Looking for somewhere to go for High Holy Days 2011/5772?
Here are some ideas, suggestions, etc. for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Some include meals, break fast, programs, and more along with service:
Please, note that the information below is gathered as a service. Please, visit the specific website, contact the synagogue or organization, etc. to make sure that the information is accurate.
Good Luck and Shana Tova.
A few notes:
- Wherever you’re thinking of going, it’s worth calling ahead/registering ahead to make sure there’s space, etc.
- Students are free just about everywhere.
- If you belong to a synagogue outside of Manhattan, most synagogues will honor that membership if you have a letter/email from your home congregation.
- In many cases, while first day services have a cost, second day Rosh Hashana are open to the community and free.
- There are a few free choices as well.
Places to go for High Holy Day Services:
There is a list of virtually all available High Holy Day Services offered in the five boroughs here: http://www.ujafedny.org/high-holiday-services/. The list shows denomination, cost, etc. Most on the Upper West Side have a cost involved, unless you are a student.
*Free Services that look pretty great: http://www.ohelayalah.org/ – I know names of most of the rabbis involved, though I only know them in passing. I also suspect that the services are aimed towards an under-35 crowd. – Community focused with mostly conservative clergy.
*Totally worth considering! 92 Y Tribeca – there’s a cost, but Rabbi Dan Ain is pretty great and the services and programs are aimed at 20’s and 30’s. http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Jewish-Life-1?adsource=hpshard_highholidays11. – not sure of Dan’s denomination, but it’ll be pretty progressive and open.
Most Hillels offer services that are open to the community. Check the specific Hillel websites. Columbia/Barnard Hillel might be a good bet. http://www.hillel.columbia.edu/high-holiday-services-registration. I think there’s a $100 suggested donation. Reform and Conservative services are offered.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more information or have questions. You can contact me here. I may not be able to respond right away for the next couple of weeks, but I’ll try.
Shana Tova u’Metukah,