Rosh Hashana Begins Wednesday

Rosh Hashana begins Wednesday night. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons has extended an invitation to anyone displaced from their homes in the affected areas to attend High Holy Days services here in East Hampton. Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Cantor-Rabbi Debra Stein said that tickets have been reserved for the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur events and can be had through the center’s office at 631-324-9858.

The Rosh Hashana evening service will be on Wednesday at 8, with a morning service next Thursday at 10, followed by a “young family” service at 3 p.m. and Tashlich at Main Beach at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 22, the Rosh Hashana second day service will be at 10 a.m. Tickets are required for all participants, including children.

The Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center on Hill Street will start the observance with the lighting of the candles at 6:32 p.m., with a service to follow at 7. Next Thursday, a morning service will start at 9 a.m., followed by Torah reading at 10:15. A children’s service and program will begin at 10:30 a.m., the shofar will be sounded at 11:30, with Musaf services until 1:30 p.m., followed by a buffet lunch. Then at 6 p.m., a Tashlich service will be held at Lake Agawam, followed by an evening service.

The services on Friday are the same as on Thursday, except there will be no service at Lake Agawam. Minchah and evening services will be held at 6:30 p.m.

High holiday services at the Chabad do not require a membership or affiliation, but reservations are required.

Community dinners also are planned on Wednesday and next Thursday at 7:30 p.m., along with a Shabbat dinner on Friday, Sept. 22. The fee is $75 for adults, $45 for children under 12. RabbiRafe@gmail.com can be sent an email to reserve a seat.  

In observance of Rosh Hashana, schools will be closed next Thursday. Some, including Bridgehampton, Springs, and Amagansett Schools, will be closed on Friday, as well.