We joyously gather to pray together in the RIJC Sanctuary, transmitting our love of Judaism throughout our congregation. People of all ages are welcome to join our children and family oriented Shabbat celebration.

Services are throughout the year on Friday nights and once a month we hold Family Services.  Rabbi Shaiman joins us and inspires us with new insights and beautiful melodies.  Service start times vary throughout the year, giving everyone a chance to join us when the time if right for you.  And we have added more services geared toward families and young children, please see the schedule for more information.

Services are followed by an Oneg Shabbat, (kosher--dairy or pareve). All events and service information is updated on our site and emailed to our contact list.  To be on our list or for any other information, please contact us or feel free to worship with us.

Information for Joining RIJC 5781 / 2020 High Holiday Services


Please feel free to share this information with your family and friends, as all are invited to join with our community as we observe the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe).


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at RIJC this year will be virtual.    There are two ways to participate in services:  via Zoom or via Facebook Live.   For security purposes, you will need to enter a passcode to join the Zoom sessions.   Please send an email to rijc5781@gmail.com and you will receive a passcode for services on the Thursday before the holiday.


The links for the Zoom sessions are as follows:


RIJC Yom Kippur Services


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 853 0722 6939

A passcode is required.   Please email rijc5781@gmail.com to register and to receive the passcode.


Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 853 0722 6939

Passcode: 250172753

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcghZEhQoG


Services will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.       Please visit @RIJCNewYork   or  @RabbiShaiman


Sunday, September 27 

• 6:30 - 8:30 pm Kol Nidre, Ma’ariv (Evening) Service 


Monday, September 28  

• 10:30 am - 1 pm Shachrit (Morning) and Yizkor (Memorial) Sevices 

• 1 pm (approx.) Continue with Family and Children Program (led by Amber Levanon Seligson and Rabbi Joel) 

• 5:30 - 7:25 pm Minchah (Afternoon) and Neilah (Concluding) Services  

• 7:23 pm Fast Ends

Mahzor / Prayerbook Information


We will be using Mahzor Hadash (New Mahzor) for our services.    If you do not have a copy of this prayerbook, you can download the pages for our services at the links below.


Rosh Hashanah Services  -     or at   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bIxk3ZUTKx8l25ZeMzyd6aT4l8su4_71/view?usp=sharing


Yom Kippur Services -    or at     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v-lBd6JP3aGeenVwm69nKmFPOEy9p7_b/view?usp=sharing



Supplemental Readings


The files above include several supplemental readings that we will be used during services.   If you will be using a mahzor that you are borrowing from the congregation, you 

can download  the supplemental readings only at the links below.


Rosh Hashanah Supplemental Readings    - or at   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dzsbLh31SzvYmsStBIcA0iWWxdIC-IKG/view?usp=sharing


Yom Kippur Supplemental Readings  - or at   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zBbeHm7mbLk9Pf-cAPlusbjUbi1ReZXs/view?usp=sharing



Due to the pandemic, there is still a severe shortage of blood and blood donations are needed. The fires on the west coast and flooding in the south due to Hurricane Sally have also contributed to difficulties collecting blood nationally. Giving blood is safe: New York Blood Center's donation centers have implemented precautions to minimize density and ensure the safety of donors and staff, including requiring donors to make an appointment  

Please make an appointment if you are able to donate.  

Click here or call 1.800.933.2566 to make your appointment to donate blood, plasma or platelets. Please bring ID (donor card, drivers license, or other government ID card)

For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel, medications or medical conditions click here or call 1.800.688.0900.

Joel Shaiman, Rabbi -- Nina Lublin, President --  Steve Kaufman, Treasurer -- Contact Information