Sign In Forgot Password

High Holidays 2022

Rosh Hashanah- September 25th - September 27th, 2022

Yom Kippur- October 4th -5th, 2022

Spend the High Holidays with us

Dear Friends:

We have finalized our organization and logistics for the Yamim Nora’im.  

On Rosh Hashana, we will pray in our Makom, and on Yom Kippur we will pray in the Ballroom (Third Floor), which will have B’H been fully renovated by then.  

For both H’agim, we will give priority seating to our regular members and will we have assigned seats to make sure that everyone is comfortably seated with their family and visitors.  

Please sign up on this link, indicating the number of adults (women and men, including guests), for whom you want to reserve a seat for Rosh Hashana and/or Yom Kippur.

We are adding 30 temporary seats to the synagogue for Rosh Hashana, bringing capacity to approximately 140.  We expect that all of those seats will have been allocated to the regulars and their family/visitors.  

We will operate the regular children's groups throughout the Haggim.  For children who are too young for groups, given the space constraints, we ask that you kindly plan to seat them on your lap.  We appreciate your understanding.

For Yom Kippur, we will have approximately 250 seats in the Ballroom.  Once we have registered all regulars, we will offer the available seats for sale to the general public.

As you know, this is the time when we raise funds that allow us to operate throughout the year.  In the past, we have taken time out of Tefilah auction off Alyot and other Kibudim.  This year, we will rely on you to renew your membership on this link: and to pledge the annual amount that you are comfortable with.  As always, pledges can be paid over time in installments.

In synagogue, we will only offer the Birkot Hashanah, as well as selected Kibudim (Parnasa etc.), and we will distribute Alyot etc. ahead of time to the regular members.  When you register, please indicate any request you may have.

We have accomplished so much LeShem Shamayim these past couple of years – thank you for the support, dedication, and heart that all of you have put in our beautiful Kehillah!  May this be a sweet, healthy, and successful new year, and may we continue to grow closer to Hashem as a unified and loving Kehillah.

Sign up to join on this link:

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, sign up is available here:

Sunday, September 25th - Rosh Hashana 

-6.30pm Candle lighting
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit

Monday, September 26th - 1st day of Rosh Hashana 

-8:30am Shaharit
-10:45am Shofar followed by Musaf
--5pm Mincha followed by Tashlich
- 5:45pm Tashlih will be near the boat basin on the river (West 79th street and Riverside Drive)
-7pm Arvit
-7.28pm Candle Lighting after 7:28pm

Tuesday, September 27th - 2nd day of Rosh Hashana 

-8:30am Shaharit
-10:45am Shofar
-6.30pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.27pm Havdalah 

Wednesday, September 28th - Tsom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah) 

-5:37am Beginning of fast
-7:01pm Fast ends

Friday, October 30th - Shabbat Shuva

-6.22pm Candle lighting
-7:20pm Mincha /Arvit

   Saturday,  October 1st - Shabbat Shuva

-9am Shaharit
-6.45pm Mincha /Arvit
-7.20pm Havdala


Tuesday, October 4th - Erev Yom Kippur

-2:30pm Minha & Hatarat Nedarim
-6:15pm Candle lighting
-6pm Fast begins
-6.15pm Lecha Eli
-7pm Kol Nidre


Wednesday, October 5th - Yom Kippur

-8:00am Shaharit
-11am Musaf
-4:00pm Minha
-5.50pm Neila
-7:13pm 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. 

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

Child Care

Child care will be providing during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Use this link to sign up:

Wed, December 6 2023 23 Kislev 5784