Village Yontif is an egalitarian, humanist congregation in Greenwich Village. All are welcome to explore their spirituality, as well as their connection to our ancestors, each other, and the melting pot that is New York City, through our inclusive services which offer prayer, song, ritual, story, reflection, and commentary.

2022 Virtual Services

Rosh Hashanah begins sundown Sunday, September 25th.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tuesday, October 4th.


Conservative/Egalitarian services will be held virtually on Zoom for Yontif once again this year, which will enable us to be with new and long-time congregants from around the world, further enriching our High Holy Days experience together. We are not organizing on-site services and will not be prepared to handle large numbers of people, but if you are in the neighborhood and would like to stop by St. John's, you are welcome. Please be considerate, quiet and discrete while services are in progress, since we will be broadcasting.


You must register for each service of the High Holy Days you plan to attend.

You will receive an email confirmation after you register. If you do not see an email confirmation in your inbox immediately, please check your Spam folder.  If our email has gone into your spam folder, please add to your contacts, so you don't miss future emails.

Please DO NOT share the link in your email confirmation with anyone else. Only one person can log in with your link - it is unique to you and if you share it with someone else, you will be locked out. Everyone is welcome to register. Rather than sharing your link, share the website with them so they can register themselves.

After you've registered for the first session, Zoom will remember your name and email, so it will be much easier to register for subsequent services.

Please add the High Holy Day services to your calendar. 

We are not organizing on-site services, and will not be prepared to handle a large number of people, but if you are in the neighborhood and would like to stop by St. John's, you are welcome. Please be considerate, quiet and discrete while services are in progress, since we will be broadcasting. Please note that we will be following strict COVID protocols to protect our community.


All attendees must be able to provide proof of vacination.

All attendees must be masked at all times, regardless of vacination status.

      • If you have recently been exposed to COVID (according to the CDC, an exposure is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes of someone who subsequently exhibits symptoms or has a positive COVID test less than 48 hours after the exposure) we ask that you refrain from entering our Synagogue until you have had a negative COVID test five or more days post-exposure.
      • Please do not enter St. John's unless you can answer no to the following 3 questions:

1.  Are you feeling ill today?

2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

3. Have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (Admission to the building is acceptable if you have had a negative COVID test five or more days post-exposure).

We appreciate your consideration and cooperation. Please email us separately at to if you are planning to attend in person.

Rosh Hashanah


Erev, Sunday, Sept 25th

Evening, 6:30pm-7:30pm EST



1st Day - Monday, Sept 26th

Morning, 11:30am-1:30pm EST



1st Day - Monday, Sept 26th

Evening, 6:30pm-7:30pm EST



2nd Day - Tuesday, Sept 27th

Morning, 12:30pm-2:00pm EST


Yom Kippur


Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 4th

Evening, 6:30pm-8:00pm EST




Wednesday, Oct 5th

Morning, 10:30am-1:30pm   (Yizkor @ noon)
Forum on Forgiveness, 1:30pm-4:00pm
Neilah Service, 4:00pm-7:00pm



We will be using the Mahzor Lev Shalem prayerbook. We strongly encourage you to download a copy for your personal use during services.



Last year, we added a scroll of names during Yizkor. If you have names you'd like to add to the Yizkor scroll (only additional/new names need to be submitted), please email no later than midnight, Tuesday October 4th. Unfortunately, we will not be able to include names received after that time.

For dates and times of each of this year's services, please see the schedule.



We are currently in the process of obtaining a 501(c)4 designation. While that application is pending, we are being fiscally sponsored by Living Lotus Project, now enabling us to provide you with a tax-deductible donation option.

Services are Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

More Information on High Holiday Services

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

Forum on Forgiveness

Weekly Shabbat Services

Join Us!

for our virtual Shabbat services.
We've been loving our weekly services, and the sense of community is restorative and healing. We hope that you will join us. 

A one-time registration for each is required.


Friday evening, Kabbalat Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm EST.

Soft beautiful traditional Shabbat melodies, more of a time for profound story-telling than study.
Services led by Daniel Neiden. Stories from Shellen Lubin
Services run approximately 60 minutes.

Saturday morning, Shabbat Services begin at 10:30 am EST.

Traditional prayers around the centerpiece of spirited, interactive discussions based on the parshat of the week.
Services led by Nancy Coren and/or Daniel Neiden. Commentary and reflection by Shellen Lubin.

Services run approximately 90 minutes.

Services are free. Donations are gratefully accepted.


We are in search of your favorite soup or stew recipes, so we can share them with our community. Please email us your favorite recipes (and a picture, if you have one) to

Many of the artworks featured on our website this year are original works by the widely-collected Israeli artist, Elena Kotliarker.  Follow this link to read more about her and see more of her works.
Village Yontif is a website designed to provide information about our free High Holiday services in Greenwich Village, New York.