High Holy Days Seating


In the weeks leading up to High Holy Days, members will receive a form inviting them to request tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Once the Membership Office receives the completed ticket request form, tickets will be allocated. Members will receive an email with their tickets within 10 days of Rosh Hashanah services.

Open Seating

Temple Emanu-El offers the following Open Seating services during the High Holy Days: 

  • Young Families Service (for children Pre-K and under)
  • Family Worship Service (for K-7)
  • Teen Service
  • Shir Chadash (an informal, participatory service)

Reserved Seating

Our classic Emanu-El High Holy Days services, enhanced by our renowned choir and organ, all require reserved seating. Seating is available in both the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary. The minimum membership dues amount serves as a credit toward reserved seating; depending on where you prefer to sit and the number of seats reserved, your membership dues may increase. 

Individual Members have the option of reserving one seat in Fifth Avenue Sanctuary sections M, L, K, or J  or Lowenstein Sanctuary section B at no additional cost. Adding an additional seat to an individual membership would increase dues by the cost of the seat in the section.


Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Per Seat Section
$4,250 E
$3,500 F
$2,700 F Side
$2,700 G
$2,350 H
$1,800 J
$1,700 K
$1,700 L
$1,650 M

See the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary Seating Map (.pdf)

Lowenstein Sanctuary

Per Seat Section
$2,100 A
$1,700 B

See the Lowenstein Sanctuary Seating Map (.pdf)

Lowenstein Family Membership

With the Lowenstein Family Membership, seats in the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street) will be assigned to each parent and each child between the ages of five and 25. This provides parents and children the opportunity to sit together and share the worship experience at our regular High Holy Day services, in addition to the afternoon Family Worship services geared toward young children.

In 2024-2025, this membership will be available at a special dues level of $2,700 for single-adult families and $4,925 for two-adult families, regardless of the number of children.

If you would like to discuss family membership or if you have questions about attending High Holy Day services, then please contact our Membership Office, or call 212-507-9514.


Financial means should never be a barrier to membership, so please contact the Membership Department if you need to make special payment arrangements or to request a reduction in dues.