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High Holidays 2024 • 5785

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 5785 bring good health and sweetness to us all!

To attend the High Holy Day Services in-person: Tickets are required for entry. Only members and guests with tickets may attend. For guest tickets, speak with Tammy, Kevin, or Josh at 518-374-8173 or by email, tammy@cgoh.org, kevin@cgoh.org, and josh@cgoh.org. Click here to register for guest tickets or to confirm your reservation in the Sanctuary. Members' tickets and reserved tickets will mailed four weeks before Rosh Hashanah. Additional tickets will be mailed until two weeks before the High Holy Days, after that tickets will be available just before services at the main entry Will Call desk in the lower Yulman Atrium, see Josh or the Head Usher for that shift.

For those joining us remotely via live stream: WATCH SERVICES HERE

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High Holy Days 2024/5785 Service Schedule

  • Selichot: Saturday, September 28, 6:30 PM program and 8:00 PM service
  • *Erev Rosh Hashanah:  Wednesday, October 2,  8:00 PM service
  • Rosh Hashanah Kid's Programs (K-6): Thursday, October 3, 9:45 AM
  • *Rosh Hashanah Services: Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM
  • Rosh Hashahah Family Experience: Thursday, October 3, 3:00 PM --Followed by walk to Central Park for Tashlisch
  • 2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah: Friday, October 4, 10:00 AM at Collins Park, Clifton Park
  • Memorial Plaque Dedication:  Friday, October 4, 7:00 PM
  • Cemetery Service: Sunday, October 6, 1:00 PM
  • *Kol Nidre Service: Friday, October 11, 8:00 PM
  • Yom Kippur Kid's Program: Saturday, October 12, 9:45 AM
  • *Yom Kippur Services: Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM
  • Yom Kippur Study Session: Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM
  • Yom Kippur Family Experience: Saturday, October 12, 2:00 PM
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: Saturday, October 12, 3:00 PM
  • Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial Service: Saturday, October 12, 4:30 PM
  • Yom Kippur Neilah/Concluding Service: Saturday, October 12, 5:15 PM
  • Break the Fast: following Yom Kippur Concluding Service

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY SERVICES & PROGRAMMING

  • Family Sukkah Decorating, Sukkot Dinner & Sukkot Services:  Wednesday, October 16- Decorating at 5:00 PM, then Dinner at 5:30 PM & Service follows 
  • Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service:  Thursday, October 24 at 9:00 AM
  • Simchat Torah Service & Consecration:  Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM

HIGH HOLY DAY INFO & EVENTS

High Holy Days Children's Programs

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 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.

SUKKOT & SIMCHAT TORAH-  2024/5785


Family Sukkah Decorating, Sukkot

Dinner and Service 7:00 PM

Join us Wednesday, October 16 at 5:00 for Decorating & Dinner!

$10.00/individual or $20.00/family for Pizza. Sign Up now

 Decorating at 5:00 & Dinner at 5:30 followed by the Sukkot Service outside.

Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service

will be held on Thursday, October 24

at 9:00 AM


Simchat Torah Services

Celebrate God's gift of Torah.We'll encircle the sanctuary with an open Torah Scroll and read from it. We'll dance and sing. Friday, October 25 7:00 PM


High Holy Days 5785 – 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 to request tickets for guests, please 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.

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784