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Monday, 9/25

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Services & Programs

High Holy Days Information 5784-2023

High Holy Days


Selichot - Saturday,  9/9 at Temple Sinai
7:30 PM Program
8:30 PM  Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, 9/15 at the JCC
8:00 PM Service 

Rosh Hashanah - Saturday, 9/16 at the JCC
10:00 AM  Traditional Service, Family Service, Teen Program, & Young Family  Service
4:00 PM Tashlich (by the Canal)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Sunday, 9/17 at Temple Sinai
10:00 AM Service

Kol Nidre - Sunday, 9/24 at the JCC
8:00 PM Service

Yom Kippur - Monday, 9/25 at the JCC
10:00 AM  Traditional Service, Family Service, Teen Program, & Young Family  Service
1:45 PM Torah Study
3:15 PM Afternoon Service
4:30 PM Yizkor Memorial Service
5:15 PM Neilah Service

Erev Sukkot - Friday, 9/29 at Temple Sinai
6:00 PM Service

Sukkot - Saturday, 9/30 at Temple Sinai
10:30 AM Service

Erev Simchat Torah & Consecration - Friday, 10/6 at Temple Sinai
6:00 PM Service

Simchat Torah at Temple Sinai
10:30 AM Service


Dear Fellow Congregants:
We look forward to seeing you during the High Holy Days to worship, learn, and connect as a community. This year we are sending preliminary information by email to save paper. 
We are pleased to offer four different morning service options at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Recognizing that all congregants might not be comfortable attending in person, live remote viewing options will be available for all services except the teen and young family services. Details pertaining to all viewing options will be available on the temple website and in our weekly Snippets email.
1. The Main Service will be led by Rabbi Till and Cantor Braun and will take place in the auditorium. All are welcome.
2. The Family Service will be led by Rabbinical Student Ranata Goodman and Leah Saada-Sherman and will take place in the Hart Theater. This service is designed for families with children 3rd grade and up who are old enough to engage with the traditional themes and liturgy. We shorten the prayer service, incorporate teaching and discussion into our worship, and retain the traditional chanting of both the Torah and Haftarah portions. Storytelling replaces the sermon.
3. The Young Family Service designed for children up to 3rd grade, along with their parents and any other interested family members will take place at 10:00AM on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings (specific location TBD). In this service families celebrate the High Holy Days together through song, stories, and other interactive activities.
4. The Teen Program will take place at 10:00AM on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings (specific location TBD) for those in 7th grade and up.
Please note, the Lipson Lounge will be a available for children, with their parents, to use as a quiet space if needed. 
Tickets mailed out on September 8.
With best wishes for a happy and healthy new year,
Your Religious Practices Committee Co-Chairs,
Lindsey Hagan, Tobie Olsan, Leah Saada-Sherman

Tickets for High Holy Day Services
(Scroll down for live stream links)

Temple Sinai is a diverse, vibrant community that welcomes all individuals and families to join us in worship, study, and fellowship. We feel strongly that a healthy congregation is one that seeks to actively and fully engage its members in all aspects of temple life.  In the spirit of promoting the development of community as well as making it possible for families to worship safely together, we have adopted the following guidelines for providing tickets for our High Holy Day services.

  • Please bring tickets and a current form of identification to all services. Anyone arriving at the JCC without a ticket will be required to show photo ID prior to entry for a quick and respectful security screening.
  • Adult members in good standing will receive tickets BY MAIL to be used for entrance into all High Holy Day services.
  • Guests – Family members (including adult children of members ages 19 and over), partners, friends, affiliated or unaffiliated guests – are welcome to join us for High Holy Day services. All guests must register using the link below. While there is no charge to attend our High Holy Days services, donations for guest tickets are greatly appreciated.
  • Should any guests choose to join Temple Sinai after the High Holy Days and before June 30, 2024, any donation they provided as a courtesy for receiving tickets will be applied toward their annual self-directed (Sustaining Sinai) membership gift.
  • College Students – Current ID or college ID required. No registration is needed.  

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you during this sacred time of year.

Please contact for guest tickets, prayer books, or accessibility requests

Live Stream Links:
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Mansfield, Executive Director.

Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 PM

Bring your own dinner and sit in the beautiful outdoor comfort of the freshly decorated Temple Sinai Sukkah. Beverages including beer for those age 21+ and non-alcoholic drinks for all will be provided as well make your own ice-cream sundaes! Although there is no cost for this event, but please RSVP so we have a head count for supplies and seating!
RSVPs & donations are appreciated!

Friday, October 6 at 6:00 PM

Join us for Simchat Torah and Consecration on our First Friday Family Service. Dinner with Friends sponsored by Friends of Sinai! Kids activities during the "Breakfast for Dinner." RSVPs are requested!

Sponsored by The Friends of Sinai
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 PM

FEATURING BREAKFAST FOR DINNER: A feast of all of your breakfast/brunch favorites for the entire family to enjoy – quiches, kugels, blintzes, pancakes, stratas, French toast, bagels, coffee cakes, breads and more! Activities planned for the children during dinner!
RSVPs are requested!


Friday, October 13 at 6:00 PM

Rabbi Yashfe is a secular Rabbi in Israel, ordained by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. He is the Founder and leader of Re'im community in Modiin-Macabim-Reut and serves as chairman of Israeli Secular Rabbis Council. He will be speaking about being a secular Rabbi and about current events in Israel.

Friday, October 20 at 5:30 PM

A short service designed for children ages 0-7. Arts & Crafts, bounce house fun, and a pizza* dinner following the service.
RSVPs and donations are appreciated!
*gluten & dairy free options are included

Friday, October 20 at 6:45 PM

Join us for food, friends, and fun as we welcome Shabbat as only Schmoozin can! We’re saving a seat for YOU! Be our guest, bring a guest, celebrate Shabbat, & Schmooze a little! Please RSVP to Liz Ornstein ( 
*This event is for those 21 and over.

Friday, October 20 at 8:00 PM
Larry Marx and Stephanie Townsend will address how we can best advocate for effective policies and solutions for the health, education, and success of children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.

Sunday, October 29th at 12:00 PM

Following the success of our Mitzvah Day Repro Care Kit Assembly program in May, we will be organizing another session this fall. In partnership with Planned Parenthood, we will be assembling care kits to support New Yorkers and people from out of state coming to New York for abortion care. Our goal is to assemble 180 kits. Your donation will help purchase kit supplies.
Donate here!

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784