High Holidays 5782

Rosh Hashanah September 6–8 | Yom Kippur September 15–16

Kehila Chadasha invites you to join us as we return to Walter Johnson High School for High Holidays services led by Reb David Shneyer.

We are following CDC guidelines for planning events to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This includes proper wearing of masks in entrances and halls, physically distanced seating in the auditorium, and hand washing. Contact tracing information will be collected from attendees, including how to get in touch should it become necessary (email/phone).

Services will also be livestreamed for those who prefer or need that option. You must register to receive a Zoom link. Links will be sent to all registrants no later than 48 hours before the services.

Letter from Reb David

Full Information Package with Order Forms


Register and pay for Adult, Teen and Children’s Services; submit Yizkor names, make contributions

Order online (credit card or check)

Mail-in order form (pay by check only)


Children Services lead by Rosana Azar

September 7th and 16th, 9:45 a.m. to noon

Children experience the joy and meaning of the holidays through experiential activities integrating worship, music and art.

Download the Children Service Booklet for following the services on Zoom.


Teen Services

September 7th and 16th, 11 a.m. to noon

Share in some fun, spirituality and communal learning as we search for a deeper more joyful connection to the holidays.


In Memory of Our Loved Ones | Yizkor

To have members of your immediate family remembered on this scroll, provide their names when placing your online order or clearly print the names on this form and mail it to us.

The tradition of memory is also strongly connected to tzedakah. Please consider making a Yizkor contribution to honor the memory of your family member(s).

More about Yizkor contributions

Visit the Remembrance Scroll (evening of Kol Nidre)

Yom Kippur Food and Clothing Drive

Please make your food donations directly to Manna Food Center and your clothing and home goods donations directly to the Interfaith Clothing Center. Because services are partly online, we will not provide the donations truck or food drop off this year.


Email [email protected] or call 301-284-8046.


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All services will include in-person and livestreaming options unless otherwise noted.


Monday, September 6 
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (NO Children Services)

Tuesday, September 7 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service.
9:45 am – 12 pm  Children Service
11:00 am – 12 pm  Teen service (in-person only)

Wednesday, September 8 | Sanctuary Retreat Center
19520 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839
9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (NO Children Services)
2:00 pm  Tashlich
5:00 pm  Tashlich | Viers Mill Rec Center (no livestream)


Wednesday, September 15 
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm  Kol Nidre (NO Children Services)
7:15 pm – 845 pm  Maariv

Thursday, September 16 
9:30 – 12 pm  Yom Kippur Morning Service
12 – 12:30 pm –  Yizkor and Musaf
9:45 am – 12 pm  Children Service
11 am – 12 pm  Teen Service (in-person only)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Group Discussions and Healing Circle (Zoom only)
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm  Social Justice Panel Discussion (Zoom only)
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm  Mincha
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Avodah/eleh Ezkerah
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm  N’eilah,
8:00 pm  Shofar and Havdalah and Break Fast

Special speakers include Kehila’s Rabbi Laurie Green on Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre evenings; author and professor of psychiatry Justin Frank; strategist and civil rights activist Heather Booth; author Arthur Magida, Jewish educator and farmer Justin Goldstein, conflict educator and activist Cherie Brown, climate activist Herb Simmens, Laura Wallace of JUFJ and Roxane Rucker from Reclaim Our Vote.

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