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
2018/5779 High Holidays

The High Holidays begin on September 9, 2018, 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.

High Holiday Tickets- 2018/5779

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 under age 26.

Tickets for members' children age 26 and over, as well as for friends and extended family members, may be purchased by completing and returning the Ticket Request Form. To obtain a form, call (516) 676-5080.

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

If you're not a member of CTI, but would like to attend our High Holiday Services, call (516) 676-5080.

kol Nidre Appeal

CTI has seen inspiring growth, and we're very thankful for your big-hearted support. The Kol Nidre Appeal is one of our most important fund raisers. Our goal is 100% participation. Regardless of your pledge -- large or small-- you will be securing a personal stake in the future of our congregation. To obtain a donation form, and for details, call (516) 676-5080.

Book Of Remembrance Memorial Listing 

To memorialize a loved one, have their name listed in our Book of Remembrance. To obtain a donation form, and for details, call (516) 676-5080.

New year's Greeting Card

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 2018/5779, 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. 

To obtain a donation form, click here, and for details, call (516) 676-5080.

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].