High Holy Days 5784 - Schedule


This year, our High Holy Days Rosh Hashana Evening, Day 1, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur will be held at Caramoor
and will also be Livestreamed for those who choose to join us from home. Rosh Hashana Day 2 will be at Temple Shaaray Tefila. 


Friday, September 8 | 7:00 pm

Service 7:00 pm, Dessert & Oneg 8:00 pm

An interactive session for spiritual and intellectual preparation for the High Holy Days. Held in the Jewish Heritage Center at Temple Shaaray Tefila. No ticket required.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15 | 8:00 pm at Caramoor and via Livestream


Rosh Hashanah 

Saturday, September 16 at Caramoor and via Livestream

Young Family Service (children up to grade 1) | 9:00 am

Enjoy services geared especially for children in pre-school and first grade, before they are avid readers. This is a 30-minute interactive and engaging service that will enrich the High Holy Days experience for both parents and children.

Family Service (grades 2-5) | 9:45 am

These services offer a complete High Holy Day service, including a Torah service. This service is designed to be fulfilling for both parents and children.

Main Service | 11:00 am

Join Rabbi David Wilfond, Rabbi Emeritus David Greenberg, Cantor Inés Kapustiansky, and choir for our

traditional High Holy Day services starting at 11:00am. Please note that we have scheduled all our services

(families with young children, grade school children and teens) to allow time for parents and children to

experience at least some part of our wonderful services.

Teenage Service (grades 6-12) | 12:00 pm

This is the coolest spot in town when our teens gather on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Great music and thought provoking service focused on reflection, forgiveness, and fresh starts for the New Year.

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah 

Sunday, September 17 at Shaaray Tefila Campus, 89 Baldwin Road. 

Casual Dress is encouraged. 

Main Service | 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Sanctuary at Temple Shaaray Tefila and via Livestream

Services on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah will be led by Rabbi David Wilfond and Cantor Inés Kapustiansky.

Alternative Service with a Pilates Barre class - JHC 10:30 am -11:15 am

Allow congregant Lori Laub to take you spiritual journey for those who wish to explore a different take on the Rosh Hashanah experience. All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable athletic-wear and you may optionally bring: a yoga strap or belt; a yoga block or ball; 2 lbs. weights

Tashlich- Behind the Social Hall - 11:45 am 

Bring breadcrumbs to symbolically cast off the sins of the year with the congregation. 

Lunch followed by Special Activities by Age Group  - 12:15 pm

Join us for a bagel, schmear, and coffee and bring your own leftovers to share! Start the new year with our community. 

Help us build the Sukkah - 12:30 onwards 

It's fun, it's crafty and it's a mitzvah. Families, including kids 12 and over are welcome to join. We have the tools, please come dressed for building. PLEASE RSVP if you'll be joining us. Snacks will be served.  email bcohen@templest.org to RSVP. 

Kids Activities with Kenny and Cantor - 1:00 pm -1:30 pm  Between the ECC and the Playground

Adult Torah Study - In the Sanctuary - 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Teen Center Programming Grades 6-12  - 1:00pm - watch your email 

Playground Time 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ECC children and their families (no kids past grade 2 on the playground equipment, please) - Parents must supervise children at all times. 

2:00pm - Communal prayer at JHC and end of activities


Kol Nidre

Sunday, September 24th | 8:00 pm at Caramoor and via Livestream

Yom Kippur

Monday, September 25th at Caramoor and via Livestream

Young Family Service (children up to grade 1)| 9:00 am - 9:30 am  Main Tent

Family Service (grades 2-5)| 9:45 am - 10:30 am Main Tent

Main Service | 11:00 am - Main Tent

Teenage Service (grades 6-12) | 12:00 pm - Teen Tent 

Adult Discussion Program | 3:00 pm

Join Rabbi Wilfond and special guests for a discussion in the main tent at Caramoor. 

Yizkor | 4:00 pm

Our Yizkor Service will begin at 4:00pm on Yom Kippur. If you wish to remember a loved one in the Book of

Remembrance used at this service, please add their name below.

Neila and Concluding Services| 4:30 pm

Join us to end the observance of Yom Kippur at 4:30pm in the main tent.

Shabbat Sukkot 

Friday September 29th

Sukkot service | 7:00-8:00 pm

Oneg to follow

 at Temple Shaaray Tefila, no tickets required.


