In addition to our formal High Holy Days services in the Fifth Avenue and
Leon Lowenstein sanctuaries, Temple Emanu-El offers a variety of other services appropriate for adults and children alike.
Shir Chadash: A New Song
As part of High Holy Day services, we once again will be adding a Shir Chadash service to each holiday (8 PM on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah and 5:30 PM on the Eve of Yom Kippur). Shir Chadash features a contemporary liturgy interspersed with Chasidic tales and other teachings. The music, led by a vocalist and instrumentalists, is informal and participatory. Tickets for temple members are available by request at no additional charge. All are welcome!
Family Worship Services
Tickets for Family Worship Services are available at no additional charge to all members with young children and to all our Nursery School and Religious School parents who wish to attend services with their children and extended families. (Tickets will be sent automatically to all Religious School families.) The Rosh Hashanah service is followed by a reception and Tashlich, a symbolic ritual in which we “cast away” our sins, acknowledging the importance and complexity of repentance in a tangible way. The Yom Kippur service is followed by a visit to the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica.
Held on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, this service for toddlers through kindergarteners and their parents is geared for our youngest children to understand and enjoy, with music and a story.
Tickets are available at no additional charge.
Teen Worship Services
All Emanu-El teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to a special Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur service just for them! The services are conducted in a manner that is appropriate and engaging specifically for teens. Parents of teens are invited to attend, but teens certainly may attend on their own. Teen friends also are invited. No tickets are required.
All questions regarding seating and tickets should be directed to the Membership Office.
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