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    High Holy Days

    The High Holy Days begin with the Jewish month of Elul (the month before Rosh Hashanah, usually in mid-August), when we begin our season of self-reflection. The holidays continue through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

    CBE offers meaningful services each holiday, and we hope to see you there!

    2017 Schedule Book of Remembrance

Member Tickets

All members in good standing will have their tickets mailed to them on September 1. Each adult member will receive a ticket. Children under the age of 26 are not required to have tickets. Children over the age of 26 will need to become a member of CBE or you can purchase guest tickets which must be ordered by September 11.

Tickets will allow entrance to the main services, the various family services and the Brooklyn Jews Services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. CBE members may also attend Altshul Services, but you must register for them separately as space is limited.

If you will be out of town during the High Holy Days and wish to attend services at another Reform synagogue, please fill out the Out of Town Tickets for CBE Members form.
Out of Town Tickets for CBE Members
You can submit names for our Book of Remembrance.
Book of Remembrance

Yom Kippur Food Drive

Please join us as we partner with CAMBA to help the local community get the nutritious meals they need. Bags will be distributed during Rosh Hashanah and can be returned on Yom Kippur Day. If you don’t want to carry food on Yom Kippur, you can also purchase items off the online wishlist and they’ll be shipped directly to CAMBA.

Learn More About Our Food Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there assigned seating?
No, we do not have assigned seating at any of our services. We highly recommend that those with special seating needs arrive early so that we are able to assist you.
Do you offer childcare?
Yes, childcare if available for children 2.5 to 5 years old. Prior registration is required. We do not accept walk-ins. Click here to learn more and to register. Stroller parking will also be available (CBE is not responsible for lost or stolen items).
How do I get to CBE?
There is street parking, but it can be limited. Click here for information on public transit and directions.
How do I make a donation to the CBE Yom Kippur appeal?
The Yom Kippur appeal is our annual fundraising campaign. Contributions support CBE’s wonderful programs throughout the year. Click here to make your online gift now. You will also be able to make a pledge at Yom Kippur services.
I’m not a member of any synagogue, but I would like to spend the holidays at CBE. What can I do?
This is a wonderful time to join! Please click here for information about CBE membership. If you’re not quite ready to join, you can purchase tickets for our Brooklyn Jews Services (welcoming services geared toward those in their 20’s-30’s) and/or the Altshul Services (traditional egalitarian services).
I’m a member of another synagogue and wish to attend services at CBE. Can I get reciprocal tickets?
Members of other URJ congregations may request reciprocal tickets to our services. Please direct your synagogue to email a completed URJ Reciprocity Form on your behalf to ssterling@cbebk.org. The deadline for requesting reciprocal tickets to CBE services is September 8.
Tell me about security.
We provide extra security during the High Holy Days and all bags will be searched. No one will be permitted to enter any of our services without a ticket.
What if I lose my ticket or if I never received it in the mail?
Please contact Sam Sterling, ssterling@cbebk.org.
How do I submit a name for the Book of Remembrance?
The deadline for submission is August 10. Please click here.
How do I purchase a Memorial Plaque?
Please click here. In order to ensure that your plaque will be placed on the wall in the Sanctuary by Yom Kippur, you must submit the purchase form by July 25.
What time is Yizkor?
Yizkor is on Saturday, September 30th at 4:45pm. View the complete online schedule.
Which mahzor do you use?
We use Mahzor Lev Shalem, which we will provide for you at Services.