Manhattan

Service Schedule

Ohel Ayalah free, walk-in services are for people in their 20s and 30s!

Start Rosh Hashanah at sundown! There will be an evening service (Ma’ariv) to welcome the holiday on Sunday October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. This will be the fourth time we are offering this service. Last year, 300 people showed up(!) So join us. Only in Manhattan. No Rosh Hashanah eve service in Brooklyn or Queens.

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, October 3, services will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end about 12:15 p.m. Reservations will be taken for 150 seats. All the rest are for walk-ins. After services, there will be a (free) light lunch. Following lunch, people are welcome to join the Rabbi and Cantor on a 15 minute walk to the East River to perform Tashlich (Tashlich details at the Tashlich tab above. Read more about tashlich). October 10: about 40 people attended Tashlich at the East River.

NEW ROSH HASHANAH testimonial:
“What an incredible start to 5777! I woke up on Rosh Hashanah morning feeling Jewish and festively inspired. I wished I made plans to attend a holiday service, and after a few moments of lonesome wallowing in self-punishing regret, I performed a quick google search to see if there was any place I could still go. I discovered Ohel Ayalah, and jumped on a train from Bushwick. Judith Hauptman was charming and inspiring, and the crowd had a great vibe. The lunch afterwards was fantastic- blessed are those that provided the complimentary gefilte fish! I even made a new friend; he’s great. So much gratitude for everyone who helped make this happen! Shanah tovah!”–RG

On Kol Nidrei night, Tuesday, October 11, there will be a choice of two services. The first will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end about 8:15 p.m. The second will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end about 10:15 p.m. The second service is all walk-in.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, there will be a Yom Kippur morning service in Manhattan. Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael will lead. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Torah service. There will also be a Yom Kippur morning service in Brooklyn, 342 Smith St. (Hannah Senesh Community Day School) and in Queens, 36-08 33rd St. (Melrose Ballroom), both beginning at 10 a.m. with Shaharit.

On Yom Kippur afternoon, Wednesday, October 12, at 4:15 p.m., there will be a Yizkor Memorial service, followed by a Study Session at 4:45 p.m., and Ne’ilah, the last prayer service of Yom Kippur, at 5:30 p.m. A (free) break-fast follows. No reservations necessary. The fast ends at 7:05 p.m.

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Service Leaders

Rabbi Judith Hauptman, Service Leader
Josh Gorfinkle, Cantorial Soloist
Rahel Lerner, Hazzanit Sheniyah
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael, Service Leader, Yom Kippur morning and Study Session

Tashlich

Join us after services and after Kiddush/lunch, at 1 p.m., on Monday, October 2, as we walk from 15 E. 27 St. (Prince George Ballroom) to the East River for a short Tashlich ritual. A one mile trek. The word itself means, Cast away!, and is addressed to God, asking God to hurl our sins into the depths of the sea. We provide the bread crumbs!

Reservations

Ohel Ayalah free, walk-in services are for people in their 20s/30s!

Rosh Hashanah EVE service is all walk-in.

As of Sept 22: Rosh Hashanah morning reservations in Manhattan are closed. Plenty of walk-in seats available. A suggestion: take the N or R train 3 stops into Queens, get off at 36 Ave., walk 2 min. to Melrose Ballroom and have a wonderful Rosh Hashanah prayer experience with Rabbi Hannah Greenstein. Or take the F train to Carroll Street in Brooklyn. Senesh school is right there. Rabbi Pamela Barmash will lead engaging Rosh Hashanah services. Kiddush to follow at all three venues.

As of Sept 28: reservations for the 6:30 Kol Nidrei are closed. Plenty of walk-in seats. Or make a reservation in Brooklyn or Queens. See below. And see above.

SECOND KOL NIDREI service in Manhattan at 8:30 pm is ALL WALK-IN. ALL 325 SEATS.

As of Sept 22: Reservations for Yom Kippur morning service in Manhattan are closed. Plenty of walk-in seats available.

Ne’ilah service, at the end of Yom Kippur, is all walk-in.

For a reminder about services and to make a reservation, subscribe to our e/m list, upper right hand corner.

At all venues, at all services, half of the seats are for walk-ins.

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Address & Directions

Address
Prince George Ballroom
15 E 27 St.
New York NY 10016

Subway Directions
6,N,R to 28rd Street
F to 23rd Street-6th Avenue

Map

Brooklyn

Service Schedule

Start Rosh Hashanah at sundown (in Manhattan)! There will be an evening service (Ma’ariv) to welcome the holiday on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St, in Manhattan. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. This will be the third time we are offering this service. Last year, 300 people showed up(!) So join us . . .

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah (in Brooklyn), Monday, October 3, services will begin at 9 a.m. and end about 12:15 p.m. Reservations will be taken for 100 seats. The rest are for walk-ins. After services, there will be a (free) light lunch. Following lunch, people are welcome to join the Rabbi on a walk to a nearby body of water, the Gowanus Canal, for Tashlich (read more about tashlich).

