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High Holidays 2019

Rosh Hashanah- September 29th - October 1st, 2019

Yom Kippur- October 9th - 10th, 2019

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

Sunday, September 29th - Rosh Hashana 

-6.23pm Candle lighting
-6.15pm Mincha /Arvit

Monday, September 30th - 1st day of Rosh Hashana 

-8am Shaharit
-10:30am Shofar
-5.30pm Mincha followed by Tashlich
-6.30pm Arvit
-7.23pm Candle Lighting after 7:23pm

Tuesday, October 1st - 2nd day of Rosh Hashana 

-8am Shaharit
-10:30am Shofar
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.13pm Havdalah 

Wednesday, October 2nd - Tsom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah) 

-5:36am Beginning of fast
-7:01pm Fast ends

Saturday,  October 5th - Shabbat Shuva(at Ohav Shalom)

-9:15am Shaharit
-6.10pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.14pm Havdala


Tuesday, October 8th - Erev Yom Kippur

-2:00pm Minha & Hatarat Nedarim (at Ohav Zedek)
-6:08pm Candle lighting
-6.15pm Lecha Eli
-6:30pm Kol Nidre


Wednesday, October 9th - Yom Kippur

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


More information

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

Child Care

Child care will be providing during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur at no charge.
Sign up is required:


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

More info will be posted soon

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

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. 

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