High Holidays 5783

Rosh Hashanah September 25–27 | Yom Kippur October 4–5

Kehila Chadasha invites you to join us as we return to Walter Johnson High School for High Holidays services led by Rabbi David Shneyer. In addition to the Children’s Service, we will conduct one-hour Teen Services for both holidays. In addition to live services, we will be livestreaming our services for those who prefer or cannot attend in person.

Letter from Reb David

Full Information Package with Order Forms

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Come for the High Holidays, Spend the Year with Kehila

COVID Policy

Kehila Chadasha will be following CDC guidelines for promoting healthy behaviors and reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Masking and vaccination are strongly encouraged. Read the details of our COVID Policy.
Current status:  Level #1  (masking is optional and there are no restrictions on indoor food service.)


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)

Coupon codes

Order a Makhzor


Children’s Services

September 26 and October 5, 9:45 a.m. to noon

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

Teen Services

September 26 and October 5, 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. Led by Seth Dintzer and Robin Fern.

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 Drive

We will collect healthy, non-perishable food donations for Manna Food Center on Wednesday, October 5 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. only. Please place your donations in the blue bins outside the back entrance to Walter Johnson HS.

Manna’s Most Needed Foods List

Yom Kippur Clothing Drive — This year, we ask you to bring your clothing and home goods donations directly to the Interfaith Clothing Center as we will not have a collection truck available.

ICC In-Kind Donations List


See all Speakers, Breakout Sessions, and Panels


Sunday, September 25 
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (NO Children’s Service)

Monday, September 26 
9:30 am – 12:45 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service.
9:45 am – 12 pm  Children’s Service
11:00 am – 12 pm  Teen Service (in-person only)

Tuesday, September 27 | Sanctuary Retreat Center
19520 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service followed by Kiddush lunch and Tashlich (NO Children’s Service)


Tuesday, October 4
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm  Kol Nidre (NO Children’s Service)

Wednesday, October 5 
9:30 – 1 pm  Yom Kippur Morning Service
11:30 am Speaker
12 pm –  Yizkor
9:45 am – 12 pm  Children’s Service
11 am – 12 pm  Teen Service
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm  Mincha and Torah Service
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm  Social Justice Panel
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  N’eilah, Shofar and Havdalah


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