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Rosh HaShanah Reminders

Dear Friends,

We would like to wish each of you and your families a year of good health and much happiness! We are grateful for your participation and look forward to seeing you for Rosh HaShanah services.

To help you prepare for the holidays at this busy time of year, here are some Rosh HaShanah Reminders:

What time are Rosh HaShanah services? On Sunday, September 25, the Rosh HaShanah Evening Service is at 5:30pm. This service will be preceded by a light oneg featuring apples and honey, beginning at 5pm. On Rosh HaShanah morning, Monday, September 26, there are three services. The main service is at 9:30am, with our Children’s Activities for children in grades K-6 operating concurrently. At 1:30pm there is a Family Service for children grades K-6 with their parents (and grandparents!) to worship together in the sanctuary. At 3:30pm we have our Tot Rosh HaShanah service for families with children age 6 or younger.

On the Second day of Rosh HaShanah, Tuesday, September 27, there is a musical service at 10:30am, followed by Tashlich (the symbolic casting of sins upon the waters) and an oneg at the Demarest Duck Pond at approximately 1pm. 

I forgot about my tickets. Can I still come? Yes! Come to services and your tickets will be at Will Call. You must enter through the parking lot entrance for Will Call. 

The Temple office is closed on Shabbat and Sunday.

What about security?

We continue to work closely with the Tenafly Police Department and will also have additional security staff on hand this year; however, please note that everyone MUST display a pass (ticket) to security personnel to enter. Anyone who attempts to enter Temple Sinai without a pass will be stopped by security personnel.

As in recent years, please retain your pass for the entirety of the High Holy Days. Members and guests with passes will continue to enter via the parking lot entrance and Engle Street. Please display your pass prominently to security personnel while entering the facility.

Please click here for Temple Sinai’s current COVID-19 policies regarding worship.

I want to pray for someone who is ill or recovering from an illness or injury. During the Mi Shebeirach prayer at our High Holy Day morning services, the clergy read the names of those who are ill or recovering from an illness or injury. Before services please put the names you want read on one of the small slips of paper available for that purpose and give them to an usher or put in the marked baskets in the lobby. Please be mindful of their right to privacy/confidentiality and only submit the names of those who have consented (or whose family has consented) to being included in this important prayer. 

Remember those in need. Support the mission of the Center for Food Action and help support our neighbors in need. This year CFA is requesting funds in lieu of cans so that the Center may purchase exactly what is needed. Click here to donate today!

What are the options for my children in grades K – 6? There are several! First, bring your child or grandchild to the Family Service on Monday, September 26. The purpose of this service is so that children and adults can worship together. The service is at 1:30pm and lasts approximately an hour and a quarter. 

We also offer, on the first day of Rosh HaShanah and on Yom Kippur Morning, Children’s Activities for children in grades K-6 only, which runs concurrently with the first morning service at 9:30am on Rosh HaShanah and at 11:00am on Yom Kippur. Contact Maria at to register.

I plan to attend virtually. 

Please join us on Zoom; links below

Erev Rosh HaShanah

Webinar ID: 856 3398 1950
Passcode: 039535


Rosh HaShanah First Day

Webinar ID: 815 6121 2184
Passcode: 673047


Rosh HaShanah Second Day

Webinar ID: 876 8525 3853
Passcode: 448745


Thanks again to SMA Fathers on Bliss Avenue for their partnership in providing their parking lot for members during these High Holy Days.

Don't forget about the upcoming events after the High Holy Days, including many opportunities for families & tots during Sukkot & Simchat Torah! Contact the ECC & Religious School offices for more information.

As we embrace this momentous season, we want to share our deep appreciation that you have chosen Temple Sinai as your Jewish home. May your High Holy Day experience be meaningful, and thank you for your cooperation.

Joe Slade                                          Rabbi Jordan Millstein

Executive Director

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Sh'vat 5783