High Holy Days

High Holy Day services with our professional and congregant choir.

North Shore Synagogue offers beautiful, moving High Holy Day services led by our rabbi and cantor with inspiring music from our incredible choir, comprised of both congregants and professional singers.  High Holy Day services at North Shore Synagogue provide a spiritual journey that transforms us on both a communal and individual level.

Attending Services

Special Note for High Holy Days 2021

We were pleased to be one of only Reform congregations to offer safe, in-person High Holy Day services in 2020 in addition to virtual services.

We’re even more pleased to once again offering the option to attend in-person services in 2021. In order to protect each other, attendance in our sanctuary will require proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated congregants, including those not eligible for vaccinations yet, are invited to join us in our outdoor tent where we will maintain social distance and require masks. In-person attendance will require pre-registeration to ensure a safe experience for all.

Get the form for tickets for non-members here>>

Second Day Rosh Hashanah services will be held outdoors in Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. We invite the entire community to join us – no tickets are required!

We will stream our beautiful services, including several services that are open to the entire community. 

Tickets are required for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah morning services (early and late), Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) and Yom Kippur morning services (early and late). 

The cost of High Holy Day tickets may be applied to the cost of membership if you join by December of the same year and the full year’s dues are paid for that membership. We offer special incentives for new members, including 50% off first year dues and 25% off second year for full dues families, plus reduced rates for seniors and young families.

About the High Holiday Days

Celebrating tashlich, the casting off of sins, in Oyster Bay.North Shore Synagogue offers a special S’lichot program before the holidays to prepare by praying and studying together. We start with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a time of prayer, self-reflection and repentance. One of our popular events follows second day Rosh Hashanah services when we perform tashlich, the casting off of sins, in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.  The holiday culminates with our beautiful Kol Nidre service and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, with morning, afternoon, Yizkor and concluding services.

Engaging and age-appropriate family and tot services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

We also offer engaging, age-appropriate Family and Tot Shabbat services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoons.

Questions? Please call the office at 516-921-2282 during normal business hours.

Please join us!  Note that only Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah First Day, Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) and Yom Kippur Day services require tickets.