Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” -Leviticus 16:30

Begins sunset of  Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ends nightfall of  Monday, September 28, 2020



Please note that on Yom Kippur we will also be hosting an additional afternoon Yizkor Service at Chabad, for those that only feel comfortable coming in for a short period of time. Masks are mandatory.

1. Attendance is by reservation only. Seats are extremely limited. First come first serve. Please specify the times you will be attending.

2. Adults only. No children under the age of bar and bat mitzvah.  (We encourage you to bring your children to the outdoor Shofar services throughout the UES.)

3. If you are experiencing any signs of illness, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or a fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you may not attend.

4. If you have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 or suspect you have been exposed to Covid-19, please wait 14 days to confirm you are not ill.

5. If you are over 65, or have underlying health conditions, or if you live with someone that is at higher risk, consult with your physician and confirm if you may attend.  

6. Wash your hands/ disinfect your hands upon entering the building. Please do not congregate in the lobby.

7. We will provide Prayer books and Tallasim.

8 The Restrooms will be available.

9. Masks are mandatory. 






 Erev Yom Kippur 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mincha 1:30 pm


Yom Kippur Eve 

Candle lighting 6:26 pm

(You should light earlier before coming to Shul for Kol Nidrei)

Kol Nidrei 6:20 pm  


Yom Kippur Day

Monday, September 28, 2020


8:30 am Main Sanctuary

10:00 am 2nd floor Minyan

Both these services include Yizkor. 


Due to Covid-19 we will having an extra Yizkor Service at 2:00 pm 


Mincha 5:00 pm

Neilah 6:00 pm

Fast Ends: 7:22 pm

Maariv and Havdalah  




 The Jacques and Hanna Schwalbe is CLOSED for men due to Covid 19.

 The West Side Mikvah is available for Men at the following times:

Erev Yom Kippur: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

The West Side Mikvah will not allow anyone into the Mikvah after these hours, without exception, so please make sure to come early!

Be advised that the West Side Mikvah has two boros that will be designated for men, and the traffic in the mikvah rooms will be regulated by a guard posted outside to assure proper social distancing while in the mikvah building. Please be patient and assist us in our effort to create a safe experience for everyone. In addition, please shower before arriving at the mikvah.

Those using the mikvah on these days will be asked to make a $20 donation to the West Side mikvah. Any additional donations are also encouraged and greatly appreciated.


The West Side Mikvah


236 West 74th Street, 
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-579-2011 
Email: Contact@westsidemikvah.org
Website: http://www.westsidemikvah.org