High Holidays - F.R.E.E. of Brighton Beach
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At F.R.E.E. of Brighton Beach - The Jewish Russian Community Center
Holiday Date
September 25 - October 5, 2022

Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services: Our cantor will lead us in socially distanced, but spiritually uplifting entire holiday service. There will be limited, socially-distanced seats available. You must reserve a seat for each service you plan to attend in person. Masks will be required.

  • Condensed Rosh Hashana Service : At multiples times during the second day of Rosh Hashana we will be providing a 20 minute service that will include a Shofar Blowing, several selected prayers, and short words of inspiration. This will take place in our spacious social hall. This will take place at  11am, 12pm and 1pm.

  • Outdoor Shofar Service: Weather permitting At multiples times during the second day of Rosh Hashana we will be providing outdoor Shofar service at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

  • Tashlich & Shofar
    Sunday, September 20 at 5:30 PM
    On the Second  day of Rosh Hashanah after the afternoon prayer, we go to a lake, river or to the sea (preferably one that has fish), and recite the Tashlich prayers, where we symbolically cast our sins into the water and leave our shortcomings behind us, thus starting the new year with a clean slate.

  • Holiday Gift & Prayer Book:  We will be offering a taste of the Holidays with a give-away of honey cake,  a beautifully printed Holiday Guide of Prayers and Insights that you will be able to use for your own home-bound Holiday Service.

  • Pre-Holiday Classes & Inspiration: We will be offering classes and DIY training to inspire your own prayers at home as well as recording and sending out the High Holiday Sermons before the holiday.
Service Schedule
Yom Kippur Service
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
High Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.