Rosh Hashana 5780 (2019)


  • Our modest charge for Rosh Hashana seating is $125 per person, capped at $360 per family. Please click here to purchase seats. Please select “Rosh Hashana Seating” and enter the names of all planned participants.

  • If you are an immediate family member in a house that has contributed our minimum suggested dues of $1,800 per season, your Rosh Hashana seats are guaranteed and included. In order for us to have a proper headcount and plan accordingly, please submit the names of all planned attendees here.


Rosh Hashana services will once again be held at the Ocean Beach Community House, located on the north (marina) side of Bay View Walk between Cottage Walk and Bungalow Walk.

Please note that most synagogues rely on high holiday campaigns to help fund their operations and the Fire Island Minyan (FIM) sanctuary is generally able to accommodate the needs of current FIM dues-paying members. Organizing Rosh Hashanah in Fire Island it is a huge undertaking both financially and physically.  Relocating services from the FIM to the Ocean Beach Community House for Rosh Hashanah typically becomes the responsibility of 5 or 6 members.  Before the holiday, it requires relocation of the Sifrei Torah, Machzorim, Seforim, Taleseim, Aron Hakodesh, cleaning and setting up the Community house, arranging a Bima and building of a Mechitza. Following the holiday we need to disassemble, collect and pack and return the FIM belongings (in the dark), restore the Community House and FIM, and only then, are we in a position to join our families to travel back to the mainland. It’s no easy task.

In addition to relocating to provide additional seating to all guests and visitors, we have hired a professional Baal Tefilah and Baal Tokeiah to lead services and provide a true Rosh Hashana experience right here on Fire Island. This is a costly endeavor.

If you believe you are not able to financially support the FIM in the modest amounts we seek to defray our expenses, please contact Michael at Your discussion with Michael will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with other board members.

Thank you for your cooperation. Wishing all a happy and health new year. Chtiva v’Chatima l’Tova.

Rosh Hashana 5780 (2019) Schedule

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

    • Hatarat Nedarim/Mincha/Maariv – 6:15pm

    • Candle Lighting – 6:20pm

  • Monday, September 30, 2019

    • Shacharit – 9am (Shofar around 11am)

    • Tashlich – 5:45PM in Seaview on “H” Street at the Bay, and 5:55PM at the Ocean Beach Marina

    • Mincha/Maariv – 6:15pm

    • Candle Lighting – After 7:17pm

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    • Shacharit – 9am (Shofar around 11am)

    • Mincha/Maariv – 6:15pm

    • Yom Tov Ends – 7:15pm

Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)

We do not anticipate holding services for Yom Kippur at this time.


Fire Island Minyan will be hosting services throughout the days of Chag Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Eve of Sunday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 15

  • Eve of Sunday, October 20 through Tuesday, October 22