High Holy Days

High Holy Days 2017-11-02T12:28:56+00:00

Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה) September 20-22, 2017/ 1-2 Tishre
Yom Kippur (יום כפור‎) September 29-30, 2017/ 10 Tishre

High Holy Day Services for Families & Teens 2017

Our large sanctuary opens to accommodate the entire congregation for the High Holy Days. We also offer Family children’s and teen services, however parents are encouraged to bring their children into the main sanctuary to hear shofar. Parents are also are welcome to bring their children into the main sanctuary so that they can pray together as a family if they choose.

We offer tickets at no charge to member families. College, graduate students and members of the Armed Services receive complimentary tickets. All are welcome to our services!

Unaffiliated Jewish friends (single or family) living in the greater Hartford area who do not have a place to pray on the High Holidays, may be our guest(s) at The Emanuel services and experience our vibrant community. There will be no charge to receive this special entry to our congregation, but donations in the amount of your choice are gladly accepted.

Organ and choir accompany much of the main sanctuary service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur for Kol Nidre; additionally we also offer  a more intimate Chapel Service without organ, during Musaf. Childcare is available, by reservation, for all High Holiday services.

On Saturday Sept. 30 During Neilah
• All families at 6:15 pm join us for a story, snack and games in the Early Childhood Center then we will join the rest of the congregation for the final shofar blast and Havdalah. Kids will receive a glow stick to help out during Havdalah. Please join the congregation for break fast after

Moshe Shofar

West Hartford – the little bridge near the tennis courts across from the UConn Branch Campus (the northeast corner of Trout Brook Road and Asylum Avenue).

Simsbury – at the site of the largest sycamore tree in Connecticut, at the intersection of Simsbury Road and Route 10.

We welcome lay participation in our services! Please contact Moshe Pinchover or Hazzan Cohn if you would like an aliya, to read Torah or Haftarah, , blow Shofar or have any other honor.

Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover, Email – (860) 236-1275, Email Moshe Pinchover
Hazzan Sanford Cohn, 860-236-1275, Email Hazzan Cohn

Family Holy Day Services


The significance of each holiday is celebrated joyously with appropriate prayers, stories, and holiday-appropriate activities.

to see Emanuel’s Ari blowing the Shofar!

For Questions: Gail Mackey, Religious School Admin, EMAIL (860) 233-2774 #120