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Rosh Hashanah Services (5777)
Oct 2nd, 2016 - Oct 4th, 2016 5:30 PM/8 PM/10 AM

Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and Lowenstein Sanctuary

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Rosh Hashanah worship services are conducted simultaneously in the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street) and in the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street). Reserved seating is required for both locations.

Special notices about reserving seats for the High Holy Days were enclosed with each member’s 2016-2017 dues statements, mailed in June. Renewal of reserved seating is automatic, BUT we ask that you return the renewal form included with your annual dues statement to confirm seats, release seats or make any other necessary changes. This ensures that we can accommodate new members as well as others who wish to update their accounts. Please return renewal forms by the date specified.

Members wanting guest tickets for High Holy Day services must call (212) 507-9514.
There is a $125 processing fee per guest, per holiday.



See our full schedule of services and programs »



In addition to our formal High Holy Days services in the Fifth Avenue and Lowenstein sanctuaries, Temple Emanu-El offers open seating at several other services appropriate for adults and children alike. Tickets are available at no extra charge for temple members.

We will hold a Shir Chadash service for Rosh Hashanah at 8 PM on October 2 in the
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, in addition to the Rosh Hashanah evening service at 5:30 PM. Temple members will receive Shir Chadash tickets along with their assigned-seating tickets for our formal services. Bring friends! (Simply let us know how many additional Shir Chadash seats are needed.)

Tickets for Family Worship services are available at no additional cost to all members with young children and to all our Nursery School and Religious School parents who wish to attend services with their children and extended families. (Tickets are sent automatically to all Religious School families.) We also have a Pre-Readers Service for toddlers through kindergarten and their parents. Request tickets »

Our Teen Worshop Service is open to all Emanu-El teens in grades 7 through 12. This service is conducted in a manner that is appropriate and engaging specifically for teens. Parents of teens are invited to attend, but teens certainly may attend on their own. Teen friends also are invited. No tickets are required.

College students, both temple members and nonmembers, who do not already have seats are invited to join us for High Holy Days services in the Lowenstein Sanctuary. Students must present a current college ID on the day of the service to enter.

We also host community worship services, open to the public in I.M. Wise Hall (One East 65th Street), that feature audio from the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary services. No reservations are needed.

In addition, services from the Fifth Sanctuary may be watched via live video stream through the Emanu-El website. Follow the VIDEO BROADCAST link from the Emanu-El Home Page. Watch archived videos by clicking the “stack menu” icon at the top right of the viewer.


Unable to attend the Rosh Hashanah morning service?
One of our rabbis will be happy to pay a home visit to temple members on Rosh Hashanah afternoon, shofar in hand. Call the rabbis’ study at (212) 507-9603.


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