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High Holiday Seating Information For Associate Members

The Parallel Service is held in the Levy Auditorium. At the conclusion of services on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Parallel Serivce ticket holders will join their fellow congregants in the Main Sanctuary for Rabbi Soloveichik's sermon. Throughout the second day of Rosh Hashanah and on Kippur day (until Neilah), Parallel Service ticket holders attend services in the Main Sanctuary. 

This year, our Parallel Service will be led by Hazzan Rene Samson, who has led services at the Esnoga in Amsterdam for many years before relocating to West Hempstead, where he frequently leads services at the Sephardic minyan of Anshei Shalom using the Spanish and Portuguese liturgy.


Individual Associate Memberships include one seat in the Parallel Service. Family Associate Memberships include two seats, one in the men’s section and one in the women’s section. Associate Members may purchase additional seats for Parallel Services at $180 per person for one or all days.  Click here to purchase additional Parallel Service tickets.


If you wish to attend all of the services in the Main Sanctuary with an assigned seat, please upgrade to Full Membership, otherwise you may request Main Sanctuary seats for $400 per person. We do our best to fulfill these requests, however availability in the Main Sanctuary is limited. To request seats in the Main Sanctuary click here. Main Sanctuary ticket holders are welcome to join the Parallel Service any time.


Tickets will be sent this year by email (except to those congregants who do not have email who will receive them by USPS). You will need to print them at home and bring them to each service (through and including Neilah).  Please do not bring smartphones or present digital tickets; paper only please.


Children’s programming is available on the both mornings of Rosh Hashanah and throughout Kippur (Kal Nidre, Kippur morning and Neilah) and is open to all participants.


If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Gross at 212-873-0300, x 230.


To ensure everyone’s security, no one can be admitted to the building on Rosh Hashanah and Kippur without a printed paper ticket.

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.