We warmly welcome you to share the High Holy Days with us at Bet Am Shalom.
Our services are open to the public — no one is turned away. We welcome all generations, religious backgrounds, interfaith families, empty nesters, singles, LGBTQ, the scholarly and observant, and those new to Judaism.
When you come into our beautiful service, you will find a distinctive openness and spirituality, as we mark the traditional rituals of the Days of Awe. It’s an environment of inspiration, welcome, community, and song.
Our “Open Tent”
We worship – literally – in an open tent on our park-like grounds in order to welcome family members, friends and guests of all ages into our community. The tent is rainproof and has heaters for chilly weather services
You do not need tickets, but we do request that you register. If you haven’t had a chance to register, please check in at the Will Call table.
In consideration of others, please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
In-person participation, as well as virtual participation, are available to guests through registration. Please help defray the prohibitive cost of our tent with a generous donation.
We have a vibrant child-friendly family service, babysitting, and children’s programming on both mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning.
- Family Services: Rabbi Bronstein and Director of Education & Family Engagement, Lisa Jacobs will lead the Family Service on both days of Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 16-17) and on Yom Kippur (Sept. 25) from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
- Children’s Programming: Programming will be provided for children in grades K-6 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Yom Kippur. It will include holiday-appropriate art, creative games and other activities.
- Shorashim: We will be offering Shorashim Circle Time on the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 17) from 10:45 to 11:15 AM. Shorashim is our monthly program for 0-5-year-olds and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. This special High Holy Day edition will focus on the themes of the holidays through music, movement, and story time.
- Babysitting: Babysitting will be provided for 2-5-year-olds on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We are unable to provide babysitting for any of the evening services.
For those who prefer participating remotely, video streaming will be available for all services and registration is required for non-members. You may follow the services with our machzor and readings below:
High Holy Days Readings 2023
If you have additional questions, we want to hear from you! Contact us at email@example.com.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and sweet New Year!
- Main Tent Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
- Family Services in the Sanctuary on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings
I am more comfortable joining services from home. Will there be video streaming?
Yes! We will be video streaming our services. Non-members must register for this option.
What is the registration deadline to attend virtually?
Non-members may register at any time. Registration is not required for members.
Are we opening our tent to guests?
Yes, we warmly welcome all guests who register
Is there handicapped parking?
Handicapped parking will be available for those with Handicap Parking Permits. You must call the office (914-946-8851) to reserve a handicapped parking spot in the main lot near the front door.
Is there a place to drop people off?
Drop-off for tent attendance is allowed at the southwest corner of the tent (blacktop entrance south of the main driveway on Soundview Avenue) and pathways lead to the tent. You will need to move your car after drop-off.
Drop-off for Sanctuary attendance is allowed at the main entrance of the building.
What will I do when I get to BAS?
You will present your name card at the parking lot entrance. If you don’t have one, please go to the Welcome Table located through the synagogue’s front entrance.
Will there be babysitting?
Yes with advanced registration. Please email the office to register.
Do I have to be in person if I have an honor or if I am reading Torah?
Yes. If you have an honor or are reading Torah, you will need to participate in person.
Still have questions?
Email our office or call 914-946-8851.