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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.

Our clergy are working hard to create a meaningful High Holy Days experience that incorporates both live and remote worship.  Due to very strict capacity limitations and extensive safety protocols, pre-registration for the High Holy Days is now closed. To join a wait list for Kol Nidre or Yom Kippur services, please complete this online form by noon on Monday, September 21. To cancel or change your registration, please email .

For those who won’t be with us in person, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is proud to live stream services at www.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." The CCAR Press is also discounting and making some of its High Holy Days materials free online here.

This year more than ever, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue needs your support. Together we found new ways to worship and pray, celebrate simchas, comfort mourners, teach our children, study Torah, pursue social justice and provide pastoral counseling. 

Whether you're joining us in our sanctuary or from across the world, you are an important part of our community. Please support us by making a gift now.

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2020 HIGH HOLY DAYS
The below schedule is subject to change and will be continually updated.

Preparing for the High Holy Days

In Memoriam Photos
Help us commemorate all of the loved ones we lost this year. As part of our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur, our community will remember those who have passed on since the last High Holy Days with an In Memoriam slide show. Please submit a photo to be a part of this adapted tradition.
SUBMIT A PHOTO OR VIDEO

New Baby and Child Photos
Have you welcomed someone new to your family this year? During the Nellah service this year, our community will celebrate children born or adopted since last High Holy Days with a video collage as our clergy bless these children. Submit a photo or video to be a part of this adapted tradition!
SUBMIT A PHOTO OR VIDEO

Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, September 19, 2020: Rosh Hashanah Day One
3:00 p.m.                   Virtual Tashlich (Streaming Only) | WATCH LIVE | DOWNLOAD SERVICE BOOKLET

Sunday, September 20, 2020: Rosh Hashanah Day Two
9:00–10:00 a.m.     Virtual All-Ages Second-Day Rosh Hashanah Family Service (Zoom Only: RSVP HERE)
10:00 a.m.               Rosh Hashanah Morning Service and Study Session | WATCH LIVE

Friday, September 25, 2020: Erev Shabbat Shuva
6:00 p.m.                          Shabbat Evening Service | WATCH LIVE

For those who won’t be with us in person, we'll be live streaming these services at swfs.org/live and on Facebook and YouTube — where you can interact with our Rabbi Shira Gluck and fellow streamers during the service.

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27, 2020: Kol Nidre
Service Schedule TBA | WATCH LIVE

Monday, September 28, 2020: Yom Kippur
Service Schedule TBA | WATCH LIVE

For those who won’t be with us in person, we'll be live streaming these services at swfs.org/live and on Facebook and YouTube — where you can interact with our Rabbi Shira Gluck and fellow streamers during the service.

Sukkot

Friday, October 2, 2020: Erev Sukkot
Service Schedule TBA

Saturday, October 3, 2020: Sukkuot
Service Schedule TBA

Simchat Torah

Friday, October 9, 2020: Erev Simchat Torah
Service Schedule TBA | WATCH LIVE

Saturday, Octoer 10, 2020: Simchat Torah
Service Schedule TBA | WATCH LIVE

 

To renew or inquire about membership, please contact our membership coordinator, Donna Levine, at  or (212) 877-4050, ext. 223.