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High Holiday Seating Information For Guests

Guests may reserve seats in either our Main Sanctuary or our Parallel Service - to do so, click here. The Main Service held in our majestic sanctuary is led by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik along with Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde and our renowned choir. The Parallel Service is held in the Levy Auditorium; 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. 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. Main Sanctuary ticket holders are welcome to join the Parallel Service any time Seats for the Main Sanctuary are $400 per person for one or all days and Parallel Service tickets are $180 per person for one or all days.


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.

Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.