Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Rosh Hashanah And Yom Kippur Services At Manhattan Park Theater Starting Wednesday September 4 - RIJC Begins 30th Year On Roosevelt Island

You Tube Video Of Masai Blowing Shofar

According to the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC):
Come celebrate the Jewish New Year with the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation, starting its 30th year on RI.

Image From Judy Berdy

For the second year we will be observing Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the Theatre at Manhattan Park, 8 River Road, starting Wednesday evening September 4 at 7:30 pm, & continuing on September 5 & 6.

Image From Judy Berdy

Yom Kippur services will start on Friday evening September 13, at 6:45 sharp, with Kol Nidrei, and continue on Saturday the 14th. A complete schedule is available on our website, www.rijc.org.

Services will be led by our Rabbi, Leana Moritt, and assisted by Rabbi Tammy Crystal. Roosevelt Islanders Charlie Schwartz and Judi Arond will also lend their talents. Children's Services will be conducted on the 5th and the 14th, led by Michal Melamed, Amber Levanon Seligson & Anna Levenstein, our Hebrew School teacher. Child care is available.

We invite you to join your friends and neighbors for prayers, readings, singing, chanting, shofar blowing -- and all that the Days of Awe inspire.

For all the specifics, please visit our website, or contact our President, Nina Lublin, at nelublin@hotmail.com or 212-688-0003.
UPDATE 9/4 - The Chabad of Roosevelt Island  ( Chabad and RIJC are separate organizations) add:
High Holiday Services with Chabad of Roosevelt Island

Are you unaffiliated? Unfamiliar or uncomfortable in a typical synagogue setting? Join us to explore the prayers, liturgy, hear Shofar, followed by Kiddush in a comfortable setting.

No Hebrew Reading Needed

No Membership Needed

No Charge

Wheelchair Accessible

For more information, please contact Nechama@RIJewish.org

All programs and prayers will be held at

425 Main Street, Rooftop Party Room*

Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 4 - 5

7:30pm Maariv, evening prayers

Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 5 - 6

10:00am Shacharis and children’s program

11:00am Shofar followed by Kiddush

Yom Kippur eve, Sept. 13

7:00pm Kol Nidrei and evening prayers

Yom Kippur day, Sept. 14

10:00am Shacharis and children’s program

6:45pm Neilah

7:49pm Shofar blowing and break fast buffet

*In adherence to the halacha of Yom Tov, there will be a non-Jewish elevator operator


Westviewer said...

Roosevelt Island is supporting two Jewish congregations, but Gristede's had no round challahs (traditional for the holiday) or chicken liver many, many people like chopped liver to start a traditional Jewish meal, even those who don't keep kosher. They did have a small supply of horseradish roots that looked as if they had been kept in storage since last Passover.

OldRossie said...

I didn't see any moon cakes for Chinese new year either...

Westviewer said...

Nor were there dates in quantity for breaking the Ramadan fast. Gristede's is not biased, just incompetent.