High Holidays - Chabad of the West Sixties NYC
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Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self.  Our services are refreshingly casual and easy to follow. The English-Hebrew prayer book, along with song and commentary, make everyone an active participant. Services will be led by Rabbi Yehuda Lipskier and Rabbi Zev Kugel

Services will be held outdoors on West 71st Street between West End Ave. and Riverside Blvd, under open air tents (no walls) for air flow quality and ventilation. 

 Wishing you and yours a happy and sweet new year!

Special Info and Options

We look forward to spending a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday season with YOU this year! 

Although we would have loved to have services fully back to normal, we need to make some changes in order to maintain proper safety throughout the Holidays.

Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. Here are some of the options we will be providing.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services: Our cantor together with the rabbi will lead us in a spiritually uplifting and complete holiday service. There will be limited seats available, and no walk-ins. So please reserve your seat for each service you plan to attend and please do so ASAP.
  • Outdoor Shofar Blowing: At multiples times during  Rosh Hashana we will be providing a short Shofar Blowing service with several selected prayers, and short words of inspiration.
  • Spiritual Seats: For those who have always reserved a seat for the Holidays but will be unable to attend in person; we are offering you the option to still be part of our service. By purchasing your Spiritual Seats, the Chazzan will include your names in the prayers, and you will be helping support Chabad, thereby giving you  the powerful Divine merit of Holiday attendance.
  • Mini Yizkor Service: We will be having a stand alone Yizkor service on Yom kippur for those who can only attend for a short while. 
Service Schedule
Yom Kippur Honors List
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
High Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.