High Holy Days
l’SHANAH TOVAH 2022/5783!
Reawaken your spirit for the High Holy Days with services and programming that will elevate your soul, bring you closer to God, and set the tone to gain perspective for renewal in the coming year. Our Rabbis’ and Cantors’ inspirational and eloquent presence is infused with the warmth and drama of the beautiful music of the Holy Days.
Selichot | Saturday, September 17
8:15-8:30pm • Dessert Reception & Wine
8:30-9:30pm • The Positive Power of Forgiving | In-person & virtual
9:30-10:30pm • Service of Forgiveness | In-person & virtual
SERVICE INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS
While the exciting and dramatic renovation of the Temple Israel building continues, the Main Sanctuary will be closed for this High Holy Days season. Therefore, Temple Israel will be hosting our elegant and inspirational High Holy Days services outside on 75th Street. These outdoor services will be similar to those held in 2021; as then, services will also be available virtually.
All Erev Rosh Hashanah Services will be held at Temple Israel.
In the event of inclement weather…
Members with Sanctuary seats will attend services at All Souls on Lexington Avenue and 80th Street (capacity is limited). The recently renovated multifaith worship space will serve as a beautiful backdrop for our High Holy Days Services without compromising the Temple Israel traditions and values. View the All Souls worship space here.
Members with Ballroom seating and members with children enrolled in youth programming (H2D or Yom Tov Tots) will attend services in the Temple Israel Ballroom. The Ballroom services will emulate the services at All Souls. It is a priority of the TI clergy and staff to make sure all members have a memorable High Holy Day experience.
Inclement weather plans will be shared via email and text 48 hours before each service.
Registration & TICKETS
Emails will be sent to members in good standing in the next two weeks. Registration is required to attend services. All High Holy Days services will be available via livestream. Please email Membership Coordinator, Sarah Steingold with any questions email@example.com.
This year all tickets will be digital. If you need assistance with electronic tickets, please contact Jack Knuettel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of guest seats are available for purchase by Temple Israel members for family & friends on a first come first serve basis.
$475 (Both Holidays), $325 (Rosh Hashanah only), $325 (Yom Kippur only)
Purchase guest tickets here.
Available for purchase by Non-Members – availability is limited. Electronic tickets will be emailed to you when payment is complete.
$750 (Both Holidays), $500 (Rosh Hashanah only), $500 (Yom Kippur only)
$180/Family for Rockin’ Family Service (Both Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)
Location of Non-Member seats cannot be guaranteed. Non-Members may apply their ticket purchase amount towards their membership dues for the 2022-23 year if they join after the High Holy Days. Tickets are available for purchase by Non-Members for a maximum of three years. Tickets are neither refundable not transferable.
Purchase non-member tickets here.
NYConnect (20s/30s group)
NYConnect is Temple Israel’s group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. It holds monthly programs and services during the year. Come join NYConnect for the High Holy Days to meet other dynamic Jews in New York City. In addition to services join us at Appletinis & Appetizers on Monday, September 26 at 8pm. For further information about the group or to share your contact information, contact Rabbi Alexis Pinsky at email@example.com.
Purchase NYConnect Tickets here.
High Holy Days Rockin’ Family Eve Services
For families with children Grades K-5.
These intergenerational and interactive services, led by Rabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman and our Musical Artist-in-Residence, Sheldon Low, and guests, are geared towards families with children in Grades K-5. These special evening services are designed to engage the whole family with music that introduces your children to the High Holy Days, using a child friendly Mahzor (Prayerbook), as well as stories with themes and messages that will engage your family in meaningful discussion.
Tickets are included with membership, but reservations are required for these High Holy Day Rockin’ Family Services.
Tickets are available for purchase by Non-Members.
For families with children ages 2-5.
Join our Rabbis, Cantors & song leader Molly Rose Hoenig for our exciting, interactive Tot Services. We invite all our families with young children, ages 2-5 (Pre-K) to join in these joyful and creative experiences on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These services will be held outdoors on 75th Street, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, services will be virtual only.
Yom Tov Tots
For children ages 2 – 5 (through pre-K)
We offer age-appropriate holiday programming for preschool aged children while their parents are in services. Join us for crafts, music, story time, snack, and holiday-themed play! Please note that registration is required, we will not be able to take walk-ins. Held in ECLC facility on the 4th floor.
H2D Project: Interactive – Dynamic – Inspiring
For children Grades K-5 (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Mornings)
Age-appropriate and celebratory programming for children while parents attend adult services. Children and teens in Grades K-5 join in discussions, create artwork, games and programs that help them delve into the themes of the season. In addition, they participate in a half-hour children’s age-appropriate service within their individual grades led by Rabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman & Rabbi Alexis Pinsky.
Parents of children in H2D must attended services at Temple Israel.
Pre-registration required. Registration for Yom Tov Tots & H2D will be available soon.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We are continuously following developments in the pandemic and may make necessary adjustments to the schedule and safety protocols as we get closer to the holidays. We appreciate your understanding.
Updated August 15, 2022
Temple Israel’s COVID-19 decision-making is led by the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh—saving a life. We follow guidance from the federal, state, and city agencies in consultation with our Board of Trustees and COVID-19 Task Force.
Temple Israel will continue to require vaccination for the High Holy Days. You will be asked to show proof of vaccine when you arrive. Vaccinations are required for ages 5 and up.
Masking is encouraged but not required. We are closely watching the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will update our community with any changes to the masking policy ahead of the High Holy Days. We do encourage mask-wearing as masks are a proven method to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone with any cold or flu-like symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 should opt for our virtual services. We are grateful for a community that uplifts our commitment to pikuach nefesh (preservation of life) and understands that we remain meaningfully connected whether worshipping in person or virtually.
Book of Remembrance
We invite you to honor the memory of your loved ones by listing their names in our annual Book of Remembrance. In addition to the names of loved ones, the Book lists those whose are consecrated on memorial plaques, seats, windows, and our congregation’s ritual items. Entries must be received no later than Friday, September 23. Submit here.
STREAMING SERVICES & PRAYERBOOKS
All High Holy Days services will be available via livestream and can be viewed here.
Digital copies of the High Holy Days Prayerbooks will be available to download here. (coming soon)
We are here to help you in every way we can. Feel free to call or email us.
Membership, Guest, Non-Member & Reciprocal Tickets
firstname.lastname@example.org – 212-249-5000
Main Floor Seating & Book of Remembrance
Eugenia Edwards – email@example.com – 646-292-9466
H2D (Children) & Teen Programing, Grades K-5
firstname.lastname@example.org – 212-249-5002
Yom Tov Tots (ages 2-5, Pre-K)