Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
@ Ramaz Middle School

114 East 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

Contact Details

Rabbi Daniel Kraus

We Offer HHBS To

Engage all Jews.

Service Leaders

George Rohr, a member of the synagogue, started and still leads the service. Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus, Directors of Community Education, add their special energy and inspiration to the service. The chazan, Ruby Davis, a member of KJ, has been there since the beginning as well.

Service Type


High Holiday Beginners Service Cost


Rosh Hashanah Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 8:00 AM
Friday, September 22, 8:00 AM

Yom Kippur Schedule

Friday, September 29, 6:10 PM
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM

What to Expect:

Any and all questions are welcome.  It’s our 27th year of bringing together people who are synagogue regulars and those who have never attended High Holiday services.  We are the largest Beginners Service anywhere.

KJ has a long history of engaging any and all Jews. We are a veritable JCC for the Upper East Side while serving our 1100+ member units (one of the largest Orthodox synagogues in North America).

Who to Expect:

Over 600 guests over the course of the High Holidays, singles, couples and families mostly in their 20s – 50s

Other Details

  • Children are welcome to attend the Beginners Service or the synagogue’s youth program.
  • There is no dress code. Most participants are in business or festive attire, but all are welcome. Men are asked to wear a kippa. Men are offered a tallit and there enough for all.
  • Wheelchair Access.
  • Every person is welcome, the service is geared to interfaith couples
  • A communal Tashlich service will take place.
  • Snacks and refreshments are available.
  • A member or staff-hosted High Holiday meal may be available for participants.
  • Financial assistance is available.
  • Contact Rabbi Daniel Kraus at with any questions, comments or concerns.

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