High Holidays 5780•2019

Saturday, September 21

7 pm S’lichot Program, Service, followed by dessert, at Westchester Reform Temple

Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 29

8 pm Evening Service
Monday, September 30
9 – 10:30 am Family Service
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Main Service
1:15 pm Reception Hosted by Board of Trustees
1:30 – 2:45 pm Program, teens only grades 7 – 12
3 – 3:45 pm Tashlich
4 – 4:45 pm Young Children’s Service
Tuesday, October 1
9 am – 2:30 pm 2nd Day Hike & Service on Hogencamp Mountain
9 – 11 am 2nd Day Service

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, October 4
7:30 pm Shabbat Shuvah Evening Service
Saturday, October 5
9 am Shabbat Shuvah Morning Service / Torah Study
Sunday, October 6
10:30 am Memorial Service at Sharon Gardens Cemetery

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, October 8

8 pm Kol Nidre Service
Wednesday, October 9
9 – 10:30 am Family Service
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Main Service
1:15 – 2:45 pm Adult Study, led by Jason Morris, Ph.D.
3 – 4:30 pm Afternoon Service, led by our teens and clergy
4 – 4:45 pm Young Children’s Service
4:30 – 5:30 pm Yizkor
5:30 – 6:30 pm N’ilah

Sunday, October 13

4 pm Sukkot Fall Festival
6 – 6:30 pm Family Service
Monday, October 14
7 – 8 am Morning Service in the Sukkah
Saturday, October 19
9 am Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study in the Sukkah
9:30 am Tot Shabbat at Cantor Schloss’ House, 28 Mulberry Lane, New Rochelle, NY
10:30 am – 1 pm Sukkot Open House: Brunch at Cantor Schloss’ House, 28 Mulberry Lane, New Rochelle, NY
Sunday, October 20
5:30 pm Festival Dinner
6:30 pm Simchat Torah Service & Consecration of new Chavaya Participants
Monday, October 21
10:30 am Simchat Torah Morning Service including Yizkor, followed by lunch

More information

S’lichot Program, Service, and Dessert
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7 pm, at Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale. Together with friends from other local congregations, we will welcome Middle Eastern vocalist and composer, Galeet Dardashti, who will perform her acclaimed work, Monajat. Monajat (a Persian word meaning dialogue with God) re-imagines the S’lichot ritual with a gifted ensemble of musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic live video art. Using Persian melodies and Hebrew texts, the work pays homage to Dardashti’s grandfather, a master Persian classical vocalist. Through electronics, she defies time and performs with her grandfather.

Hike & Service on 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 9 am – 2:30 pm, on Hogencamp Mountain, Harriman Park. This scenic 5 mile hike will be a time for reflection and regeneration – a fun and unrushed, meaningful outdoor experience for individuals, couples, and families. Hilly, moderately graded trails will require some light scrambling. There will be a spiritual and interactive mountaintop shofar service and a short closing Tashlich service at a pristine trailside lake. Exact finish time depends on the pace of the group. The hike is open to adults and children 8 and older. Click here to reserve your space.

Memorial Service
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10:30 am, at Sharon Gardens Cemetery. Join us as we honor our beloved departed during the Aseret Y’mei T’shuvah — the Ten Days of Repentance — with a graveside memorial service at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, in the Temple Israel section.

Yom Kippur Adult Study
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:15 – 2:45 pm, with Jason Morris, Ph.D. “The Fasts You Are Choosing: Finding Meaning in our Tradition and Beyond” will be a discussion of different reasons people fast and different meanings attached to fasts in Judaism and other traditions. Jason Morris, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Natural Sciences Department at Fordham University.

Scroll of Remembrance
In order to honor the memory of dear ones at this holy season, the names of the departed are printed and distributed during the Yizkor Memorial Service on the afternoon of Yom Kippur in our Scroll of Remembrance. If you wish to memorialize loved ones in the scroll of remembrance, click here no later than noon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  Names received after that time cannot be included in the Scroll of Remembrance.

Families With Children
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in all of our High Holiday services. Childcare is available for children 6 weeks through 4 years old (not for children in Kindergarten and older) during morning services (8:45 am – 1:30 pm). Reservations are required. (We cannot accommodate walk-ins.) Click here to make childcare arrangements for your children. Family Services in the mornings are especially appropriate for families with children ages 5 and above. Young Children’s Services in the afternoons are designed for families with children up to age 5. Teens are encouraged to attend the teen-only program on Rosh Hashanah afternoon and to participate in leading the community-wide service on Yom Kippur afternoon.

High Holiday services are open to all. Security procedures demand everyone have tickets, but they are available to anyone who wishes to attend. We ask that you click here to purchase a ticket (name tag) if you plan on bringing guests with you to services. We always welcome your support and the suggested donation is $120 per guest for each holiday, $200 for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Contributing This Season
Traditionally, the High Holidays are a time to offer additional financial support to our synagogue. Your generosity during this time of spiritual seeking is essential for Temple Israel to maintain excellence in programming. We appreciate your generosity! Click to donate anytime to Temple Israel of New Rochelle during these Holidays. and throughout the year.

Away for the Holidays?
Temple Israel members in good standing who will be visiting other cities during the High Holidays may request reciprocal forms from the Temple office. This enables you to worship in a Union for Reform Judaism congregation in another city. We also accept similar requests from members of other URJ congregations.

And, let’s not forget …
All services are open seating and unreserved. Services will begin promptly, as scheduled. We will be using Mishkan HaNefesh, the Reform Movement’s machzor (High Holiday prayer book) at all services. Copies will be available to the entire congregation at the door, or click to purchase and support Temple Israel. Name tags will be mailed to members and guests on or by Friday, September 13. We are eager for every member to be with us throughout the High Holiday season. For everyone’s safety, your name tag and a photo ID will need to be presented.

Out of Town Friends?

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