The High Holidays are upon us – with Rosh Hashanah beginning just two days after Labor Day. If the early start has caught you by surprise, here is a list of local synagogues offering free services to the public. Check our their schedules below.
Chabad of Scarsdale is offering free services for the High Holidays at Wayside Cottage, at 1039 Post Road Scarsdale.
The schedule is as follows:
Rosh Hashana: Wednesday September 4
Light Candles at 7:06 pm/Evening Services: 7:30 pm
Thursday September 5
Morning Services: 9:30 am/Children's Program 10:30 am/Shofar sounding 11:00 am
Friday September 6
Morning Services: 9:30 am/Children's Program 10:30 am/Shofar Sounding 11:00 am
Yom Kippur Friday September 13
Light Candles/Fast Begins 6:51 pm/Kol Nidrei: 6:30 pm
Shabbat September 14
Morning Services: 9:30 am/Children's Program: 10: 30 am/Yizkor: 11:30 am/Afternoon Service: 5:30 pm/Fast Ends: 7:47 pm
Chabad of Scarsdale
1039 Post Road
Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains has 90 years of history and a beautiful new sanctuary. They invite you to join them for the High Holy Days at Westchester's most diverse Reform Jewish community. All are welcome as guests to the following services:
Rosh Hashanah Family Service: September 5, 3:15-4:00pm, reception following.
Community Tashlich: Sept. 5, 5:45pm entrance to Burke Rehab Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service: (Schulman chapel): Sept. 6, 10:00am-12:30pm, Reception following.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: (Schulman Chapel): Sept. 14, 2:45pm—4:30pm
Yom Kippur Family Service: Sept. 14, 3:15—4:00 pm
Yom Kippur Memorial Service, Sept. 14, 5:00 pm
A limited number of high holy days tickets to other services are still available for purchase. For more information call Janet Hershey, Director of Membership and Development at 914-949-4717 x 115.
Congregation Kol Ami
252 Soundview Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10606
914-949-4717 x 115
Jewish Renaissance Experience: Join the Jewish Renaissance Experience for an inspiring High Holiday explanatory service that will truly bring your Rosh Hashanah experience to LIFE! Discover what Rosh Hashanah is all about and how enjoyable the day can be! Space is limited, kindly RSVP. This user friendly service will take place outdoors in a spacious tent followed by a buffet lunch.
Jewish Renaissance Experience
135 Old Mamaroneck Road
White Plains, NY
Friday (2nd day of Rosh Hashanah) September 6th 9:45 AM
Scarsdale Synagogue is a modern Reform Jewish congregation—a diverse family of families. Founded in 1961, and with roots dating back to the dawn of the 20th Century, they take a vibrant, contemporary approach to our faith, while honoring the heritage of Temples Tremont and Emanu-El. They welcome and inspire families and people of all ages, including single-parent, interfaith, couples, LGBT and singles.
Non-members are invited to attend the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement services listed below. You won't need a ticket but, for planning purposes, please register in advance.
Evening Service Wednesday, September 4th, 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Family Service Thursday, September 5th, 2:00 p.m.
Second Day Service Friday, September 6th, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 14th
Adult Discussion 1:00 p.m.
Family Service 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Service 3:00 p.m.
Yizkor (Memorial) Service ~ 4:45 p.m.
Neilah (Concluding) Service ~ 5:30 p.m.
2 Ogden Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Shaarei Tikvah, the Scarsdale Conservative Congregation, is a multi-generational egalitarian community, large enough to offer what you want in a synagogue, and small enough to feel like home. For tickets and information, call 914-472-2013, ext. 300.
They are offering several special promotions for the High Holidays:
- Families whose oldest child is in pre-school are invited to attend High Holidays at Shaarei Tikvah free of charge. There will be warm and nurturing children's services on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur.
- For families whose oldest children are in kindergarten or first grade and are ready to begin the WEEKDAY-ONLY religious school (no week-end) the entire family will get a free one-year membership to the synagogue, including tickets for the High Holidays.
- Retired seniors are invited to attend High Holiday services free of charge.
Newcomers to the synagogue may obtain tickets prior to the holidays for admittance to the following services:
Erev Rosh Hashanah (September 4)
Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 5 and 6)
Kol Nidre (Sept. 13)
Yom Kippur (Sept. 14)
46 Fox Meadow Road
Scarsdale New York
914-472-2013 ext 300
Westchester Reform Temple is pleased to offer several services open to the community during the High Holy Days. Westchester Reform Temple is located at 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY. For additional information, please visit www.wrtemple.org.
Thursday, September 5
First Day Rosh Hashanah
3:00 PM: Children's Afternoon Service: Children under 5 and their families. Open to all; no entrance cards needed, photo ID required for adults.
Friday, September 6
Second Day Rosh Hashanah
10:00 AM: Morning service and study. Open to all; no entrance cards needed, photo ID required for all adults.
Saturday, September 14
2:15 PM: Alternate Yizkor service in Beit Midrash: Open to members with entrance cards and non-members with entrance cards ordered in advance. Photo ID required for all.
2:15 PM: Children's Afternoon Service Children under 5 and their families. Open to all; no entrance cards needed, photo ID required for adults.
Westchester Reform Temple
255 Mamaroneck Road