Message from the Rabbi
We join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5781.
With the virus not being so active in our country, we are running all prayers at the center. We do ask everyone to keep social distance. At the same time, our main event for Rosh Hashana will be the Tashlich on Sunday which will be preformed in an open space, see more bellow. 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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HIGH HOLIDAY CALENDAR
 
Rosh Hashanah Eve - Friday, September 18th

Candle Lighting: 5:34 pm followed by beginner style prayer, Kiddush and dinner.

Please contact us if you would like to join dinner.

"How do I Know What I Really Want"
Keynote by Rabbi Butman's Sermon

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Saturday, Sep. 19th

Rosh Hashana Service: 10:00 am.
There will be no Shofar blowing as it is Shabbat.
Festive meal followed by Mincha: 2:00 pm.

Candle Lighting (from an existing fire) after 6:21 pm.
Evening Service: 7:30 pm.
Holiday Dinner: 7:50 pm.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Sunday, Sep. 20th

Rosh Hashana Service: 10:00 am
Shofar Blowing: 12:00 pm.
Festive meal followed by Mincha: 2:00 pm.

Tashlich: 5:15 pm. More details in Tashlich section below. 

Yom Kippur Eve. - Sunday, Sep. 27th

Candle lighting: 5:35 pm
Fast Begins
Kol Nidrei Services: 5:45 pm

Yom Kippur Day - Monday Sep. 28th
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 1:00 pm
Evening Services: 4:00 pm
Fast Ends (Final Shofar sounding): 6:36 pm
You’ve made it! Stay to break your fast on a delicious buffet with all the trimmings!
Join us for High Holiday services at Chabad in our comfortable location, where the prayers are warm, the people are friendly, and everyone feels at home.
419 Preah Sisowath Quay. See map
 
about our shul & services
OUR STYLE 

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.

COST AND RESERVATION 

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.

GUIDANCE 

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 teachers, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services.
For Rosh Hashana, see the Tashlich Section bellow.
For Yom Kippur (Monday, Sep. 28th)
16:00 Service for kids with the Rabbi at shul
16:30 Activity in the Gan at 2nd floor. Kids will enjoy games, stories, and songs.
17:30 kids are invited to join their parents in shul till the end of the fast.
 
Kids Program is 16:00 - 17:20
 
Tashlich
In the late afternoon of the 2nd day 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.
If you are unable to come to Shul in the morning to hear the Shofar, join our Tashlich. We will blow Shofar again for those who didn't hear yet. 
Tashlich will takes place on Sunday, September 20, 5:15-6:00 pm at Himawari Hotel's riverfront. In case of rain we will gather in the lobby.
 
Appeal
Surprising to many, Chabad Cambodia solely responsible for its budget. We are dependent on the generosity of those who benefit from our activities. We don't charge any membership fee nor admission fee for most of our events.
As it is customary to increase your generosity of Tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season we invite you to set up a meeting in which we can present our budget to you and see how we can take care of it.
Alternatively, you can use the link below to make a donation by Credit card or Paypal. 
 
Holiday Guide
 
High Holiday Picks
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.