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.

Village Yontif is a 501(c)4. All donations are tax deductible.

Please join us for

High Holy Day Services 5784/2023
in person
at St. John's lutheran Church

81 Christopher Street

(Live services will also be streamed on Zoom)

Rosh Hashanah begins sundown Friday, September 15th.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown Sunday, September 24th.

Conservative/Egalitarian services will be held in person this year, and will be streamed live on Zoom, which will enable us to be with new and long-time congregants from around the world, further enriching our High Holy Days experience together. Please be considerate, quiet and discrete while services are in progress, since we will be broadcasting.


We are very much looking forward having everyone join together in person again. While St. John's is no longer enforcing strict COVID protocols, we ask that you use common sense and be considerate of others by not attending in person if you are not feeling well. In view of the recent uptick in COVID cases, we ask that you please do not come to St. John's unless you can answer "no" to the following 3 questions:

Are you feeling ill today?

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

Have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

We appreciate your consideration and cooperation. 



PLEASE NOTE: This year's services will differ from prior streamed services, in that the pages will not appear on your screen. We will be using the Mahzor Lev Shalem prayerbook. We strongly encourage you to download a copy for your personal use during services.

Join Us for our weekly virtual Shabbat services.

A one-time registration for each is required.

Please note there will be no Shabbat Services Sept 22 & 23.
Shabbat Services will resume Sept 29 & 30.


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.

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