The High Holy Days at Stephen Wise
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue offers a communal home where you can create a Jewish life for yourself and your family; a home where you can learn, pray, and do good deeds that help repair the world; and a place where you can experience the High Holy Days as deeply meaningful and enriching.
For those who won’t be with us in person, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is proud to livestream services here on our website at swfs.org/live. All of our virtual offerings will be listed in the schedule below. Want to follow along with your own siddur? At Stephen Wise, we use “Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe” for the High Holy Days.
2023/5784 Services and Programs
The link to register for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and programs is being sent by email to all members in good standing as they renew.
Need help? Or need to renew your membership? Call our office at (212) 877-4050, ext. 280.
Doors open 30 minutes before posted service start times.
Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
9:00 a.m. Early Yom Kippur Morning Service | Livestreaming
11:45 a.m. Later Yom Kippur Morning Service | Livestreaming
11:45 a.m. Adult Study with David Richter: The Sinai Covenant
12:00 p.m. The Meaning of Yom Kippur (Online) | Register
12:45 p.m. Adult Study with Rabbi Rena Rifkin: Shofar Sho-Good
1:45 p.m. Adult Study with Rabbi Dalia Samansky: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
2:45 p.m. Adult Study with Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz: Jonah as a Model for Personal Change
2:30 p.m. Family Yom Kippur Service and Activities
3:45 p.m. Yom Kippur Afternoon Service with Yizkor | Livestreaming
6:00 p.m. Neilah and New Child Blessing | Livestreaming
7:05 p.m. Havdalah
7:15 p.m. Break-Fast
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
6:00 p.m. Erev Sukkot Service | Livestreaming
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
10:00 a.m. Sukkot Morning Service
Erev Simchat Torah
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
6:00 p.m. Outdoor Erev Simchat Torah Service and Dancing in the Street | (No Livestreaming)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
10:00 a.m. Simchat Torah Service
Our clergy are hard at work creating a meaningful High Holy Days experience for all of our members. Now’s the time to join or renew your membership at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue!
Upcoming Religious Services and Holidays
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