Membership

Q: Do I need to be a Nefesh member to attend Roscoe St?

A: Yes.
Due to space restrictions Nefesh membership is required to have seats at Roscoe Street.
New membership is still available (at the time of writing).  CLICK HERE for details and online form.
When Roscoe St reaches capacity, seats will only be available at Rose Bay Secondary College (overflow service).

Q: Do I need to be a Nefesh member to attend the overflow service at Rose Bay Secondary College (RBSC)?

A: No.
The Nefesh and JEMs overflow service at RBSC is available for anyone to purchase tickets. Click here for tickets.

Q: I will be overseas this Yom Tov and do not need my seat in Roscoe Street, do I still need to renew my Nefesh membership for this year?

A: Your Nefesh membership is crucial to the sustainability of Nefesh Shul year round and is very much appreciated, but of course it is your choice whether or not you renew.
If you do renew your membership but will not require a seat in shul, just let the office know in the notes section on your member form. 

Q: Who will be running the Nefesh and JEMs service at RBSC?

A: A team of Nefesh and JEMs rabbis including Rabbi Sufrin, Rabbi Groner and Rabbi Shuchat, will be running the prayer services.
Rabbi Moss will make an appearance at the Nefesh and JEMs service.


Online Seating

Q: When do I pick my seats in Roscoe St shul?

A: When your membership form is submitted you will automatically be sent a seating link to pick seats in shul.

Q: I went onto Roscoe St seating to book my seats and all the men’s/women’s seats look unavailable.

A: The seating program is designed such that when you go into ‘men’s section’ for example, the women’s section appears full and vice versa.
If you return to the initial seat booking screen and choose the section you want to book seats in, you will find there are still seats available. 

 

Children’s Programs

Q: Will there be a children’s program at Roscoe St?
What is the difference between the two children’s services at Roscoe St and RBSC?

A: Yes there will be a children’s program at Roscoe St. It will be run by the Nefesh counsellors and will cater to primary school age children. There will also be a babysitter to supervise Tiny Tots.

Due to space limitations, only registered children will gain entry.

To book your child into the children’s program CLICK HERE and choose Children’s Program $20/child on the Nefesh membership form.

Children’s programs will run both days of Rosh Hashana, on Kol Nidrei and during Yom Kippur day.

The children’s program at RBSC will be run by the JEMs Team (Jewish Education Matters).

Three separate groups (1) Tiny Tots (2) Grades K-3 (3) Grades 3-6 will have ample space across the RBSC venue, fabulous activities run by JEMs staff and snacks will be provided during each RBSC service.

Only registered children will gain entry.

To book your child into the children’s program CLICK HERE. Children’s programs will run both days of Rosh Hashana, on Kol Nidrei and during Yom Kippur day.  

Q: I have a baby/toddler do I need to book them into the children’s program too?

A: Yes.
Tiny Tots will have access to play equipment, toys, babysitting and snacks at both venues. Only tiny tots who have been registered will gain entry.

CLICK HERE to book Tiny Tots into the Nefesh + JEMs program at RBSC or

CLICK HERE to book Tiny Tots into Nefesh Roscoe St.

 

Services 

Q: Where will the Rosh Hashana evening services be held?

A: Both Rosh Hashana evening services will be at Nefesh Roscoe St (All welcome, no assigned seating for evening services).

The Kol Nidrei (Erev Yom Kippur) service will be at both Roscoe St and RBSC.

The day services for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur will be held at both Roscoe St and RBSC.  

 

Q: What are the Yom Tov services times?

A: Yom Tov Service times are now on the website
CLICK HERE FOR SERVICE TIMES

 

Q: When will the JEMs sessions be held and do I need to purchase tickets for each session?

A: The children’s program run by JEMs will run concurrently to the shul service during the day services. 

CLICK HERE FOR SERVICE TIMES and look carefully for Children’s Program start times on each day. You do not need to purchase tickets for each session, all sessions are included.