Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Invites Neighbors To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur High Holiday Services

The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation reports:

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with your neighbors at the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation’s High Holiday services.

At the RIJC, the oldest and longest-serving Jewish congregation on the Island, you will find members of all generations worshipping as a progressive, egalitarian and friendly community. Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Leana Moritt, has established a special warmth and, after 10 years here, knows every member and their family.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will be held on Wednesday evening, September 20th at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at 548 Main Street, down the stairs marked Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance. Access via elevator is also available through the breezeway at 556 Main Street.

Morning services will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 9:15 am, followed by tashlich at 1:30 pm; we will gather to symbolically relieve ourselves of the past and toss bread into the East River.

Child care is available for children ages two to ten. There will be a children’s service on Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 am.

Second day services will be held on Friday, September 22 at 9:15 am.

As part of Selichot and the preparation for the High Holy Days, Rabbi Moritt dedicated the new white Torah mantles and Ark curtain, which were donated by three congregant families.

 Image From Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation

(Donors of White Torah Mantles and Ark Curtain. Left to right: Steve and Rita Meed, Rabbi Leana Moritt, Jamie Silverstein, Aviva Diamant and Steve Kaufman.)

For more information about the High Holidays and Yom Kippur services on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, worship services and programs throughout the year, please visit RIJC.org for details. You may call Nina Lublin, RIJC president, at 212-688-0003.

We look forward to seeing you for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shanah tovah u’metukah.
More information available at the RIJC web site.

UPDATE - The Maccabeats 2017 Rosh Hashana video.