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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 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. 

 

Participation

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)

  • No Services Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2; Labor Day weekend
  • Pot luck dinner and Service: Friday, September 8, 6:30 PM
  • Shabbat Service: Saturday, September 16, 9:30 AM
    Bat Mitzvah of Zoe Rubin
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 PM
  • Rosh Hashanah, First Day: Thursday, September 21 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: Friday, September 22 at 9:00 AM
    Children’s Activities, in the Social Hall from 10:00 AM until end of service
  • Shabbat Shuva, Parashat Ha’azinu with Lunch and Learn:
    Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM
  • Sukkah Frame Assembly: Sunday, September 24, 9:00 AM
  • Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre: Friday, September 29, 6:00 PM.
  • Yom Kippur: Saturday, September 30, 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 Saturday September 30 4:30 PM
    Neilah, at approximately 6:15 PM including
    Family Havdalah and Ma’ariv service followed by break-fast
  • Sukkot School Celebration: Sunday, October 1
    10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
  • Pot luck dinner and Service: Friday, October 6, 6:30 PM
    Including Sukkot Festival Service with Yizkor
  • Congregational Simchat Torah: Friday October 13, 6:30 PM
  • Shabbat Service: Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM
    Parshat Noach with Lunch and Learn
Sat, August 19 2017 27 Av 5777