High Holidays - Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia
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Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

 High Holidays 2020 Reservations

You can now reserve for High Holiday services at Chabad. Due to COVID, there are changes in the services and the reservation process.

1. Attendance is only by reservation.
2. This year there is no required payment for reservations. Please consider making a donation to Chabad when reserving. In addition to our regular High Holidays expenses, there are a number of added expenses due to COVID.
3. There will be both indoor and outdoor services. You must choose one.
4. Indicate the time that you intend to spend at services. 
5. All services are limited per the Safety Procedures. Reservations will be closed when the spaces are full.
6. All areas will be sanitized between services.

Please review the Safety Procedures:

            Review Safety Procedures            

Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

Service Schedule
Rosh Hashanah Meal
Yom Kippur Service


Praying at home?  Borrow a Machzor!
For those who can't make it to Service, we are happy to loan you a Machzor, the prayer book for Rosh Hashanah.  Please contact the office at (703) 436-1980 or send an email to chabadnovadesk@gmail.com to arrange a time to pick up a Machzor.

Shofar in the Neighborhood

Not going to make it to Services?  No problem - we'll bring the Shofar to you!  We have 5 locations where we'll be blowing Shofar - with masks and social distancing, of course!

High Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.