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High Holidays 2014

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High Holidays 2014

In your 20s or 30s? Not sure how to celebrate the High Holidays? Consider joining Ohel Ayalah’s free, walk-in services. We view ourselves as warm and welcoming! Come on your own or convince a friend to join you. Just show up. If you like, make a reservation.

Learn more about High Holy Days at OA»

You have a choice of three boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens (LIC).

Rosh Hashanah eve service, Wed Sept 24, will take place only in Manhattan. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Thu Sept 25, there will be a service at all three venues, followed by Tashlich at a nearby body of water. There will also be a Kol Nidrei service on Fri evening Oct 3 at all three locations. Yom Kippur morning services on Sat Oct 4 will take place in Brooklyn and LIC (but not Manhattan) and a Ne’ilah service, followed by a break-fast, will happen in Manhattan and Brooklyn (but not Queens). Yizkor (memorial) services in Brooklyn and Manhattan at 4:30 p.m.

Exact times, locations, schedules, service leaders for each borough »

Passover Seders

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The 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.

Last: April 15-16, 2014
Next: April 4-5, 2015

Learn more about our Pesach seders and make a reservation »

Listen to Pesach melodies

Hanukkah

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At this party, we will light Hannukah candles, sing a few Hannukah songs, spin dreidels, eat chocolate Hannukah 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.

First drink free for those who fill out a one-page anonymous survey.

Last: December 1, 2013
Next: mid-December, 2014

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.

First drink free for those who fill out one-page anonymous survey.

Last: March 13, 2014
Next: March 5, 2015