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High Holidays 2021 Registration


As the New Year of 5782 will soon be upon us, we would like to make you aware of the details of this year's services.

There will continue to be both Egalitarian and Traditional minyanim available.  The Egalitarian minyan will meet in the Sanctuary.  Seating will not be reserved, except for those families that have purchased a pew.  The Traditional minyan will meet in the Teicher Gym/Chernow Activity Center where seating will be reserved. 

On both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the entire congregation will join together in the Sanctuary, after the Torah service.  This will enable the entire congregation to be together to hear Rabbi Pivo’s sermon and to pray with Cantor Larry Brandspiegel leading us in Musaf.  

Additionally, as in the past, there will only be one (traditional) service in the Sanctuary for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Mincha on Rosh Ha Shanah, Maariv on the second night of Rosh Ha Shanah, Kol Nidre and Maariv on Erev Yom Kippur, and Mincha and Ne’ilah on Yom Kippur.  All those who attend services will be required to wear a mask, preferably a surgical mask or a KN95 mask.  Currently, we are not requiring proof of vaccination to attend services, but we strongly urge those adults who are unvaccinated not to attend in-person services.  There will be a section set aside in the Traditional and Egalitarian services for families with children below the age of 12 who are not able to be vaccinated.  For our members that are uncomfortable coming to services, we will be streaming the live service (egalitarian). We will not be zooming and therefore there will be no “shout outs” or time to schmooze after services as we had done in the past. The link will be made available to all.

There will be a child-centered family service on both mornings of Rosh Ha Shannah and on the morning of Yom Kippur.  This service will be led by Rabbi Pivo and Cantor Larry.  Following this service, families will move to the Sanctuary to hear the Shofar. 

This year, only Torah honors and some of the English readings will be pre-assigned. Those desiring to have an ark opening or English reading that was not pre-assigned should inform an usher upon arrival.  The usher can then direct you to a seating area near the Bimah at the appropriate time.  The honors will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.  Please remember that appropriate dress is required if you accept an honor.  This includes a kippah and tallit for men.  Women should wear a head covering, and shoulders should be covered. Skirts and dresses should be below the knees (slacks are acceptable).

As we did last year, there will be no charge for High Holiday tickets.  Your entire synagogue obligation through September 2021, must be paid in full in order for seats to be assigned and tickets to be distributed.  We want all our members to be able to attend our services.  If you have a problem meeting your financial obligations, please contact Ellen Botwin or the Special Circumstances Committee.

There will be a charge for Non-members to attend EBJC services.  This applies to adult children (and their families) of our members as well as those not connected with EBJC. If your adult children wish to attend services, please call Ellen Botwin 732-257-7070 x 5. The daily rate for adult children is $72.00. To attend all services, the rate is $118.00.  For non-members not connected to EBJC, it is $180.00 for all services.

Bob Salston and Jack Goldberg

Co-Presidents, EBJC

This form should be filled out by members that do NOT need to purchase any tickets for either adult children, guests or non-members.  For anyone that does need to purchase tickets, please call Ellen Botwin at 732-257-7070 x5.

Contact Information


Holiday Dates/Service Times

Selihot Saturday, August 28 9pm program/10pm service

Erev Rosh Hashanah I 

      (Minha/Maariv) Monday, September 6 6:30pm

Rosh Hashanah I Tuesday, September 7 8:30am

RH I Family Service Tuesday, September 7 10am

Shofar Blowing (1st set) Tuesday, September 7 11am


      Including Special Outdoor 

         Shofar Blowing Tuesday, September 7  5pm

Ma’ariv Rosh Hashanah II Tuesday, September 7 8pm

Rosh Hashanah II Wednesday, September 8 8:30am

RH II Family Service Wednesday, September 8 10am

Shofar Blowing (1st set) Wednesday, September 8 11am

Special Outdoor Shofar

        Blowing Wednesday, September 8 4pm 

Minha/Maariv Wednesday, September 8 7pm

Erev Yom Kippur

     Minha Wednesday, September 15 6:30pm 

     Kol Nidrei Wednesday, September 15 6:40pm

Yom Kippur Thursday, September 16 9am

YK Family Service Thursday, September 16 10:30am

Yizkor Thursday, September 16 12noon

Minha/N’ilah/Ma’ariv Thursday, September 16 5:15pm

Fast Ends Thursday, September 16 7:45pm


Erev Sukkot I

  Minha/Ma’ariv Monday, September 20 6:30pm

Sukkot I Tuesday, September 21 9:30am

Erev Sukkot II

  Minha/Study session/Ma’ariv Tuesday, September 21 6:30pm

Sukkot II Wednesday, September 22 9:30am

Sukkot II

  Minha/Study session/Ma’ariv Wednesday, September 22 6:30pm

Sukkot Shabbat Hol Hamoed

   Minha/Ma’ariv Friday, September 24 6pm

   Shabbat morning Saturday, September 25 9:30am

   Megillat Kohelet (complete) Saturday, September 25 after services

   Minha/S’duat Shlishit/Ma’ariv Saturday, September 25 6:30pm

Sukkot VII/Hoshanah Rabbah Monday, September 27 7am


Erev Shemini Atzeret

  Minha/Ma’ariv Monday, September 27 6:15pm

Shemini Atzeret Tuesday, September 28 9:30am

Erev Simchat Torah

   Minha Tuesday, September 28 6:15pm

   Quiz ‘N’ Candy Tuesday, September 28 6:15pm

   Scrolla Rolla/Ma’ariv/Hakafot Tuesday, September 28 7pm

Simchat Torah Wednesday, September 29 9:30am

Minha/Study Session/Ma’ariv Wednesday, September 29 6:15pm

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782