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High Holidays 2016

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At Ohel Ayalah, it is possible for a Jew to wake up on Rosh Hashanah morning and say, “I feel like going to the synagogue today and being with other Jews.”

The free, walk-in service at Ohel Ayalah means that a Jew can join a celebration of the High Holidays without having to decide in advance.

Last: Sept 13-14, 22-23 2015
Next: Oct 3-4, 11-12, 2016

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Listen to high holiday melodies

Hanukkah

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At this party, we will light Hanukkah candles, sing a few Hanukkah songs, eat latkes (hopefully hot!), spin dreidels, eat chocolate Hanukkah gelt (coins), and just have fun. Come with friends or by yourself. Meet other young Jews in the big city. At a chic lounge on the Lower East Side.

Purim

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At this party, we will spin groggers (noisemakers), don masks, eat hamantaschen, and just have fun.

Come with friends or by yourself. Meet other young Jews in the big city. At a chic lounge on the Lower East Side.

Passover

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Our seders combine traditional texts with stimulating activities, contemporary musings, and plenty of seder songs. We will read (sometimes in Hebrew and sometimes in English), sing, discuss, and debate. And also shmooze. Dinner will be served buffet style.

The first night Seder is reaching out to people of all ages. This means that you fit the age parameters(!). The second night Seder is only for people in their 20s and 30s.

First night seder in Manhattan FOR ALL AGES: Friday night, April 22
SECOND NIGHT SEDER in Manhattan JUST FOR 20s/30s: Saturday night, April 23
First night seder in Brooklyn FOR FAMILIES: Friday night, April 22

Learn more about our three Pesach seders and make a reservation»

Listen to Pesach melodies