East River) 5 – 5:30 pm
• Minchah/Ma’ariv Service 5:45 pm

ROSH HASHANAH (Second Day)
Tuesday, September 11
Morning Service 8:30 am
• Family Service: (birth – 6 yrs.) 10 – 10:45 am
• Children’s Program: K – 6th grade 11 am – 1:15 pm
• Teen Program: 7 – 12th grade 11 am – 1 pm
• Young Professionals Service 11 am – 1 pm**
• Minchah/Ma’ariv Service 5:45 pm

YOM KIPPUR
KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Young Professionals Service 6:30 pm**

Wednesday, September 19
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 – 1:15 pm
• Teen Program: 7 – 12th grade 11 am – 1 pm
• Young Professionals Service 10:30 am – 1pm**
• Yizkor Service approximately Noon
• Musaf Service 1 pm
Community Yizkor Service: 3:30 pm

• Recess 3:00 – 4:15 pm
• Minchah Service 4:30 – 5:45 pm
• Neilah/ Ma’ariv/ Havdallah Services 5:45 pm
• Blowing of the Shofar 7:36 pm

We begin and conclude these holy days as one community, as the Auditorium Parallel Service and Young Professionals Service congregation join with the Main Sanctuary Service congregants in the SPS Main Sanctuary for Rosh Hashanah Evening (September 9 & 10) and Yom Kippur Concluding (Neilah) Services September 19.

**Services are held at PS 59 (56th street between 2nd & 3rd avenues)


COOPERATION
Seats in the Main Sanctuary are assigned. To avoid embarrassment, please occupy your designated seat(s).
Please do not engage in unnecessary conversation. It is distracting to those conducting the service and to your neighbors.
1. The Synagogue provides prayer books, prayer shawls and head coverings.
2. Services will follow the time schedule printed on the back of your ticket.
3. Doors will be closed during the Rabbi’s sermons.

SECURITY
The Synagogue leaders have taken prudent measures to protect our congregants. Please note:
1. Tickets must be shown before entering the building and at the entrance to each service.
2. Trained security operatives, will be at the entrance door of the Synagogue building during the Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Services.
3. Limit the items you carry with you to the Synagogue.
4. Time your arrival at the Synagogue (especially on Kol Nidre) to allow for the delay that may be caused by these security procedures.


Reminder: The entire community joins together in the sanctuary for the Mincha, Ma’ariv, 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. If you are not in your assigned seat by 5:30pm, it is possible that someone else will be in it. Given that the entire service is standing, 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.