Saturday, September 12, 2015

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services Starting Sunday Evening September 13 - Happy New Year, L'Shana Tova

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) President Nina Lublin reports:

We are back in our home !! After 3 years away, we have moved back to the Cultural Center. During those 3 years we accomplished many things -- celebrating Shabbat & festivals, 3 High Holidays at Manhattan Park, and many other regular & special events. We just celebrated our return with a rededication celebration on Sunday August 30th with Rabbi Moritt and 30 members & friends.

You are invited to continue this rededication with your return to the RIJC for the High Holy Days, led by our Rabbi, Leana Moritt, starting this Sunday, September 13th at 7:30 pm, and continuing on Monday & Tuesday the 14th & 15th. A full schedule of services, the calendar for the coming year, Yiskor & yahrzeit information, and membership & donation forms are on our website.

I hope you will consider making an additional donation when you renew your membership or join us for the first time. You can now make those contributions using the PayPal link on the RIJC website ( Your membership dues only cover a small portion of our actual costs of operating the synagogue, conducting our holiday & festival events, and expenses of rebuilding our Bimah & refurbishing the space (and our new chairs!!).

Thank you so much for your participation & support as we begin our new year back in our newly rebuilt & renovated home. See you Sunday! L'Shanah Tovah!!

5776 / 2015 - 2016 High Holy Days Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 13 7:30 pm – Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

Monday, September 14
9:15 am 1st Day Rosh Hashanah – Morning Service
9:15 am Child Care
11:00 am Children’s Service – With Music (in the Theater)
1:30 pm Tashlich (time approximate)
7:30 pm Evening Service

Tuesday, September 15
9:15 am 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah – Morning Service
9:15 am Child Care

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 22 6:15 pm Sharp – Kol Nidrei Service
6:00 pm – Child Care

Wednesday, September 23
9:15 am Morning Service
9:15 am Child Care
10:30 am Children’s Service (in the Theater)
5:00 pm Afternoon Service, with Ne’ilah & Havdalah
5:00 pm Child Care

Note: All 2015 High Holy Day Services will be held at the Cultural Center – 548 Main Street explains Rosh Hashanah:
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion...

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More information on the RIJ at their web site.

Happy New Year 5776, L'Shana Tova