Free High Holidays Services



Free High Holidays Services

Are you are looking for inspiration and meaning this new year? The Jewish Learning Center of New York is pleased to announce our Free High Holiday Services for September 2018/Tishri 5779. Everyone is welcome! Our traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held in a spiritual, warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Join us for powerful prayer, the reading of the Torah, and the blowing of the shofar. We will feature singing, dancing, thought provoking explanations and a few surprises.

There are no tickets or membership fees, just come.

Rabbi David Kalb will be officiating along with our Balei Tefila (prayer leaders), Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein and Yitzchak Schwartz.

Everything will take place (except Tashlich) in Lower Manhattan at The Bronfman Center for Jewish Life on the Downtown Campus of NYU located in Greenwich Village at: 7 E 10th St (second floor), New York, NY 10003.

While our services are free in preparation for the Holidays it will be helpful to have a sense of how many people will be in attendance. Please click HERE to fill out the High Holiday form.


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Service Dates and Times:


Rosh Hashanah:

First Night of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday September 9th at 6:50 PM

First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 10th at 8:00 AM

Tashlich Service – Monday, September 10th

The Tashlich Service will take place at the Hudson River at Pier 45 at 5:15 PM. If you would like to walk over as a group with us, meet in front of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 4:30 PM.

Pier 45 faces The Freedom Tower.  Tashlich is on September 10th, the day before the 17th anniversary of 9/11. This makes the site of the service a meaningful location as we memorialize those who lost their lives on September 11th. The Pier is also across from the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. We hope and pray that the United States will stay true to our tradition of being a country of immigrants.

The service will begin promptly at 5:15 PM at Pier 45.

Second Night of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 10th at 7:45 PM

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, September 11th at 8:00 AM

Concluding Service of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday September 11th at 7:45 PM

Yom Kippur:

Yom Kippur Evening Service September 18th at 6:00 PM

Yom Kippur Day Service September 19th at 8:00 AM