2012 High Holy Day Information
See our complete High Holy Day Schedule.
If you have questions about High Holy Day related matters, please contact the synagogue as follows:
For new memberships and current members requesting a change in seating
Second Day Rosh Hashanah Shireinu Service for Families with Special Needs:
Tuesday, September 18th; 11:00am-12:00pm
(for members and non-members)
Come join the Rodeph Sholom family for a warm, inviting, musical and interactive worship experience! This service is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. There will be a Sign Language Interpreter and snacks will be available. The clergy and extended Rodeph Sholom family look forward to sharing prayer, Torah, music, and sweetness as we welcome in the new year together. It will end in time to participate in the congregational Tashlich Service in Central Park. RSVP encouraged. Contact: gro.cynsrcnull@sdeenlaiceps or (646) 454-3124. Please specify your name, email address and/or phone number, number of people attending, the age of the individual with special needs and the nature of the special need (optional).
Identification and Security:
All members and guests attending High Holy Day services should be prepared to display photo ID corresponding to the name printed on each ticket.
Through the URJ, individuals who belong to a Reform Synagogue can attend High Holy Day services at other Reform Synagogues around the world. If you plan to attend another Synagogue’s services, please email us at gro.cynsrcnull@yticorpicerand we will send the appropriate paperwork on your behalf. If you have family that would like to attend services at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, have their Synagogue email the reciprocity form to gro.cynsrcnull@yticorpicer by Thursday, September 7th. Reciprocity tickets are free of charge but limited in supply.
Please don’t let your seat go empty. Help Rodeph Sholom welcome people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend services. If you know in advance that you and/or your family will not be joining us for a particular service or services, please email gro.cynsrcnull@gnitaes.
Roll of Remembrance:
The deadline for listing names in the 2012 Roll of Remembrance, the booklet given to worshippers at the Memorial Service on Yom Kippur, has officially passed and the book is at the printer. If you were not able to contact us in time, and would like to commemorate your loved one(s) at this season, your list will be recognized in the December Chronicle. To submit a list, or to make a gift, you may call the Development Office at (646) 454-3052, Email your names to: gro.cynsrcnull@ecnarbmemer, or click here.
Yom Kippur Food Drive:
Bags will be given out on Rosh Hashanah and food will be collected at the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 26th from 9:00am until noon. All proceeds go to City Harvest.
A Special Message from the Clergy:
Fasting on Yom Kippur is forbidden if it presents a risk to your health. Please check with your doctor as to whether fasting is advisable. Also, some medications cannot be taken on an empty stomach, so please be mindful before fasting. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Clergy.