FAQ

Watch this page for updates and the latest High Holy Days information.

How will I receive my High Holy Days schedule?
All members were sent their High Holy Days schedules via email on July 16. Please double check your inboxes and spam folders.

I am a member. When will I receive my tickets?
Members should have received tickets via email on Monday, September 9, 2019.

What is different about this year’s services?
There are a few changes in Central’s High Holy Day services this year that you should be aware of.

  • All members with unassigned seats were given an opportunity to worship for one service in our Main Sanctuary during High Holy Days. Through an email sent in March, we asked members to let us know their first and second choice for which service they preferred to have in this location. Subsequently all members received an email listing their particular schedule. If you have not received your schedule, or haven’t yet made your schedule selection, please contact Membership.
  • Guest tickets must be ordered through the personalized link that was emailed to all members. If you did not receive this email, please contact Membership.
  • Yom Kippur Tot & Family services will now be held in the afternoon instead of the morning.
  • We are no longer having an Erev 2nd Day Rosh HaShanah service.
  • In years past, we asked that submissions for the Memory Book were made by filling out a personalized card and sending it by mail to our offices. With our new technological upgrades, we are now able to collect these meaningful entries electronically. Members will receive an email asking them to edit aprevious entry or create a new one, if they so choose. If you have any questions or concerns about this year’s Memory Book, please email MemoryBook@censyn.org or call (646) 717-9417.

Why did you give unassigned members a choice for one service in the Main Sanctuary?

We did this in response to feedback from our members following a survey undertaken last year. The desire to sit in the Main Sanctuary for at least one service was a frequent
comment.

If I prefer to worship in David Geffen Hall, can I do this?
Yes. One of the service schedule options is to have all of your services at David Geffen Hall.

I don’t remember which service I requested in the Main Sanctuary. What should I do?
Check your email (and your spam folder!) to see if you can find the email we sent to you detailing your household’s service schedule. If you can’t find it, please contact Membership.

Where is Tashlich taking place?
For this year’s Tashlich Service, we will meet in Lese Lobby at 123 E. 55 Street and walk together to Sutton Place Park, E. 55th Street at the East River. Please note: because of construction, our Tashlich location is not ADA accessible this year.

Which clergy will be leading the Community Services?

Community Services in Beir Chapel will be led by Rabbi David Adelson, D Min., Dean of the New York Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Cantor Richard Cohn, Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of HUC-JIR/New York, with participation from our rabbinic interns, Sarah Berman and Rena Singer.

I plan to watch Yom Kippur services via Central Synagogue’s live stream. Is there a way I can add a name to be remembered during the Yizkor service?
If you plan to join us virtually for Yikzor and have a name of someone you lost between September 20, 2018 and October 2, 2019, you may fill out this form to have names appear during the live stream as we take time to remember together.You may submit up to three names and only one form per person will be accepted. Submission deadline is Wednesday October 2, 5:00 pm ET.

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