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High Holidays 5783

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The month of Elul (August 26-September 24) is traditionally a transition period for self-reflection between the year that is ending and the coming new year. Each of us could use the weeks of Elul for some contemplation and personal repair to help us reach a deeper and more spiritual place leading up to Yom Kippur. You can sign up for elul reflections at: And, you can start to immerse yourself in the High Holidays by listening to the prayers. 

High Holiday Prayer Selection – Listen

Selihot: The Bridge to Repentance

As we near the end of Elul, we come together on the night before Rosh Hashanah for the Selihot service—special prayers and melodies for forgiveness.

Rosh Hashanah - Let the Year Begin Anew

Rosh Hashanah Sermon Day 1                 Rosh Hashanah Sermon day 2

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Live                          Rosh Hashanah day 2 LIVE

Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish year. It is both a day of judgment as well as a time of closeness and reconciliation with God and with each other. TBI is proud to host a variety of meaningful services on the two days of this central holiday.

“Let Go” with Tashlikh  at the town bandshell

Tashlikh is a powerful way to release ourselves from the ways in which we’ve fallen short by casting symbolic pieces of bread into Manhasset Bay. Join us. 

Yom Kippur: Searching the Soul 

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of fasting and repentance, giving us the opportunity to cleanse ourselves of misdeeds and renew our relationships with God and with each other. From Kol Nidrei through Neilah, services at TBI are uplifting and inspiring.

Rabbi Perlman's Yizkor Sermon

Kol Nidrei Appeal

Through the Kol Nidrei Appeal, we recommit ourselves to supporting each other and working together to fulfill our shared vision of the TBI community. Funds raised by the Appeal cover a substantial portion of our total annual budget, so please make TBI a philanthropic priority at this important time of year. You may contribute at any time to the Kol Nidrei Appeal. 

Give to the Kol Nidrei Appeal


As the physical effects of the Yom Kippur fast are replaced by spiritual rejuvenation, Ne’ilah offers the final opportunities for reflection during these High Holy Days. The powerful Ne’ilah service is a moving personal and communal plea for restoration and hope in the coming year..

After the High Holy Days: Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Sukkot (October 9-16) commemorates our ancestors 40 year journey in the wilderness. The sukkah is a place where we find strength in our faith and in our community, rather than in our material possessions. The seven-day festival is immediately followed by Shemini Atzeret (October 16-17) and Simhat Torah (October 17-18).  Please check the TBI website and your email for annoucements about our programs and services for these holidays.

Other Giving Opportunities

There many ways to remember your loved ones during the High Holidays and support the TBI community.

  • Purchase a Machzor (High Holiday prayer book)
  • Make other voluntary contributions
  • Dedicate a memorial plaque - It is traditional to visit the graves of our loved ones at this time of year. The Yizkor memorial prayer is recited on Yom Kippur morning and Shemini Atzeret. If you wish to memorialize your loved ones by inscribing their names on a memorial plaque in our sanctuary, please contact the office. 


We’re grateful for the success of last year’s meaningful and successful High Holidays experience. This year, we expect to hold adult and children’s services in-person, with livestreaming. 

The resources section on the right side of this page has all the links for registering for the high holidays. Please fill out the form and return it to

What you need to know:

  • All services will be held in-person at TBI, on Zoom, and livestreamed.
  • Registration will begin in August. More information will be coming soon.
  • The earlier you renew or join as members, the earlier you’ll be able to to register for High Holy Day services.
  • Non-member guests are welcome.


Selichot - Saturday, September 17

8:00PM Selichot

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 25

7:30PM Maariv

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Monday, September 26

8:30AM - 12:30PM Services
3:30PM - 4:00PM Shofar Service (PAL Field)
4:00PM - 4:30PM Tashlikh (PAL Field)
4:30PM - 5:00PM Mincha (PAL Field)
7:30PM Maariv

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Tuesday, September 27

8:30AM - 12:30PM Services
7:00PM Minchah / Maariv

Erev Yom Kippur - Tuesday, October 4

6:15PM - 8:15PM Services

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 5

8:30AM - 12:30PM Services
11:00AM Yizkor (approx. start time)
4:15PM - 7:12PM Minchah/Neilah Service
7:12PM Shofar

Children's & Teen Services

Our children's and teen services for Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 26 - Tuesday, September 27) and Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 5) are listed below. Please note that there is an outdoor and indoor location in case of rain.  Please RSVP here.

K + Younger
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tot Services
Upper Parking Lot / MPS 
Grades 1 - 4
10:00 - 11:15 AM
Mini Minyan
Grass by Rabbi Fence / Room 6
Grades 5-7
10:00 - 11:30
Junior Congregation
Patio / Room 1
Grades 8-12
11:45 - 12:30
Teen Services
Patio / Library


  • What is TBI's COVID policy for the High Holidays? 

    Our Covid policy for the High Holidays is in accordance with CDC guidelines as follows:
    - Masks are optional
    - There is no vaccine mandate
    - Stay home if you are feeling symptomatic. 

Additionally, we request that you take a COVID test at home within 48 hours of attending services, but proof of a negative test is not required for entry.  

During periods of high occupancy the air conditioning in the sanctuary/social hall will deliver mostly outside air into the space, greatly reducing and diluting the recirculation of air. The air conditioning systems are fitted with MERV 13 filters which are the CDC and ASHRAE recommended filters for COVID in commercial air conditioning equipment. 

  • I am not a member. Can I attend High Holiday Services at TBI?
    Please call Brett Parker in the Main office. 516-767-1708 
  • How many High Holy Days entrance cards do I get with my membership?
    All members of your family membership unit receive tickets. Guest tickets are available for purchase. 
  • What does it mean to be a member in good standing?
    To be a member in good standing, your dues and tuition payments need to be current per the payment dates on your invoice and as indicated in your account on the member portal.
  • Will you need ushers and greeters?
    Yes, we will need ushers and greeters, perhaps more than ever. If you want to help create a warm communal energy at our services by serving in this volunteer role, please fill out this form to indicate your interest.
  • Will virtual services have a Zoom option or only stream via YouTube or Facebook?
    All services from the TBI Sanctuary will be streamed (registration required). Streaming of family and children’s services have not yet been determined, but will be held outside, weather permitting.   
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