Magen David
Sephardic Congregation of Scarsdale

Candle Lighting Times & Calendar:

The High Holidays 5781 - 2020/2021

We will soon be having services for our community. We are working to accommodate everyone who wants to pray with us and focus on everyone remaining safe and healthy.

Safety Measures for the Holidays:

Everyone will have to wear a mask, properly covering your mouth and nose.

Seats will be 6 feet from one another.

Machzorim will be in sanitized bags and placed on each seat for use during the duration of that particular holiday.

No Kippot will be available – men must bring their own

No Talit will be available. 

Hand sanitizer will be available at a safety station and smaller bottles through the area.

When called for an honor the person will stand at a designated area social-distancing from the torah reader (Baal koreh)

Time factors

To save time there will be NO sermon – the rabbi’s words of inspiration will be printed out and pre-distributed.

The AUCTION WILL NOT BE HELD during the holiday, as this takes a great deal of time. We will ask you to pre-purchase your honors. A list of honors and recommended donation amounts will be provided. This is the only fund raising our synagogue does during the year. Please be generous.

Services will begin promptly and end promptly

Some piyyutim may be eliminated in the practice of reducing the time for health reasons.

There will be a break on Kippur before mincha.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.


Rosh Hashanah

Friday Sept 18 Minha/candle lighting 6:40PM

Shabbat Sept 19 Rosh Hashana Shahareet 9:30AM

NO Shofar because of Sabbat

Saturday: Sept 19, Rosh Hashana Mincha 6:30 PM 

Candle Lighting 7:47 PM

Sunday: Sept 20, Rosh Hashana Shachrit 9:30 AM


Mincha 5:30 PM

Aravit: 6:30 PM

Habdala: 7:32 PM

Yom Kippur

Sunday Sept 27 Shachrit our usual 8:00AM

Sunday evening: Mincha with tephilin 4PM

Candle Lighting: 6:26PM

Kol Nidre: Sunday evening @ 6:30PM

Monday Sept 28: Shachrit 8:30 AM

Monday Mincha: 4:30 PM

Neila: 6:30 PM

Arvit / Habdala: 7:32 PM


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