Open for Renewal: High Holidays 2018

Please save the date for the High Holidays in 2018!

September 10 (Rosh Hashanah) and Sept 19 (Yom Kippur), 2018

Members: High Holiday ceremonies, gatherings, meals, and programs are included in your Tamid membership. Click here to renew or to start your Tamid membership.

Non-Members: Rosh Hashanah Eve/Day and Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Day seats are available at this time. Adult seats are $180/seat/holiday. Children 12 and under are included with an adult ticket reservation. Click here to reserve your High Holiday seats.

First time at Tamid for the Holidays? We do things a little differently than your typical synagogue and have created these 10 Tips to help you know what to expect at Tamid.

Rosh Hashanah Schedule 

Rosh Hashanah Eve, 7:30-9:30 PM
SHABOOM! Young Family Service,  9:00-10:30 AM
Rosh Hashanah Main Service and Yizkor, 10:00-12:30 PM
New Year Luncheon, 12:30-1:30 PM
Tashlich River Ceremony,  1:30 PM

Yom Kippur Schedule 

Kol Nidre Eve,  7:30-9:30 PM
SHABOOM! Young Family Service,  9:00-10:30 AM
Yom Kippur Main Service and Yizkor, 10:00-1:00 PM
Study Session “Breaking Tradition as a Female Scribe” 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Yom Kippur Interfaith Ceremony with Trinity Wall Street,  5:00 PM
The Gates: Neila and Havdalah, 6:00 -7:00 PM

Tamid’s Spiritual Home
Tamid gathers at the Iconic 9/11 Chapel in Lower Manhattan on Broadway and Vesey (209 Broadway) – the oldest house of worship in New York City and the chapel where George Washington prayed on the day of his Presidential Inauguration in 1776. We are grateful to Trinity Wall Street for sharing this venue with Tamid (please enter through the Vesey gate on the North side of the Chapel Gardens). The Chapel is ADA compatible.

Children and Young Families – PJ Library for the New Year!
For the toddler to under age-5 set, we’ve created PJ Library for the New Year! a special 90-minute “musical journey” (9-10:30 AM) for families with children (birth – age 5). The program will begin in the chapel with music and prayer, followed by snack, art and story time in the Chapel Gardens. Perfect for toddlers and preschool age children. Non-members welcome with a $180  seat reservation per adult (also provides access to main services) – please make your seat arrangements via this link.

Main Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be led by Rabbi Darren Levine, Rabbi Darcie Crystal, and Musical director, Matt Turk, along with our talented musicians Chesney Polis, Gary Schreiner, and Rich Stein. The prayer service is projected on a large screen at the front of the chapel for everyone to enjoy Tamid’s blend of tradition and contemporary musical and teachings and sermons that are insightful and inspiring.

Tamid New Year Luncheon, 12:30 PM
Join us for a casual buffet luncheon following our Rosh Hashanah prayer gathering. The luncheon is included for members and for anyone who has individual seat reservations for Rosh Hashanah and includes an array of different types of main dishes and salads for every palate. This is a terrific opportunity to see old friends and to make new connections for the New Year.

Yizkor on Yom Kippur Morning
In honor of the loved ones that are no longer with us, Yizkor will take place during the Yom Kippur Morning ceremony. This is a time honored tradition at Tamid. If you are joining us for Yom Kippur and would like to include a name(s) of those departed and/or picture of your loved one(s), please send a photo and name to the Tamid office ( before October 5th at 5 PM so we can properly include their names.

Interfaith Yom Kippur Ceremony, 5 PM
This one-hour service is especially designed for blended families and couples and any friends who wish to experience the universal themes of Yom Kippur. The program will be led by Rabbi Darren Levine and Father Daniel Simons (Trinity Wall Street) and include the musical highlights of Yom Kippur and a Torah Reading from 5-6 PM at St. Paul’s Chapel. This gathering is free and open to the general public.

Neila and Havdalah, Closing Ceremony, 6 PM
As the gates close on Yom Kippur, we join together in the final chapter of worship. This is a particularly special moment as we lower the lights in the synagogue, illuminate it with candles, and blast the shofar one final time in honor of the New Year. 

Seat Reservations – three options*
1. Tamid Members – click to renew/become a member
2. Neighbors and Friends – $180 per seat/per holiday – click here
3. Student Tickets – $36 each – we’ve reserved 20 seats for you  – click here
*children 12 and under are free

Questions? Anything we can help with?
E-mail or call us anytime if you have a question. Remember, if you are a Tamid member OR if you’ve already made your seat reservation, you will automatically be on the entrance list. Contact Christina in the Tamid office anytime, we love to hear from you: or 646-360-0689.