5780 High Holiday Information

Holiday Dates for 5780, Fall 2019

Annual Selichot Program and Service, Hosted by Shaare Tefila, September 21, 8:30 p.m. – Beginning with Havdalah & Dessert at 8:30, we will be joined by our neighbors at B’nai Shalom of Olney, Kehilat Shalom & Tikvat Israel for an uplifting evening. The theme this year is ‘Welcoming the Stranger’. More details are here.

The High Holiday Packet is Here – Including Youth Program Information

Rosh Hashanah
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.
First Day – Monday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Second Day – Tuesday, October 1, 8:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m.

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidrei – Tuesday, October 8, 6:15 p.m.
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 9, 9:00 a.m.
     Study Session 3:45-4:45 p.m., Mincha/Neila 4:45 p.m., Shofar 7:20 p.m.

Erev Sukkot – Sunday, October 13 – 6:00 p.m. (in the Sukkah weather permitting)
First Day – Monday, October 14 – 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (in the Sukkah weather permitting)
Second Day – Tuesday, October 15 – 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 
Hoshanah Rabah – Sunday, October 20
Shemini Atzeret – Monday, October 21
Erev Simchat Torah – Monday, October 21
Simchat Torah Day – Tuesday, October 22

To help make everyone’s High Holiday experience more enjoyable:

  • Seating is “open seating” with some of the aisle seats reserved for those with physical conditions requiring them to sit on the aisle.  We ask all our participants to be respectful of those seats during the High Holiday services.
  • Parking:
    • We have 100 spaces on our property – If walking is easy for you, PLEASE consider leaving these spaces for those needing handicapped or closer spaces.
    • Street parking – We can park on the street (access road). The police department recommends we park ONLY on the far (east) side of the access road. They also recommend we drive to the end of the access road, turn around in the circle, and then park. This allows for easy egress when you leave and sufficient space for emergency vehicles to get down the road. Many cars can park on the street.
    • Parking at Olney Manor – We have permission to park at Olney Manor (other side of Georgia Avenue) but NOT IN FRONT OF THE POOL BUILDING.  Please use the cross walks to more safely cross Georgia Avenue.