HIGH HOLIDAYS 

 

Tishrei (Tishri), the first month of the Jewish year (the seventh when counting from Nisan), is full of momentous and meaningful days of celebration. Beginning with the High Holidays, we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Repentance, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Each one is filled with its own meaningful customs and rituals. Some are serious, awesome days set aside for reflection and soul-searching. Some are joyous days full of happy and cheerful celebration.

All of these days are opportunities to connect, to be inspired, and to become more fulfilled and in tune with our true inner selves. Tishrei is considered the “head” of the year, and the reservoir from which we draw our strength and inspiration throughout the year ahead.

If the year is a train, the High Holidays (AKA High Holy Days) are its engine. A delicate blend of joy and solemnity, feasting and fasting, prayer and inspiration make up the spiritually charged head of the Jewish year.

The High Holiday season begins during the month of Elul, when the shofar is sounded every weekday morning, a clarion call to return to G‑d in advance of the sacred days that lay ahead.

The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration.

Rosh Hashanah 2023 begins before sundown on Friday, Sept. 15, and ends after nightfall on Sunday, September 17.  Full Rosh Hashanah Calendar at Chabad

A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.

Yom Kippur 2023 begins before sundown on and ends after nightfall on .  Full Yom Kippur Schedule at Chabad

But it does not end there. The otherworldliness of the High Holidays is then channeled into the festive holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, which bring the annual fall holiday season to a most joyous conclusion. Full Sukkot Schedule at Chabad. Full Simchat Torah Schedule at Chabad.

Join us at Chabad Upper East Side for inspiring and uplifting services and holiday celebrations, filled with melodies, insights, inspiration and warmth.

All Yom Kippur services will be at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. Sukkot and Simchat Torah Services and celebrations will be held at Chabad Upper East Side.

$180 donation includes all services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.)

Meal Reservations are $65 per person. 

 

 

High Holidays 2023 Schedule:

Sunday: Mikvah is open for Men from 6:30 am - 1:30 pm $20 for non mikvah members.

 

Yom Kippur

Sunday Eve., September 24

Services at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St.

Light Candles and Yahrzeit candle

by 6:32 pm

Kol Nidrei 6:30 pm

Yom Kippur Day

Monday, September 25

Services 9:00 am

Children's program 11:00am -1:00 pm

Yizkor approximately 11:45 am

Mincha 5:00 pm

Neilah 6:00 pm

Fast Ends: 7:29 pm

 

Sukkot

Join us in our beautiful curbside Sukkah.

Bless the Lulav and Etrog each day of Sukkot (except Shabbat).

 

Friday, September 29

Candle lighting 6:24 pm

Services 6:30 pm

Dinner in the Sukkah RSVP

 

Shabbos, September 30

Services 9:30 am

Kiddush in the Sukkah 

Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm

Candle lighting after 7:20 pm

(from a pre-existing flame)

Dinner in the Sukkah RSVP

 

Sunday, October 1

Services 9:30 am with Lulav and Esrog

Kiddush in the Sukkah 

Mincha/Maariv 6:30pm

Holiday ends: 7:19 pm

 

Sukkot intermediate Days (Chol Hamoed)

Monday through Thursday

7:30 am Services

Hoshana Rabbah

Friday, October 6

7:30 am Special Hoshana Service:

Hoshanot are available for purchase for $10.

 

Shemini Atzeret

Friday night, October 6

Light Candles 6:12 pm

6:15 pm Services followed by beautiful Kiddush Buffet in the Sukkah and Hakafot (exclusively at Chabad)

 

Shemini Atzeret Day /Shabbos day, October 7

Services 9:30 am, Yizkor 11:45 am

Kiddush in the Sukkah

Mincha 6:00 pm

 

Simchat Torah

Motzei Shabbat, October 7

Maariv 6:50 pm

Followed by Grand Kiddush

Candle Lighting after 7:09 pm

(from a pre-existing flame)

8:00 pm: Simchat Torah Street Festival

Hakafot & Childrens Activities

 

Simchat Torah Day/Sun., October 8

Services 10:00 am

11:15 am Morning Kiddush followed by

Atoh Hareisah and community members resolutions and Hakafot

1:30 pm Special Simchat Torah Reading of the Torah and Aliyot for all men

3:30 pm Grand Kiddush

5:45pm Mincha & Farbrengen followed by Maariv & Havdalah

Holiday ends 7:07 pm