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High Holidays – 2023 / 5784 – Info & Registration

Services | LocationRegistration | Donations | Kids | Volunteering | Melodies

Kehilat Hadar and Shaare Zedek are very excited to offer services for the High Holidays on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We require that people sign up for services in advance. Note: Shaare Zedek members are registering separately through the Shaare Zedek office.    

Registration for Yom Kippur will soon reach capacity

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Here’s what you can look forward to at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with Kehilat Hadar and Shaare Zedek:

  • Spirited, egalitarian davening
  • Traditional liturgy
  • Enthusiastic communal participation
  • Inspiring melodies
  • Thoughtful divrei Torah
  • Family-friendly programming for all ages, including babysitting

Anchor Shleichei Tzibur (prayer leaders) and Teachers

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Anchor Leaders: Rabbi Julia Andelman, Yossi Hoffman, Rabbi Aviva Richman, and Jeremy Tabick

Anchor Teachers:  Rabbi Aviva Richman, Jeremy Tabick, and Dena Weiss


Rosh Hashanah: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (at W. 76th Street).
Yom Kippur: Booker T. Washington Middle School (MS54), 103 W. 107th Street. Enter on W. 108th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Aves.

Climate and Accessibility 

At Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, the space is accessible by elevators.

At Schechter, the space is accessible by an elevator.

At Booker T. Washington Middle School (Yom Kippur), the space is accessible by a ramp. Please note that there are some additional steps to get to the restrooms.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the accessibility of the spaces.


We require that people sign up for services in advance. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible, as we expect spaces to fill up quickly. Please register everyone attending, including all children. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please only sign up if you plan on coming, and contact us if you need to cancel. We cannot offer refunds for donations.

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Donations to Kehilat Hadar

Kehilat Hadar relies on your donations to maintain its financial stability. All of the money you donate is used to fund our operating costs and programming. Your donation has a direct impact on our ability to continue providing year-round high quality davening and programming. We raise the bulk of our operating budget in our fall campaign.  (Please note that Shaare Zedek maintains its own membership drive and High Holiday ticketing process.)

Our annual fundraising goal is to raise $100,000 during our 5784 fundraising drive.

We ask that community members who regularly attend KH services and programs donate $390 per person (or $180 for full-time students). Donating at this level is one way to qualify for voting membership. You may indicate your interest in membership when registering.

For families with children, we are also requesting a donation of $70.

We request a minimum donation of $11 per month ($130 for the year). Donations of any size are greatly appreciated, and all donations are fully tax-deductible.

We do not turn anyone away for lack of funds. Please email if cost is a barrier to your participation.

If you already made a donation to the 5784 campaign, you will receive a coupon code by email to bypass the payment requirement for High Holiday services registration.

If you would like to make your donation on a monthly recurring basis, please do so via the campaign page, after which you’ll receive your coupon code to register for High Holiday services, as the High Holiday registration form cannot accommodate recurring contributions. Please email any questions to

Additionally, we will be printing a Yizkor Memorial Book and anyone can add their loved ones' names to it with a donation of $18 per name. Learn more here.

Babysitting & Kids Programming

Staffed Playroom, Tot Shabbat/Family Service, and Junior Minyan will be offered on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The staffed playroom is primarily intended as a designated play space for children under age 5 (pre-K). Please be aware that parents and caregivers are expected to return to the room during the hours that programming is offered to check on their kid(s). Parents and caregivers are still responsible for changing diapers, supervising trips to the bathroom, and returning if a child is in need of more supervision. Family Service is geared toward children ages 0–5 with an accompanying adult. Junior Minyan is geared towards children 5+. If you plan to use kids programming on either day, please email or


Kehilat Hadar and Shaare Zedek depend on volunteers to run all aspects of its programs. You'll have opportunities to sign up to volunteer for High Holidays and for year-round services during the registration process, and we encourage you to do so!

For other ways to get involved, including during the rest of the year, visit: or email

Learn High Holiday Melodies

Get a preview of some of the High Holiday melodies that we will be using:

Please contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you a happy and healthy year!


*Our annual Shavuot Retreat is not included in our operating budget as we structure it to pay for itself through registration fees. As in the past, our 2024 Shavuot Retreat will feature discounted pricing for members. For some ways to get involved visit: or email

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784