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High Holidays

HCS 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 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 5778 (2017)

  • HCS High Holiday Schedule of Services 5779 (2018)


  • Selichot Service: Saturday, September 1, at 6:30 PM


    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9, 6:30 PM

  • Rosh Hashanah, First Day: Monday, September 10 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, September 11 at 9:00 AM

    Shabbat Shuva, Parashat Vayeilekh with Lunch and Learn:

    Saturday, September 15, 9:30 AM


    Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 PM.


     Yom Kippur : Wednesday, September 19, 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

    The Book of Jonah – Reading and discussion at 4:30 PM

    Neilah, at approximately 6:15 PM including

    Family Havdalah and Ma’ariv service followed by break-fast


  • Shabbat Service, Parashat HaAzinu with Lunch and Learn:

    Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM


  • Sukkah Frame Assembly &school celebration: Sunday, September 23, 9:00 AM-Noon

    Shabbat Service, Sukkot Shabbat Chol Hamoed. Lunch and Learn in the Sukkah!:

    Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM


  • Congregational Yizkor + Simchat Torah: Monday, October 1, 6:30 PM

  •  Family Service and Pot Luck : Friday, October 5, 6:30 PM

  • Shabbat Service: Saturday, October 13, 9:30 AM

    Parshat Noach with Lunch and Learn
Sat, May 25 2019 20 Iyyar 5779