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Commemorate the High Holidays at Shearith Israel. Learn about our special traditions, view detailed prayer schedules, reserve seats for services, and explore classes and lectures delivered by our clergy.

Our High Holiday Traditions

On Rosh Hashanah and Kippur, the sanctuary takes on a special aura of purity and holiness. The Torah scrolls are dressed in white silk cloaks, and the Myer Myers Rimonim grace the Torah scrolls.

Shabbat Teshubah Derasha

 

We invite you to attend  our annual Shabbat Teshubah Derashah delivered by Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, during morning services on the Shabbat before Kippur.

High Holiday Seating and Reservations

Full Members, Associate Members and Guests may purchase High Holiday seats for our  main and parallel services. 

Lulabim Orders

Purchase your lulab and etrog set.

High Holiday Prayer Schedules

View detailed prayer schedules for Rosh Hashanah and Kippur.

High Holiday Programming for Children

While the adults of the congregation are enjoying the beautiful tefillah of the High Holy Days in the sanctuary, we have wonderful, fun, and educational learning activities as well as youth-led tefillah for the children.

High Holiday Liturgy

Preview our powerful and unique Spanish and Portuguese liturgy for Rosh Hashanah and Kippur.

Hanukkiah

Synagogue tradition associates this Hanukkah lamp with the First Mill Street Synagogue of 1730.

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The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

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