High Holy Days

At TBAY, we begin the High Holy Day season with Rosh Chodesh Elul, the first day of the month of Elul, ushering in a month of learning and contemplation and preparation.

We offer educational programs culminating with a special S’licot program and service on the Saturday night one week before Rosh Hashanah, which we co-sponsor with the Union County Va’ad haRabbanim (Board of Rabbis).

We sound the shofar each morning at daily minyan and chant the Psalm for the Season of Repentance.

As we gather for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the sounds and special melodies of the holidays surround us. Our services are led by Rabbi Rubin and our special High Holy Days Cantorial Soloist Lawrence Indik, and have extensive participation by adult and youth members of the TBAY community.

We host a full set of services in-person both days of Rosh Hashanah, including full traditional main services, interactive and abbreviated family morning services, afternoon/evening services, and Tashlich at local Briant Park in Springfield. Our afternoon family service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah is free and open to the community. On Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre, Mincha and Ne’ilah join the mix to create a shared sacred space for our individual journeys toward repentance. All of our services are also on Zoom for those who prefer to attend remotely.

High Holy Days 5784 Schedule of Services at a Glance

All Services are in Person at TBAY and will also be available online via Zoom.

We will not be issuing paper tickets this year but will be checking you and your guests against the list of registered attendees. Therefore, you must register so that we have your family’s complete information in advance. Click Here to Register

Erev Rosh Hashanah9/15/20238:00 PMErev Rosh Hashanah
1st Day of Rosh Hashanah9/16/20238:30 AMFamily Service
9/16/202310:00 AMMain Service
9/16/20236:30 PMMincha/Ma’ariv
2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah9/17/20238:30 AMMain Service
9/17/20233:30 PMFamily Service (open to the community)*
9/17/20234:30 PMTashlich*
Kol Nidre9/24/20235:45 PMKol Nidre
Yom Kippur9/25/20238:30 AMFamily Service
9/25/202310:00 AMMain Service
9/25/202312:30 PM**Martyrology/Yizkor/Musaf
9/25/20234:15 PMMincha
9/25/20236:15 PMNe’ilah/Ma’ariv
9/25/20237:45 PM***Shofar Sounding

* Held near the gazebo at Briant Park

** This time is approximate. Martyrology/Yizkor will take place after the Torah Service and Sermon, immediately prior to the beginning of Musaf.

*** This time is approximate. The Shofar sounding will take place at the end of the service.

Registration is required for all attendees for all services, including Tashlich and the Community Family Service. Registration is only via our online form or by telephone.

Register online.

Online registration closes FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st. After that point, registration is only by telephone at 973-376-0539 x11.

Contact us to learn more about our High Holy Days schedule, or to get more involved either through service participation or volunteering.