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High Holy Days 2018


High Holy Day Schedule-2018/5779



Community Selichot Service, Saturday, September 1st,8:30 p.m. at Kol Emet. For more information click here

Erev Rosh Hashanah Candlelighting & Service, Sunday, September 9, Services at 7 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1, Monday, September 10, 9 a.m. - Services followed by Tashlich;  2:30 p.m. Family Service*

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2, Tuesday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. - Meditation and Yoga (bring a yoga mat if you have one; 9:45 a.m.    Services

Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.  Services (please arrive early, as doors will be closed for the Kol Nidre prayer)

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19,  9:00 a.m. Services (Yizkor will directly follow Torah Service)

            Family Service*            2:00 p.m.

            Avodah:                       4:00 p.m.

During the Avodah section we will be offering two options.


1. Inside the sanctuary, Anita Lerman will offer a contemplative opportunity to learn about hilchot aveilut, Jewish traditions around death and mourning. This will include (optional) opportunities to share experiences and feelings, to delve into the role of prayer in mourning and to participate in a brief guided meditation. The session will also include a discussion about Jewish response to ambiguous loss.


2. Weather permitting, Jane Barg and Jennifer Fritch will offer a walk in New Hope to a nearby park where you can sit and with guided meditation with some contemplative themes related to the Yamim Norai'm, the Days of Awe.


At 5:30 pm, David Bader will chant Jonah soon after which we will move into the Neilah service.

            Mincha                        5:30 p.m.

            Neilah:                         6:30 p.m.

            Shofar Blowing:          7:42 p.m.

Break-The-Fast: Immediately following Shofar.  Advance reservations required. (RSVP deadline September 14)


*One may attend the usual services AND the Family Service, or choose just one. Please indicate if you know ahead of time so that we can plan seating arrangements.



Member Tickets

All members and paid guests will receive tickets to High Holy Day services.  Please bring your tickets with you to all services and have them ready for presentation upon entering the building.  *Please Note: If you need to make payment arrangements with respect to Membership dues, please contact our treasurer, Stacey Latronica at 267-221-6278 or



Guest-of-Members and Non-Member Tickets

High Holy Day Tickets for Guests of Members:                                                   
(Members are limited to 2 guest passes per holiday.  After 2, your guests must pay  the nonmember price)

Single Service/Holiday:      $160 per adult.  $25 per child ages 12 and under. 

All Services/Holidays:         $260 per adult.  $50 per child ages 12 and under.

High Holy Day Tickets for Non-Members:

Single Service/Holiday:      $260 per adult.  $36 per child ages 12 and under.

All Services/Holidays:         $420 per adult.  $60 per child ages 12 and under.

To order guest-of-member and/or non-member tickets, please use the KHN website.  For more information, call the Shul at 215-862-1912 or send e-mail to

Break the Fast Information

Break-the-Fast is offered at the conclusion of Yom Kippur Services where we will provide bagels, lox, whitefish, fruit and vegetable platters, and beverages. We need your RSVP and the cost is $25 per adult and $12 per child (12-and-under) by Friday, September 14. Maximum cost per family is $75. Same day sign-up is $35 per adult.

Family Services

Family Services will be held on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, led by Rabbi Diana, Rabbinic Intern Miriam Geronimus, and Jamie Enders. FAMILY SERVICES INCLUDE TRADITIONAL PRAYERS FROM THE MACHZOR IN A SHORTENED FORMAT AND ARE INTENDED TO ENGAGE ADULTS AS WELL AS CHILDREN. These services will start at 2:30 PM on Rosh Hashana and 2 PM on Yom Kippur and last for an hour to an hour and a quarter. We will include highlights from the adult morning services with songs such as Avinu Malkeinu and Ashamnu, shofar-blowing, teachings and stories with age appropriate themes. We are gearing the service to school-age children (approximately aged 5 -12) and their families, but everyone is welcome to attend, including adults without children. YOU CAN ATTEND EITHER OR BOTH THE FAMILY SERVICES AND THE TRADITIONAL MORNING SERVICES.

September 9th, 2018 7:00 PM   through   September 19th, 2018 7:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Member's Guest: Adult
Yom Kippur Only $ 150.00
Rosh Hashana Only $ 150.00
All Services $ 250.00
Non-Member's: Adult
Yom Kippur Only $ 250.00
Rosh Hashana Only $ 250.00
All Services $ 400.00
Member Guest - Child (12-and-under)
Rosh Hashana Only $ 25.00
Yom Kippur Only $ 25.00
Both Holidays $ 50.00
Non-Member Guest (Child 12-and-under)
Rosh Hashana Only $ 36.00
Yom Kippur Only $ 36.00
Both Holidays $ 60.00
Break the Fast Adult $ 25.00
Break the Fast Child $ 12.00
Break the Fast Family Max $ 75.00

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