Dear Congregants and Friends,

As the world reels from the effects of COVID-19, we at B’nai Avraham are well aware of your fears and concerns about returning to our community rituals. With the guidance of the CBA Medical Committee, we are committed to providing Prayer Services, Torah Classes, and spirituality to all — in the safest and most effective way possible.

This Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur we will have outdoor services, as well as safe indoor services. Congregants will need to wear masks and maintain social-distance at all services. Seating is limited. You will need to sign up and reserve a seat for each service you want to attend. Remsen Street will be closed to traffic, and a tent with fans will be set up in front of the shul for Yom Kippur.

We will blow shofar on Sunday, September 20th at noon. If you cannot come, please contact us and we will try to accommodate you. The schedule for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur may change so please look-out for any updates.

If you have not yet paid membership dues, you can go to the Congregation B’nai Avraham website. Attendance at the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services are limited to members.

Wishing You a Happy and Healthy, Sweet New Year!

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, Spiritual leader
Stephen Rosen, President


Erev Rosh Hashana (Friday, September 18)
Candle lighting and Mincha (inside) at 6:41 pm

Rosh Hashana (Saturday, September 19)
1st Minyan (inside) 8–10am; 2nd Minyan (inside) 10:30 am–1 pm;
Mincha (inside) at 6:30 pm; Candle lighting at 7:38 pm

Rosh Hashana II (Sunday, September 20)
Services start at 10am (outside); Shofar at 11:30 am;
Mincha (inside) at 5:30 pm; Procession to Pier 5 starts at 6 pm;
Tashlich and Shofar by Pier 5 at 6:15 pm;
Return to CBA for Tehillim at 7 pm;
Maariv and Yom Tov ends at 7:36 pm

In case of rain, we will meet inside and follow the same schedule
as on the first day of Rosh Hashana.

Erev Yom Kippur (Sunday, September 27)
Light yahrtzeit candles, then candle lighting before 6:26 pm
Kol Nidre service starts at 6:30 pm (outside) CBA
Yom Kippur Appeal

Yom Kippur (Monday, September 28)
Shochen Ad prayer starts at 10 am (all day outside) CBA;
Yizkor Service starts at 11:30 am (Yizkor Donation)
Mincha starts at 4:30 pm; Neila at 6 pm;
Shofar and Fast ends at 7:22 pm

If the sign-up sheets are full, please contact Rabbi Raskin at to add another minyan/service.

Seating is limited to members,
and reservations are required.


Children’s Services at Kiddie Korner Pre-School
166 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, September 19, 11–noon; Sunday 20, 11–noon;
Monday 28 (Yom Kippur), 11–noon

Children’s services also require pre-registration on the sign-up sheet.