Thank you to everyone who joined us for our High Holy Day services! While this year has been one like no other, our High Holy Days were filled with an abundance of joy, reflection, and connection. We shared our services online, live from East End Temple, and created a sense of shared time and purpose, even though we could not be in the same physical space. Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Cantor Shira Ginsburg, and award-winning musicians enlivened our spirits and opened our minds. We had 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.

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.

To watch our Rosh Hashanah services, use these links:
Friday, Sept. 18 — Erev Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, Sept. 19 — Rosh Hashanah Morning
Young Family Service
Family Service

To watch our Yom Kippur services, use these links:
Sunday, Sept. 27 — Kol Nidrei
Monday, Sept. 28 — Yom Kippur Morning Service and Yizkor
Young Family Service
Family Service
Afternoon & Neilah Service

FOR MEMBERS: Our members automatically had access to all High Holy Day programs, through our PASSWORD-PROTECTED “SCHEDULE AND LINKS” PAGE with the entire schedule and links for all services and programs.

FOR NON-MEMBERS: In light of the challenging realities for many this year, there was no charge for friends, family, and prospective members to access East End Temple High Holy Day services and programs, though registration was required. If you would like more information about joining our community, you can learn more about our unique Community Commitment membership or begin your application.

Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is now available, both as an interactive online page and a printable PDF. Special messages are included on the online page only (names preceded by an arrow include a special message — click on the arrow or the name to read the message.) If there are any errors, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

High Holy Day Prayer Books
Prayer books may be returned to East End Temple during the week, on Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm or Friday from 10:00am-1:00pm.

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