Offerings to satisfy your tastes, with new and engaging speakers and classes to develop your connection to your Jewish heritage and open your mind to all the possibilities for the new year.
Lower Ticket Prices
Thanks to generous donors and our successful matching-funds campaign in July, we’re pleased to slash High Holiday ticket prices in half. And, the second day of Rosh Hashanah is FREE!
Short, dynamic classes on topics like practical parenting, exploring the depths of Jewish values, and setting our sites high for the new year. This year’s guest speakers are Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Shifra Yachnes, Rabbi Hershel Lutch, and Dr. Ari Yares, along with our own Rabbi Baruch Frankel and Rabbi Stephen and Mrs. Ruth Baars.
Rosh Hashanah Kidz Camp
Kids off school on the second day of Rosh Hashanah? We’ll engage them with games, edible crafts, sports, shofar blowing, and so much more. Meanwhile, you’ll learn creative tools and strategies for dealing with life’s ups and downs (including parenting tips for coping with all kinds of behavioral challenges in your kids) in an exclusive workshop led by “The Innovative Dad,” Dr. Ari Yares entitled Dealing with the Present: A Gratitude Workshop for Adulting in Challenging Times.
Our prayer services include short, inspiring bits of wisdom from our Rabbis and community leaders and lots of English. They’re geared for those who want to deepen their connection to God through the words of the prayers, the familiar songs and melodies, and the relaxed pace.
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. All of our offerings will comply with regulations established by Montgomery County for religious organizations.
By attending, all signal their agreement to comply with posted signs outlining our Covid policies, which adhere to current Montgomery County guidelines. As of now, this includes wearing a facemask with the nose and mouth covered at all times. If County guidelines change, our policies will change with them.
We will provide hand sanitizer and cleaned prayer books. 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 full, we will strive to make additional classes or services available.
Dr. Ari Yares (aka The Innovative Dad)
Dr. Yares is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in school psychology and more than 15 years of experience working with families facing learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges. He is also the staff psychologist for Metropolitan Pediatrics in North Bethesda and THH Pediatrics in Germantown.
Dr. Yares is a father of four and a former Jewish day-school principal living in Potomac. You can learn more about his work at ariyares.com or by following him on Facebook.
We are excited to have Dr. Yares join us for a special parenting workshop on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 8th.
Mrs. Shifra Yachnes
Shifra’s excitement for Judaism comes across in a relatable, charismatic way that keeps her audiences captivated. She has led workshops and given lectures on Jewish values, character development, and parenting, and she has taken many women to Israel on Momentum trips.
Shifra has been involved in community engagement for more than a decade; she and her husband co-founded the Orlando Torah Center, a vibrant and warm community synagogue, in 2011.
Currently, Shifra is co-director of Spark Orlando, an organization dedicated to connecting and inspiring Jewish women. She brings her passion and love of people to everything she does, whether teaching, mothering, running a business, or community involvement. And, she is a big sister of our own Mrs. Shani Frankel! She and her family will be joining us for Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Dovid Yachnes
Rabbi Yachnes is passionate about helping others discover the skills and tools necessary to live meaningful and joyful lives. To that end, and in partnership with his wife, Shifra, he founded the Orlando Torah Center in 2011, and since then has motivated and guided the Jewish community of Central Florida. In his speaking engagements, Rabbi Yachnes’s warm and calm presence and his inviting smile offer his audiences the freedom to attain their next level of growth.
He currently directs the men’s division of JOIN Orlando (Jewish Outreach INitiative), working to provide Central Florida’s Jewish community with a relevant and meaningful Judaism, and a growing connection to their heritage. In addition, Rabbi Yachnes works as a life coach empowering others to step into their best selves in their relationships, careers, health, and spirituality.
Rabbi Yachnes will be teaching classes and helping lead prayer services on Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Hershel Lutch
Rabbi Lutch is an international leader in Jewish education and outreach and serves as CFO and COO of the Tikvah Fund, a foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people. He previously served as COO of Aish HaTorah in North America.
Rabbi Lutch is active in government relations, having led a US Congressional mission to Israel and served as guest chaplain in the US House of Representatives. He frequently contributes articles, op-eds, and interviews to various media outlets.
Rabbi Lutch frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at synagogues and retreat programs, and regularly engages diverse audiences on college campuses and in a variety of educational settings. Over the years, he has presented many lectures at our Aish Center, and he is looking forward to rejoining us, together with his wife and three children, and sharing his wisdom and insights on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Thanks to generous donors and our successful matching-funds campaign in July, we’re pleased to slash High Holiday ticket prices in half. And, the second day of Rosh Hashanah is FREE! Here are the 2021 ticket prices:
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: $90
Rosh Hashanah, first day: $60
Rosh Hashanah, second day: FREE
Yom Kippur only: $60
Young Professional/ Student:
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: $50
Rosh Hashanah, first day: $30
Rosh Hashanah, second day: FREE
Yom Kippur only: $30
Child (12 and under):
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: $35
Rosh Hashanah, first day: $20
Rosh Hashanah, second day: FREE
Yom Kippur only: $20