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High Holy Days at
The Emanuel Synagogue

160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford CT 06117

2023 -5784

We invite you and your family to The Emanuel Synagogue for our High Holy Day services, offered in-person and on LIVESTREAM.  

Together we will worship, connect and learn. Our services are open to all (members & non-members) so join us for one day or all! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

YES;  for security purposes everyone entering the building must show a ticket. 

YES. Members may request additional tickets and non members may request tickets to our High Holy Day services on-line, or download, complete and return this form as indicated to The Emanuel Synagogue.

All tickets must be picked up at the synagogue prior to the High Holy Days. See below for ticket pick up schedule

NO, but we ask that you consider contributing an amount of your choosing to help underwrite our High Holiday budget.

The Emanuel Synagogue is fully open, and we have a robust schedule of prayer services in-person and via streaming video, with limited availability on Zoom. The streaming link is:


You may borrow a machzor for LIVEStream service attendance, during scheduled ticket pickup times. Please be sure to return all machzors after Yom Kippur.

LIVEStream Link.


  • Sunday, Sept. 17
  • 12:45 pm
  • Emanuel parking lot

On Sunday, September 17 at 4:30 pm, Tashlich will be held at two different locations:

  • Trout Brook in West Hartford and
  • Bridge of Flowers in Simsbury.
    (Both are listed on your ticket)

    Cemetery Services will be held on Sunday, September 24 at

11 am: at The Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery in Wethersfield.

12 pm: The Beth
Hillel Cemetery Service  in Granby.

YES, there will be a mask only seating section in Koret Hall.

YES, family and youth services, early childhood services, and teen services will meet outdoors under tents on the Emanuel grounds. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will meet inside.  See times listed on your ticket and listed below

YES, we will have babysitters available at designated times for children up to age 5. Please check back for details.

YES, Break-Fast with us at The Emanuel: 

Monday, September 25 after Havdalah service at approximately 7:45 pm.

For security purposes, tickets are required for in-person service attendance.

       High Holy Day SAFETY REMINDERS: We take security procedures seriously! For everyone’s safety:

  • Only one entrance and exit door to the synagogue. Everyone must enter and exit via the side door off the back parking lot.
  • No entrance/exit permitted at the front of the building (Mohegan Drive). The entrance will be blocked off (no parking or drop off, and the Mohegan Drive doors will not be open for entry or exit.
  • Tickets must be shown at the door. We reserve the right to check bags.

Ticket Details

As a benefit of membership, all current Emanuel members will receive High Holy Day tickets in the mail by early September. If you are not a current member and are interested in joining, please contact Michalee Merritt, VP for Membership to learn more!

Members who wish to obtain additional tickets for adult children (ages 22+) or guests, AND Prospective or Non-Members who wish to request tickets after Sept. 17, for Kol Nidre /Yom Kippr attendance, may contact the main office regarding availability.

High Holy Day Service Schedules:

For Families

At The Emanuel, children of all ages are always welcome in our main sanctuary. We also offer the following age specific interactive services for families with children from tot to teen with babysitting available for the little ones at designated times (see schedule below)


Shabbat Shuvah (“Sabbath [of] Return” שבת שובהrefers to the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

  • Friday, Sept 22
    6:00 pm: Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
  • Saturday, Sept 23
    9:00 am: Morning Service
    6:45 pm: Mincha/Maariv; 7:27 pm: Havdalah

Book of Life

for Yizkor Services: 2023-24 / 5784