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 High Holidays 2022 • 5783

Join us for the High Holidays--Everyone is Welcome

We look forward to being together in community at Gates of Heaven for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and hope you will be joining us in person or on live stream. May the New Year 5783 bring good health and sweetness to us all. Click here for our High Holiday Schedule.

To attend the High Holy Day Services in-person:

Only members and guests with tickets may attend. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need guest tickets, please call us at 518-374-8173. 

Guest tickets may be requested online. Please know if guests will attend Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both and have the name(s) of adults and mailing address(es) available. Click here

For those joining us virtually:

All Services will be live-streamed if you plan to watch from home: WATCH SERVICES HERE

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High Holy Day 2022/5783 Service Schedule

●    Selichot: Saturday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. program and 8:00 p.m. service

●    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m.

●    Rosh Hashanah Kids Programs (K-6th): Monday, September 26 at 9:45 a.m. click for details

●    Rosh Hashanah Services: Monday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.

●    Rosh Hashanah Family Experience: Monday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m.

       -- Followed by walk to Central Park for Tashlich

  •   2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Collins Park
  •   Memorial Plaque Dedication: Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
  •   Cemetery Service: Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  •   Kol Nidre Service: Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m.
  •    Yom Kippur Kid's Programs (K-6th): Wednesday, October 5 at 9:45 a.mclick for details
  •   Yom Kippur Services: Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Study Session: Wednesday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Family Experience: Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: Wednesday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m.
  •    Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial Service: Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Neilah/Concluding Service: Wednesday, October 5 at 5:15 p.m.
  •   Break The Fast: following Yom Kippur concluding service

Additional Holiday Services and Programs:

●    Family Sukkot Dinner & Sukkah Decorating: Sunday, October 9 at 5:00 pm & Service at 7:00 pm Register here
●    Sukkot Services: Monday, October 10 at 9 am
●    Simchat Torah Service, Sunday, October 16 at 6 pm
●    Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service: Monday, October 17 at 9 am


High Holy Days Children's Programs

Rosh Hashanah, September 26 and Yom Kippur, October 5 from 9:45 am to 1:00 pm.

  • Children's Activity Room Open: The makerspace Room downstairs library will be open for parents and children up through 2 years old to play. The main service will be live-streamed so parents can still participate in our High Holiday worship or just schmooze with one another.


Please join us for any or all of these days.

Family Sukkot Dinner and Sukkah Decorating

Join us!

$10.00/individual or $20.00/family for Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers and Fries!

Sunday, October 9 Dinner at 5:00 pm and Sukkot Service  outside at 6:00 pm.
Register Here

Sukkot Services

Monday, October 10 at 9:00 am.

Simchat Torah Services

Celebrate God's gift of Torah on Sunday, October 16 at 6 pm. We'll encircle the sanctuary with an open Torah Scroll and read from it. We'll dance and sing. 

Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service

will be held on Monday, October 17 at 9 am.

High Holy Days 5783 – Sacred Space Is Everywhere

The High Holy Days are fast approaching and the CGOH team is busy dreaming, scheming, and planning. As we continue to navigate these times together, one thing we know for certain is that we can pray, cry, celebrate and connect no matter where we are. Together, we will create Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences that are safe and meaningful ways to tap into the transformative power of the High Holy Days. Below you will find information on all our sacred spaces.

A Few Things to Know as We Look Ahead
To have the safest gatherings possible, we may be limiting the number of people at each service. You must bring your ticket for entry to Services (tickets will be mailed to members and guests). Contact the office for guest tickets at 518-374-8173 or click here. Please know if guests will attend Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both and have the name(s) of adults and mailing address(es) available.

Sacred Spaces Big and Small

  • SANCTUARY: We hope to give each member the opportunity to pray in the Sanctuary. To stay safe, we will be limiting the number of people inside at one time. Please let us know that you would like to attend in-person.
  • SISTERHOOD/HATKOFF ROOM AND ROOM 13: We will be having an immersive live-streaming experience in the Hatkoff Room and Room 13 for those who would like to be more socially distant or be in a quiet space.

Alternative Sacred Spaces
Interested in a smaller in-person service opportunity?

  • HOME-HOSTED WATCH PARTIES: Gather with a handful of other members and friends in a backyard (maybe yours?) and stream the service together. We will assist you in gathering High Holiday Prayer Books for your group.
  • STREAM FROM HOME: Sing your heart out, in your pj's, commute-free
  • FAMILY EXPERIENCE: Bring the whole family to find hope, healing, and joy at our High Holiday Family Experience— on Rosh Hashanah at 3:00 pm (followed by a community walk to a local Park for Tashlich) and on Yom Kippur at 2:00 pm. Sign-up is not required for this service.

Fri, March 31 2023 9 Nisan 5783