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 Wednesday September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. Last year, close to 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, Thursday, September 21, 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) Kiddush/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).

On Kol Nidrei night, Friday, September 29, 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.

NEW THIS YEAR!! On Saturday September 30, there will be two Yom Kippur morning services in Manhattan. Last year 500(!) people showed up for our first-ever Yom Kippur morning service in Manhattan, and so this year we are offering two alternatives. Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael will lead both. The first Yom Kippur morning service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Torah service and will continue with the rabbi’s (brief) sermon and Musaf. You know what to expect if you were there last year. It will end at 12:30 pm. There will also be a second, abbreviated Yom Kippur service, beginning at 1 pm, without a Torah service but with a (shortened) Musaf. It will end at 2:30 p.m.

On Yom Kippur afternoon, Saturday, September 30, at 4:30 p.m., there will be a Yizkor Memorial service, followed by a Study Session at 5 p.m., and Ne’ilah, the last prayer service of Yom Kippur, at 5:45 p.m. A (free) break-fast follows. No reservations necessary. The fast ends at 7:23 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 Thursday, September 21, 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 5, 11 pm, Rosh Hashanah morning Manhattan reservations are closed.
Plenty of seats for walk-ins. Plenty of seats in Brooklyn and LIC. See below.

As of Sept 12, at 10 pm: Reservations are closed for the 6:30 pm Kol Nidrei in Manhattan.
Plenty of walk-in seats. Come to the 8:30 pm Kol Nidrei or consider going to Brooklyn or LIC. See below.

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

As of Sept 12, at 10 pm: Reservations are closed for the Yom Kippur morning service in Manhattan at 10 a.m.
Plenty of walk-in seats. Register for the abbreviated service at 1 pm. Or consider going to Brooklyn or LIC. See below.

To register for the 1 pm abbreviated Yom Kippur morning service in Manhattan, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/yom-kippur-early-afternoon-manhattan-5778

**The 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,W,R to 28rd Street
F to 23rd Street-6th Avenue

Map

Brooklyn

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 Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St, in Manhattan. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. Last year, close to 300 people showed up(!) So join us . . .

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah (in Brooklyn), Thursday, September 21, 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. To lure you to our new location, East Midwood Jewish Center, after services there will be a FREE hot lunch. Following lunch, people are welcome to join the Rabbi on a walk to a nearby body of water for Tashlich (read more about tashlich).

On Kol Nidrei night, Friday, September 29, 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 Saturday, September 30, 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 the seats are for walk-ins.

At the end of Yom Kippur, on Saturday September 30, a Yizkor Memorial Service will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Study and Reflection session at 5 p.m., and concluding with Ne’ilah at 5:45 p.m. A (free) break-fast follows. No reservations necessary. The fast ends at 7:23 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 lunch, at about 1:15 p.m., on Thursday September 21, as we walk to a nearby body of water–the Brooklyn College pond–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!

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

Brooklyn Rosh Hashanah reservations are closed. Plenty of walk-in seats. 5 meal tickets left for first 5 walk-ins.

Reservations for Kol Nidrei, and Yom Kippur morning services are open..

To register for the Kol Nidrei evening service in Brooklyn, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/kol-nidrei-brooklyn-5778

To register for the Yom Kippur morning service in Brooklyn, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/yom-kippur-morning-brooklyn-5778

Ne’ilah service is all walk-in.

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

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Address & Directions

Address
East Midwood Jewish Center
1625 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Subway Directions
Q to Avenue J or Avenue M

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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 Wednesday September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27 St, in Manhattan. ALL WALK-IN. Ends at 7:45 pm. Last year, 300 people showed up(!) So join us . . .

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah (in Queens), Thursday, September 21, 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 Friday night, September 29, 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 Saturday, September 30, there will be a Yom Kippur morning service 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.

There will be an afternoon service in Queens this year!. A Study and Reflection session will begin at 5:15 p.m. Ne’ilah, the concluding service of Yom Kippur, will begin at 6 pm. A (free) break-fast follows. No reservations necessary. The fast ends at 7:23 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 Hannah Greenstein, Service Leader.

Tashlich

Join us after services and after Kiddush/lunch, at 1 p.m., on Thursday September 21, as we walk from Melrose Ballroom to a nearby body of water (the East River, at Rainey Park) 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!

Reservations for Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidrei, and Yom Kippur morning services are open..

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

To register for the Rosh Hashanah morning service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/rosh-hashanah-queens-5778

To register for the Kol Nidrei service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/kol-nidrei-queens-5778

To register for the Yom Kippur morning service in Queens, click here:
http://ohelayalah.nirsham.com/form/yom-kippur-morning-queens-5778

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

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

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., LIC, NY 11106

Subway Directions
The N and W 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, one building in from 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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