High Holy Days 2020

Let’s come together to honor this New Year!

In September, 2020, we will offer a robust set of holiday offerings for both in-person and on-line observance. With safety and health as our top priority, we will observe the New Year in ways that allow us to honor the rituals that are the hallmark of Jewish living, yet in Tamid fashion. While everything remains fluid and life may require us to modify, this is our plan.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our office at “connect@tamidnyc.org.” We look forward to sharing the New Year with you and your family. 

Rosh Hashanah Eve, Friday, September 18
8 PM, L’Chayim Shabbat and Rosh Hashanah Eve (online)

Rosh Hashahah Day, Saturday, September 19
9:30 AM, Shaboom for The New Year with Chesney (online)
10:00 AM, Rosh Hashanah Ceremony, LIVE from the Chapel (online & on-demand)
12:00 PM, Shofar Blast in Battery Park CIty with Tashlich and BYO Kiddish (in-person)
6:00 PM, Shofar Blast in Sag Harbor with Havdalah and BYO Kiddish (in-person)

Family Yizkor, Sunday, September 20, Graveside Prayer Visits
12 PM to 3 PM by RSVP in Eastern Long Island and Farmingdale (in-person)

Family Yizkor, Saturday, September 26, Graveside Prayer Visits, In-person
10 AM to 3 PM by RSVP in New Jersey (in-person)

Family Yizkor, Sunday, September 27, Graveside Prayer Visits, In-person
9 AM to 2 PM by RSVP in Brooklyn (in-person)

Yom Kippur Eve, Sunday, September 27
8 PM, L’Chayim Kol Nidre (online)

Yom Kippur Day, Monday, September 28
9:30 AM, Shaboom Yom Kippur with Chesney (online)
10:00 AM, Yom Kippur Ceremony, LIVE from the Chapel (online & on-demand)
11:15 AM, Community Yizkor Memorial Ceremony (online)
6:00 PM, Havdalah and Shofar Blast on the Hudson River, BYO Break-fast (in-person)

When deciding which programs you intend to join, we kindly ask that you please keep the following in mind:

  • Online experiences will require a unique access code, similar to a ticket, one per member family. Access codes are included with Tamid membership and members will be sent their access code during the week of Sept 10th.
  • Non-members are invited to purchase an access code for $180. The access code will provide entry to all online ceremonies for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for singular use. These will be available to reserve as of September 1st.
  • Evening Online services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur along with Shaboom will be in the style of L’Chayim Shabbat – casual, live, and personal – via Zoom.
  • Main services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur day, LIVE from the Chapel, will be pre-recorded by our musicians and Rabbi Darren and will be available online and on-demand. These will be available for 24 hours starting at the times listed with the use of your unique access code.
  • All members, guests, and friends, are welcome to join Tamid’s in-person experiences to hear the shofar blast, to observe tashlich, and to enjoy a BYO light snack and kiddush. We ask that everyone observe strict health practices which we will circulate prior to each gathering at the Hudson River or in Sag Harbor and security will be provided. Open to the public and tickets are not required.
  • Family Yizkor gatherings at cemeteries to recite kaddish or to place a marker or headstone will be led by Rabbi Darren. This offering is only for Tamid members and immediate family. If you are interested in gathering at the grave of your loved one to say Kaddish at this season, please e-mail Christina Broussard to schedule your time. Each ceremony will last 15-20 minutes, and again, we will ask that everyone observe strict health practices, TBD. 

Friends, we are encouraged by the success we’ve found in our online experiences since the COVID-19 outbreak. Though difficult to re-create the power of our in-person chapel gatherings, we hope you’ve found connection in the charm and intimacy of our online experiences and we look forward to building on this spirit when we gather for the High Holidays.