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High Holy Days 5775 continue with Yom Kippur Observance on Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th. See our service schedule and register online here!
This Week's Services:
Friday, October 3, 2014, 10 Tishrei 5775
Yom Kippur at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue & 36th Street
Kol Nidre / Ma’ariv, 6:00pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10 Tishrei 5775
Yom Kippur Day Services, 9:00am
Yizkor, after 10:30 am
Torah Study & Discussion Groups, 3:00 pm
Minchah / Neilah / Ma’ariv, 4:15 pm, Shofar, 7:55 pm
Children’s Services & Programs:
Grades 3-5 Program without grownups
Grade 6 + older Teens Program without grownups
12:15 pm: Family Service: Children of all ages with their grownups
9:00 am—Noon: Childcare Option: $30 per Child, pre-registration required
ASL Interpretation Upon Request for Main Kabbalat Shabbat Service - email email@example.com .
Chelsea sanctuary located at: 296 9th Ave. at W 28th St. Bethune sanctuary located at: 57 Bethune St.