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High Holidays 2017:  All the latest information will be posted here. 

9/13/2017 - TICKETS were recently sent out so PLEASE keep an eye out for them in your mailbox! Adults 18+ will need to show a ticket to enter our building.

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Please note: 

Mini-Minyan and Torah for Tots have flipped rooms. Torah for Tots will now take place in the Board Room while Mini-Minyan will be in the Levenson. All special activities (Beekeeper, Activated Story Theater, etc.) are in the Wiener Lounge.


Beth El is looking for volunteers to be greeters (welcoming people once they have entered the building) and ushers (helping facilitate when people can and can't enter the sanctuary and helping members find their seats) for both Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur in the Main Sanctuary. Kasakove slots are filled.
Important: Our volunteer greeters will be positioned inside the building, not at the entrances. Security guards will be checking tickets as a measure of increased security.
Please click here to review the schedule and fill your name in any empty time slot. Please be sure to scroll down when reviewing the time schedule to see all the available times and locations.Time slots are reserved on a first come, first served basis. We still need approximately 30 volunteers to fill slots over the course of the holidays.  A great way to start the new year is by giving an hour (or more) to our Beth El community to help our services run smoothly.



We will come together on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4:45p.m. at Paine Lake with our clergy to symbolically cast away our sins and renew our souls in relation to sin and repentance. The bread crumbs we cast away symbolize the things we are ready to release, the things that no longer serve us, the things that feel old and dried out. Dress casually and bring bread so that you can symbolically cast your sins into the lake.


Your safety and security are our priority. We take extra precautions for the High Holidays and thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please be prepared to show your tickets at the main entrance to our building and allow extra time, since additional security precautions may result in delays upon entering the building.

In case of emergency, you will be instructed to evacuate the building via the nearest exit (see Evacuation Procedures here). Designated assembly points are The Ursuline School and the Wykagyl Shopping Center (CVS). 


On the High Holidays, we gather in numbers far greater than at any other time of year. In an effort to make the synagogue accessible to all of our members and guests, the following provisions have been made:

Handicap Parking: All parking spaces in the front of Beth El will be designated and reserved for those displaying a handicap sticker (first-come, first-served). Please be considerate of those that need parking closest to the building and only park in these spaces if it applies to you. While you may want to park in the front lot because of illness or other difficulty, please understand that due to the large numbers of people attending, we must limit parking in the front lot to only those with a handicap sticker. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Additional Parking: Our rear parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auxiliary parking is available at The Fountainhead on Rosh Hashanah, and the Ursuline School on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. The Wykagyl Shopping Center (CVS) is a privately owned lot, and you may be subject to towing at the discretion of others. Drop off access at the front of our building will be available. Questions? Call the office at 914.235.2700, ext. 223.


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE: This is a reminder that Beth El Synagogue Center’s Book of Remembrance will be issued for Yom Kippur and the other holidays when Yizkor is recited. To list your loved ones in our memorial book, visit The suggested donation is $36 per name. Please note a reply is needed in order to receive tickets to High Holiday services and to be included. If you have any questions, contact Linda Newman at, or 914-235-2700, ext. 246.




 On Sunday, Oct. 1, you can have Beth El friends build a sukkah for you, in your yard! Who will build it? Beth El friends and clergy!  And when the holiday ends, they will come and take it down too!  The cost is $136. Visit to order. First-come, first-served. Supplies are limited. Interested in volunteering to build? Have other questions? Contact Rabbi Zach Sitkin at, or 914-235-2700, ext. 338.

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782