For decades, JTS has served as the makom tefillah (place of prayer) for Jews of the Upper West Side and the JTS community on the High Holidays. JTS’s High Holiday services are warm, welcoming, and fully egalitarian, featuring traditional liturgy, engaging melodies, and words of Torah to enhance the prayer experience. To attend High Holiday services at JTS, you must register in advance.

JTS offers two High Holiday services:

Main Service—Feinberg Auditorium
Led by Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Rabbi Julia Andelman, Dr. Alan Cooper, and Liza Wohlberg. Chancellor Arnold Eisen will deliver a sermon at Kol Nidrei services.

Kehillah Minyan—Women’s League Seminary Synagogue
Led by rabbinical student Lauren Henderson and doctoral student Rabbi Benjamin Resnick. Space is limited.

JTS will also host Kehilat Hadar for Rosh Hashanah. Reservations are required and open to members of the Hadar community. For more information, please visit

View a schedule of JTS High Holiday service times for 2014.


If you are planning on making JTS your makom tefillah for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both, please register for the services that you plan to attend at Photo ID is required for admission. Students from JTS, Columbia University, and Barnard College will be admitted with student ID at all service times.

All JTS services are free and open to the public; a suggested donation of $36 is greatly appreciated. You can donate today. If you prefer to donate by check, please make checks payable to JTS–High Holidays and send them to:

Stacy Asch
The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
Box 33
New York, NY 10027


The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027

Special Needs

JTS is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us in advance of any special needs so that we can make appropriate accommodations.

Additional Information

If you have questions about High Holidays at JTS, please contact Stacy Asch at (212) 678-8992 or

Service Leader Bios

Rabbi Daniel Nevins is dean of the Division of Religious Leadership at JTS, which includes the Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools and the Center for Pastoral Education. He has written many responsa on matters of practical halakhah as well as essays, prayers, and book chapters on topics of contemporary religious life. He will be conducting services and teaching in the Main Service (Feinberg Auditorium).

Rabbi Julia Andelman is the director of community engagement at JTS.  She has led High Holiday services for many years and has recorded two audio CDs of Jewish music, Pri Eitz Hadar and The Bedtime Sh’ma.  She will be leading Musaf on Rosh HaShanah and Ne’ilah on Yom Kippur in the Main Service (Feinberg Auditorium).

Dr. Alan Cooper is the Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies and provost of JTS.  He received cantorial training in his youth and has served as a High Holiday ba’al tefillah for more than 30 years.  He will be leading Kol Nidrei and Musaf on Yom Kippur in the Main Service (Feinberg Auditorium).

Lauren Henderson (RS ’16) 
is a fifth-year rabbinical student at JTS.  She led High Holiday services in the Kehillah Minyan (Women’s League Seminary Synagogue) last year and will do so again this year.  She has served as the rabbinic intern at the Pelham Jewish Center and worked as a chaplain for New York Presbyterian Hospital and DOROT.

Rabbi Benjamin Resnick (GS ’20) was ordained by JTS in 2014 and is now a doctoral student in Jewish mysticism. He has served as Rabbinic Intern at the Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn and as Interim Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in New London, Connecticut. He will be co-leading the Kehillah Minyan (Women’s League Seminary Synagogue).

Liza Wohlberg (LC ’17) is a sophomore at List College. She has led High Holiday services at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles for several years. She will be leading Shacharit on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Main Service (Feinberg Auditorium).