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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.

For those who can't be with us for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is proud to live stream services at swfs.org/live

Our Israeli outreach initiative, Chofshi B'Manhattan, hosts Hebrew-language services led by an Israeli rabbi and cantor. 

2016 High Holy Days Schedule

Due to space limitations, membership and tickets are required for most Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. To inquire about membership, please contact   or 212-877-4050, ext. 223.

Selichot

Saturday, September 24, 2016: Erev Selichot
8:00 p.m.                       Study and Reflection 
10–10:45 p.m.               Selichot Service

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, October 2, 2016: Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00 p.m.                         Early Service (sanctuary)
8:30 p.m.                         Later Service (sanctuary)

Monday, October 3, 2016: Rosh Hashanah Day One
9:00 a.m.                          Early Service
9:00 a.m.                          Children’s Program (ages 5-9)
9:00 a.m.                          Pre-Teen Torah Talk (ages 10-13)
10:30-12:30 p.m.           Chofshi B'Manhattan Service
11:45 a.m.                        Later Service
2:45 p.m.                          Tot Service (Families with children 5 and under)
2:45 p.m.                          Family Service (Families with children 5-9)
3:45 p.m.                          Tashlich Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Rosh Hashanah Day Two
(free and open to the public)
9:30 a.m.                          Adult Study with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch
9:30 a.m.                          Tot Service (Families with children 4 and under)
9:30 a.m.                          Family Rosh Hashanah Service (Families with children
                                             ages 5-9)
11:15 a.m.                        Service and Sounding of Shofar
12:30 p.m.                        Tashlich Service rain date (if needed)

Friday, October 7, 2016: Erev Shabbat Shuva
6:00 p.m.                           Shabbat Service (sanctuary)

Saturday, October 8, 2016: Shabbat Shuva
10:00 a.m.                         Shabbat Service (sanctuary)

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 11, 2016: Kol Nidrei
6:00 p.m.                            Early Service (sanctuary)
7-9:00 p.m.                        Chofshi B'Manhattan Service
8:30 p.m.                            Later Service

Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Yom Kippur
9:00 a.m.                             Early Service
9:00 a.m.                             Children’s Programs (ages 5-9)
9:00 a.m.                             Pre-Teen Torah Talk (ages 10 – 13)
11:45 a.m.                           Later Service
11:45 a.m.                           Adult Study
1:00 p.m.                             Adult Study
2:00 p.m.                             Adult Study
2:45 p.m.                             Tot Service (families with children 4 and under)
2:45 p.m.                             Family Service (families with children 5-9)
3:00 p.m.                             Adult Study
3:45 p.m.                             Afternoon Service with Yizkor
4:45 p.m.                             Community Yizkor (open to the public)
5:15-7:00 p.m.                   Chofshi B'Manhattan Service
6:00 p.m.                             Neilah Service
6:40 p.m.                             Blessing new babies and children
7:15 p.m.                             Communal Break Fast

Sukkot

Sunday, October 16, 2016: Erev Sukkot
6:00 p.m.                             Erev Sukkot Service

Monday, October 17, 2016: Sukkot
10:00 a.m.                          Sukkot Morning Service
10:00 a.m.                          Tot Sukkot Service

Friday, October 21, 2016
6:00 p.m.                            Shabbat Service

Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 23, 2016
6:00 p.m.                             Erev Simchat Torah Service and Dancing in the Street

Monday, October 24, 2016
10:00 a.m.                            Simchat Torah Service
10:00 a.m.                            Tot Simchat Torah Service

View and print High Holy Day forms for members