High Holy Days 2019 • 5780
The High Holy Days are set aside for us in the Jewish calendar to engage in prayer, honest self-reflection, and genuine reconciliation with each other and with God.
To help our staff ensure a meaningful, comfortable, and successful High Holy Days experience, please review the information below and fill out the appropriate digital forms. Should you encounter any issues, please reach out to our main office by phone at 212-535-8008 or send an email to our dedicated High Holy Days Help inbox at HHDhelp@tstnyc.org.
We look forward to our community coming together to welcome 5780 and wish you and your loved ones Shanah Tovah – a happy, healthy, and sweet new year!
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We hope you had a fulfilling High Holy Days experience at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Wishing you a sweet 5779 and looking forward to our community coming together next year to welcome 5780!
To seize the opportunity requires preparation.
We must prepare our community space to welcome you.
And we must ready our hearts, minds, and spirits. We hope you were able to join our clergy over the summer months to prepare for a more mindful High Holy Days experience.
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Rosh HaShanah through Sukkot, October 10-15
Shaary Tefila will be accepting donations of food which can be dropped off in the lobby when there are services.
The recipient of the food drive is LSA Family Health Services, which provides Health & Wellness programs and Family Support services without regard to immigration status. Shaaray Tefila partners with LSA through the Backpack Buddies program.
Below is a list of food requested.
- Oatmeal (quick oats), 1 pound containers
- Canned peaches (in fruit juice), 15 oz cans
- Canned pears (in fruit juice), 15 oz cans
- Canned mixed fruit (in fruit juice), 15 oz cans
- Mixed vegetables, 15 oz cans
- Corn, 15 oz cans
- Green beans, 15 oz cans
- Tomato sauce, 15 oz cans
- Spaghetti, 1 pound
- Pasta, 1 pound
- Rice, 1 pound
- Cereal (low sugar), 12 oz boxes
The Service Selection and Guest Ticket forms are now closed.
- If you did not submit before the Friday, August 30 deadline, we have placed you in a service set based on your selection from previous years.
- We will do our best to honor changes to service selections and guest tickets, however, we are not able to guarantee that all requests received after the Friday, August 30 deadline will be accommodated.
- Tickets will be mailed the second week of September to all members whose dues are current (at least 75% paid for 2019-20) as of Friday, August 30.
- Questions? Feel free to reach out by phone at 212-535-8008 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: After the Friday, August 30 deadline, we will do our best to honor changes to service selections and guest tickets, however, we are not able to guarantee that all requests will be accommodated.
Please be in touch with Lori Tompkins by email at email@example.com or by phone to 212-328-9408 to select your service and reserve your guest tickets.
Select a Service Set
Deadline: Friday, August 30
Choose the early service or late service set for your family. Combinations (i.e., early for Rosh HaShanah/late for Yom Kippur or vice versa) will not be permitted, and please note that babysitting for children walking on their own to age 5 is available only during early services. If you do not submit before the Friday, August 30 deadline, we will place you in a service set based on your selection from previous years. Before you fill out the form, view the full printable schedule »
Not spending this year’s High Holy Days with Shaaray Tefila? Let us know in the form linked above (and we’ll miss you).
Deadline: Friday, August 30
Each member family may reserve up to 2 tickets per holiday. Tickets for your guests will correspond to your selected service set.
If you are a member of Shaaray Tefila in good standing and will be spending the High Holy Days away from us at another Reform congregation outside of the tri-state area, we can request seating on your behalf. Requests are granted based on availability and at the discretion of the host congregation.
Early Services Only
Babysitting for children walking on their own through age 5 is available during our early services. Please sign up your child(ren) using the form linked below to help better inform our space and staffing needs.
Please Note Regarding Stroller Parking: To address safety concerns and space limitations, we are no longer able to accommodate non-foldable stroller parking in our building – only foldable stroller storage in designated areas is permitted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Grade K-5 Programming
Available during both the early and late services, children in grades K-5 can participate in engaging, interactive programming and worship led by our religious school educators and staff. Please sign up your child(ren) using the form linked below to help better inform our space and staffing needs.
Grade 6-12 Teen Services
Your child(ren) can come together with peers around worship experiences tailored to teens and driven by TaSTY (Shaaray Tefila Youth Group) leadership with clergy and staff support.
The Book of Remembrance form is now closed.
Questions? Contact Lori Tompkins or Nadia Etienne by phone at 212-535-8008 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the High Holy Days, we may especially feel the absence of those we’ve lost, preparing to enter our sanctuary with loved ones in our hearts who were once by our side. We are privileged to be your spiritual home, offering opportunities to remember them at this season with the support of your community. We are here with you and invite you to honor their memories in ways you find meaningful.
Book of Remembrance
Deadline: Friday, August 30
Submit the names of your loved ones to appear in the Book of Remembrance in the form linked below. If we do not receive new or updated information, we will include your listing from the previous year in this year’s book. Submitting your Book of Remembrance listing by postcard? Please be sure to include your name somewhere on the card.
Review your listing from last year »
Quickly find your listing by pressing control+F (PC) or command+F (Mac) on your keyboard, typing your last name, and arrowing up or down through the search results.
Deadline: Friday, June 28
Honor the memory of your loved one with a Yahrzeit plaque in our sanctuary. To ensure that plaques are installed by this year’s High Holy Days, please be in touch via the form linked below by Friday, June 28.
Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day
Tuesday, October 1 @9:30am
Non-member tickets are available and required for this service – $75/ticket.
Yom Kippur, Community Yizkor
Wednesday, October 9 @4:30pm
FREE • Limited seating available.