Schedule

All of Central Synagogue's High Holy Days services will be held virtually this year.

To download Central's prayer books for the High Holy Days, please click here:
Selichot
Central Synagogue High Holy Days Machzor
Family Services Machzor


Selichot

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Time Event Name & Description

Erev Rosh HaShanah

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Time Event Name & Description
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Worship Service

Rosh HaShanah

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Time Event Name & Description
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Tot Service Ages 0–7
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Worship Service
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Family Service 2nd–6th Grade

Rosh HaShanah II

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Time Event Name & Description
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Worship Service
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Afternoon DIY Tashlich We can't come together as a large group to cast our sins into running water this year, but that doesn't mean you can't take part in this holiday ritual. Check out these DIY Guides for everything you need to know about Tashlich. Download our General DIY Tashlich Guide Download our Tashlich Guide for Families
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Teen Service 7th–12th grade
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Shofar in the Streets Wear your masks and maintain social distance as shofars are sounded across New York City. Rabbi Nicole Auerbach will meet listeners on the corner of Lex Ave and 55th Street. Can't make it? Shofars are being sounded across the East Side, West Side, and Brooklyn. East Side Locations West Side Locations Brooklyn Locations

Sukkot On the Farm

Sunday, October 6

Time Event Name & Description

Kol Nidrei

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Time Event Name & Description
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Worship Service

Yom Kippur

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Time Event Name & Description
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Tot Service Ages 0–7
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Morning Worship Service
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Family Service 2nd–6th Grade
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon Worship (Yizkor) Service Please note that the JBS Cable Network will be airing this service from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Erev Sukkot

Friday, October 2

Time Event Name & Description
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Worship Service

Sukkot

Friday, October 2

Time Event Name & Description

Sukkot

Saturday, October 3

Time Event Name & Description
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Shabbat/Sukkot Worship Service
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Family Service: Virtual Bagels in the Hut/Shabbat Central Join us for a special Shabbat Central as we celebrate Sukkot and Shabbat together. Ages 0–5
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Shabbat/Sukkot Worship Service

Erev Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 20

Time Event Name & Description

Simchat Torah

Friday, October 9

Time Event Name & Description
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Family Event – The Case of the Missing Torah: A Simchat Torah Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets Join us as we celebrate Simchat Torah with a joyous puppet show performed by WonderSpark puppets. Come watch as Mystery Max searches for clues, sings songs, and finds the missing Torah.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Festive Service

Sh’mini Atzeret

Saturday, October 10

Time Event Name & Description
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Yizkor Service

For events that require preregistration, Central members should check their email inboxes for links. For High Holy Day events taking place via Zoom, members can find links on their e-ticket.

Click here to learn more about the unique High Holy Days gift sent to all Central members through a video and message from Rabbi Angela Buchdahl.


Don’t Miss These Speakers

Talking Candidly to Clergy About God: A Chance to Hear How Our Clergy Think About the Divine Before Atonement

Tuesdays, August 25 – September 15

Journalist, author, and former Central president Abby Pogrebin will interview members of Central’s Clergy about our questions around—and barriers to—God.

Abby recently posed these and other questions to 18 rabbis of varying denominations around the country in a new series for The Forward exploring God in our tradition. Join the conversations throughout the month of Elul.

Time Event Name & Description Host
Tuesday, August 25
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Part I: Does God need us?Watch Now Cantor Dan Mutlu
Tuesday, September 1
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Part II: What does God think about us?Watch Now Rabbi Ari Lorge
Tuesday, September 8
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Part III: Does God love us?Watch Now Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Tuesday, September 15
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Part IV: Does the word “God” get in the way of feeling God? Rabbi Nicole Auerbach

Yom Kippur Panel: An Afternoon With "True Colors"

Monday, September 28
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Rabbi Hilly Haber and Co-Producers Ronda Spinak and Eric Greene for a performance of "True Colors," a theatrical reading hosted by Jewish Women’s Theater featuring stories by Jews of Color that explores questions of Jewish identity and community today. The performance will be followed by a conversation with members of our Central Synagogue community.

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