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Makor Sanctuary Service

Led by Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa, accompanied by musicians, the Makor* Sanctuary Service is an opportunity to dig deep and to reach beyond.

We transcend through music and communal singing. We welcome a variety of musical experiences: Cantor Lisa’s chanting of the traditional liturgy, the SAJ choir which joins us for Rosh HaShanah Day 1, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur; violin; drums and the Naomi Less and the full band for our second day of Rosh HaShanah.

We transcend through words of inspiration. Rabbi Lauren’s kavannot (short reflections during services), personal stories, and sermons speak to the heart of these days, the events of our world and the realities of our lives. On the second day of Rosh HaShanah, we have the beloved tradition of hearing honest and revelatory reflections by SAJ members on a shared theme.

Makor Services are held in the SAJ Sanctuary, 15 West 86th Street.

*Makor is the Hebrew word for “source” or “foundation.”

High Holidays Ticket Info

For security purposes, you need a ticket to enter the building/s. If you (or your guest, or teen) have lost your ticket, your/their name will be on a list with the front door security team. Please be patient as they make sure you are on the list. Your ticket to the Family Services, Teen Program and the Non-Traditional Spiritual Experience allows you access to the sanctuary on Erev Rosh Hashanah, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoon speakers and concluding services. Please use the links below to purchase tickets.

High Holidays Schedule

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