High Holy Days

Welcome to The Reform Temple of Rockland’s High Holy Days 5783. During these unprecedented times, we’re glad you turned to us for your spiritual needs and to experience what we call Joyful Judaism. 

RTR embraces our family of members as well as supports the community at large through various charitable actions. Please help us continue Reform Judaism in Rockland County and provide services to those in need by making a contribution to our High Holy Days Appeal. Thank you in advance for your support.

L’Shana Tova! We wish you a happy, sweet and healthy New Year!

Tickets

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ONSITE HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES EXCEPT FOR S’LICHOT


Tickets for Reform Temple of Rockland members

Tickets will be mailed to members in good standing at the end of August.


Purchasing tickets

If you are an RTR member and you are interested in purchasing guest tickets please CLICK HERE If you are not an RTR member and you are interested in purchasing community tickets please CLICK HERE 


Reciprocal tickets

If you are unable to attend services at RTR, and would like to secure reciprocal tickets to a fellow URJ congregation, please send your request to louise@rtrny.org, or call Louise Rode, Administrative Assistant, at 845-358-2248


Complimentary tickets

We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to military personnel and college students.


High Holy Day Donations

If you would like to make a donation to our High Holy Day Appeal CLICK HERE Or call Kama Clark, Bookkeeper, at 845-358-2248


Questions?

Please reach out to info@rtrny.org

More High Holy Day Details

Covid-19 vaccination requirement

Children aged 6 months to 5 years who are eligible must receive at least their initial Covid-19 vaccination by September 1, 2022 in order to enter the building.

Everyone aged 6 to 17 who are eligible must be vaccinated for Covid-19 to gain entrance to the building.

Everyone 18 years and older who are eligible must be vaccinated and receive a Covid-19 vaccine booster to enter the building. Proof of vaccination status will be required on building entry. Please update your vaccination records with the office by emailing Bethanne Knapp, Executive Director, at bethanne@rtrny.org


Masking Policy:

Masking is mandatory for all indoor events at The Reform Temple of Rockland.


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Prayer Book pickup

If you plan to stream the services we encourage you to borrow a Prayer Book from the temple office. All Prayer Books must be picked up by September 19th and returned by October 19th. Please call ahead to arrange for pick up. 845-358-2248.

Tashlich

Join us for Tashlich, a ritual which allows us to symbolically cast our sins away. Meet at Kakiat Park at 4:00 PM on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Bird seed will be provided.

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Join us at services and in the sukkah on Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 PM. Sukkot festival morning services will be held on Monday, October 10 at 10:30 AM.

On Sunday, October 16 Sh’mimi Atzeret festival morning services begin at 10:30 AM. Joyous and fun, our Erev Simchat Torah service will begin at 6:30PM

S’lichot Candlelit Service

S’lichot is observed on Saturday, September 17. Through exploration, forgiveness and apology we complete our spiritual preparation for the High Holy Days. Join us for Havdalah at 7:30 PM followed by Sermon and Song. Stay for the 10:00 PM Candlelit Selichot service.

Youth Group Food Drive

Our Youth Group will be collecting food items for People to People, Kosher barley and canned tuna for the Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry, and new unopened cleaning supplies for neighbors on SNAP. Please bring your donations to the tent in the Nyack High School parking lot on Yom Kippur morning. Thank you for your generosity!

Yizkor

Our Yizkor Memorial Service will be held on Yom Kippur afternoon at 1:00 PM. Please note that Yizkor is a ticketed event. It is not open to the public.