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New year's greeting in Hebrew

Dates and Tentative Times for 5781 High Holiday services

L'shanah tovah u-metukah – to a good and pleasant year.

We rejoice in the many services and programs at CRZ. Some are traditional; others offer a range of prayer experiences for all ages. Each one has been organized to meet a specific need of our diverse and busy community. Everyone is welcome.

During the High Holidays, please take a copy of this year’s Guide to Congregation Rodfei Zedek. This guide highlights the ways you and your family can stay connected throughout the year, with program and class descriptions, opportunities for lay leadership and committee participation, and a calendar of events. Revisit our website at, follow "Congregation Rodfei Zedek" on Facebook, and sign up here for our weekly email.

All times are tentative


Saturday, September 12, 2020
8:00 p.m. – Havdalah and program to be announced
10:00 p.m. – Selichot services led by Rabbi David Minkus and Cantor Rachel Rosenberg


Evening Services
6:00 p.m. – First Evening, Friday, September 18
6:00 p.m. – Second Evening, Saturday, September 19

Morning Services
Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20
8:45 a.m. – Masorti Service
9:45 a.m. – Na'aseh V'Nishma Minyan (First day only)

Youth Services
10:00 a.m. – Minyan Katan (children 0-5 and their families In the Mandel Room)


 Since the first day of Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbat this year, Tashlich will be held on the second day, Sunday September 20th at 5 pm. The term, Tashlich, is the first word of Micah 7:19, You (O God) will hurl (tashlich) all our sins into the depths of the sea. Please don your best mask and join us at the 51st Street Beach at 5:00 pm. Bring a small amount of bread to throw into the water to symbolize our desire to cast away our sins.  


Sunday, September 27
6:00 p.m. – Kol Nidre

Monday, September 28
9:15 a.m. – Masorti Service
10:00 a.m. – Minyan Katan (children 0-5 and their families)
10:00 a.m. – Minyan Gadol (children ages 6 and up and their families)
12:00 p.m. – Sermon, followed by Yizkor Memorial Service
4:30 p.m. – Mincha Service
5:30 p.m. – Ne'ilah Service
6:00 p.m. – Kids' Ne'ilah
7:01 p.m. – Shofar Blast for all in the Simon Sanctuary



Tickets will be mailed in advance to all members in good standing1. Financial commitments for 2020 and any other outstanding debts to the synagogue must be paid in full. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Tickets provide access to all of our services. Please note:

  • Family memberships include tickets for two adults and for dependent children.
  • Individual membership includes a ticket for one adult and tickets for dependent children.
  • Relatives and friends who are not members of the Congregation are welcome to come and worship with us. Guest tickets are $150 for family of members and $225 for friends. If your guests subsequently decide to join the Congregation, these amounts will be credited toward their 2020 dues. To purchase guest tickets, please submit your order form by August 30.
  • Come for the Holidays, Stay for the Year. For first-time members, we offer an enticing introductory membership package. For the same amount as High Holiday guest tickets – $225 for individuals, $450 for families – the introductory membership plan includes High Holiday tickets for two seasons (2020 and 2021) plus all the benefits of membership through December 2021.
  • CRZ participates in a reciprocal ticket arrangement with other congregations for members in good standing. If you are traveling and would like a letter of reciprocity sent to another synagogue, please contact the synagogue office. This also applies to visitors who belong to reciprocating synagogues. If you are requesting tickets for guests, please let the office know if this is applicable.
  • Students are always welcome to complimentary tickets, available by contacting the office at


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