Date(s) - 09/21/2017 - 09/30/2017
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Congregation Ohr HaTorah
All seating is first come, first served
Seating for Rosh Hashanah is now closed. There are still seats available for Yom Kippur, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible.
If available, seating will be open to affiliates and non-members starting September 5, 2017.
Yomim Noraim Seating Information & FAQs
We are pleased to share with our members that this year we plan to offer an additional Yom Kippur minyan. This decision was made after the board spoke directly with a majority of our members and determined that the anticipated requests for Yomim Noraim seats will likely exceed the number of seats we have available in the shul. This is a good problem for a growing shul to have and we are pleased that Ohr HaTorah continues to be where our members and their extended families are choosing to daven. When, B”H, we have a new building with ample seating for everyone, we will be able to daven together in one minyan again.
The additional minyan will be organized only if we have enough people to sign-up for seats. This minyan will be located in the youth house and will include all the tefilos, except for Neilah. For Neilah we plan to have everyone join together in the main minyan in the shul. This means that for Neilah there will not be reserved seats, and since a majority of the members will be standing during this time, we will remove the chairs to accommodate everyone. The Rav will daven in the main minyan and will visit the youth house minyan to share words of chizuk. Both minyanim will begin at the same time in the evening. The youth house minyan will begin at 7:00am, 45 minutes earlier than the main minyan in the shul.
Seating for both minyanim is on a first come first served basis. Members need to be in good standing in order to have seating request fulfilled. Please contact Avrami Tabacznik to make any arrangements. Cost should not be a deterrent.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to speak with the board in the recent weeks. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
What changes are being made for this coming year?
We are making two changes to address issues and concerns that were made known to the board.
We will have a secondary shofar blowing in the Youth House during davening on Rosh Hashanah approximately 30 minutes after the first shofar blowing in the shul. This will alleviate the crowd of people who come to hear shofar during davening, which is the greatest issue during Rosh Hashanah. There will be a shofar blowing after Musaf as well, as we’ve offered in the past.
We will have an additional Yom Kippur minyan in the youth house. This minyan will be organized only if we have enough people sign-up for seats in the youth house. The youth house minyan will include all tefilos except for Neilah, which will occur in the main minyan for everyone.
How do I sign up for the youth house minyan?
When you purchase your Yomim Noraim seats, indicate your Yom Kippur minyan preference as main shul or youth house.
Will there be an additional minyan for Rosh Hashannah?
This year we are offering an additional minyan for Yom Kippur only. Our intention is to have everyone daven together in one minyan whenever possible. Based on the information we gathered about anticipated seating needs, we believe that one minyan in the shul will accommodate everyone who wants to daven at Ohr HaTorah for Rosh Hashannah.
Will there be groups for children?
Due to logistical challenges, we are not able to offer babysitting this year.
Who will be leading the youth house minyan?
The intention is to have a minyan in the youth house that provides a davening experience similar to that of the main minyan in the shul. We are looking for people to lead davening who can create that experience. If enough people choose to get seats in the youth house minyan we will send an update to the membership.
Is the Rav davening at the youth house minyan?
The Rav will daven in the main minyan and will visit the youth house minyan to share words of chizuk. For Neilah we plan to have everyone join together in the main minyan in the shul.
Bookings are closed for this event.