High Holiday Programming That Won’t Make Your Wallet Say ‘Oy Vey!’

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Maryland

Saturday 9/1 - Monday 10/1 Kol Halev: High Holiday Services

Location: Kol Halev

Address: 30 W. Seminary Avenue, Suite 100, Luthervilee, MD 21093

 

Target audience: Open to the public; no previous knowledge of Hebrew/Judaism required.

Registration: https://www.kolhalevmd.org/

Cost: Free

 

A full schedule of free-of-charge holiday services, from Slichot, to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah

 

Monday 9/10 - Wednesday 9/19 Chabad Lubavitch: High Holiday Services

Location: Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montogomery County, MD

Address: 11520 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Target audience: Open to all, regardless of membership or affiliation

Registration: Call 301-926-3632

Cost: Free; Paid reserved seating available

 

Free and open to the public High Holiday services

 

Sunday 9/9 - Wednesday, 9/19 Temple Shalom: High Holiday Services

Time: 6PM

Location: Temple Shalom

Address: 8401 Grubb Road,
Chevy Chase, MD

Target audience: Open to the public; children are encouraged at all services

Registration: N/A

Cost: Free

Temple Shalom offers a number of free, open to the public services, including a Rosh Hashanah and BYO Picnic service on Sunday, 9/9 and a family service on Monday, 9/10

 

Starting Tuesday, 9/6 JCC of Greater Baltimore: Hands on Holidays

Location: JCC of Greater Baltimore

5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

Target audience: Children up to 5 years

Registration: RSVP at 410.559.3524 or
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Cost: Free

 

Free story time, songs, and crafts for children ages up to 5 years.

 

Monday 9/9; Monday & Tuesday 9/18-19 Ariel Jewish Center: High Holiday Services

Location: Ariel Jewish Center

5713 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215

Target audience: Everyone invited; No membership/affiliation required

Registration: arielcenter.org

Cost: $18 adults; $12 childre

Free, open to the public Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services

 

Sunday, 9/9 Chabad of Silver Spring: Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Time:8PM

Location: Chabad of Silver Spring

519 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902-1625

Target audience: Open to the public

Registration: chabadofsilverspring.com

Cost: $36 adults; $20 children

 

Celebrating the Jewish new year with delicious food, songs, and celebration.

 

Monday, 9/10 - Wednesday, 9/19 Aish Greater Washington: High Holiday Services

Location: Aish Greater Washington

11418 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Target audience: General public

Registration: aishgreaterwashington.com

Cost: Free for members; Starting at $20 for young professionals, $35 for adults

 Various High Holiday services

 

Virginia

Sunday, 9/9 & Tuesday, 9/18 Temple Rodef Shalom: High Holiday Alternative Services

Location: George Mason High School Auditorium

7124 Leesburg Pike, Fall Church, CA, 22043

Target audience: Open to the public.

Registration: templerodefshalom.org

Cost: $25

 

These alternative services are open to the public. Services are contemporary, introspective, and more informal.

 

Monday, 9/10 & Wednesday, 9/19 Temple B’nai Shalom: High Holiday Family SErvices

Location: Temple B’nai Shalom

7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Target audience:Family oriented high holiday services

Registration: RSVP required; email Lynn Richmond - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: Free

 

Free, open to the public family oriented high holiday services

 

Monday, 9/10 - Wednesday, 9/19 Chabad Northern Virginia: High Holiday Services

Location: Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia

3939 Prince William Drive, Fairfax VA 22031

Target audience: Free and open to the public

Registration: chabadnova.org

Cost: Free

Begins with Rosh Hashanah services (Shofar approximately at 12pm on Monday 9/10) and ending with Neilah

 

Monday, 9/10 - Wednesday, 9/19 Chabad of Alexandria-Arlington: High Holiday Services

Location: The Courtyard Marriott Pentagon South

4641 Kenmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304

Target audience: Open to the public

Registration: chabadalexandria.org or via phone at 703-820-2770

Cost: Free

 Full services, free and open to the public, will be held at The Courtyard Marriott Pentagon South

 

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 9/5 & 9/12 Sixth and I: Hit Refresh: Preparing for the High Holidays

Location: Sixth and I

600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Target audience:

Registration: sixthandi.org or via phone 877-987-6487

Cost: $36

 

Two-session class led by Rabbi Jesse exploring how to cultivate deeper meaning in the high holidays

 

Wednesday 9/5 Moishe House Columbia Heights: MoHo Bike Club: New Year Edition

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Moishe House Columbia Heights

Harvard St. NW, Washington DC, 20009

Target audience: Young professionals

Registration:

facebook.com/moishehousecohi

Cost: Free

 

Bike from Moishe House columbia Heights to the Potomac, where there will be a short Tashlich service

 

Sunday 9/9 Temple Micah: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Time: 8PM

Location: Temple Micah

2829 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007-4702

Target audience: Open to the public

Registration: N/A

Cost: $18

 

Rosh Hashanah services for young professionals; no affiliation or membership required.

 

Sunday 9/9 & Monday 9/10 Ohev Sholom: Communal Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Location: Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue

1600 Jonquil St NW, Washington, DC 20012

Target audience:

Registration: ostns.org

Cost: $18 adults; $12 children

 

Join us for communal dinners on both nights of Rosh Hashanah sponsored by the congregation!

 

Saturday, 9/8 - Wednesday, 9/19 Kesher Israel: High Holiday Services

Location: Kesher Israel

2801 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Target audience: Modern-Orthodox

Registration: kesher.org

Cost: Varying prices

 

Modern Orthodox High Holiday services, beginning with pre-Selichot shiur with Rabbi Hyim Shafner

 

Monday, 9/10 - Wednesday, 9/19 Chabad DC: High Holiday Services

Location: Chabad DC

2110 Leroy Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008

Target audience: Young professionals

Registration: afld.org

Cost: Free; $36 for Rosh Hashanah Dinner

 

Oriented towards young professionals; Hosting many services throughout holidays, including Tashlich, Kol Nidrei, and Neilah

 

Tuesday, 9/11 Sixth and I: Rosh Hashanah Alternative Experience

Location: Sixth and I

600 I St. NW, Washington, DC

Target audience: Young professionals

Registration: sixthandi.org

Cost: $25

 

A half-day experience combining yoga, meditation, reflection, and informal text study at the National Arboretum. For those in their 20-30.

 

Wednesday, 9/19 Adas Israel: Return Again Kol Nidre

Location: Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC 2008

Target audience: Open to the public

Registration: N/A

Cost: Free

 

Outdoor worship experience led by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and the Return Again Band

 

Wednesday, 9/19 Gather DC: Alternative Yom Kippur

Location: TBD

Target audience: young professionals

Registration: gatherdc.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: $18

 Connect to the major themes of the day through thought-provoking talks, small-group discussions, personal reflection, and music. Not in a synagogue. No liturgical prayer. Non-denominational.