On Kol Nidrei night, Tuesday, October 11, there will be a Kol Nidrei service at 7:00 pm. Ends about 9 pm. 100 seats may be reserved. The rest are for walk-ins.

On Wednesday, October 12, there will be a Yom Kippur morning service at 10 a.m. Kol Nidrei moved you? Come back for more. Reservations will be taken for 100 seats. Rest of seats are for walk-ins.

At the end of Yom Kippur, on Wednesday, October 12, a Yizkor Memorial Service will begin at 4:15 p.m., followed by a Study and Reflection session at 4:45 p.m., and concluding with Ne’ilah at 5:30 p.m. A (free) break-fast follows. No reservations necessary. The fast ends at 7:05 p.m.

Want to know what to expect at our services? Want to see photos? Click below . . .
Learn more about our high holiday services »

Read testimonials from prior years »

Service Leaders

Rabbi Pamela Barmash, Service Leader

Tashlich

Join us after services and after Kiddush/lunch, at 1 p.m., on Monday October 14, as we walk from 342 Smith Street to a nearby body of water, the Gowanus Canal, for a short Tashlich ritual.. The word itself means, Cast away!, and is addressed to God, asking God to hurl our sins into the depths of the sea. We provide the bread crumbs!

Reservations

Ohel Ayalah services are for people in their 20s/30s!

To register for the Rosh Hashanah morning service in Brooklyn, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/rosh-hashanah-brooklyn-5777

To register for the Kol Nidrei evening service in Brooklyn, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/kol-nidrei-brooklyn-5777

To register for the Yom Kippur morning service in Brooklyn, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/yom-kippur-morning-brooklyn-5777

Subscribe to the Ohel Ayalah e/m list, upper right corner, for a reminder to reserve.

Rosh Hashanah eve service (which takes place only in Manhattan) is all walk-in.

Ne’ilah service is all walk-in.

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Address & Directions

Address
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
342 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Subway Directions
F or G to Carroll St.

Map
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Queens

Service Schedule

Ohel Ayalah free, walk-in services are for people in their 20s/30s!

Start Rosh Hashanah at sundown (in Manhattan)! There will be an evening service (Ma’ariv) to welcome the holiday on Sunday October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St, in Manhattan. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. This will be the fourth time we are offering this service. Last year, 300 people showed up(!) So join us . . .

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah (in Queens), Monday, October 3, services will begin at 9 a.m. and end about 12:15 p.m. Reservations will be taken for 75 seats. The rest are for walk-ins. After services, there will be a (free) light lunch.

On Tuesday night, October 11, there will be a Kol Nidrei service at 7:00 pm. It will end about 9 p.m. 75 seats may be reserved. The rest are for walk-ins.

On Wednesday, October 12, there will be a morning service on Yom Kippur at 10 a.m. Kol Nidrei moved you? Come back for more. Reservations taken for 75 seats. The rest of the seats are for walk-ins.

No afternoon service in Queens. You can attend an afternoon service and break-fast in Manhattan (Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St) or Brooklyn (Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St). Directions above. Afternoon schedule for Manhattan and Brooklyn venues: 4:15, Yizkor Memorial Service; 4:45 Study Session; 5:30 Ne’ilah, followed by break-fast. The fast ends at 7:05 pm.

Want to know what to expect at our services? Want to see photos? Click below . . .
Learn more about our high holiday services »

Read testimonials from prior years »

Service Leaders

Rabbi Hannah Greenstein, Service Leader.

Tashlich

Join us after services and after Kiddush/lunch, at 1 p.m., on Monday, October 3, as we walk from Melrose Ballroom to a nearby body of water for a short Tashlich ritual. The word itself means, Cast away!, and is addressed to God, asking God to hurl our sins into the depths of the sea. We provide the bread crumbs!

Reservations

Ohel Ayalah services are for people in their 20s/30s!

To register for the Rosh Hashanah morning service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/rosh-hashanah-queens-5777

To register for the Kol Nidrei service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/kol-nidrei-queens-5777

To register for the Yom Kippur morning service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/yom-kippur-morning-queens-5777

Subscribe to the Ohel Ayalah e/m list, upper right corner, for a reminder.

Rosh Hashanah eve service, which takes place only in Manhattan, is all walk-in.

Want to know what to expect at our services? Want to see photos? Click below . . .
Learn more about our high holiday services »

Address & Directions

Address

Melrose Ballrom, 36-08 33rd St., Astoria, NY 11106

Subway Directions
The N and Q stop just 2 minutes away from Melrose. Get off at 36 Ave. Walk two blocks on 36th Ave and turn left at 33rd St. Venue is right there, at the corner.
The M stops 6 min away. The R is about 5 min away.
The E stops about half a mile away.

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