High Holy Days 2017 (5778)

Your E-Tickets

Tickets will be e-mailed to members on Wednesday, September 6. Simply present your e-ticket on your smartphone or print it out and bring it with you to each High Holy Days service. Members without email will receive a printed copy in the mail. If you have questions, call 212-838-9430 or reach us via email at HHDtickets@censyn.org.

Welcome to the High Holy Days at Central Synagogue. On this page you will find information for members, guests, and live streamers interested in joining us for worship.

Please read this information carefully. We're confident you'll find the answers to your questions!

You can also e-mail or call us at (212) 838-9430 and we'll be happy to assist you further.

Wishing you sweetness in the new year,

The Central Synagogue Team


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About Our Tickets

Member Tickets

Members will receive their tickets by e-mail on Wednesday, September 6.

Each adult member for whom we have an e-mail address on file will receive an e-ticket with a barcode that is valid for all members of the household. For each service, your household's barcode may be scanned multiple times, up to the number of tickets your household account is entitled to. Please contact us if you're not sure how many tickets your household receives. Note: children under 3 do not need tickets; children over 26 would need guest tickets.


Guest Tickets

Central Synagogue is blessed to have a large membership, and our High Holy Days attendance has been steadily increasing each year. In 2016, our Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur morning services were more than 90% full.

In an effort to accommodate as many worshipers as possible, we hope you will help us uphold the following policies:

NEW FOR 2017: In response to congregant feedback, we have created a new pricing structure for guest tickets, depending on the service, to allow families more flexibility. Please Note: your guests will only be able to attend the service schedule for which your member tickets have been issued.

View guest ticket pricing »


For Members with seating in the Main Sanctuary

NEW FOR 2017: If you have tickets to Main Sanctuary services but prefer to worship at David Geffen Hall (Lincoln Center), please alert us by August 31 so that we can issue you David Geffen Hall tickets, thereby releasing your Sanctuary seats. You may choose to worship at Geffen Hall for the entire holiday or for specific services. Please make this change as soon as you know your preference. We hope you will help us accommodate our growing High Holy Days attendance. Release your seats »


Non-Member Tickets

Non-members are welcome to purchase tickets to our Community Services. Purchase Community Service tickets »

Community Services are held in Beir Chapel, led by members of our clergy team.


Members of other URJ congregations may request complimentary tickets to our Community Services via a reciprocity request. Please direct your synagogue to send a completed URJ reciprocity form on your behalf by email to hhdtickets@censyn.org or by fax to (646) 585-0040. We encourage email submissions for the fastest response time. The deadline for requesting reciprocity tickets to attend Central Synagogue is August 31.


Live Streaming

We will live stream services throughout the High Holy Days. View schedule of Live Streaming services »

This service is offered free to the public; no sign up or registration is required.

We use our own prayer books for the High Holy Days, which you can download as PDF files.

How to watch our services...

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Service Schedules

Select your ticket type below to view your custom schedule of High Holy Days services, from S'lichot through Simchat Torah. A schedule of your services and locations will also be listed on your e-ticket.

If you're attending as a guest of a member, your schedule will correspond with the Central Synagogue member with whom you will be attending High Holy Day services.

Please contact us if you don't know your ticket type.

View Schedules

Choose a Ticket Type above to view the schedule.

Open to Public (No ticket required)

Print the Non-member schedule

The dates and times listed below are open to the public at no charge and no tickets are required. Additionally, all ticket holders can attend open to the public services.

Non-members may purchase tickets to attend our Community services. Purchase Community Service tickets » All other services listed below are free and open to the public.

