►RSVP is required this year for social distancing purposes 
High Holiday Services at Chabad Of Hewlett
Q&A

  Why not do Zoom prayers?

High Holiday services traditionally can not be performed using any electronic device.  
But more importantly, the High Holidays are so significant to the essence of being Jewish that not holding services would be devastating to our existence. 
During these challenging times it is MOST important to come together as a community.  This is what Jews did throughout difficult times in history.  It’s our belief that this - our prayers -  is what will make this coming year a better year! 

Coming to High Holidays prayers are required. But at the same time - there is nothing more important than safety, health and life! NOTHING!   Thank g-d we CAN do both:
Inspiring in-person services while keeping the closest possible to 0% risk!

At the massive Lot at 1255 Hewlett Plaza,  where its open air, yet roofed, and with the flexibility and dedication of the Rabbi, offer us the opportunity to pray as a community even this year with all the challenges we’re facing.

What do you mean when you say it's the closest to 0% risk?

Although our state and county is in a much better place and is much safer than at any time since the coronavirus became a problem, nonetheless, we are taking the Covid-19 situation very seriously.  We have created rules and a structure for community prayer that takes into account all current health regulations and way beyond:

Services will take place outdoors, New prayer book for each person, masks, proper disinfection & Extreme social distancing will be strictly enforced . 

Do I need to reserve a seat or can I just show up?

We usually love to see everyone even if it is a last minute decision, unfortunately, due to the circumstances this year we will not be able to allow this and it is required to RSVP a time slot for your attendance. 

 

Can my whole family attend together?  

Families will be grouped together, men in the men’s section and women in the women’s section (services will be visible to both sections). 

 Click here to register.

What about children?

Of course we want our kids to be together with us however, this year there will be NO kids program/babysitting service. We would love for your children to attend, however, they must have a seat and stay seated with a family member during the entire time of the service. Because of space requirements, you must register your kids as well. 

What date will services take place?

Rosh Hashanah services will be Saturday September 19th and Sunday the 20th.
Yom Kippur services - Sunday evening, September 27 and Monday the 28th.


What time are services?
How long will services be?

Schedule: 

Sunday September 27

 Kol Nidrei - 6:30- 7:45 pm AND at 8-9:15pm 

Monday September 28

The full traditional morning services, will begin at 8:30 am. 

45 minute services with Yizkor Memorial Services (Special prayer for a parent that has passed)at 2 pm and at 4 pm

45 minutes without Yizkor - at 1 pm and 3 pm

If you very much prefer to come for the 45 minute service earlier, please click here.
 

Evening services:

The full Mincha/Neilah services - 5 pm

The the brief Neilah services - 6:20 pm

All services will include the Rabbi’s sermon and message for the year and all the most important prayers. If you haven’t yet, please click here to register now.

Additional Sephardic style services will take place at our huge and open tent and Chabad. Please click here to register

What time will the Yizkor Memorial Service be?

The Yizkor service is recited on Yom Kippur, Monday, September 28th.

Yizkor will take place during the 45 minute services at 2pm and 4pm (if you can NOT make it at this time you can come at 10:30am)

When will the Rabbi's sermon take place?

Short yet powerful. They will take place in all of the Services. 

Is the 45 minute service  a “kosher” service?

For those of us who usually pray the entire prayerbook, we encourage you to join the 8:30am full services. 
For most of us that follow along and may not usually attend the entire service, our 45 minutes services are more than perfect and will emphasize inspiring prayers, participation and important rituals.

I never attended an orthodox service, will I feel comfortable at Chabad services? 

Of course! Our services are set up in a style that everyone regardless of background or affiliation, be it reform, conservative, orthodox or unaffiliated, should feel welcome to participate and enjoy the High Holiday Services in an environment that is warm, friendly and non-judgmental. Chabad is a place where YOU fit in!

What should I wear? What about the weather?

We’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable! Please be aware of the weather forecast as we will be outdoors (but under a roof) and you may need to dress appropriately, including rainwear and practical footwear. 

Do I need to become a member to join the Services?

No! There is no requirement to become a member to join our services neither do we charge for our seats. However, donation: $120 per seat is suggested. This year, due to the unfortunate circumstances, reservations are required.  Click here to register.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than glad to answer them, you can call us at 516-295-3433.

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