HHBS

High Holidays Beginners Service

High Holidays Beginners Service

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Looking for something different for this year’s High Holidays?

If you are one of thousands of Jews around the country who are curious but wary or hesitant about High Holiday services, NJOP invites you to start here.

Below we have listed locations that are offering dynamic and accessible services, where an attendee can be comfortable, no matter their background. Use the map on this page to see if a High Holiday Beginners Service is taking place in your community, we hope you will consider attending this year.

Best wishes for a happy and sweet New Year!

High Holidays 2017

Rosh Hashana September 21-22

(Begins at sundown on September 20th.)
Rosh Hashana, known as the Jewish New Year, is the day on which the Jewish people declare God as King. It is also known as the Day of Judgement and starts a period of ten days during which it is customary to engage in a process of teshuva (repentance) in which a person acknowledges past wrongdoings and works to resolve them.

Yom Kippur September 30

(Begins with Kol Nidre at sundown on September 29th.)
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the last day of the Ten Days of Teshuva. A full fast day, Yom Kippur is the day on which the Jewish people as a whole and as individuals atone for their transgressions and ask God that their teshuva be accepted.

For additional resources and to learn more about the holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur,
please visit NJOP’s High Holiday Essentials.

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Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - Ramaz Middle School

114 East 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

Aish DC

11418 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD, 20852

The Flame - Young Israel of New Rochelle

1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804


Contact Details

(914) 481-7584



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ASK - Brookhaven & Buckhead Torah Center

1175 Alexandria Court, NE Brookhaven, GA 30319


Contact Details

(678) 693-0365
ryosefshapiro@gmail.com



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Beth Jacob Congregation

1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118

MJE West

131 West 86th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10024

Young Israel of Scarsdale

1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale, NY 10583


Contact Details

Rabbi Nuriel Klinger
untraditionalservice@gmail.com



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Makor

13402 N Scottsdale Road, Suite A-120 Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Contact Details

Rabbi Jordan Brumer
(480) 664-4604
office@mymakor.org
www.mymakor.org



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Commodore Levy Jewish Chapel

1630 Morris Street, Norfolk, VA 23511


Contact Details

Rabbi Gershon Litt
(757) 559-1836
rabbi@ajshul.org



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Congregation Shaarey Israel

18 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901


Contact Details

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach
(845) 770-4190



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Lincoln Square Synagogue - Beit Midrash

180 Amsterdam Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10023


Contact Details

(212) 874-6100
www.lss.org/beginners



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Chabad House of Eastern Orange County - Homewood Suites by Hilton

180 Breunig Road, New Windsor, NY 12553


Contact Details

(845) 565-3816



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Beth Jacob Atlanta

1855 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

Congregation Beth David

19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070


Contact Details

Rabbi Ilana Baird
(408) 257-3333
www.beth-david.org


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JET - University of Illinois

212 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Adath Israel Poale Zedek

223 Harrow Crescent, Hampstead, QC H3X 3X7


Contact Details

(514) 482-4252
www.adath.ca
Rabbi Whitman: rabbi@adath.ca


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Jewish Experience of Madison

233 Langdon, Street Madison, WI 53703


Contact Details

Rabbi Gairshon Vogel
(443) 744-1770
rabbiv.jem@gmail.com
www.jemuw.com



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Chabad of Goshen - Goshen Harness Racing Museum Hall

240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924


Contact Details

Rabbi Meir Borenstein
(845) 291-0514
chabadoc@aol.com



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Chabad Aleph House

2509 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206


Contact Details

Rabbi Hesh Epstein
(803) 467-3456
rabbihesh@chabadofsc.com
www.chabadofsc.com



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Midwest Torah Center

2516 S Twyckenham Dr., South Bend, IN 46614

Aish HaTorah Detroit

25725 Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park, MI 48237


Contact Details

(248) 327-3579
simchat@aish.com
www.aishdetroit.com



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Bais David Highland Lakes Shul

2600 Northeast 209th Street, Aventura, FL 33180


Contact Details

(305) 935-4140
www.bdhls.org/HH



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Congregation Beth Sholom

2710 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11235


Contact Details

(718) 891-4500



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Chicago Torah Network

2832 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645

Congregation B'nai Chaim

29500 Via Princesa, Murrieta, CA 92563

Temple Beth El

3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA 95003


Contact Details

Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias
(831) 479-3444
swp@tbeaptos.org
www.tbeaptos.org


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Monmouth Torah Links

31 Gordon Corner Road, Marlboro, NJ, 07746

DATA of Plano

3251 Independence Pkwy., Plano, TX 75075


Contact Details

Rabbi Nasanya Zakon
(917) 270-2990
nzakon@dataofplano.org
events.dallastorah.org



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Hebrew Institute of Riverdale

3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Riverdale, NY 10463


Contact Details

(718) 796-4730



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Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County

385 Pottstown Pike, Eagle, PA 19480


Contact Details

Rabbi Jon Cutler
(610) 458-8550
rdcjec@gmail.com
www.bethisraelpa.org


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The Jewish Experience

399 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80224


Contact Details

(303) 316-6412
www.theje.com



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Torah Links of Middlesex County

4 Cornwall Drive, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Chabad of George Mason University - The Jewish Student Center

4601 Robert Road, Fairfax, VA 22032


Contact Details

Mendel Deitsch (571) 279-2587 mendeldeitsch@gmail.com www.chabadgmu.com


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Beth Jacob Congregation

4855 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115


Contact Details

(619) 287-9890
info@bjsd.org
www.bjsd.org/event



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Hillel at the University of Oklahoma

494 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK 73069


Contact Details

Matthew Lorch
(405) 321-3703
matt@ouhillel.org
www.ouhillel.org



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MJE East- Fifth Avenue Synagogue

5 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10024

West Seattle Torah Learning Center

5121 SW Olga Street, Seattle, WA, 98116


Contact Details

Yom Kippur - West Seattle Torah Learning Center

Rabbi Avrohom David
(206) 369-1215
westseattletlc@gmail.com



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Aish St. Louis - Nusach Hari Bnai Zion

650 N. Price Road, Olivette, MO 63132


Contact Details

(314) 862-2474
ydavid@aish.com
cwolff@aish.com



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Chabad of Miami University

650 S. Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

Jewish Heritage Center

68-29 Main Street, Kew Garden Hills, NY 11367


Contact Details

Rabbi Bob Garber
(718) 268-2448



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Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah

7000 Rockland Hills Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209


Contact Details

No RSVP Needed



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Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center - Virginia Tech

710 Toms Creek Road, Blacksburg, VA, 24063


Contact Details

(540) 951-5397
eric@hillelatvirginiatech.org



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Congregation B'nai Shalom

74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Contact Details

(925) 934-9446
office@bshalom.org
www.bshalom.org



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Young Israel of Cherry Hill

817 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


Contact Details

Rabbi Jonathan Bienenfeld
(856) 442-9424
yicherryhill@gmail.com
www.yicherryhill.com



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Beit Chaverim Synagogue

85 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880

Chabad Center at CU

909 14 Street, #104 Boulder, CO 80302


Contact Details

(303) 444-2833
(303) 718-6892
rabbi@jewishcu.com
www.jewishcu.com



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JLE Of Bergen County

Maayanot High School - 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666


Contact Details

Rabbi Mark Staum
(201) 966-4498
rabbistaum@jle.org
www.jle.org/home.html



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West Seattle Torah Learning Center

Seattle, WA


Contact Details

Rosh Hashana - Private home : Please contact for address

Rabbi Avrohom David
(206) 369-1215
westseattletlc@gmail.com



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