Looking for Somewhere to Go for Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur in NYC?

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,


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One Response to Looking for Somewhere to Go for Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur in NYC?

  1. Subie Banaszynski says:

    Your resources are so helpful!

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