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High Holidays 2023/5784 at Greenpoint Shul

Join the Greenpoint Shul for a gorgeous High Holidays experience. Let's daven (pray), blow Shofar, celebrate, and forgive together.

Tickets

Tickets are required for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services. Members receive a limited number of free tickets, and members of the general public are welcome to purchase tickets. Click here to register for and purchase tickets.

Non-member tickets are $200 each for either Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur, or $360 for both holidays. Together with membership dues and donations, ticket fees help us make our High Holiday celebrations possible. 

Financial concerns are not a barrier to registering for High Holiday tickets at the Greenpoint shul. Please reach out to us at info@greenpointshul.org, it is our honor to ensure that High Holiday tickets are accessible to all who seek to celebrate with us.

To learn more about membership in our community, please visit our membership page.

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Schedule

Rosh Hashana Services

Friday, September 15 - Erev Rosh Hashana

6:47 pm Candlelighting

7:00pm Mincha/Maariv

Dinner Under the Stars, by registration

Saturday, September 16 - Rosh Hashana 1st Day

9:00am Shacharit, Torah Service, and Mussaf, followed by Kiddush and learning*

6:30pm Mincha/Maariv

Sunday, September 17 - Rosh Hashana 2nd Day

8:30am Shofar in Transmitter Park

9:00am Shacharit, Torah Services, Shofar, Mussaf, followed by Kiddush*

4:30pm Shofar in Transmitter Park, followed by Tashlich

*Babysitting services will be provided, please contact info@greenpointshul.org to reserve a spot.

Yom Kippur Services

Sunday, September 24 - Erev Yom Kippur

6:15 Kol Nidrei Doors Open

6:32pm Candlelighting and Fast Begins

6:45 Kol Nidrei Begins

Monday, September 25 - Yom Kippur Day

9:00am Shacharit & Torah Service*

~11:00am Yizkor & Mussaf*

4:30pm Mincha & Megillat Yonah

5:45pm Neilah

7:38pm Havdallah & ACME-sponsored breakfast

High Holiday Leadership

We are honored to have Rabbi Mark Fishman in residence with us this Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and to be joined once again by our friend, neighbor, and longtime Shaliach Tzibur, Yoni Kretzmer.

Rabbi Fishman hails from London, England. Following undergraduate studies in Philosophy at Manchester University, he went on to pursue his passion for Jewish learning by studying for nine years in various yeshivot in Israel and Montreal. After 12 years serving as the senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Tikvah, Rabbi Fishman made aliya to Israel together with his wife Sarah, and their four children: Shira, Shmuel, Dvora, and Batsheva. He has recently assumed the newly created pisitiuon of Director of "The Shaar Learning Centre" at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yoni relocated to Brooklyn together with his partner Avital in 2010. A talented musician and teacher, Yoni attended the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France. He has released 14 albums under his own name, and co-released many more. Yoni and Avital teach Hebrew School classes at the Greenpoint Shul, and live in the neighborhood with their children Malachi, Naima, and Yeshaya.

Learning

Both Yoni and Rabbi Fishman will be offering opportunities for learning in the coming weeks.

Yoni's class on Hilchos Tshuvah is ongoing, at 7:45pm on Tuesday evenings at Shul and via Zoom, through September 19th. Come join the group to ponder, as Yoni puts it, the great questions of free-will, righteousness, Ahavas Hashem (love of God) and Human Nature (or the lack of such a nature) itself.

Rabbi Fishman will be speaking during services and will be teaching two classes. On the first day of Rosh Hashana after kiddush, he will teach on the topic of "Forgiving but not Forgetting." At 6pm on Tuesday the 19th he will teach "Why Do We Keep Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over?". A group dinner will be held between Rabbi Fishman's and Yoni's classes on the 19th in celebration of the wonderful learning done by the community during this time.

Rosh Hashana Dinner Under the Stars

On Erev Rosh Hashana, come be a part of an evening steeped in tradition and inspiration - where everyone is welcome, and every moment is meaningful.

Join us immediately following evening services in the enchanting garden of Greenpoint Shul for a heartwarming holiday dinner that promises not just delicious food, but also a sense of community and deep spiritual practice.  

Reserve your ticket today!

Local Honey for Sale!

This year, we're bringing in a sweet new year with local Greenpoint honey cultivated by shul member Tamar Solomon.

Tamar started her first hive in her parents' backyard in Queens just two years ago. Last year, she expanded her apiary to Greenpoint where she currently has six hives sitting on the rooftop of an industrial building on Russell Street. Tamar harvests her honey in small batches and hand selects the frames to make sure that each batch has its own distinct flavor. 

8-oz jars of honey are $18 each, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Shul's High Holiday activities.

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