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High Holidays 2017

Rosh Hashanah- September 20th - 23rd, 2017

Yom Kippur- September 29th - 30th, 2017

Spend the High Holidays with us

The West Side Sephardic Synagogue welcomes everyone during the Yamim Noraim. The prayers of Rosh hashana and Yom Kippur will take place at Ohav Zedek (OZ) located on 118 West 95th Street,  New York, NY, 10025 (downstairs).
NO charge, everyone is welcome. 

This year again, we are delighted to have the best Hazzanim team in town in the long lineage of our cherished Sephardic tradition

Babysitting services will be available - Contact us via email for schedule

Wednesday, September 20th - Rosh Hashana 

-6.39pm Candle lighting
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit

Thursday, September 21st - 1st day of Rosh Hashana 

-8am Shaharit
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.37pm Candle Lighting after 7:37pm

Friday, September 22nd - 2nd day of Rosh Hashana 

-8am Shaharit
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit
-6.35pm Candle Lighting 
- Communal Dinner with West Sidephardic Synagogue
Registration is open here.

Saturday, September 23rd - Shabbat Shuva(at Ohav Shalom)

-9am Shaharit
-6.25pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.25pm Havdala



-(10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur) – Weekdays Selichot at 7:00 am at Ohav Shalom

Sunday, September 24 - Tsom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah) 

-5:19am Beginning of fast
-8:00am Selihot, Shaharit  (at Ohav Shalom)
-7:17pm Fast ends

Friday, September 29 - Erev Yom Kippur

-6:00am Selihot, Shaharit, Hatarat Nedarim  (at Ohav Shalom)
-2:00pm Minha & Hatarat Nedarim
-6:23pm Candle lighting
-6:40pm Kol Nidre


Saturday, September 30th - Yom Kippur

-8:00am Shaharit
-10:15am Auction of Mitzvot
-12pm Musaf
-4:00pm Minha
-5:45pm Neila
-7:20pm Yom Kippur ends, Shofar, Arvit, Havdalah and Birkat Halevana  



If you are looking to join a Souccah with meals, Reserve your Succoth meals now.

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Yamim Noraim is a very special time at WSSS. The tefillot are beautiful and always sung in unison. We are proud this year to continue our annual policy of inviting all Jews to join us for prayer services. We want you to find a home in our community.

If you have any questions about High Holiday Services, please email


Manhattan-Wide Communal Selihot - Motz'ash October 1st led by the Chazzanim of all the Sephardic Kehillot of Manhattan. Location - Safra Synagogue.

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WSSS Communal Dinner - Shabbat Shuva, Friday, September 22nd. Join us for a communal lunch with good friends and great food from Sova Catering. Sign up here.

Chazzanim For Yamim Noraim - Our tefillot this year will be led by our superb Chazzan, Sacha Ouazana. 

Hospitality - if you need a place to eat, see our hospitality page.

Check out our calendar for more information. 

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779