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Introduction | Tickets | High Holy Day Appeal | Memorial Book | S'lichot | Service Times | Classic Service | Youth Services | Tashlich | Shofar on the Streets

Habonim is delighted to offer a variety of welcoming, egalitarian Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services and experiences for our membership and guests. We ask all attendees 5 and up to be vaccinated and boosted where appropriate. 

TRADITIONAL HABONIM SERVICE (in person at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St (NW CORNER CPW/64th), and livestream):
Rabbi Lisa Gelber and Cantorial Soloist Jessica Futran, Habonim's spiritual leadership team, will guide this traditional Conservative High Holy Day prayer service.

CLASSIC HABONIM SERVICE (Zoom only):
This service, led by Cantor Emeritus Bruce Halev and Rabbi Mark Somerstein, features the German Liberal liturgy, including choir and organ familiar to our early members and their descendants, from recordings made several years ago at Central Synagogue.

YOUTH SERVICES (in person at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.):
Our children represent the future of our community. Youth Services take place at Ethical Culture, including Torah Tots for children up to age 5 (with parents or caregivers), and  two options for Junior Congregation: one service for K-3, and another for grades 3-6. See below for schedule details! Youth services are free for children and the adults who stay with them. Non-member adults who wish to drop off children in grades 3-6 and attend adult services must purchase tickets for those services. Non-Members may register using the link below to help us with planning.


Tickets

Members in good standing receive tickets included with membership! Children 21 and under are included in your household membership. If you haven't already, renew your membership for 2023-24. Look for your tickets to arrive around a week before Rosh Hashanah. Not a member? Become a member today!

Tickets are for ALL services and can be mixed and match however you choose. 

Members may purchase discounted additional friends and family tickets here (Make sure you are logged in to shulcloud to purchase)

We welcome non-members to join us and purchase tickets HERE

Click here to purchase discounted tickets for students ($54) and young adults (under 30, $72)

Non-Members, register for free youth services here

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High Holy Day Appeal

Click here to read the High Holy Day Appeal from President Susan Grant

Contribute to this year's High Holy Day Appeal and help support Habonim!

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Memorial Book

Each year on Yom Kippur, we have an opportunity to remember and acknowledge our deceased loved ones. To aid in this important opportunity, Congregation Habonim puts together a virtual, printable Memorial Book. Including the names of deceased loved ones in our Yizkor Memorial Book is a meaningful tribute to them and a tangible reflection of their impact on our lives. Click here to view last year's Memorial Book.

Click here for the 5784 Memorial Book.

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S'lichot

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023/23Elul 5784 to reconnect and remember with S'lichot, a significant stop on our journey to the High Holy Days. We'll begin in the Social Hall at 7:00pm with s'eudah shlishit/the third meal of Shabbat. Thank you to Ellen Mendel for sponsoring the collations!

Havdalah begins at 7:50pm in the Sanctuary where we'll say good-bye to the week that was and open to a new week of memory, opportunity and potential.  

At 8:05pm we'll enjoy our S'lichot Program featuring the resonant melodies of the High Holy Days, along with the changing of the Torah Mantles to their High Holy Day finest.

Register to join Lisa Gelber, Rabbi, Jessica Futran, Cantorial Soloist, and Bruce Halev, Cantor Emeritus and prepare for the High Holy Days. Advance registration helps with planning.

Register here by Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023.

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Traditional Service Times

Rosh Hashanah - at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St
Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening Service - in person and livestream
Friday, Sept. 15, 2023
6pm
First Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service - in person and livestream
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
9am
Torah Service: approximately 10:00am
First Day Rosh Hashanah Evening Service, Zoom only
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
7:20pm,
Second Day Rosh Hashanah - in person and livestream
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023
9am
Torah Service: approximately 10:00am
Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur - at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St
Kol Nidre - in person and livestream
Sunday, Sept 24, 2023
6:15pm
Yom Kippur Shaharit - in person and livestream
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
9am
Torah Service: approximately 10:00am
Sermon & Yizkor: approximately 11:00am
Followed by Yom Kippur meditation on the bimah 15 minutes after services
Yom Kippur Minhah - in person and livestream
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
4:30pm
Yom Kippur Neilah - in person and livestream
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
5:45pm
Final Shofar -7:29pm

 

Download a printable High Holy Days schedule here

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Classic Service Times - Zoom Only

First Day Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Shaharit, 10:00am

Erev Yom Kippur,

Sunday, September 24, 2023
Kol Nidre, 6:45 pm

Yom Kippur

Monday, September 25, 2023
Learning, Schmoozing & a Sermon, 4:30 pm
Yizkor, 5:30 pm
Neilah, 6:00 pm
Final Shofar, 6:45 pm

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Youth Service Times

Rosh Hashanah Day I, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 - at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St

Torah Tots for children ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers, 10:00am-10:35am

Junior Congregation 1 for children in Grades K-3, parents are welcome to stay, 10:50am -12:15pm

Junior Congregation 2 for children in Grades 4-6, without parents, 10:50am -12:15pm

Rosh Hashanah Day II, Sunday, Sept 17, 2023 - at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St

Torah Tots for children ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers, 10:00am-10:35am

Junior Congregation 1 for children in Grades K-3, activity-based; parents are welcome to stay, 10:50am-12:15 pm

Junior Congregation 2 for children in Grades 4-6, without parents; activity-based, 10:50am-12:15 pm

Tashlich Together – Sunday, Sept 17 – Gather at the 66th Street plaza on Riverside Boulevard at 3:45pm. Ceremony takes place at the pier at 4:10pm.

Yom Kippur, Monday, Sept 25, 2023 - at Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St

Torah Tots for children ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers, 10:00am-10:35am

Junior Congregation 1 for children in Grades K-3, parents are welcome to stay, 10:50am-12:15 pm

Junior Congregation 2 for children in Grades 4-6, without parents, 10:50am-12:15 pm

Parade of our children & youth at end of Ne’ilah – gather at 7:10pm in the Ethical Culture lobby, walk in at 7:17pm

We have a Junior Ambassadors Program for 7th- 12th graders over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to welcome the community and help with our Youth Services.

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Tashlich

Tashlich - Sunday, Sept 17, immediately following services at Ethical Culture. Meet outside EC.

Tashlich Together – Sunday, Sept 17 – Gather at the 66th Street plaza on Riverside Boulevard at 3:45pm for an intergenerational Tashlich for all ages, from 1 to 100 (and beyond)! Everyone is welcome, and families with children are especially encouraged to attend! The ceremony will take place at the pier at 4:10pm. Participants are encouraged to BYOB - Bring Your Own Bubbles! That way, we're not feeding unhealthy bread or other foods that could harm fish or the environment. (Learn more about using bubbles from this video!)

Tashlich handouts:
Prompts for Letting Go
Traditional Tashlich Prayers

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Shofar on the Streets

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 2023 - 5pm

Two locations:
Steps of Lincoln Center, corner of Broadway and 64th Street
Corner of Broadway and 68th Street

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Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784