For questions regarding services or service times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the synagogue office at 914-698-2960.
We are excited to again offer options for a diverse array of services, designed to provide opportunities for all congregants! Please note: Space is limited for specific services. 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 Friday, August 5. The following services were developed under the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force:
We are happy to offer in-person adult services that will be held both in the Sanctuary as well as outdoors on the WJC property. We will also have services that will accommodate the needs of families as well as children of all ages. Due to the size, location, and format of some services, we may cap some services. Please register early in order to get the selection and timing of services you wish to attend. Please note: All services in the Sanctuary will be available on the live stream (wjcenter.org/WJClive). No registration is required to participate via the live steam.
SANCTUARY SERVICES (INDOOR)
All services in the Sanctuary will also be available on live stream.
This service will take place in the main Sanctuary and will be led by our clergy as well as some lay leaders. We will conduct the services as presented in our Mahzor Lev Shalem. The Sanctuary Service will begin with P’sukei D’zimra and Shacharit and continue through Musaf. One of our rabbis will deliver the sermon in this service each day.
On Yom Kippur this service will include Kol Nidre on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:00pm; the Yizkor Memorial Service on the morning of the 5th; and the Ne’ilah service at 5:45pm. Mincha on Yom Kippur (October 5) will only take place at the sanctuary service and will be at 4:45pm. Ne’ilah will also be a single service in the sanctuary as we unite as a community, COVID permitting.
PARTICIPATE If you would like to read Torah, please email Cantor Goldberg at CantorECG@wjcenter.org. If you would like to participate in the planning or running of the Sanctuary Services (to have an honor or ushering assignment), please email email@example.com.
STUDY SERVICES (OUTDOOR)
As in previous years, the Study Service will follow the same basic format as the Sanctuary Service and will be lay-led with additional lay participation. On Yom Kippur, this service will include the Yizkor Memorial Service. The Study Service will be led by Seth Schafler, and begins with Torah reading and continues through Musaf. One of our rabbis will deliver the sermon in this service each day.
On Yom Kippur, this service will include Kol Nidre on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:00pm; the Yizkor Memorial Service on the morning of October 5. Ne’ilah services will be in the Sanctuary.
PARTICIPATE If you would like to read Torah or participate in the planning or running of the Study Service, please email Sarene Shanus at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harold Treiber at email@example.com.
Return, Renew, Rejoice
Sunday, September 25, at 5:00pm
Join us for an opportunity to bring in the holidays together with singing accompanied by instruments and spiritual learning. Following the service, join us for dessert to bring in the year with sweetness and end the evening with Mincha/Ma’ariv at 6:30pm.
Tashlich at the Harbor
Monday, September 26, at 5:15pm
Join us at Harbor Island Park on the first day of Rosh Hashanah as we throw bread crumbs into the water to represent the casting off of our sins. We gather as a unified community to hear the call of the shofar. Tashlich will be followed by Mincha/Ma’ariv at the synagogue at 6:30pm.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur
First Seating 9:30 to 10:00am; Second Seating 10:15 to 10:45am
We are excited to offer an engaging outdoor family service led by Rabbi Dalton. This service is ideal for families with children from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Please note: Due to the size, location, and format of the Family Service, space is limited. Please register early in order to get the selection and timing of services you wish to attend.
YOUTH SERVICE & PROGRAMS
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur
10:00am to 12:00pm
Children ages two through 7th grade are invited to join their peers indoors for an age-appropriate program. A 20-minute Early Childhood service will be offered during our scheduled program for ages two to Kindergarten. Children under the age of two accompanied by parents, grandparents, or other grown-up are welcome at any of our Tot services. Children in 1st to 7th grade will participate in a variety of activities throughout their morning including Tefillot, games, and other engaging, interactive fun.
ROSH HASHANAH TORAH FOR TOTS
Monday, September 26, at 4:15pm
Little ones along with grown-ups are invited to join us in one of our outdoor tents to sing, dance, and celebrate the new year together. Following our program, we invite you to join the community for Tashlich at the Harbor. This program is open to the community and to all ECC families.
Childcare is available for children two and younger on Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur. The synagogue hires professional staff to provide this service. In order to staff appropriately, please indicate your childcare needs on the form when registering.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Yom Kippur
11:00am to 12:00pm
WJC Teens join together outdoors for an interactive and thought-provoking program. Teens in 8th through 12th grade will connect with each other through collective games, music, creating and reflecting in chevruta, and taking part in discussion groups. By popular demand, we are excited to welcome back Adeena Bromberg-Seltzer, who successfully led last year’s services.
All services require advance registration on ShulCloud.
This year, registration for Adult Services (Sanctuary and Study Service), ushering, volunteer opportunities, and High Holidays Greetings ($18/each) are on one form and registration for Family Services and Programs are on a separate form.
All service requests must be submitted no later than Friday, August 5. Space is limited for specific services. 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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Both open seating and reserved seats are available in the Sanctuary Service as well as the Study Service.
As part of the registration, you have the opportunity to note any special needs or seating preferences. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Our goal is to inform congregants of their seat assignments by Monday, September 12.
For those who are not comfortable filling out forms online, please call the synagogue office at 914-698-2960. For questions regarding services or service times, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.