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CSAIR High Holiday Portal 5783

Yom Kippur ~ Tuesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 5
Sukkot - Sunday, October 9 - Sunday, October 16
Shemini Atzeret ~ Sunday, October 16 - Monday, October 17
Simchat Torah ~ Monday, October 17 - Tuesday, October 18

Book of Remembrance 5783
Kol Nidre Donation
Livestream Services

Adult High Holiday Services Schedule
Youth/Family Holiday Schedule
Reserve a Mealtime in a CSAIR Sukkah
Elul Channel 

Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

We are so glad you will be joining us for high holiday services this year in the sanctuary, at one of our tents, or via our livestream. Please see below for answers to questions you might have.

Should you still have questions after reviewing the FAQ below, please contact Rabbi Greenberg or 718-543-8400 x1.


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No. Everyone’s name will be on a list with security.


No. You are only assigned to a service. If you want to sit with your friends please come to the service together. For those who need special seating accommodations, please see the site coordinator for assistance. They will be at the entrance of the sanctuary and the tents.


All services will include both standard seating and sections of socially distanced seating. There is limited socially distanced seating. If it is important to you to sit in socially distanced seating, please arrive early. If you are in one of the tents and weather permits, feel free to move your chair outside the tent.


Yes, but please know that all services are very full. If you want to visit another service, the best time is in the morning for shacharit. If you attend a service that you were not assigned to and it is getting crowded, please return to your assigned service and let others enter. You may join the services in the sanctuary, children’s services in the parking lot of CSAIR, services at 5040 Arlington Avenue, or services at 5247 Arlington Avenue.


If you are not feeling well on the day of services (cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, feeling tired, muscle aches, upset stomach), please stay home and be in touch with your healthcare provider. This is not the year for anyone to push themselves to attend.


Everyone attending the service in the sanctuary must wear a mask. Please note that service leaders in the sanctuary will be unmasked for some portions of the service. Masks are optional at all the other services.


If you requested additional guest tickets, your guests will be able to attend (please include a $200 donation for each guest). These seats are only for you, your family members, and the guests you indicated on your form. Only registered participants will be admitted to the services - please do not bring friends, relatives, or children who are not previously registered.


That is okay. Please join us on livestream. If you know in advance you will not be coming to services please let Rabbi Greenberg know.


Yes. If we make any changes or updates for Yom Kippur we will let you know.


No. We will provide machzors at all services. You are welcome to bring your own machzor.


Yes, bathrooms will be available at all services. The bathrooms near the sanctuary will be open for those attending the sanctuary service. The bathrooms in the Hebrew School wing will be open to those attending family services. There will also be bathrooms available for those attending services in the tents. All bathrooms will be cleaned by our custodial staff.


Please email Rabbi Greenberg. She or a volunteer will get back to you and are happy to answer all questions. Or check out the High Holiday Portal.

Yom Kippur Services Schedule

To print the Yom Kippur schedule with full details, check your CSAIR emails or email Alex Rodriguez at

Tuesday, October 4
Early Mincha 2:00 PM
Candle Lighting at 6:13 PM
Kol Nidre 6:13 PM
Shira B'Kippur, 8:30 PM

Wednesday, October 5
Shacharit 9:00 AM-1:30 PM/Sermons at 10:45 AM
Learning Sessions 3:15 PM
Mincha 4:25 PM
Neliah 5:55 PM
Fast Ends at 7:25 PM

Youth/Family Services Schedule

Erev Yom Kippur
Tuesday, October 4

CSAIR Kids Madrichim led experience for kids ages 5-10
Following Cantor Stevens’ recitation of Kol Nidre in the Main Sanctuary, kids ages 5-10 will meet in the Beit Midrash for a
special recitation of Kol Nidre by Cantor Stevens followed by activities led by our CSAIR Kids madrichim in the Taub Room. 

*For the Madrichim led events, all participating children must have a parent (or caregiver) in the building.

Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, October 5

Parent supervised play area in the board room
Open 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Ages 0-3 and their grownups  
Taub Room 10:45 AM-Noon

Ages 4-6 and their grownups 
Beit Midrash 10:45 AM-Noon

Children in grades 2-5 and their grownups 
Backyard Tent 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM

A Yom Kippur service with age-appropriate guidance and explanations along with experiential activities located in our multi-sensory-themed tent. 

Middle School-aged kids
Backyard Tent “A” 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM

High School-aged kids
Backyard Tent “B” 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM

Groups will meet separately in the tent to delve, discuss and debate themes of Yom Kippur and learn about the opportunities for teens and pre-teens at CSAIR for the coming year. 

CSAIR Kids Madrichim led experience for kids ages 5-10
Neila at 6 PM

Maddrichim will lead activities during the Neila service in the Taub Room.  The group will join the service in the main sanctuary for the conclusion of Neila, the sounding of the shofar and Havdallah. 

*For the Madrichim led events, all participating children must have a parent (or caregiver) in the building.

Reserve A Mealtime in a CSAIR Sukkah
Families/pods can reserve one of four sukkot at CSAIR for their use at times throughout the afternoon and evening of the holiday and Hol Hamoed. 

Families/pods should bring their kosher food and utensils and the shul will provide disposable tablecloths. Our custodial staff will be on-site to monitor clean-up. Bathrooms will be open in the synagogue.

Each family/pod should sign up for no more than TWO meal times. If you'd like more, put yourself on the waitlist by the mealtime you would like.

The sign-up form will be available shortly.

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783