High Holidays

If the year is a train, the High Holidays (AKA High Holy Days) are its engine. A delicate blend of joy and solemnity, feasting and fasting, prayer and inspiration make up the spiritually charged head of the Jewish year. The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father. But it does not end there. The otherworldliness of the High Holidays is then channeled into the festive holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, which bring the annual fall holiday season to a most joyous conclusion. 

FULL HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2019

 

ROSH HASHANAH

ROSH HASHANAH COMMUNITY DINNER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 

COHEN RESIDENCE

6:38 PM Light holiday candles (in Loudoun)

6:30 PM Rosh Hashanah Community Meal

 

1ST DAY ROSH HASHANAH

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 

BROADLANDS COMMUNITY CENTER 43004 WAXPOOL RD

10:00 AM Family Rosh Hashanah service & kids Program

11:00 AM Rabbi's Sermon

11:30 AM Shofar Blowing

12:00 PM Rosh Hashanah Community Lunch

4:00 PM Tashlich walk - (meet at Cohen residence)

7:34 PM Light holiday candles from pre-existing flame

 

2ND DAY ROSH HASHANAH

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 

BROADLANDS COMMUNITY CENTER 43004 WAXPOOL RD

10:30 AM Traditional Rosh Hashanah service

11:30 AM  Rabbi's Sermon

11:45 AM  Shofar Blowing

YOM KIPPUR

YOM KIPPUR EVE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 

COHEN RESIDENCE

6:24 PM Candle lighting (In Loudoun)

7:00 PM Kol Nidrei

 

YOM KIPPUR DAY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 

BROADLANDS COMMUNITY CENTER 43004 WAXPOOL RD

9:30 AM Yom Kippur Group Study - Discover the true meaning of Yom Kippur

10 AM Traditional Yom Kippur service

12 PM Beginners, youth, teens (& anyone who can’t sit for long;)

1 PM Yizkor

6:45 PM Neila followed by a delicious break-fast

7:20 PM Holiday & fast ends

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