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Yom Kippur New York City

Attend High Holiday Services in New York

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Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement," is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is a day of fasting, prayer, and repentance.  

In 2012, Yom Kippur begins on September 25 (Tuesday) at sundown and ends on September 26 (Wednesday) at nightfall. Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur in New York City -- Where to Attend Yom Kippur Services

  • High Holiday Services at The Center for Jewish Discovery -- Attend Yom Kippur services at the Center for Jewish Discovery on 19th Street. Services include Kol Nidrei on Tuesday evening and four services on Wednesday followed by a Break the Fast buffet. Tickets are $100 per person and include admission to all Yom Kippur events.


  • TorahNYC High Holiday Services -- TorahNYC, Manhattan's only Reform Outreach organization, will host Yom Kippur services at Congregation Da'at Elohim on Park Avenue and 85th Street. There is no ticket needed, no minimum donation, any and all are welcome.


  • Free Yom Kippur Services on the Upper West Side -- Kol HaNeshamah (which means the Voice of the Soul) is hosting a free High Holiday experience on Columbus Avenue and 100th Street, including Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur and a Break the Fast. World Renowned Cantor Ari Klein will lead the services with Scholar in Residence Dr. Adena Berkowitz,Cantor Mo Kiss and Mendy Klein, and the Neshamah A Cappella group. Child care and children's services will be available.


  • Attend Yom Kippur Services at the 92nd Street Y -- The 92nd Street Y welcomes New Yorkers to High Holiday services for adults and families featuring Rabbi Jen Krause and Cantorial Soloist Josh Nelson. Tickets are $220 for both Yom Kippur services ($132 for 17 and under tickets). Tickets for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are $400 per person ($180 for 17 and under tickets) .


  • High Holiday Services, No Ticket Required -- Kehilat Orach Elizer on the Upper West Side welcomes all to Yom Kippur services. No tickets are required, though donations are appreciated. Child care will be available.


  • High Holidays at the Shul of New York -- The Shul of New York will host special High Holiday services at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, the oldest synagogue building in New York. Services will feature music and a special children's program. There is a recommended donation of $100 for each adult Yom Kippur service ticket and reservations are required.


  • High Holidays with Romemu -- Romemu, the holistic center on the Upper West Side, will present High Holiday services featuring prayer, chanting, a participatory Torah service, teachings and meditation. There are 60-minute yoga sessions prior to each service and children's services. $175 per adult ($150 for members), $50 for students ($36 for members), and free for children under 13 accompanied by an adult.


  • Yom Kippur Services for Beginners -- Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun welcomes those with limited synagogue experience for no-Hebrew-necessary Yom Kippur services and a Kiddush. Tickets are $60 per person.


  • Find Yom Kippur Services in New York -- Search for additional Yom Kippur services in New York City.


  • Read about the history and significance of Yom Kippur

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