Shanah Tova. The Jewish High Holy Days begin at sundown Sunday, Sept 9th, with Rosh Hashanah, through Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Sept. 19th.
L’Shana Tova, or Shanah Tova. Whichever way you prefer to spell it, the sentiment is the same:
Best wishes from NYC on the Cheap for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, 5779. And peace. Mostly peace.
Find a High Holy Day service in NYC, Long Island and Westchester, via this comprehensive list of synagogues and community centers from UJA Federation of New York.
Search by borough for Orthodox, Conservative and Reform choices, including several where Yizkor service on Yom Kippur is FREE, no ticket needed.
Find a Jewish High Holy Day service in NYC and in every one of the 50 states, via this comprehensive list from Chabad.
Down to the River: 9/11 Interfaith Ritual of Release and Remembrance – The 17th Anniversary of 9/11 falls on Rosh Hashonah, which many observant Jews honor with a communal moment of “letting go” and “taking back up”. This special interfaith observance adapts that traditional ritual of Tashlich, during which participants release the past into a body of living water, adding new songs, stories, and forward-looking intentions from all traditions.
You don’t have to be Jewish to want to let go of bad memories.
- Gather at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, at 5pm, and march with mindfulness to the Hudson River at the Christopher St. Pier for a sunset ceremony. FREE, but registration is encouraged to manage the group.
- Sponsored jointly by Lab/Shul and Judson Memorial Church
Note that NY State primary election day has been moved from the normal Tuesday voting day to Thursday, Sept. 13.
That is both because Tuesday, Sept. 11 is the commemoration day for 9/11 and also because it is Rosh Hashonah.
Also note that NYC and TriState area businesses operated by Orthodox Jews are closed all ten days, including camera and electronics superstores B & H and Adorama.
Click here for FREE Rosh Hashonah recipes, games for children and more.
Click here for NYC parking regulations in September, including for the Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur