High Holidays

Why are High Holidays such a big deal!?!

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: COVID PRE-CAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DR. GOODFRIEND FROM THE LOUDOUN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

FULL HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2021

YOM KIPPUR

 

KOL NIDREI SERVICES

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 

7:00 PM Candle Lighting | Fast Begins

7:30 PM Kol Nidrei Service

 

 

YOM KIPPUR DAY & YIZKOR SERVICES

THURSDAY, September 16 

10:00 AM  Traditional Yom Kippur Service

10:40 AM  Torah Reading

11:00 - 12:00 PM  Kids Program

11:10 AM  Rabbi's Sermon

11:20 AM Yizkor Memorial Ceremony

11:30 AM Musaf Prayer

12:15 PM  Ending with Priestly Blessing

 

YOM KIPPUR NEILAH SERVICE & BREAK - FAST

6:45PM Mincha, Torah reading & Maftir Yona

7:15 PM: Approach ark for personal prayer

7:30 PM: Neilah Final Service

8:00 PM Yom Kippur Conclusion Dance & Break - Fast

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