Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

High Holidays

The High Holidays refers to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year. For nearly twenty-six hours—from several minutes before sunset on 9 Tishrei to after nightfall on 10 Tishrei— we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations.

Rosh Hashanah 5781/2020 

September 12, 8:30 pm – Program and Service
Rosh Hashanah, Day I
Friday, September 18, 6:00 pm – Minchah/Opening Blasts of Shofar/Ma’ariv for Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19, 9:30 am – Morning Services
Saturday, September 19 10:00 am – Family Service for Young Children
Saturday, September 19, 6:00 pm – Minchah w/Torah Reading
Rosh Hashanah Day II
Saturday, September 19, 6:30 pm – Ma’ariv
Sunday, September 20, 9:30 am – Morning Services 
Sunday, September 20, 4:00 pm – Shofar Blowing at Rockville High Parking Lot (1st “Seating”)
Sunday, September 20, 5:00 pm – Shofar Blowing at Rockville High Parking Lot (2nd “Seating”)
Sunday, September 20, 7:00 pm – Minchah/Rabbi Teaching
Sunday, September 20, 7:45 pm – Ma’ariv/Havdalah  

(Tashlikh may be done during the day on Sunday, or any time before Yom Kippur)

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 
Sunday, September 27, 6:30 pm – Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur Day 
Monday, September 28, 10:00 am – Morning Services (NOTE: Yizkor will be at 5:30 pm)
Monday, September 28 – 10:00 am – Family Service for Young Children
Monday, September 28, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Side Trips (See separate schedule for sessions)
Monday, September 28, 5:00 pm – Creative presentation of Yonah
Monday, September 28, 5:30 pm – Yizkor
Monday, September 28, 6:00 pm – Minchah
Monday, September 28, 6:45 pm – Neilah
Monday, September 28, 7:30 pm – Ma’ariv
Monday, September 28, 7:39 pm – Shofar blowing/Havdalah 

Notes: Annual Memorial at Judean Memorial Gardens: Rabbi Israel will be at Judean Memorial Gardens on Sunday, September 13, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.
There is no communal service this year.

Additional information about the High Holidays and fall chagim at Tikvat Israel can be found here.