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 High Holidays 2023 • 5784

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 5784 bring good health and sweetness to us all.

To attend the High Holy Day Services in-personOnly 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 also be requested online. Please plan ahead for your request by knowing if guests will attend Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both and have the name(s) of adults , then Click here. At this point, ALL tickets will be held for guests at our Will-Call area inside the lobby.

For those joining us virtually: All Services* will be live-streamed if you plan to watch from home: WATCH SERVICES HERE


2023/5784 Book of Memory

High Holy Days 2023/5784 Service Schedule

  •   Memorial Plaque Dedication*: Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  •   Cemetery Service: Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m.
  •   Kol Nidre Service*: Sunday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m.
  •    Yom Kippur Kid's Programs (K-6th): Monday, September 25 at 9:45 a.m
  •   Yom Kippur Services*: Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Study Session: Monday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Family Experience: Monday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Afternoon Service*: Monday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m.
  •    Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial Service*: Monday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m.
  •   Yom Kippur Neilah/Concluding Service*: Monday, September 25 at 5:15 p.m.
  •   Break The Fast: 6:00 p.m. following Yom Kippur concluding service sponsored by the Brotherhood

Additional Holiday Services and Programs: 

●    Family Sukkah Decorating, Sukkot Dinner & Sukkot Services:  Friday, September 29- Decorating at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 5:30 p.m.             & Service at 7:00 p.m.  
●    Simchat Torah Service & Consecration:  Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
●    Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service:  Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m.


High Holy Days Children's Programs

Rosh Hashanah, Saturday, September 16 and Yom Kippur, Monday, September 25 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 Sukkah Decorating, Sukkot  Dinner and Service

Join us!

$10.00/individual or $20.00/family for Pizza. 

Register now.

Friday, September 29, Decorating at 5:00, Dinner at 5:30   and Sukkot Service  outside at 7:00 pm.

Sukkot Services following Decorating the Sukkah and Family Dinner

Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Simchat Torah Services

Celebrate God's gift of Torah on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 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 Saturday, October 7 at 9 am.

High Holy Days 5784 – Sacred Space Is Everywhere

The High Holy Days are fast approaching and the CGOH team is busy planning. Together, we will create Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences that are safe and create 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, 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 plan to give each member the opportunity to pray in the Sanctuary. 
  • 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. If you give us enough lead time, 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.

Sat, September 23 2023 8 Tishrei 5784