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High Holy Days 2022/5783 -- Frequently Asked Questions



Are the services in person or virtual this year?


As we look forward to being together for a joyous Rosh Hashanah and a meaningful Yom Kippur, we continue to take into consideration the ever-evolving pandemic. The health, safety and well-being of our community remain our top priority. This year, we are pleased to provide both in-person and live-streamed services, enabling each to choose how you prefer to participate.


These materials – the tickets, brochure and website details - reflect our current plans. Our COVID Task Force will continue to monitor the local situation, as well as CDC & State recommended guidelines to align our protocols. We will keep all our members updated, in advance, of any changes in services or format.


Can we invite extended family members and/or friends to our worship services?


We encourage you to invite your out-of-town family and friends to join with us, as our guests, and celebrate the start of 5783. This is a wonderful way for us to showcase the beauty of our High Holy Day services and welcoming nature of our congregation.


Please use this link to register all extended family and out-of-town guests who are not temple members. 


How do I include my loved ones in the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance?


If your loved one has been in our Book of Remembrance in the past, or if you have lost a loved one since last High Holy Days, your loved ones are already included in our list for this year and YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT those names again. Click here to see the full list organized alphabetically by family name.


If you do need to add a loved one’s name, please click here and complete the form so that we can add your loved ones to the Book of Remembrance. All information is due by Wednesday, August 31st.


What are the COVID protocols at Caramoor?

The health and safety of our community remain our top priorities as we plan for the High Holy Days at Caramoor.  We are blessed that all our services will be held outdoors at Caramoor in the Venetian Tent as well as the open-air bandstand.

We continue to monitor events and will inform you of any changes to comply with guidelines or best practices to protect the public health and the wellbeing of our community as outlined by local, state and federal agencies.  Any changes will be posted on our website and emailed to all members directly.

Services will also be live streamed so members may participate virtually if they choose.


How do I get a prayer book or the Book of Remembrance if I am participating virtually?


if you are participating virtually in our Main Service: a set of our Mishkan Hanefesh Prayer Books are available for pick up: one book for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur.


These are available for pick up at Temple Shaaray Tefila September 20th-23rd, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon). Distribution will be at the top of the circle or in the vestibule, depending on weather.


The prayer books are also available online, as “flipbooks”. These can be viewed by clicking on the links below:


Rosh Hashana:
Yom Kippur:


If you are participating virtually in our Family Service:


Family Service booklets are available for pick up also, at Temple Shaaray Tefila September 20 through 23, Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon). Distribution will be at the top of the circle or in the vestibule, depending on weather


For all at pick-up:


You’ll also receive a 5783 calendar and yahrzeit candle.


If you are participating virtually and not able to pick up the prayer books, and would like us to arrange for them to be brought to you, please call our office and speak with Jill Gold or Jill Berkowitz at 914-666-3133.