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High Holidays 5784 Services & Events

Friday, September 8

5:15pm: Joyful Together Family Shabbat Dinner An early seating of dinner for those with early bedtimes. $18.00 per adult, $10.00 per child, $60 per family (max).  RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/rhythm-ruach-september-8-2023
6:00pm: Joyful Together Rhythm & Ruach We enter Shabbat with joyous non-stop dancing and song. Wear comfortable shoes and lose yourself in the joy of Shabbat as we enter the High Holiday season.
7:30pm: Community Shabbat Dinner $18.00 per adult, $10.00 per child, $60 per family (max). RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/rhythm-ruach-september-8-2023

Saturday, September 9

8:30pm: Selichot Service Our evening begins with a Havdalah and Learning Session. The Selichot Service begins at 9:30pm. Members of several local congregations join together for a musical Selichot service featuring clergy from all the congregations. Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale: 475 W 250th St, Bronx, NY 10471

Friday, September 15

6:45pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Saturday, September 16

8:30am: Start the holiday with a community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary  Open Seating
9:30am: Adult Service Clergy-led service in the Main Sanctuary
9:30am: Study Service In the Activity Center and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with lay participation
10:00am: Family Service In the Tent in the Lower Level Parking Lot, led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum
10:45am: Youth Services
11:00am: Teen Program
6:45pm: Mincha/Shiur/Maariv

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Sunday, September 17

8:30am: Start the holiday with a community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary Open Seating
9:30am: Adult Service Clergy-led service in the Main Sanctuary
9:30am: Study Service In the Activity Center and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with lay participation
10:00am: Family Service In the Tent in the Lower Level Parking Lot, led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum
10:45am: Youth Services
4:00pm: Torah for Tots
5:15pm: Tashlich at the Harbor
6:45pm: Mincha/Shiur/Maariv

Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 24

10:00am: Community Cemetery Visit During the period around the High Holidays, it is customary to visit the graves of loved ones. Join Rabbi Arnowitz as he leads a few simple prayers and reflections and we then do personal visits. We will begin at the WJC chapel building. Please bring stones to place on the monuments of loved ones. WJC section, Glenville Cemetery, 99 Memory Lane, Greenwich, CT
6:00pm: Adult Service Clergy-led service in the Main Sanctuary
6:30pm: Study Service In the Activity Center and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with lay participation
5:45pm: Kol Nidre for Kids with The Bible Players Drop your children (ages 4-12) off in the Youth Lounge, for a supervised show with The Bible Players, who will be hosting some holiday fun, improv activities, and games. RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/Kol-Nidre-Kids-Drop-Off-Program

Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25

8:30am: Start the holiday with a community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary Open Seating
10:30am: Adult Service Clergy-led service in the Main Sanctuary
10:30am: Study Service In the Activity Center and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with lay participation
10:00am: Family Service In the Tent in the Lower Level Parking Lot, led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum
11:00am: Youth Services
11:00am: Teen Program
2:15pm: Yom Kippur Shiur Join Rabbi Dalton for a study session based on the themes and texts of Yom Kippur.
3:15pm: Yom Kippur Mindfulness with Cheryl Brause Mindfulness instructor and WJC member Cheryl Brause leads a Yom Kippur-themed session as we approach the final hours of the day.
4:15pm: Community Yizkor Service In addition to our regular Yizkor Memorial service as part of the morning services, we are offering a stand-alone Yizkor service. The service will include all the elements of the service and a Yizkor talk delivered by Rabbi Arnowitz.
4:45pm: Mincha Service in the Main Sanctuary Open Seating
6:00pm: Neilah Service in the Main Sanctuary Open Seating

Wednesday, September 27

3:45pm: Sukkah Decoration Party WJC children along with a grown-up are invited to come decorate the WJC Sukkah. A light snack will also be provided.
RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/WJC-Sukkah-Decorating-ECC-RS

Erev Sukkot: Friday, September 29

5:30pm: ECC Community Shabbat Service
6:00pm: Community Shabbat Dinner $18.00 per adult, $10.00 per child, $60 per family (max). RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/rhythm-ruach-september-29-2023
7:30pm: Rhythm and Ruach

Sukkot I: Saturday, September 30

9:15am: Shabbat Morning Services
11:00am: Torah for Tots
11:00am: Youth Services
6:15pm: Congregation Mincha

Sukkot II: Sunday, October 1

9:15am: Shacharit Services
11:00am: Torah for Tots
11:00am: Youth Services
12:00pm: Sukkah Hop Kiddush/Lunch
6:15pm: Congregational Mincha & Havdalah

Sukkot III: Monday, October 2

6:45am: Minyan
5:00pm: New Member Party in the Sukkah
7:30pm: Minyan
7:45pm: Sisterhood Sukkot Sip + Dip Celebrate Sukkot with an upscale Sisterhood Soirée! Wine & olive oil tastings from Israel, music and great company.
RSVP at thewjcsisterhood@gmail.com

Sukkot IV: Tuesday, October 3

6:45am: Minyan
4:00pm: PJ Library Story Time in the Sukkah Little ones along with a grown up are invited for a special Sukkot PJ Library Story Time with Eileen in the WJC Sukkah. Join us to hear your favorite PJ Library stories along with a yummy Sukkot snack. RSVP at educdir@wjcenter.org
7:30pm: Minyan
7:45pm: Nosh & Scotch in the Sukkah

Sukkot V: Wednesday, October 4

6:45am: Minyan
6:00pm: Pizza in the Sukkah Children in Kindergarten – 6th grade are invited to join together for pizza and games in the Sukkah. $12 per child RSVP at https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/Sukkah-Dinner-K-6-Oct-4
8:00pm: ECC Parent Cocktail in the Sukkah

Sukkot VI: Thursday, October 5

6:45am: Minyan
9:30am: Shabbat ShaJam with Tkiya Join friends at WJC for a music and movement Shabbat experience. Open to children birth through preschool age along with their grown up.
7:30pm: Minyan
7:45pm: Israeli Dancing
7:45pm: 7th Grade Parent Cocktail Party in the Sukkah

Sukkot VII: Friday, October 6

6:45am: Minyan
6:15pm: Friday Evening and Erev Shemini Atzeret Services

Shmini Atzeret: Saturday, October 7

9:15am: Shabbat Morning Services
11:00am: Torah for Tots
11:00am: Youth Services
5:30pm: Family Simchat Torah Celebration
7:00pm: Community Hakafot

Simchat Torah: Sunday, October 8

9:15am: Simchat Torah Shacharit
11:00am: Torah for Tots
11:00am: Youth Services
6:00pm: Congregational Mincha & Havdalah
7:30pm: Minyan

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