(301) 881 9010
11418 Old Georgetown Road

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

We look forward to seeing you for the start of the new year and hope you and your families are doing well during this challenging time.

This year, we are again offering an exciting array of traditional services, inspiring classes and High Holiday experiences. There will be three tracks taking place at different times and you can choose to come to one or all three.

In order to offer a safe setting with required spacing and still accommodate all who wish to attend, we are offering several seatings. Most of the sessions will be held outside in a large canopy tent and will be limited to 25 individuals/family units, seated 7 feet apart in pre-assigned seats. There will be some small indoor sessions, all limited to 10 individuals/family units, seated 7 feet apart in pre-assigned seats. Both venues will comply with regulations established by Montgomery County for religious organizations.

Everyone attending must sign a waiver in advance and agree to wear a facemask with their nose and mouth covered at all times. There will be hand-sanitizing stations for your use. We will provide cleaned prayer books, to be placed in a designated box after the service.

All attendees MUST agree to comply with these rules and policies. As always, we welcome your attendance, but regrettably, we will not be able to accommodate walk-in guests.

Seat reservations will be accepted in the following order:

  • Renewing members – priority until September 1 (end of day)
  • New members – priority until September 6 (end of day)
  • Non-members

We will make every effort to accommodate as many people as possible and to make best use of our limited seating areas. If a class or service is oversold, we will strive to make additional classes or services available. 

Track 1:  Traditional Service

Our user-friendly services are brought to life with lively and moving melodies (limited this year because of COVID-19 restrictions). Led by special guest cantor Ezra Kohn and our own Tom Triebwasser. Services will take place outdoors in a spacious tent. Spots are limited to 25 individuals/family units. Registration required.

 

Track 2:  High Holiday Experience

Enjoy a compact, meaningful High Holiday Experience. Sit outdoors in a spacious tent and enjoy short, powerful TED-Talk-style classes, hear the Shofar and experience some of your favorite prayers and even your own personal kiddush! We have scheduled two sessions to accommodate everyone. Spots in each session are limited to 25 individuals/family units. Registration required.

 

Track 3: Inspiring Classes

Open your mind to new possibilities for the year with 30-minute classes on Self-Growth, Relationships, Parenting and Practical Spirituality. Hear from Rabbi Baruch Frankel, Rabbi Stephen Baars, Rebbetzin Ruth Baars and Aish Community members. These classes are scheduled so you can join Track 1 and Track 2 and still participate in a class. NOTE: Classes will take place indoors and spots are limited to 10 individuals/family units. Registration required.

 

Track 4: Online Pre-Holiday Guide

Don’t feel comfortable joining an in-person service this year? We have something for you, too! We will give you ALL the tools you will need to have a meaningful High Holidays in the safety of your home. Join our interactive Zoom offerings, including:

  • A Crash Course on Prayer and Song presented by guest speakers Rabbi Avraham Goldhar, Momentum trip leader Harry Rothenburg Esq. and Rivki Silver
  • A special Rosh Hashanah Bake with Shani Frankel
  • A course to build your own shofar and learn how to blow it
  • An in-depth course on the High Holiday prayers

No registration required for online classes.

When:

Rosh Hashanah Services & Classes

Night 1 (Friday, September 18) – Outside

6:45 pm Mincha 

7:00 pm Dvar Torah 

7:15 pm Maariv 

 

Day 1 (Saturday, September 19) 

Track 1: Traditional, User-Friendly Service (Outside)

7:30 am – 10:30 am 

 

Track 2: High Holiday Experience (Outside)

First Seating – 10:45 am – 11:45 am 

Second Seating – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Track 3: Inspiring Classes (Inside)

10:40 am – 11:10 am – Andy Boltax: Shofar: A Call for Clarity

11:20 am – 11:50 am – Ruth Baars

Noon – 12:40 pm – Rabbi Stephen Baars: Better than sliced bread

 

Night 2 (Saturday, September 19) – Outside

Mincha – 5:30 pm 

Maariv – 7:30 pm  

 

Day 2 (Sunday, September 20) 

Track 1: Traditional, User-Friendly Service (Outside)

7:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Track 2: High Holiday Experience (Outside

First Seating – 11:15 am – 12:30 pm 

Second Seating – 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm 

 

Track 3: Inspiring Classes (Inside)

11:10 am – 11:40 am – Janel Herman

11:50 am – 12:30 pm – Rabbi Stephen Baars:  Don’t cry till the Shofar Blows

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm – Amanda Boltax: Get Ready for the Days of Awe

 

Afternoon – Outside

Mincha – 6:30 pm

Dvar Torah 

Maariv – 7:45 pm

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei Eve  (Sunday, September 27)

Kol Nidrei – 6:45 pm (Outside)

Class – 7:15 pm (Outside)

Maariv – 7:15 pm (Inside) 

 

Day (Monday, September  28)

Track 1: Traditional, User-Friendly Service (Outside

7:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Track 2: High Holiday Experience (Outside)

Seating #1 – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm  

Seating #2 – 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Track 3: Inspiring Classes (Inside) 

Class #1 – 11:45 am – 12:15 pm – Andy Boltax: Being Honest with Ourselves

Class #2 – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Ruth Baars

Class #3 – 1:15 pm – 1:55 pm – Rabbi Stephen Baars: Holiness for dummies

 

Afternoon – Outside

Mincha – 4:30 pm  

Neilah – 6:00 pm  

Shofar/Maariv/Bless New Moon/Havdalah – 7:35 pm

Downloadable full High Holidays machzor

You can download this machzor for your at-home use.


Crash Course on Prayer and Song:

Join on Zoom (passcode: AISH) or on Facebook Live

Rabbi Avraham Goldhar – Thursday, September 10, 8:00 pm

Harry Rothenburg Esq. – Thursday, September 17, 8:00 pm

Rivki Silver –  Thursday, September 24, 8:00 pm 


In-depth series on the High Holiday Prayers:

Join members of Aish Branches from across the US for a Zoom online class series. 

Starting Sunday, August 30. Register here. NOTE: All times shown are Central Time.


Rosh Hashanah Bake:

Join on Zoom (passcode: AISH) 

Join Shani Frankel to bake round, sweet, crumb challah and honey bars with a twist!

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 pm


Not a member? High Holiday tickets are free for members. Join us today!

Members: It’s that time again. Please renew today!

 

Just want to buy tickets for specific days? Click your payment method to order tickets: Credit Card | Check

Adult:

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: $180
Rosh Hashanah only: $120
Rosh Hashanah, first or second day only: $75
Yom Kippur only: $120

 

Young Professional/ Student:

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: $90
Rosh Hashanah only: $60
Rosh Hashanah, first or second day only: $40
Yom Kippur only: $60

Please note there is NOT a separate children’s program this year.

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