High Holy Days 2023/5784 -- Frequently Asked Questions
Are the services in person or virtual this year?
This year, we are pleased to provide both in-person and live-streamed services, enabling each to choose how you prefer to participate.
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 5784. 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.
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 14-16th, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon). Distribution will be at the top of the circle or in the vestibule, depending on weather.
If you are participating virtually in our Family Service:
Family Service booklets are available for pick up also, at Temple Shaaray Tefila September 14-16th, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon). Distribution will be at the top of the circle or in the vestibule, depending on weather
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 Berkowitz at 914-666-3133.