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Oneg
    8:30 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Lecture
    9:00 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    6:30 PM Beir Chapel
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    10:00 AM Beir Chapel
  • Tashlich
    5:00 PM Community House
    No Ticket Required
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    7:00 PM Beir Chapel
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Morning Worship
    11:00 AM Beir Chapel
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM Beir Chapel
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
  • Family Service
    4:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
  • Worship (Yizkor)
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required

Blue Tickets

Print the Blue Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Oneg
    8:30 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Lecture
    9:00 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    8:00 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    2:30 PM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    3:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    3:45 PM Pavilion
  • Tashlich
    5:00 PM Community House
    No Ticket Required
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    8:30 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    9:00 AM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    9:00 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    9:00 AM Lese Lobby
  • Morning Worship
    10:45 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Torah Meditation
    1:30 PM Main Sanctuary
  • Teen Experience
    2:15 PM David Geffen Hall
  • Study Session - Led By Rabbi Rick Jacobs
    2:30 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
  • Family Service
    4:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
  • Worship (Yizkor)
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required

Tan Tickets

Print the Tan Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Oneg
    8:30 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Lecture
    9:00 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    8:00 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    9:30 AM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    2:30 PM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    3:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    3:45 PM Pavilion
  • Tashlich
    5:00 PM Community House
    No Ticket Required
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    9:00 AM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    9:00 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    9:00 AM Lese Lobby
  • Morning Worship
    10:45 AM David Geffen Hall
  • Torah Meditation
    1:30 PM David Geffen Hall
  • Teen Experience
    2:15 PM David Geffen Hall
  • Study Session - Led By Rabbi Rick Jacobs
    2:30 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM David Geffen Hall
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
  • Family Service
    4:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
  • Worship (Yizkor)
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required

Green Tickets

Print the Green Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Oneg
    8:30 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Lecture
    9:00 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    8:00 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    9:30 AM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    2:30 PM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    3:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    3:45 PM Pavilion
  • Tashlich
    5:00 PM Community House
    No Ticket Required
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    7:30 PM David Geffen Hall
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Tot Service
    (ages 4-6)
    9:00 AM Pavilion
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    9:00 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Tot Service
    (ages 0-3)
    9:00 AM Lese Lobby
  • Morning Worship
    10:45 AM David Geffen Hall
  • Torah Meditation
    1:30 PM David Geffen Hall
  • Teen Experience
    2:15 PM David Geffen Hall
  • Study Session - Led By Rabbi Rick Jacobs
    2:30 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM David Geffen Hall
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
  • Family Service
    4:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
  • Worship (Yizkor)
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required

Family Services

You may purchase tickets to attend our Community services.

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Oneg
    8:30 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Lecture
    9:00 PM Pavilion
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    6:30 PM Beir Chapel
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    10:00 AM Beir Chapel
  • Tashlich
    5:00 PM Community House
    No Ticket Required
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    7:00 PM Beir Chapel
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Morning Worship
    11:00 AM Beir Chapel
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM Beir Chapel
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
  • Family Service
    4:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
  • Worship (Yizkor)
    9:30 AM Lese Lobby
    No Ticket Required

Live Streaming

Print the Live Streaming schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
  • Worship
    10:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
  • Worship
    8:00 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    3:15 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah II
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
  • Worship
    9:30 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Worship
    8:30 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
  • Family Service
    (ages 7-12)
    9:00 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Morning Worship
    10:45 AM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
  • Study Session - Led By Rabbi Rick Jacobs
    2:30 PM David Geffen Hall
    Live Stream
  • Afternoon Worship
    (Yizkor)
    3:30 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
  • Worship
    6:00 PM Main Sanctuary
    Live Stream
    No Ticket Required
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12


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Service Venues

Central Synagogue has one of the largest congregations in the country. We hold High Holy Days services in multiple locations in order to accommodate all those who wish to worship with us. Locations for your services are listed on the schedule on your tickets.

Main Sanctuary

652 Lexington Avenue at East 55th Street
Map and Directions
Take a 360° Tour of the Space
Parking Location & Coupon

Our historic synagogue is located in Midtown East, a short walk from Grand Central Terminal.

Pavilion

652 Lexington Avenue (Enter on East 55th Street)
Map and Directions
Parking Location & Coupon

Our Pavilion space is located on the lower level of our Main Sanctuary building.

David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza
at West 65th Street & Columbus Avenue
Map and Directions
Parking Location & Coupon
Accessibility at David Geffen Hall

This spacious venue comfortably seats 2,700+ congregants, while still serving as an intimate and spiritual environment.

Beir Chapel

123 East 55th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
Map and Directions
Parking Location & Coupon

Beir Chapel is a theatre-style worship space on the lowel level of our Community House.


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High Holy Days Sermons