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Attending Shul - What To Expect

For those of you joining us for the fist time, here is a little bit of information about what to expect at shul for the chaggim.

Davening Times

All of our official davening and program times are listed on the website.   We are good about starting services on time, and for both days Rosh Hashana, expect to be finished by 1:30 p.m.

Although we don't have an exact time for Yizkor on Yom Kippur day, it is safe to assume that it will be after 10:15 a.m.

For all days (except Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) we'll have a congregational kiddush following services, and you are encouraged to join us and enjoy.


Kesher Israel's Babysitting will be held in our secondary location, "the Bayit", which is around the corner from the shul at 1308 28th Street. A reminder that registration is required in advance.

Seat Locations

Kesher has assigned seats, and those arrangements are made prior to each of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  Please be sure to reserve your seats.   If you want to sit with specific people, please be sure to include that request with your reservation information.

No need to worry about bringing a ticket with you.... we will have seating charts posted in the shul with your seating location for each of Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur.


Kesher Israel has machzorim for your use, which will be available in the shul.  We use the Birnbaum machzor.

Is there more than one service?

Kesher Israel has one congregational minyan for both days Rosh Hashana, in our sanctuary.  For Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, we have an additional minyan in our social hall.  When you reserve a seat, you will automatically be assigned one in the sanctuary, unless you specifically request the social hall for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.   

The service times for both sanctuary and social hall services are the same for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, and both use the Birnbaum machzor.

Mon, December 9 2019 11 Kislev 5780