High Holidays

High HolidaysHCS offers dues free membership (which includes High Holiday tickets) for the first year to local unaffiliated families who have not attended High Holiday services at HCS before.
If you would like to attend High Holiday Services, please write us at info@hebrewcongregationofsomers.org or call (914) 248-9532 for information and reservations.

HCS is thrilled to have Ruth Ossher join us again as cantorial soloist for the high holidays.  Ruth has studied with cantor Jeff Schiovitz of Congregation Sons of Israel. 



Members of the ritual committee will be in touch to see if and how you would like to participate in this year's High Holiday services, whether it is reading a Torah portion or Haftarah; reading blessings in Hebrew or a prayer in English; or something nonverbal (such as opening the ark, carrying the Torah, or dressing the Torah).  


For children

HCS is very excited to have Rachel Izes join us to lead the children's services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rachel brings song, creativity and love of tradition to our youth services.


High Holiday Schedule of Services 5777 (2016)


  • Pot luck dinner and Service: Friday, September 30, 6:30 PM
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, October 2, 6:30 PM
    • Candle lighting time 6:15 pm
  • Rosh Hashanah, First Day: Monday, October 3 at 9:00 AM
    • Children’s Services, in the Social Hall from 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Children’s Activities, in the Social Hall from 11:00 AM until end of service
    • Tashlikh, after services at approximately 1:00 PM
  • Rosh Hashanah, Second Day: Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 AM
    • Children’s Activities, in the Social Hall from 10:00 AM until end of service
  • Shabbat Shuva with Lunch and Learn: Saturday, October 8, 9:30 AM
  • Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre): Tuesday, October 11, 6:15 PM.
    • Candle lighting time: 6:01 pm
  • Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 AM
    • Children’s Service, 10:00-11:00 AM in the Social Hall
    • Children’s Activities, in the Social Hall from 11:00 AM until end of service
    • Group reading of the Book of Jonah at 4:00 PM
    • Neilah and final shofar (after reading of Jonah) at approximately 6:00 PM
    • with Havdalah with the children
    • short Ma’ariv service and break-fast.
  • Shabbat service: Saturday, October 15, 9:30 AM
  • Sukkah Assembly: Sunday, October 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • with Hebrew school Sukkah Decorating: Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM with Hebrew School
  • Sukkot Shabbat service: Saturday, October 22, 9:30 AM.
    • Bat Mitzvah of Elizabeth Grunkorn
  • Shmini Atzeret, Yizkor, Simchat Torah: Sunday, October 23 at 6:00PM
Wed, July 26 2017 3 Av 5777