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5778/2017 High Holy Day Information

Our doors are always open - High Holy Days 2017

“Our doors are always open.”

We chose this passage from the Book of Job as our theme for this new Jewish Year of 5778. It is our goal at the Congregation of a Full Heart to extend ourselves in genuine welcome to all who enter our doors and our tent, so that we might be a community of sincere openness and exceptional hospitality. Please join us in that spirit, and together we will set a courageous and vibrant course into the New Year. As the Psalmist sang, “Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks!”

L’Shana Tova Tikateivu,
May you be inscribed for a good year,
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

Rabbi Jonathan's Teachings about the High Holy Days:
Preparing for Joy
A Teshuvah Lexicon

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 AM  

Rosh Hashanah (2nd Day)

Friday, September 22, 10:00 AM  

Kol Nidre

Friday, September 29, 7:00 PM

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30
Morning Services 10:00 AM
Services/Activities all day
Neilah Service 6:00 PM

High Holy Day Registration

For security purposes, everyone attending the High Holy Days needs to register this year. You can register in advance (preferable) or onsite during the High Holy Days.

Donations are appreciated; they keep our doors open to everyone.

if you don’t wish to register online, or if you’re donating less than $36, please download a registration form:

Depending on what web browser you use, the forms will either download to your computer or open in a new browser window. Click here to learn how to save a PDF to your computer from the web. Once you have downloaded the form, fill it in, save it, then return the form to us.


There is only space for members with parking passes in the on-site lot. Exceptions: the lot is open to all on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur after 2:30pm. Shuttle buses run continuously from two different off-site lots starting 1 hour before each service until the end of all scheduled services and Kiddush, except on Yom Kippur. After 2:30 on Yom Kippur, all cars can park on site. Full off-site parking info.

Please Be a Part of the High Holy Days

The WJC High Holy Day experience is only successful due to lots of volunteer time and energy. Please volunteer where you can. Sign up here, or email Gwen Tapper: gwendalion@gmail.com

Book of Remembrance

The annual “Book of Remembrance” is our way of keeping alive the memories of those we love and miss. It is distributed on Yom Kippur for the Yizkor Service and is used throughout the year as we remember our loved ones.  To have the names of your loved ones included in this book, please return this form no later than September 6th.

Wine Sale

Order your High Holidays Wine and Juice through the WJC! Kedem Winery donates a portion of the price of all wine and juice ordered through the WJC back to the shul.
Click here to view and download the order form. Return it to us with your check by September 6th.

Food Drive

Each year, our youth group organizes a food drive during the High Holy Days to benefit the Family of Woodstock food pantry. Bags will be made available during Rosh Hashanah services for you to take home. Please fill a bag with unexpired, non-perishable items in plastic or cans (no glass, please), and return it to us by Yom Kippur. Click here for a list of suggested donations.

Where Do I Return My Forms?

Email: Email form(s) to info@wjcshul.org (Please use the subject line "High Holy Days".)
Fax: Fax form(s) to (845) 679-6904
Snail Mail: Mail form(s) to 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock NY 12498