High Holy Days

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

FAQs about our services.

Our large sanctuary opens to accommodate the entire congregation in one worship space for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Family children’s services run concurrently with our main sanctuary service. Parents 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. All we ask is that you provide us with contact information and that you make a donation in the amount of your choosing to the synagogue.

Organ and choir accompany much of the main sanctuary service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur for Kol Nidrey. During Musaf, on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, and on Yom Kippur, as well as for the Kol Nidrey service; we hold a more intimate Chapel Service without organ for those who prefer this choice. Childcare is available, by reservation, for all High Holiday services.

Tashlich, the symbolic casting away of one’s sins into the sea, is held at 4:30 p.m. on Rosh Hashanah at two locations (simultaneously):

  • 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.

CONTACT Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover, (860) 236-1275, mpinch@emanuelsynagogue.org
Hazzan Sanford Cohn, 860-236-1275, cantorcohn@emanuelsynagogue.org