High Holidays
at Chabad Jewish Center
Message from the Rabbi

We join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5777.

Together we'll listen to the call of the Shofar, taste the sweetness of the Apple-and-Honey, recommit to G‑d on Yom Kippur. Below please find the full holiday schedule. We hope to see you with us!

We wish you and yours ample blessings in finances, family, health, happiness, life of meaning and a Shana Tova U'metuka — a year overflowing with goodness and sweetness.

Rabbi Bentzion & Mashie Butman

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Service Schedule
Rosh Hashana Eve - Sunday, October 2nd

5:32 pm – Candle Lighting time. Reception at Himawari Hotel, Sunflower ballroom.
6:00 pm – “Welcome 5777” Rabbi B. Butman
6:10 pm – Evening service
6:30 pm – New Year Dinner. Please register at the dinner section below.

Rosh Hashana Day 1 - Monday, October 3rd

10:00 am – Rosh Hashana Service
11:15 am – Torah Reading
11:50 am –“Giving Begins at Home” Rabbi B. Butman
12:00 pm – Shofar Blowing
2:00 pm – Festive Meal followed by Mincha

5:30 pm - Tashlich. For more details see Tashlich section below
6:21 pm - Candle Lighting. Use existing fire. Do not light before the time.
6:45 pm - Evening Service
7:00 pm - Holiday Dinner

Rosh Hashana Day 2 - Tuesday, October 4th

10:00 am – Rosh Hashanah Service
11:15 am – Torah Reading
11:50 am –“Does G‑d Receive Text?” Rabbi B. Butman
12:00 pm – Shofar Blowing
2:00 pm – Festive Meal

6:20 pm - End of holiday.

Yom Kippur Night - Tuesday, October 11th

4:00 pm - Seuda Mafseket
5:15 pm - Fast Begins
5:30 pm - Kol Nidrei and evening service
7:00 pm - The Jewish Faith and Tradition. An open talk

Yom Kippur Day - Wednesday, October 12th

10:00 am - Morning Service
1:00 pm - Yizkor Memorial Service

4:00 pm – Mincha
5:00 pm – Neilah Closing Services
6:15 pm – Final Shofar sounding
Fast ends. You’ve made it! Stay to break your fast on a delicious buffet with all the trimmings!

Join us for High Holiday services at the Chabad in our comfortable location, where the prayers are warm, the people are friendly, and everyone feels at home.

Seat Reservations

Our services are open to all Jews, regardless of background or affiliation. Our style is friendly and welcoming. We seek to make all our attendees as comfortable as possible. The services are traditional, conducted with the beginner in mind. No experience needed. Many of our people don't understand or read Hebrew. Therefore, our Machzor (the holiday prayer book) has a translation for the entire prayer so you can follow along (with the same page number) throughout the prayer. Additionally, some of the prayers are read in English and a running commentary by the Rabbi accompanies the entire service, including stories, inspirational thoughts, insights to the meaning of the prayers and more. The service includes much festive as well as meditative singing. We make efforts to pick the well known melodies.

There is no charge or membership fee to attend the services nor do you need to RSVP in advance (except for first night dinner at the Hotel). However, we would be thankful if you can sponsor a prayer book for $30 each. You can do so here or just stop by the Jewish Center.

If you want to be more prepared and know what to expect, we will be more than happy to privately introduce you to the prayer book (the Machzor) at your convenience!

If sitting in Synagogue for 3 hours is not an option for you, we recommend a 90-minute window that will include a short service, the Torah reading, the Rabbi’s sermon and the Shofar blowing. If you are uncomfortable with the Synagogue setting and are looking to do something light and additional, try the Tashlich service which is a 15 minutes service done outdoors at riverside. More details at the Tashlich section below.

We are trying to match the needs of each and every individual. Please contact us with any of your concerns.

Kids Program

Led by our experienced and energetic preschool teacher, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services. Please contact us in advance.

Kids Program is from 11:00 - 1:00pm


In the late afternoon of Rosh Hashana, the entire community joins together in a proud processional for the observance of "Tashlich". Representing the themes of renewal and rejuvenation, this tradition also has a way of demonstrating a spirit of communal solidarity as young and old march and sing together while en route to perform a fascinating mitzvah.

Tashlich will takes place at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 3rd at river front in Himawari Hotel. We will then go back to Chabad for Candle lighting, service and festive meal.

New Year Dinner

Please join us for our wonderful New Year Dinner at Himawari Hotel full of inspiration, traditions and delicious food. The meals will take place at...

Sunday, October 2nd, 5:45 pm at Himawari hotel

$30 per person | $15 for student/child

Holiday Guide
High Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah megasite
Yom Kippur megasite
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