High Holy Days

We look forward to celebrating the High Hoy Days with you in 2019!!

Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29-30
Yom Kippur, Oct. 8-9

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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 seat 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.

Tamid is Green. You do not need paper tickets. If you are a current 2019-20 Tamid member or have made non-member seat reservations, your names will be on the guest list at the door. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to pass through our new security procedures.

Rosh Hashanah Schedule at The Chapel

Rosh Hashanah Eve, 7:30-9:00 PM
SHABOOM! Young Family Service,   9:00-10:15 AM
Rosh Hashanah Main Service and Yizkor, 10:00-12:15 PM
New Year Luncheon, 12:15-1:30 PM
Tashlich River Ceremony,  1:30 PM

Yom Kippur Schedule

Kol Nidre Eve,  7:30-9:30 PM
SHABOOM! Young Family Service, 9:00-10:15 AM
Yom Kippur Main Service and Yizkor, 10:00-12:30 PM
Study Session “The Jewish Path of Teshuvah/Forgiveness”  3:45 – 4:45 PM
Yom Kippur Musical Soundscape Meditation,  5:00 – 5:45 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 – Shaboom for the New Year!
For the toddler to under age-5 set, we’ve created Shaboom! 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 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

Study Session “The Jewish Path of Teshuvah/Forgiveness, 3:45-4:45
The Hebrew word for forgiveness is teshuvah, and Jewish tradition teaches that forgiveness was created in the spiritual world before the creation of the physical world. That Judaism teaches that forgiveness was created before the world suggests that it is a critical element of human existence. The famous scholar, Moses Maimonides wrote, “when asked by an offender for forgiveness, one should forgive with a sincere mind and a willing spirit … forgiveness is natural to the seed of Israel.” This session will also explore the mental and emotional benefits of forgiveness, a core value of Positive Judaism.

Yom Kippur Musical Soundscape Meditation, 5 – 5:45 PM
As the Day of Return wanes, we gather together to listen to the deep harmonies of the music of Yom Kippur and to reflect on our lives. A 5-minute opening and closing intention will be offered along with thoughtful texts on the Jewish nature of meditation, transformation, and inner stillness. Please arrive before 5:00 PM and find a quiet place to sit in the chapel.

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. 

Join us Online via LiveStream
Please join us for the Main services of Rosh Hashanah (Sept 10) and Yom Kippur (Sept 19) starting at 10 AM EST. We invite college students, Tamid friends and family living outside NY, US Military Personnel, and you to join us online. Bookmark this portal for the High Holiday Livestream.


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: connect@tamidnyc.org or 646-360-0689.