Greenburgh Hebrew Center offers High Holidays programs & services for all ages!

Published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 By: Robin Rosenberg

Greenburgh Hebrew Center (GHC) kicks off the High Holidays on Saturday, September 5 at 9:00 PM with a special Healing Service, followed Selichot, the traditional preparation prayers of forgiveness for the High Holidays. This is open to the community.

GHC holds evening and daytime services on both days of Rosh Hashanah. Evening services on Sunday, September 13 begin at 6:30 PM, and daytime services on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15 begin at 8:30 AM. On Monday, September 14 at 5 PM, GHC will host Tashlich at the newly renovated Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. Rabbi Stein will lead the cleansing ritual of Tashlich, in which our sins accumulated over the last year are symbolically cast into the river. Everyone in the community is welcome to schmooze and socialize.

Yom Kippur begins with the Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 PM. Yom Kippur services resume on Wednesday, September 23 at 8:30 AM, with the Yizkor memorial service beginning at approximately 11:00 AM. Afternoon services take place at 4:30 PM, with the concluding Neilah service at 6:15 PM. The Greenburgh Hebrew Center offers four distinct High Holiday programs for young people. The “Young Family” services for pre-school children, “Kiddush Kids” services for children grades K-2, and “Junior Congregation” services for young people grades 3-7 will be held on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur at 10:00 AM. In addition, the synagogue’s “Teen Event” begins at 10:30 AM on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, and provides teens grades 8-12 with a thought-provoking program of spirituality and sociability. The public is invited to contact the Greenburgh Hebrew Center to get no cost tickets for any young people’s service.

GHC welcomes the Jewish community to any evening service (including Kol Nidre and Neilah), and for the Tashlich or Yizkor services. To participate in the full range of High Holiday services, please contact the synagogue office. Babysitting is available during all morning services and reservations are required.

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center, founded in 1947, is an inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Conservative Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County. It welcomes and includes people from all walks of life and from many communities within Westchester – singles and families – traditional, interfaith, blended and LGBTQ. GHC serves the Jewish community by providing programs and services in support of their on-going commitment to educating children, adults and the community. The synagogue is located at 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY. For further information, please call 914-693-4260 or go to www.g-h-c.org.