Rosh Hashana 5774

Tickets are currently on sale in the main office. For more information, please contact Edith Maiman at or 718-338-3300.

High Holiday services at East Midwood are deeply meaningful. They take place in our historic sanctuary, and the hours we spend there in prayer and reflection make this time of year one of spiritual cleansing and renewal. On Rosh Hashanah, the sound of the shofar reminds us that we must be awake to the sacredness that is around us, and that through teshuva (repentance), tefillah (prayer), and tzedakah (righteousness), we can renew our relationship with God and improve our relations with our friends, families, and neighbors.

High Holiday services at EMJC are full of song – congregants participate all together as we sing melodies old and new. The EMJC High Holiday octet, made up of synagogue members, joins the cantor for a few select parts of the service. Transliterated copies of the High Holiday prayers are available for those who do not read Hebrew but would like to participate.

Services take place in the Main Sanctuary starting at 8 a.m on both days. Two children’s services begin at 11. For preschoolers and toddlers, Joanne Riel leads musical play in the Family Room on the 3rd floor. For school-age children, Youth Director Audrey Korelstein will be leading services on the 2nd floor. Evening services begin at 7:15.

We invite families with children to participate in one of our free children’s services. Contact for more information.