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

Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014 By: Robin Rosenberg

Greenburgh Hebrew Center (GHC) is kicking off the High Holidays on Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 PM with Part I of Simon Schama’s highly acclaimed PBS series “The Story of the Jews”. Discussion and then the Selichot prayers of forgiveness will follow. This is open to the community.

GHC holds evening and daytime services on both days of Rosh Hashanah.  Evening services on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 will begin at 6:00 PM, and daytime services on Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26 will begin at 8:30 AM. 

On Thursday, September 25 starting at 5 PM, GHC will host Tashlikh at Irvington’s Scenic Hudson Park. Rabbi Kenter 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 Friday, October 3 at 5:30 PM.  Yom Kippur services resume on Saturday, October 4 at 8:30 AM, with the Yizkor memorial service beginning at approximately 11:00 AM.  Afternoon services at 4:15 PM, with the concluding Neilah service at 6:00 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 a thought-provoking program of spirituality and sociability.  The public is invited to call the Greenburgh Hebrew Center to get no cost tickets for any young people’s service.

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center welcomes the Jewish community for 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 is a Conservative egalitarian synagogue with daily services and vibrant programming in a warm and active community.  GHC offers various membership opportunities including Gateway. To learn about becoming a member, or for information about the award-winning Religious School or Early Childhood Center, please contact the synagogue office or visit our website at