HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE 2019 / 5780 

Sunday, September 15 – Kever Avot at B’nai Abraham Cemetery 

Cemetery Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 22 – Kever Avot at Adath Israel Cemetery 

Cemetery Memorial Service 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 21 – S’lichot 

Havdallah/S’lichot Service (Snacks at approx. 7:45 p.m.) 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 29 – First Night Rosh Hashanah 

Candle lighting 6:17 p.m. Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Dinner (RSVP required, see flyer) 7:15 p.m.

Monday, September 30 – First Day of Rosh Hashanah 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m. Torah service with sermon & remarks 10:00 a.m. Youth services & services for young children 10:30 a.m. Lunch & Tashlich at the CT River (rain date 09/11) approx. 1:30 p.m.

Monday, September 30 – Second Night of Rosh Hashanah 

Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting at home 7:23 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1 – Second Day of Rosh Hashanah 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m. Youth services & services for young children 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 8 – Kol Nidre Service 

Candle lighting and Kol Nidre Service 6:00 p.m. (Please note: Services will start PROMPTLY to ensure candles are lit by 6:02 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 9 – Yom Kippur 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m. Torah service with sermon & remarks 10:00 a.m. Youth services & services for young children 10:30 a.m. Yizkor recited following Torah service approx. 12:30 p.m. Discussion on Book of Jonah in Nester Center 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Service 4:15 p.m. Ne’ilah Service approx. 5:45 p.m. Final blowing of the shofar followed by Havdallah & Ma’ariv approx. 7:15 p.m. Break the Fast (registration required) approx. 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, October 13 – First Night of Sukkot 

Candle lighting at home 5:54 p.m. Evening Service & Celebration 7:00 p.m. 

Monday, October 14 – First Day of Sukkot 

Morning Festival Services & Kiddush Brunch 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 14 – Second Night of Sukkot 

Candle lighting at home 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14 – Second Day of Sukkot 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 15 – Friday, October 17 – Chol Moed 

Morning Services 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 20 – Hoshanah Rabbah 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 20 – Shemini Atzeret 

Candle lighting at home 5:43 p.m.

Monday, October 21 – Shemini Atzeret 

Morning Festival Services 9:00 a.m. Yizkor recited following Torah service approx. 10:30 a.m.

Monday, October 21 – Simchat Torah 

Evening Services with Religious School Consecration 6:30 p.m. Candle lighting at home 6:50 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22 – Simchat Torah 

Morning Festival Services & Kiddush Brunch 9:00 a.m. 

High Holy Days Seating at Adath Israel

As the summer winds down thoughts turn to the High Holy Days. Already the Seating Committee is hard at work to ensure that all who wish to attend services have a spot. With many new members joining us this year, we thought it would be a perfect time to review how seating works at Adath Israel.

Seating at Adath Israel is assigned. Existing members are assigned the seats they held last year unless they contact the office to change. If you are an existing member and need to adjust the number of seats you need for the coming year, please contact the office.

If you are a new member, no seats will be assigned to you unless you contact the office and request them. Please be sure to let us know the number of seats you need and if anyone in your party has special needs. 

Seats are not included in your membership contribution. New members receive complimentary seats equal to the number of members listed on their membership application for the first year. Additional seats are $50/seat for the season. Existing members are charged $50/seat. 

How to find your seat. In the foyer of the Main Sanctuary will be maps of each floor with the member family’s name indicating each seat. Ushers will be waiting to help you find your spot(s). In addition each seat has a name tag.

We do not issue paper tickets. Instead we use your name on the map.

Adath Israel honors reciprocal seating. Guests who are members in good standing at a synagogue and contribute toward High Holy Days seating either through direct payment or as part of their membership contribution are welcome to join us as at no additional cost. Please contact the office for details.

College students are welcome as our guests. Upon arrival, please contact an usher who will arrange seating for you.

Contact info for the Office. Email: office@adathisraelct.org Phone: 860-346-4709

INFORMATION AND REMINDERS: 

  1. Educational Child Care – Child care will be provided for infants, toddlers and children second grade and under in the Religious School’s Purple Room both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur for those who have pre-registered. Snacks will be provided all three days and on Yom Kippur there will also be a light lunch for the children. Please contact the synagogue office at office@adathisraelct.org or (860) 346-4709 for a registration form.
  2. Parking – Our parking spaces are located behind the Nester Center, in our lots on William St. (directly across from the Senior Center), and Church St. (in the Traverse Square lot against the fence closest to Broad St.). Members, please make sure your Adath Israel parking cling is affixed to the rear windshield of your car. Guests, please make sure your Adath Israel Parking Card is placed on your dashboard. IMPORTANT: Do not park in the lot directly behind the synagogue building, between the synagogue and the church next door. Cars parked in these spaces are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. 
  3. Shabbat Services –Shabbat Evening Services: Sept. 20 & 27 and Oct. 4 & 11 and Shabbat Morning Services: Sept. 21 & 28 and Oct. 5, 12 & 19 will be held at their usual times: 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Don’t miss our Pray-Eat-Sing Shabbat Evening Service & Dinner at 6 p.m. on October 18. RSVP for dinner required by Friday, October 11.