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High Holidays 5785: Schedule

Register Now for the High Holidays

We are excited to again offer options for a diverse array of services, designed to provide opportunities for all congregants, and look forward to being joyful together!

Registration for all services and programs, ushering, volunteer opportunities, parking, and High Holidays Greetings are on the same form.

Please note: Several of our services have limitations based on room size and other factors. Please register as early as possible so we can do our best to accommodate all requests. Seating assignments and honors begin as soon as registration closes. We are more likely to confirm your choices if you respond by the due date. All service requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 15. All services in the Sanctuary will also be available on live stream.

After you fill out and submit your form(s), you should see a confirmation screen and receive a confirmation email. If you do not see the screen or receive the email, your registration was not properly processed. Please try again or call the office at 914-698-2960.

Future communications will include seating confirmations as well as additional programming and events.

 

High Holiday Schedule

Wednesday,
October 2

6:15pm: Community Maariv Service (OPEN SEATING)

 

Rosh Hashanah Day 1:
Thursday, October 3

8:30am: Community-Wide Service in the Sanctuary (OPEN SEATING)

9:30am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the  Sanctuary)

9:30am: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)

10:00-11:15am: Family Service (In the Activity Center led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum)

10:45am-12:15pm: Youth Services

11:00am-12:00pm: Teen Program

5:00-6:00pm: Community Tashlich

6:15pm: Community Mincha/Maariv (OPEN SEATING)

 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2:
Friday, October 4

8:30am: Community-Wide Service in the Sanctuary (OPEN SEATING)

9:30am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)

9:30am: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)

10:00-11:15am: Family Service (In the Activity Center, led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum)

10:45am-12:15pm: Youth Services

6:15pm: Community Mincha/Maariv (OPEN SEATING)

Erev Yom Kippur:
Friday, October 11

5:15-8:15pm: Kol Nidre Childcare Games and Activities
Children of all ages are invited to join Emilie Goodrich for supervised improv storytelling, activities, and games during Kol Nidre services. This is a drop off program for children ages 4 and up. Children under 4 are welcome to join with an adult.

5:30pm: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)

6:00pm: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)

 

Yom Kippur:
Saturday, October 12

8:30am: Community-Wide Service in the Sanctuary (OPEN SEATING)

10:00am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)

10:00am: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)

10:00-11:15am: Family Service (In the Activity Center, led by Rabbi Dalton and Matt Baum)

11:00am-12:30pm: Youth Services

11:00am-12:00pm: Teen Program

2:00-3:00 pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Arnowitz

3:00-3:45 pm: Mindfulness Meditation with Cheryl Brause

3:45-5:00pm: Community Mincha (OPEN SEATING)

5:00-5:30pm: Community Yizkor Service In addition to our regular Yizkor Memorial service as part of the morning services, we are again offering a stand-alone Yizkor service at 5:00pm. The service will include all the elements of the Yizkor service and a Yizkor talk delivered by Rabbi Arnowitz.

5:00-7:00pm: Childcare and Havdallah Procession
New this year! Childcare will be available during the Neilah service starting at 5:00pm. This will include supervised play for children 4 and up. Children  under 4 are welcome to join with an adult. Following Neilah services children will join in a fun, light-filled procession into the sanctuary for a meaningful havdalah service.

5:30pm: Neilah Combined Service in the Sanctuary

7:01pm: Fast Ends/Maariv

7:15-8:45pm: Break Fast
New this year! Linger after services finish and enjoy a community break fast. Grab and go or stay and shmooze. A perfect way for all WJC members to rejoice and connect with our incredible community after a meaningful day. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and let WJC handle the clean-up after the holiday.

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