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Rosh Hashana 5784 (2023)

Seating: 

  • 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.

Location:

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.

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

Rosh Hashana 5784 (2023) Schedule

  • Friday, September 15, 2023

    • Hatarat Nedarim/Mincha/Maariv – 6:40pm

    • Candle Lighting – 6:44pm

  • Shabbat, September 16, 2023

    • Shacharit – 9am (No Shofar)

    • Mincha/Maariv – 6:40pm

    • Candle Lighting – After 7:41pm

  • Sunday, September 17, 2023

    • Shacharit – 9am (Shofar around 11am)

    • Tashlich – 6:15pm in Seaview on “H” Street at the Bay, and 6:25pm at the Ocean Beach Marina

    • Mincha/Maariv – 6:40pm

    • Yom Tov Ends – 7:39pm

    • Seaview Ferry - 8:40pm

    • Ocean Beach Ferry - 8:50pm

Yom Kippur (Sunday-Monday, September 24-25, 2023)

We will be hosting Yom Kippur services!

  • Sunday, September 24, 2023

    • Mincha – 3:00pm

    • Candle Lighting & Fast Begins – 6:29pm

    • Kol Nidre – 6:30pm

  • Monday, September 25, 2023

    • Shacharit/Musaf – 9:00am

    • Mincha/Ne'ila/Maariv – 5:00pm

    • Yom Kippur Ends – 7:26pm

    • Ocean Beach Ferry – 8:50pm

Please let us know you will be joining!

Sukkot

Fire Island Minyan will be hosting services throughout the days of Chag Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The dates for 2023 are as follows:

  • Eve of Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

  • Eve of Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8

All service times will be posted on the calendar on the front page of the website and sent via the newsletter.

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