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


Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Israel’s Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism

David Harris (CEO, AJC, 1990-2022)


Avinu Shebashamyim – Prayer for Israel Sung

Rabbi Mike Uram – Israel on Today’s College Campuses

Israel in Conversation



Tuesday, February 27 | 6pm

THE NEXT CHAPTER – Monthly Book Club
Meets Last Tuesday of the Month

Join Rabbi Buyer-Witman & Cantor Altshul in a monthly book club dedicated to the study of Israel! Explore Israel’s rich and complex history, learn about the diverse and multicultural citizens, seek to understand diverse perspectives surrounding the conflict, find new ways to discuss our love for and commitment to Israel with our growing children, cultivate community with those seeking to deepen their connection to and knowledge of Israel. 

Noa Tishby’s Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.

March 17 – 24

Temple Israel Solidarity Mission

Show your support for Israel by joining a solidarity mission to share with the country in unity, peoplehood, and volunteerism. Come to hear updates from experts in the media and IDF; listen to the stories of those most impacted – families of hostages; speak firsthand from families evacuated from Israel’s south and north; contribute to the rebuilding of Israeli agriculture picking fruits and vegetables; volunteer in other realms of service in need; witness the incredible resilience of the Israeli spirit!

June 26 – July 3

Shalom Hartman Institute Community Leadership Program

Join lay leaders, philanthropists, and dedicated learners from around the world for one powerful week at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Explore big Jewish ideas with top Hartman scholars. Experience Israel’s resilience during a time of great challenge. Engage first-hand with renowned thinkers and leaders in this moment.


UJA Federation NY: Israel Emergency Fund – DONATE HERE
Israel is at war. In the wake of these heinous terrorist attacks, we’re mobilizing urgently needed relief for the people of Israel. Emergency cash assistance for victims of terror. Critically needed trauma counseling. Care for children in shelters. Burial expenses. Funds to relocate people to safer areas. The needs are without precedent and mounting every day.

As an Israel-based humanitarian aid organization, we will do everything we can to meet the immediate and long-term humanitarian needs of communities affected by this ongoing emergency. We are partnering with local organizations and civil society initiatives working with vulnerable communities and evacuated families to coordinate humanitarian efforts, focusing on psychosocial support, stress relief activities, Child Friendly Spaces, and relief supplies as needed. More updates to follow.

World Union for Progressive Judaism: Israel Emergency Appeal – DONATE HERE
Please contribute to the WUPJ Israel Emergency Appeal, which is raising funds that will be distributed in collaboration with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, our Israeli partners, and other organizations. Examples of where your contributions will be spent: Immediate needs, Informal educational programs & childcare, Elderly assistance, Mental health counseling, Financial support for neediest.

Magen David Adom – DONATE HERE
The people of Israel — and our EMTs and paramedics — desperately need your support. MDA urgently needs more ambulances, protective vests and helmets, and critical supplies and equipment, such as monitor-defibrillators and hemostatic bandages to stanch wounds.

Support Israeli NGO’s, such as United Hatzalah Ambucycles, FIDF – Friends of Israel Defense Forces, Leket Israel that feeds people in need, and Israeli Hospitals and Relief Organizations.


0 Tolerance For Antisemitism

How Jewish parents can help kids deal with a flood of pain on social media

Gaza & Israel Fact Sheet

Educational Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students

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