Our High Holy Days this year will be filled with an abundance of joy, reflection, and connection. We will worship in person and online, creating a sense of shared time and purpose. Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and award-winning musicians will enliven our spirits and open our minds. We will have programs for people of all ages and interests, including some of “The Best Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Celebrations in New York.”

For more information about our Young Family, Family, and Teen services and programs during the High Holy Days, please click here.

Rosh Hashanah
At Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Monday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 7

Yom Kippur
At Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Wednesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 16

For full schedule and locations of all in-person services, please see our password-protected Schedule and Links page. (Members, please see your email or the weekly E-blast for the password. Non-members, please register for online streaming access.)


Kol Nidrei Appeal
We are always grateful for your generous support, so we can continue our sacred work as a community. Click here to contribute.

FOR MEMBERS: Members will receive in-person service tickets via email in mid-August. All members will also have full online access to all High Holy Day services and programs, through our PASSWORD-PROTECTED “SCHEDULE AND LINKS” PAGE with the online streaming links for all services and programs.

FOR NON-MEMBERS:
Non-Member High Holy Day Registration Form
Friends, family, and community will have online access to all services, through a password-protected web page with the full schedule and all streaming links. Due to capacity restrictions, we are unable to provide seats at in-person services for non-members this year. If you would like to join us online, please register using the registration form and you will receive a confirmation email with the website link and password. If you would like more information about membership, you can learn more about our unique Community Commitment membership or begin your application.


Book of Remembrance
Our Book of Remembrance is a long-standing East End Temple tradition and an interactive online listing, with the opportunity to include additional messages about your loved ones. A printed version will also be on display in our beautiful Helene Spring Library in perpetuity.

Please use the Book of Remembrance form to add names and messages and make a donation in memory of those you would like inscribed in the 5782 Book of Remembrance. Such contributions are traditional in the High Holy Day period when many of us find it particularly meaningful to link the memory of our loved ones to our sacred Jewish community at East End Temple. All names on the East End Temple memorial Tree of Life and Perpetual Memorial Plaques (installed on our Sanctuary’s west wall) will be included under a separate listing in the Book of Remembrance.

If you have received yahrzeit reminders during the past year, the names of those loved ones will be included if you choose to participate. Please make a minimum suggested donation of $18 per name if you would like them included in the 5782 Book of Remembrance, and please consider an additional donation for messages. If you have not received yahrzeit reminders, or if you have additional names that you would like to memorialize in the 5782 Book of Remembrance, they can be added using the same form. Kindly provide the list of names and your payment to us by August 20, 2021.


High Holy Day Prayer Books
If you would like to purchase your own set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the prayer books we use for the High Holy Days, they may be purchased through the CCAR Press. We will not be able to lend books this year.


High Holy Day Resources

Prayers and Rituals: A brief description of some of the words and rituals you might hear and experience during the High Holy Days

Hineni – Here I Am. The Union for Reform Judaism has created new online resources to help us be present for ourselves, encounter the spiritual, mourn our personal and societal losses, and enter the New Year with a sense of renewal. For more information, click here.

The Shofar Project: The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering a free four-week program during the month of Elul and leading up to the High Holy Days, from August 21st – September 18th.The Shofar Project is for people of all backgrounds who want to make this a year of continued awakening, responsiveness, renewal, and transformation. For more information and to register, click here. If you would like to buy your own shofar, please click here, here, or here.

DIY Havdalah Spice Pouch: Celebrate Havdalah with us at the end of Yom Kippur, and make your own spice pouch! Click here for easy, at-home instructions,

Welcome To Our Table”: Try a new baking project for the new year! Click here for a few selected recipes from the EET Sisterhood cookbook

Helpful Articles

How to get the most out of virtual High Holiday services

Turning Your Home Into a Sacred Space

Rosh Hashanah Blessings for Home Observance

5 Things to Know About the Jewish High Holy Days 

What is Selichot? 

Yom Kippur Customs and Rituals

Women of Reform Judaism: Yom Kippur Guide

Tashlich: The Symbolic Casting Off Of Sins

Shofar History and Tradition

High Holy Day Recipes