High Holidays and Festivals 2022-5783
All service times and registration options for High Holidays and new year festivals at East Melbourne synagogue.
It would be our absolute pleasure to host you (and your lovely family) in our historic and warm sanctuary of prayer here in East Melbourne these High Holydays.
Our friendly shul runs a warm, engaging and welcoming traditional prayer service featuring many of the familiar songs and liturgies. The Rabbi provides a running commentary and gives direction for what to do in the service. We also offer you a reserved seat, complimentary prayer books, a play area for children in the rear hall, tea and coffee and a nice kiddush with refreshments after the service.
Service times are found further down this page and all services take place at our Synagogue premises in East Melbourne.
Historically, the model for attending a Synagogue over High Holydays has been a membership or some other affiliation fee. We feel very strongly that a Shul by definition is open to all and here at East Melbourne we welcome everyone regardless of formal affiliation or contribution and have guest seats provided precisely because we know not all are able to contribute. However should you wish to support the continued operation of our congregation and reserve a seat, there are generally two ways in which this can be done:
The first is a full membership/seatholder. Membership Fees are relatively manageable (compared to other Shuls in Melbourne and around the world) and affords you a range of benefits such as pastoral support from the Rabbi, access to special events, and free lifecycle ceremonies (Bar/Bat Mitzvah etc) at the Shul. Membership can be applied for here on our website.
The alternative option is to fill out an attendance form notifying us of who is attending. You will notice that it is followed by an optional donation form in which you can make a voluntary donation of your choosing if you so wish.
We very much look forward to welcoming you into our congregation and upon receipt of your registration, will make sure that you are named on the entry list.
If it is your first time attending our Synagogue, for security reasons, please include a reference such as your Rabbi, regular or previous congregation or even your employer.
If for whatever reason Shul is not your thing, we have the shofar being sounded in three local parks across the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Click here for details.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been here before or visiting for the first time, we welcome you to our Shul with open arms and can offer you a seat in our beautiful Synagogue for the Holiday season. Please register to attend a service by clicking on these words and filling out the form. We will confirm your attendance.
Sunday 25 September – Rosh Hashanah Eve
Yom Tov starts at 6:01pm
Evening Service Davening 6:15pm
Monday 26 September – Day 1 Rosh Hashanah
Shachris Begins 9:30am .
Torah reading 10:30am .
Children service. 11-12pm.
Shofar and Sermon 11:15am .
End service and Kiddush 12:30pm .
Tashlich shofar at Carlton Gardens 1:30pm .
Shofar at Edinburgh Gardens 5pm .
Tashlich and Shofar at Fitzroy Gardens 6pm.
Tuesday 27 September – Day 2 Rosh Hashanah
10:30am torah reading
11am Shofar and Sermon
12:30pm end service and kiddush
Tuesday 4 October – Yom Kippur Eve (7:09pm)
Kol Nidre 7pm for 7:15pm
Service ends 9pm
Wednesday 5 October – Yom Kippur Day
Torah Reading 11am
Children service 11am – 12:30pm.
Yiskor sermon and Yizkor 12pm Midday
Fast Ends 8:07pm
SUKKOT AND SIMCHAT TORAH
Sukkot Eve – Sunday 9 October
Evening festival Service 6:30pm
1st Day Sukkos – Monday 10 October
kiddush in sukkah 11:30am
2nd Day Sukkot Tuesday 11 October
Kiddush in Sukkah 11:30am
Wednesday 12 October – BBQ and Lunch in Sukkah?
Thursday evening 13 October
Special Learning in Sukkah 6:30pm
Shmini Atzeret – Monday 17 October
Simchas Torah Eve – Monday 17 October
6:00pm Celebrate with the Torah (Children welcome)
Simchas Torah morning – Tuesday 18 October.
11am Completion of Torah
11:30 am Musaph and Kiddush