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High Holidays 5784

September 15 - October 8, 2023

Tickets

Due to COVID-19, services admission is restricted to congregants and immediate family members who live with the congregants and other immediate family.  Congregants must return the 2023 Membership Renewal and High Holiday Ticket Order Form.

Please read the Bulding Safety Procedures, 2023 High Holiday Services Detail and Membership Guide for full information.

No one will be allowed in to services without a valid ticket.  Please present your ticket to the security guard prior to entering the building.

For any questions regarding tickets please call the Temple Office at: (516) 785-2445

High Holiday Day Services

Times subject to change

Friday, September 15 – 6:45 pmErev Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16 – 10:00 amRosh Hashanah – morning (1st Day)
Saturday, September 16 – 11:30 amRosh Hashanah – Family Service (1st day)
Saturday, September 16 – 7:00 pmRosh Hashanah – evening (1st Day)
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 amRosh Hashanah – morning (2nd day)
Sunday, September 17 – 11:30 amRosh Hashanah – Family Service (2nd day)
Sunday, September 17 – 7:00 pmRosh Hashanah – evening (2nd Day)
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 amTashlich – Wantagh Park Boat Ramp
Sunday, September 24 – 6:00 pmMincha & Kol Nidre – Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25 – 10:00 amYom Kippur – morning
Monday, September 25 – 12:00 pmYom Kippur – Family Service
Monday, September 25 – 2:00 pmYom Kippur – Community Yizkor
Monday, September 25 – 4:30 pmMincha & Neilah – Yom Kippur
Friday, September 29 – 6:00 pmErev Sukkot
Saturday, September 30 – 10:00 amSukkot – morning (1st Day)
Saturday, September 30 – 6:00 pmSukkot – evening (1st Day)
Sunday, October 1 – 10:00 amSukkot – morning (2nd Day)
Sunday, October 1 – 6:00 pmSukkot – evening (2nd Day)
Friday, October 6 – 10:00 amHoshanah Rabbah
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pmErev Shemini Atzeret & Hoshanah Rabbah
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 amShemini Atzeret – morning – Yizkor
Saturday, October 7 – 6:00 pmErev Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 8 – 10:00 amSimchat Torah – morning
Sunday, October 8 – 6:00 pmSimchat Torah – evening

Excerpts from the High Holiday & Membership Guide

The High Holy Days are the central part of the Jewish calendar and are much more than just the three days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Starting with the Saturdayth of Elul which precedes Rosh Hashanah through the end of Simchat Torah our calendar is filled with special events and services.

Elul

During the Month preceding Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the year), the Shofar is blown each morning as everyone prepares for the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim). Our Sages tell us: “The thirty days of Elul to what are they compared? To the thirty days of grace, which a court grants a debtor in which to pay his debts and be freed of his creditors.”

Kever Avot

“Graves of the ancestors”. It is customary during this period to visit the cemetery and strengthen one’s ties with the ideals of the faith of our ancestors.

The Shofar

The shofar is made from a hollowed out ram’s horn and is the world’s oldest wind instrument. The sounding or blowing of the shofar is one of the most ancient rites in the Rosh Hashanah ser-vice. The sound of the shofar is primitive and piercing, intended to rouse worshippers from their spiritual slumber and serve as a clarion call to repent and re-connect with our faith, our family and Hashem.

Blown like a trumpet, the shofar is sounded for a total of 100 notes during the morning service on each of the two days of Rosh Hashanah morning services. The blowing of the shofar is divided into three sections: First, the shofar is blown for 30 notes immediately after the reading of the Torah and Haftorah. Next, a second 30 blast blowing occurs during the repetition of the Amidah. Finally, the last 40 blasts are sounded at the conclusion of the service.

Before each sounding of the shofar, a special prayer is recited blessing Hashem for commanding the Jewish people to hear the call of the shofar. After this bracha we stand at rapt attention in silence. During the holiday of Yom Kippur, the shofar is sounded for the final time of the Jewish calendar year. On Yom Kippur the shofar blowing comes at the conclusion of the service, culminating an intense of praying and fasting..

The blowing of the shofar reminds us of the Biblical story of Abraham, the first Jew, and his beloved son Isaac. In the Book of Genesis, Hashem commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son. This test of faith is revealed at the last moment, when Hashem sends an angel to spare Isaac and instruct Abraham to sacrifice a ram instead. Blowing the ram’s horn on Rosh Hashanah recalls the self-sacrifice of both Abraham and his son, Isaac, and reminds us that we too must commit themselves fully to Hashem and to Judaism.