High Holy Days

Dear Friends,

Find your center here with us these High Holy Days at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. We look forward to seeing you during this time of renewal and elevated spirituality.

Please join us in preparing for this sacred and special time by sharing your holiday plans with us on the attached request forms. We hope to welcome you, as we welcome in the Days of Awe together.

These High Holy Days, explore the words that help lift our souls to genuine self-evaluation and resolve. Embrace the moments of introspection as we discover who it is that we are meant to be. Connect to your Hamptons Jewish community, and work to connect to something larger than yourself. Hear the sounding of the Shofar that awakens our souls, and calls us to dream of a more perfect time to come.

Join with us here in the heart of the Hamptons. Together we will rejoice in the new possibilities that await, express gratitude for the blessings of our lives, and sing the sacred melodies that connect to the Jewish past, present, and future.

L’Shana Tova Tikatevu… may you, your families, and all of us be inscribed for a good year of bountiful blessings.

Rabbi Joshua Franklin
Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein
Diane Wiener, Director of Development, Executive Director Emerita
Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Director of Education
Harry A. Katz, President


For security purposes, tickets are required and must be presented for ALL High Holy Day services, including our Family Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Everyone entering the tent and/or sanctuary must present a valid ticket. Upon presenting your ticket, you will receive a paper wristband for all services that day.

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Teaching with Dr. Joel M. Hoffman – 7:00pm (Sanctuary)
Selichot – 8:00pm (Sanctuary)

Rosh Hashanah Eve – 8:00pm (Tent)

Rosh Hashanah Morning – 10:00am (Tent)
Children’s Programming* – Begins immediately following our procession with the Torah (Social Hall)
Babysitting Available** (Children Ages 3-7) – 10:00am-End of Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Social Hall)
Family Service (Bring children & grandchildren, family & friends) – 3:00pm (Sanctuary)
Tashlich at Main Beach (Bring family & friends) – 4:30pm (Main Beach)

Rosh Hashanah Second Day – 10:00am (Sanctuary)
RAIN DATE: Tashlich at Main Beach (Bring family & friends) – 4:30pm (Main Beach)

Kever Avot – 11:00am at Shaarey Pardes Accabonac Grove Cemetery (306 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937)

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) – 8:00pm (Tent)

Yom Kippur Morning – 10:00am (Tent)
Babysitting Available** (Children Ages 3-7) – 10:00am-End of Yom Kippur Morning Service (Social Hall)
Healing Service – 1:00–1:30pm (Sanctuary)
Reflections for Yom Kippur Afternoon – 1:30–2:30pm (Sanctuary)
Family Service (Bring children & grandchildren, family & friends) – 3:00pm (Sanctuary)
Yizkor, Afternoon Service & Neilah Service*** – 4:00pm (Tent)

*Children’s Programming is for ages 8-12. Pre-registration required.
**Babysitting services are available for children ages 3-7. Pre-registration required.
***This service ends at approximately 7:00pm, after which we invite you to join us as we break our fast together on the Donald & Barbara Zucker Patio.


Download the 2019 High Holy Days Schedule (PDF)


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Your donation to our High Holy Day Appeal enables the Jewish Center of the Hamptons to continue to bring relevance and meaning to our daily lives as a spiritual and cultural oasis on the East End of Long Island, in Manhattan, and beyond.

As a sacred partner, your support and involvement are the foundations upon which our synagogue will flourish for future generations.

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Dedicate a High Holy Day Prayer Book

For the last few decades, our community has used the Gates of Repentance High Holy Day Prayer Book. When it was first published in 1970s, it represented exciting and progressive liturgical innovation. However, today it is beginning to feel dated. This year we are introducing, Mishkan HaNefesh, a new High Holy Day machzor that seeks to breathe new life into celebrating Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Mishkan HaNefesh offers our community a wealth of resources for finding new meaning in these High Holy Days. Through updated translations, readings, and poetry, as well as easily accessible transliteration and new liturgical innovations, Mishkan HaNefesh will help guide our Jewish Center of the Hamptons in our worship this fall, and for many High Holy Days to come. We hope you will take the opportunity to dedicate our prayer books with a book plate ($180 per book).
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High Holy Days Babysitting is available for children Ages 3-7 for:

Rosh Hashanah morning service on Monday, September 30 from 10:00am-End of RH Morning Service
as well as
Yom Kippur morning service on Wednesday, October 9 from 10:00am-End of YK Morning Service

Pre-registration is required. Please complete the form below:

  • Babysitting for High Holy Days 2018 Available for ages 3-7 only

    In order to ensure a space for your child(ren), you MUST register by September 4. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. If your plans change, and you no longer need babysitting, please let us know. A parent/guardian must be onsite at all times while a child is in babysitting.

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As the Jewish Center no longer owns the property at 56 Woods Lane, parking will be available at 30 Woods Lane, the property immediately to the east of the Jewish Center. In addition, we have made arrangements with the Village of East Hampton to provide some overflow parking at Main Beach, Lot 2 (87 Ocean Avenue). A JCOH staff member will be driving a marked van to escort you and your family from Main Beach to our tent.

Please make every effort to leave yourselves extra time to enter our tent for High Holy Day services this year.