High Holidays 5784/2023

Rosh Hashanah September 15–17 | Yom Kippur September 24–25

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. Adult services will also be livestreamed for those who prefer or cannot attend in person.

Letter from Reb David


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

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Children’s Services

September 16 and September 25, 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 16 and September 25, 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.

In Memory of Our Loved Ones | Yizkor

Visit the Remembrance Scroll (evening of Kol Nidre)

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

Yom Kippur Food & Clothing Drive

We will collect healthy, non-perishable food and clean, lightly-used clothing and home goods behind Walter Johnson HS during services on Erev Yom Kippur, Sunday, September 24 and Yom Kippur, Monday, September 25. (Food donations will only be accepted until 2 p.m.)

Food DonationsPlace your food donations for Manna Food Center inside the back entrance to the school or in the blue bins just outside.

Manna’s Most Needed Foods List

Clothing and Homegoods DonationsWe will have a truck outside the back entrance to Walter Johnson HS to collect your clothing and home goods donations for Interfaith Works.

Interfaith Works In-Kind Donations List

COVID Policy

Kehila Chadasha follows CDC guidelines for promoting healthy behaviors and reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. A section of the auditorium is reserved for masking-only. COVID Policy details.

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Friday, September 15 
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (NO Children’s Service)

Saturday, September 16 
9:30 am – 12:45 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
11:30 am Speaker
9:45 am – Noon  Children’s Service with Rosana Azar
11:00 am – Noon  Teen Service (in-person only)

Sunday, September 17 | Viers Mill Local Park
4425 Garrett Park Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Morning Service followed by Kiddush lunch and Tashlich (NO Children’s Service)


Sunday, September 24
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm  Kol Nidre (NO Children’s Service)

Monday, September 25 
9:30 – 1 pm  Yom Kippur Morning Service
11:30 am Speaker
12:00 pm Yizkor
9:45 am – Noon  Children’s Service
11:00 am – Noon  Teen Service
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Eleh Ezkerah
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm  Mincha and Torah Service
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm  Social Justice Panel
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm  N’eilah, Shofar and Havdalah


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