The Days of Awe, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are upon us. The Jewish New Year begins at sundown on Sunday September 16th. Though many already have their high holiday tickets in hand, for those who do not belong to a synagogue there are services at local synagogues that are open to the public. Whether you have recently moved to town and are looking for the right house of worship to join or have let your membership lapse, these temples open their doors to all for the following services.
Here’s where to worship:
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, a Reconstructionist congregation at 295 Soundview Avenue in White Plains, warmly welcomes guests to its High Holy Day services, which are held in an enormous tent on their back lawn. There are no tickets and no assigned seating, but guests are asked to register in advance. (A suggested contribution is encouraged - see registration form.) Check the synagogue website for the schedule and to download the registration form :
Congregation Kol Ami at 252 Soundview Avenue in White Plains welcomes member of the community to attend the following ticketless services.
Rosh Hashanah Day; Family Service - appropriate for families with children under the age of 6 3:15-4:00. Family Reception following services
Community Tashlich 5:45 near the Cushman Road entrance of the property
Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm followed by a community reception- appropriate for all ages
Yom Kippur Day; Family Service 3:15 - 4:00 pm- appropriate for families with children under the age of 6
Afternoon Service in Chapel 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Memorial and Neilah Service 5:00 - 7:00 pmcarsdale Synagogue is a modern Reform Jewish congregation—a diverse family of families. Founded in 1961, they take a vibrant, contemporary approach to their heritage and faith. Their programs seek to welcome and inspire families and people of all ages, including single-parent, interfaith, couples, LGBT and singles.
Evening Service Sunday, September 16th, 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Family Service Monday, September 17th, 2:00 p.m.
Second Day Service; Tuesday, September 18th, 10:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 26th
Adult Discussion: 1:00 pm
Family Service: 1:30 pm
Afternoon Service: 3:00 pm
Yizkor (Memorial) Service 4:45 pm
Neilah (Concluding) Service 5:30 pm
Join with the Westchester Reform Temple at 255 Mamaroneck Road in Scarsdale for the High Holidays. Several services do not require entrance cards and are open to the community including the Children’s Services on Rosh Hashanah (September 17 at 3:00 pm) and Yom Kippur (September 26 at 2:15 pm), the Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services (September 18 at 10:00 am), and the Alternative Yizkor Service (September 26 at 2:15 pm). Photo ID required for adults for all services. Details may be found at www.wrtemple.org .
First Day Rosh Hashanah • Monday, September 17, 2012
3:00 PM: Children’s Afternoon Service: Children under 5 and their families.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00 AM: Morning service and study.
Yom Kippur • Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:30 AM: Adult Study Group in CJL.
1:00 PM: Musical Meditation: Join us on Yom Kippur afternoon from 1-2pm for an hour of musical mediation. During this time, talented musicians from the congregation will offer classical pieces on a variety of instruments. Through the spiritual practice of listening, we can reflect on this holiest day of the year and turn our attention to renewing ourselves for the New Year.
2:15 PM: Alternate Yizkor service in Beit Midrash: Open to members with entrance cards and non-members with entrance cards ordered in advance. 2:15 PM: Children’s Afternoon Service: Children under 5 and their families. Open to all; no entrance cards needed.
And after you pray, it time to eat. Here is our family’s traditional fare --Adele’s Brisket – to be made the day before!
- 1 brisket 2-3 pounds
- A few tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 2 packets George Washington Seasoning and Broth
- 1 package frozen chopped onions
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of red wine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large pot on the top of the stove over medium heat.
Add brisket to pot and sear approximately five minutes on each side.
Add onions to pot, lower heat, cover and steam for 20 minutes.
-Transfer brisket and contents of pot to a large baking pyrex or ceramic baking dish (approximately 9 x 13)
-Sprinkle with two packets of George Washington Seasoning Broth, pepper and paprika. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup red wine.
-Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours until meat is tender.
-Remove from the oven and cool.
-Take the brisket out of the pan and cover it and refrigerate.
-Pour the liquid into large plastic containers and refrigerate overnight.
The following day,
-Skim fat off the liquid and discard.
-Slice meat into thin slices, return it to the baking dish and pour gravy on top.
-Cover with foil and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.