Sukkot "Sukkah Fest"

Sunday October 1st, 11:30am - after Hebrew School at Shaaray

  • Make your own musical instrument out of natural materials
  • Candle making and honey tasting
  • Planting in the garden
  • Food
  • Music in the sukkah
  • Teens (everyone welcome) sorting cans and donations from the Yom Kippur food drive

Simchat Torah

Friday October 6tth 

Simchat Torah Celebration and Consecration | 7:00 pm

Information about Attending High Holy Day Services with Shaaray Tefila



  • Printed tickets will be mailed for each person in your family (including children ages 5 through 35).
  • The tickets are for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and includes the Family Services and 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah and Yizkor.
  • Please be careful not to misplace these tickets and keep them for all the High Holy Days. If tickets are lost, a fee of $18 per ticket will be charged to cover administrative and printing costs.
  • If your child (under 35) is married, you may request an additional complimentary ticket.
  • Every member of your family 5 and over must present a ticket at the gate for each service. Adults must have photo identification. No one will be admitted
    without a ticket and identification.
  • Tickets are to be used only by the individual whose name appears on the tickets. No ticket may be transferred to another individual. You may be asked to show ID due to our security procedures. 
  • For your convenience, the complete schedule of High Holy Day services is printed on your tickets.
  • If you wish to purchase additional tickets, click here.

Parking at Caramoor

Having hundreds of cars park quickly and safely is a big challenge. Please help us in the following ways:

  • Plan to arrive before services begin. In the event of inclement weather, it becomes even more essential that you arrive early as there is no covered area in which to wait while checking in.
  • Handicapped parking is available. Please display a valid sticker or plate from your state. 
  • A 5784 Parking Pass will be included with your tickets. This is valid for ALL services. Please do not discard it after Rosh Hashanah.
  • Please limit one car per family. Only one Parking Pass is issued per family. Families taking more than one car to Caramoor must show their High Holy Day tickets to gain entry into the parking lot.
  • The Parking Pass should be displayed on the driver side of your dashboard. Those who do not have a pass must stop and show their tickets to the security officer at the entrance.
  • In light of our enhanced security procedures, those without a pass or tickets will be denied entry WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

Parking at Shaaray on Rosh Hashana Day 2

  • We will park as normal in the back lot, Early Childhood lot, and on the field. 
  • We will have an overflow lot at Fox Lane with a shuttle running constantly between Fox Lane and Shaaray Tefila.
    • If you are directed to Fox Lane, you will be allowed to offload any passengers at Shaaray first.
    • We will provide help for those with mobility challenges.


To facilitate the seating in the Main Tent, we ask that you please observe the following seating requests:

  • As your family takes their seats, please do NOT save seats for friends and family members.
  • If you have a part in a particular service, please either sit in the first 5 rows towards the front, or move forward 5 minutes before your part, when you’ll go onto the Bima.


  • No one is allowed to climb trees, destroy plants, or pick flowers on the Caramoor grounds.
  • Running around the tents, and loud and raucous play are also not appropriate.
  • Electronic devices may not be used in any of the tents. Use of such devices in the fields outside of the tents is also discouraged.
  • While we encourage children to meet with their friends before and after services, we discourage the playing of cards and other games.


Purchasing Tickets for Friends and Family

You may purchase tickets for your extended family and out-of-town guests to join us at Caramoor. These tickets include access to all services including: Family Service, Main Service & Teenage Service for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Email any questions to: Jill Berkowitz at jberkowitz@templest.org.

Adults: $180 per person
Children (Ages 5 to 18): $80 per person
Click below to purchase tickets by August 31th


ECC Families and other Temple members with member Tickets may attend the Young Family Service at no additional charge. Participation in the Young Family Service is also included in Extended Family & Friends tickets. If your guests have children in kindergarten or 1st grade and are interested in attending our Young Family Service, please purchase Extended Young Family & Friends tickets for $36 per guest by clicking below or going online to shaaraytefila.org by August 31st. Email any questions to Jill Berkowitz at jberkowitz@templest.org.


Tickets for Rosh Hashana day 2 and Yiskor

Please note that your Member, Extended Family & Friends ticket(s), include participation in all our services.
To request complimentary tickets for guests who will attend only 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah and/or Yizkor services, please email any questions to: Jill Berkowitz at jberkowitz@templest.org