High Holy Days

l’SHANAH TOVAH 2023/5784!

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. 

2023|5784 Schedule

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre | Sunday, September 24

6:00-7:00pm • Rockin’ Family Service (Grades K-5)
Main Sanctuary – Unreserved Seating

8:00-10:oopm • Kol Nidre Service
Main Sanctuary Floor – Reserved Seating
Lower Balcony – Reserved Seating
Upper Balcony – Unreserved Seating
Ballroom – Unreserved Seating

Yom Kippur | Monday, September 25

9:00-9:30am • Tot Yom Kippur (ages 2-5, Pre-K)
Open to Non-Members & Guests

9:45am-12:15pm • Yom Tov Tots (ages 2-5, Pre-K)
2nd Floor
Register Here

9:45am-12:15pm • H2D Program (Grades K-5)
3rd Floor
Register Here

10:00am-12:15pm • Yom Kippur Service
Main Sanctuary Floor – Reserved Seating
Lower Balcony – Reserved Seating
Upper Balcony – Unreserved Seating
Ballroom – Unreserved Seating

12:30-2:00pm • Social Action Dialogues
Main Sanctuary – Unreserved Seating

2:00-2:45pm • Healing Service
3:00-4:00pm • Musical Interlude
Chapel – Unreserved Seating

4:00-4:30pm • Jonah Comes to Life
4:30-6:30pm • Yizkor Memorial & Neilah Service
Main Sanctuary – Unreserved Seating

6:30pm • Break Fast

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2023/5784

New Main Sanctuary Seating Options

Each service is meaningful and spiritually moving and we invite all our families to join us for services. We invite all of our families to join us for services. High Holy Day tickets are included in your membership and are required for Rosh Hashanah Evening, Rosh Hashanah Day, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Day. A Temple Israel General Membership includes unreserved seats in the Upper Balcony or Ballroom. As in prior years, services will be held in the Main Sanctuary as well as in the Ballroom. 

Currently there is available seating (reserved and unreserved) throughout the Main Sanctuary. Seating maps for the Main Floor (reserved), Lower Balcony (reserved), as well as the Upper Balcony (unreserved) can be viewed here. Please email membership@tinyc.org if you are interested in upgrading your seating.  If you choose to upgrade your seating, your paid renewal will serve as a credit toward reserved seating. Depending on where you prefer to sit, your membership dues may increase. Please know that seats in the Upper Balcony will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Rockin’ Service will be part of the one Congregation Service in the Main Sanctuary on Friday, September 15, 6:00pm (In-Person & Online). Just as we gathered as one community on 75th Street last year, this year we will mark the beginning of our most sacred days the same way – in one sacred space, renewing together.


This year all tickets will be digital. Members in good standing will begin to receive their High Holy Day tickets via email on Thursday, September 7. Please click here to renew your membership if you haven’t done so already. Tickets are required for services on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Day, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur Day.

  • Members in good standing with unreserved Upper Balcony/Ballroom seating will receive an email link on Monday, August 28th with a request to confirm the number of tickets they will need for their family and their location preference. Seating in the Upper Balcony/Ballroom will be on a first come first serve basis and we will do our best to accommodate your seating location request. Please note that families with unreserved Upper Balcony/Ballroom seating are entitled to tickets for members of their household (including their children ages 12-26). Current TI Members with unreserved seating may select their service location preference here
  • Members with reserved seating in the Lower Balcony and the Main Floor will receive a digital ticket indicating the location of their reserved seat(s).

If you have specific questions regarding your High Holy Day seating options or if you have yet to renew your membership, please contact Eugenia Edwards or Katie Neu at membership@templeisraelnyc.org or 646-292-9467.

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 (tickers are required). For further information about the group or to share your contact information, contact nyconnect@templeisraelnyc.org

Purchase NYConnect Tickets here.

Guest, Non-Member & Reciprocal Tickets

Reciprocal Tickets: If you are a member of Temple Israel and would like to worship elsewhere for the High Holy Days, or are a member-in-good standing at another synagogue and would like to worship at Temple Israel, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Guest & Non-Member Tickets: A very limited number of guest and non-member tickets are available. 

Purchase guest & non-member tickets here.


Tickets will be sent digitally to our members in good standing prior to Rosh Hashanah. We will have a Will-Call table open 45 minutes prior to services, located at the entrance of the temple. Visit the Will-Call table if you have any questions the day of services.


High Holy Days Rockin’ Family Eve Services

For families with children Grades K-5. 

Led by Rabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman and our Musical Artist-in-Residence, Sheldon Low, are geared towards families with children in Grades K-5. 

New This Year: The Erev Rosh Hashanah Rockin’ Service will be part of the Temple-Wide Service in the Sanctuary at 6pm.

Tickets are included with membership.

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.  

Register here for H2D Project.

Tot Services

For families with children ages 2-5.

Join our Rabbis, Cantors & song leader Yael Greene 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. 

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 2nd floor. 

Register here for Yom Tov Tots.


All High Holy Days services will be available via livestream and can be viewed here.

Digital copies of the High Holy Days Prayer Book will are available:
Rosh Hashanah Morning



All visitors are subject to security screening upon entry. Visitors will only be permitted to bring a small personal bag or purse and will not be admitted with large bags or backpacks. All bags will be inspected.


Large print prayerbooks  and assistive listening support will be available upon request.

For any additional assistance, please visit our Will-Call table located at the entrance of the temple.

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 8. Submit here.


We are here to help you in every way we can. Feel free to call or email us.  

Membership – Katie Neu
membership@templeisraelnyc.org – 212-249-5000 

Main Floor Seating
Eugenia Edwards –
eedwards@templeisraelnyc.org – 646-292-9466 

Book of Remembrance  
Jack Knuettel –
jknuettel@templeisraelnyc.org – 646-292-9465

H2D (Grades K-5 ) & Teen Programing
religiousschool@templeisraelnyc.org – 212-249-5002 

Yom Tov Tots (ages 2-5, Pre-K) 
eclc@templeisraelnyc.org – 212-249-5001 

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