High Holy Day Services

High Holy Day Services

Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue, Riverdale, NY

Tickets are required but free - contact administrator@riverdaletemple.org or call (718) 548-3800

The High Holy Day season begins with Selichot on the Saturday evening preceding Rosh Hashanah. The evening begins with a pre-service program followed by a collation in the temple's Social Hall. The service in the sanctuary begins at 9:00 PM.

Services begin at 8:00 p.m. for erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre. Morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. They are led by our Rabbi and Cantor, accompanied by our organist and professional choir. Following morning services on Rosh Hashanah (first day) and Yom Kippur, at 1:00 pm.

Riverdale Temple offers a family service, open to the entire community. Our Junior Choir assists the Rabbi and Cantor in leading a musical service complete with stories, favorite High Holy Day melodies, the sounding of the shofar, and a wonderful introduction to our congregation's approach to early Jewish education.

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated for two days. Second day morning services are open to the public. All are welcome. The second day service includes a Torah discussion similar to our regular Sabbath morning services, where congregational participation is encouraged. Come join in a lively conversation about some of the central issues of these solemn days.

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