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 5782/2021SelichotOn Saturday Evening, August 28, 8:45 pm Tikvat Israel will partner with Kehillat Shalom, Shaare Tefila, and B’nai Shalom of Olney for Selichot via Zoom. Prior to the service, we will have an opportunity to hear a presentation by Laura Shaw Frank, director, Contemporary Jewish Life at the American Jewish Committee (AJC).Erev Rosh HashanahMonday, September 6, 6:00 pm – Minchah/Opening Blasts of Shofar/Ma’ariv for Rosh HashanahRosh Hashanah, Day ITuesday, September 7, 9:30 am – Morning ServicesTuesday, September 7, 10:00 am – Family Service for Young ChildrenTuesday, September 7, 4:30 pm – MinchaTuesday, September 7, 5:00 pm – Tashlich at the BridgeTuesday, September 7, 6:00 pm – Ma’arivTuesday, September 7, 8:12 pm – Candle lightingRosh Hashanah Day IIWednesday, September 8, 9:30 am – Morning ServicesWednesday, September 8, 7:15 pm – Minchah/Ma’ariv
Yom KippurKol NidreWednesday, September 15, 6:30 pm – Kol NidreYom Kippur DayThursday, September 16, 9:30 am – Morning Services (NOTE: Yizkor will be at 5:00 pm)Thursday, September 16 – 10:00 am – Family Service for Young ChildrenThursday, September 16, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Study Sessions (See separate schedule for sessions)Thursday, September 16, 5:00 pm – Mincha, Yizkor, NeilahThursday, September 16, 5:00 pm – Ma’ariv, Havdalah, Shofar Blowing at 7:45 pm
Notes: Annual Memorial at Judean Memorial Gardens: Rabbi Israel will be at Judean Memorial Gardens on Sunday, September 12, from 10:30 am