High Holy Days 2017 (5778)

Your E-Tickets

Tickets were 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 received 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

We’re so sorry, but due to capacity, we’re unable to fulfill any more guest ticket requests.

We encourage you to visit the UJA Federation of New York’s website, where they maintain a list of High Holy Days services that are open to the wider Jewish community.

Central Synagogue also holds a number of services over the holidays that do not require tickets: our S'lichot worship and study session, our Tashlich trip to the East River, our Rosh HaShanah second day services, and finally the festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret. You can view a full listing of services that are open to all on our website.


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

We're sorry, but our Community Service is full and we are unable to fulfill any more ticket requests.

We encourage you to visit the UJA Federation of New York’s website, where they maintain a list of High Holy Days services that are open to the wider Jewish community.


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
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12

Blue Tickets

Print the Blue Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12

Tan Tickets

Print the Tan Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12

Green Tickets

Print the Green Ticket schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12

Family Services

You may purchase tickets to attend our Community services.

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12

Live Streaming

Print the Live Streaming schedule

S’lichot
Saturday, September 16
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Wednesday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah
Thursday, September 21
Rosh HaShanah II
Friday, September 22
Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30
Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Sukkot
Thursday, October 5
Erev Simchat Torah
Wednesday, October 11
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

Click here to read a version of the Al Cheit prayer from our prayer book.