Yom Sheini, 4 Av 5778

High Holidays

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The High Holy Days of 5778 are fast approaching. Every year at this time people of the Jewish faith are asked to our reflect on our life and initiate positive change. Agudas Achim of Livingston Manor welcomes all who wish to share this season of introspection and faith to join with our community in prayer and reflection. We encourage all who feel drawn to faith to worship with us at this holy time. Join us for the soul piercing blasts of the shofar as we reconnect to our heritage and be drawn to closer to God. Our community in the midst of initiating changes to improve our historic synagogue and make worship more meaningful. We will also plan to provide special experiences open to the public. Those who choose to join with us are asked to make an appropriate donations to Agudas Achim to help us fulfill our mission to be an open and welcoming community.

Agudas Achim is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. However preserving a traditional feeling to our services is very important. Rabbi Fredric Pomerantz will lead Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with the assistance of Sheree Kane-Graeber, our Cantorial Soloist. His warm personality and her beautiful music will help create a special opportunity for introspection and atonement during the Days of Awe. Our historic synagogue helps create a spiritual atmosphere which enhances the prayer experience. Rabbi Pomerantz is beginning his thirteenth year as the spiritual leader of Agudas Achimand and 50th year as a Rabbi.

The congregation conducts an annual non-perishable food drive to benefit the Livingston Manor food pantry. Donations should be brought to services. We join with other Reform congregations which hold similar drives to remind us of our obligations to those less fortunate. Also we hold a communal Yom Kippur break-fast.

For more information about the high holidays or the Agudas Achim call 439-3600 and leave a message. You can also contact l Bob Freedman at 439- 5708 or Judy Siegel at 292-2552. Hebrew School registration is now open, Please contact Dimona Galli, our educational director for details.(292- 4949) Additional information about Agudas Achim is available on our website, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The building is located at 587 Old Route 17. The sanctuary is handicap accessible.

Holiday Service 2017 Schedule

Rosh Hashana
  • Evening service - Thursday, September 20, 8 PM
  • Morning service - Friday, September 21, 10 AM
Yom Kippur
  • Kol Nidre - Friday, September 29, 7:30 PM promptly
  • Morning service - Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - Yiskor will follow morning prayer no earlier than 11:30
  • Neila - 4:15 PM
  • Community Break-fast will be held following services at approximately 6:45 PM.Please contact Karen Blocker (845) 796-0892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to reserve space and to let her know what you will bring.
Simchat Torah
  • Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM promptly (Levin's at 7:00)
Youth Programs
  • Friday, September 21, 11:00 AM - Young children, ages 3-6 - Parents must accompany children under 6
  • Friday, September 21, 11:30 AM - Older children, ages 7-12
  • Sunday, October 1, 10:00 AM - Sukkah building - The Sukkah building will include its frame, sides, and placing greens on top.
    Sukkot Activity: The activities will be in the Sukkah and will include Shaking the Lulav, learning about the 4 species and other Sukkot fun facts.

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