High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at CTI are unique. Rabbi Irwin and Cantor Gustavo spend much time involving congregants in the rituals and prayers, explaining their spirit and meaning. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required, and no one is left to feel adrift. Our ancient and newer melodies and traditions - always illuminated with passion by Rabbi Irwin and sung with ruach (spirit) by Cantor Gustavo - lift us into a celebration of our shared heritage and our hope for a future filled with love, justice and peace.

  • Family Services
  • Blessing of the Children
  • Torah Reiki Healing Service
  • Blowing of the Shofar
  • Tashlich at Morgan Park
  • Rosh Hashanah Seder
  • Yizkor Services
  • Ne'ilah "Closing the Gates" Services
  • Havdallah & Children's Procession
2017/5778 High Holidays

The High Holidays begin on September 20, 2017, and we're getting ready. We hope you will join us and extend an invitation to attend to others so they, too, may experience the joy, energy and strong spirituality that fills our sanctuary as we worship together at this special time of year. Please click here to view the service schedule and a helpful booklet that will provide useful and important information to help you navigate the process. Don't hesitate to contact our staff if you have any questions.

Request for High Holiday Tickets- 2017/5778

With our membership blessedly growing, seating during the High Holidays will be tight, but everyone will receive enough tickets to accommodate immediate family members, and we encourage you to bring friends and extended family members to our services.

Members are entitled to one FREE ticket for a single membership and two FREE tickets for a family membership. 

FREE tickets are also provided for members' children up through age 25.

Tickets for members' children over age 25, and for friends and extended family members, may be purchased by completing and returning the Ticket Request Form.

Guaranteed seat locations are provided only for members who purchase lifetime ownership of seats. Each lifetime seat currently costs $1,000. For details, call Susan at (516) 676-5080 or email [email protected] 

Please click here for more information, and to fill out the Ticket Request Form 

New Year's Greeting Card Form

Send High Holiday greetings to your CTI friends and community, and support our Congregation.

It's easy. Have your name included on the CTI's New 2017, specially designed New Year's card created by Susan Friedlieb. The names of all congregants participating in this effort will be printed inside the card, and CTI will mail a card to each member or family. Please click here to fill out the form.

Book of Remembrance Memorial Listing Form

To memorialize a loved one, please click here to complete the form. Your donation enables you to list the names of your departed in the Book of Remembrance for this year. Please fill out legibly. 



If you have any questions or concerns about the High Holidays at Congregation Tifereth Israel, please feel free to give us a call at (516) 676-5080 or email [email protected].