Worship With Us

Kabbalat Shabbat

October 18, 2019 - 6:15 pm
Main Sanctuary

Make a break with the work week and recharge your spirit as we warmly welcome Shabbat together. Our Kabbalat Shabbat service is musical, lively, social, and family friendly. A live band adds rhythm, moving everyone to sing along. After the closing song, we schmooze and enjoy a sweet treat before going home for Shabbat dinner.

Hashkamah Minyan

October 19, 2019 - 7:30 am

Sat | 7:30 am | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center
A service with repetition of the Amidah and annual cycle Torah reading, all in Hebrew, at a pace that is comfortable for experienced daveners, and a Kiddush afterwards.

Shaharit and Parashat HaShavua

October 19, 2019 - 9:00 am

Sat | 9:00 am | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center
P’sukei D’zimrah and Shaharit, a light kiddush, and an engaging study of the morning’s Torah portion, ending just in time to join the community in the Sanctuary for the Torah service.

Shabbat Morning Service

October 19, 2019 - 9:45 am
Main Sanctuary

Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky preach and conduct services together with Cantor Azi Schwartz and Cantor Rachel Brook, with Colin Fowler at the organ, and the Synagogue Ensemble.  After the service, meet friends and have a snack at Kiddush.

Minha is 30 minutes after the end of services.

Services will be held in the Sanctuary at 50 East 87th Street from September to June.

Morning minyan and Bar Mitzvah - Hoshana Rabbah

October 20, 2019 - 10:00 am

The last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah (“The Great Supplication”),  is considered the last of the Days of Judgment which began on Rosh Hashanah. According to the Zohar, while the judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur, it is not “delivered” until Hoshana Rabbah; until then, one can still alter one’s decree for the new year. Consequently, the traditional greeting on Hoshana Rabbah is pitka tova, or in Yiddish, a guten kvitel, "A good note" – a wish that the final verdict will be positive.

Festival Evening Service

October 20, 2019 - 5:45 pm

Sun | Oct 20 | 5:45 pm | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

Hashkamah Minyan

October 21, 2019 - 7:30 am

Mon, Tue | Oct 21, 22 | 7:30 am | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

Festival Morning Service with Yizkor

October 21, 2019 - 9:45 am

Mon | Oct 21 | 9:45 am | 87th Street
On Shemini Atzeret we say Hallel before the Torah reading. At the start of the musaf service, the cantor chants Geshem, the prayer for rain.

Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky will preach and conduct services together with Cantor Azi Schwartz and Cantor Rachel Brook, with Colin Fowler at the organ and the Synagogue Choir.

Minha

October 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm

Mon | Oct 21 | 5:45 pm | 87th Street

Simchat Torah Evening Celebration

October 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Mon | Oct 21 | 6:00 pm | 87th Street
Sing, learn and dance to celebrate the completion of our yearly reading of the Torah. Members of the community will read from the Torah – the only time that the Torah is read at night – and our spirited hakafot will feature a band led by our Principal Music Educator, Josh Rosenberg.