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At this time, registration for the High Holy Days 5784 has closed. Please contact the Synagogue Office at 301-299-7087 and we will try to accommodate everyone.

Please scroll down for Service Schedules & Descriptions and additional High Holy Day details.

  • To order a Mahzor, click HERE
  • To order a Men's Club Sukkah Kit, click HERE (order deadline September 5).
  • To order a Lulav & Etrog, click HERE.
  • Questions regarding the Yizkor Book (Book of Remembrance) should be directed to Aaron in the Clergy Office, aaron@harshalom.org.
  • Questions regarding Billing should be directed to Jessica at jrailey@harshalom.org.

Wishing you a Shana Tova!

- The Har Shalom Staff

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED


NOT A HAR SHALOM MEMBER?
Please call the office at 301-299-7087 for Non-Member High Holy Day 5784 Information.

 




 

             

Dear Friends,
I am excited to share our plans for the 5784 High Holy Days! For more detailed information, please visit www.harshalom.org/HHD5784

A few exciting changes to note for this year:

  • This year, Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbat, so we will only sound the shofar and do tashlikh on the second day (September 17). 
  • We are offering simultaneous programming for our K-7 families – you can choose, either a more traditional service or an interactive program.
  • We are excited to welcome AJ McCormick, Director of Youth Engagement and Programming, to the team. AJ will be a key part of our HHD programming!
  • Rabbi Simmons, in addition to her Meditation & Centering opportunity, will now offer a Gentle Yoga/Meditation on Yom Kippur.
  • We will have two Kol Nidre services and continue to offer a pre-K – 3rd grade opportunity.
  • The service in the Burke Sanctuary will always be available on live-stream.

The High Holy Day Ticket Request will be done exclusively online – please make sure you are logged into your ShulCloud account before you begin filling out the form. The deadline to order tickets or register for virtual options is August 14.

Below are important notes pertaining to the High Holy Day experience for 5784. 
 
For the safety and security of our community, every person entering the building must have a ticket and wear it at all times on a lanyard handed out at entry. Tickets and detailed information will be available for pick up at Har Shalom on Sept. 5, 6, and 7, and after that will be mailed. 
 
Please review the information carefully and fill out your Ticket Request Form as soon as possible (Deadline: August 14). Service locations will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
 
If you have never logged into your account at harshalom.org or need password assistance, please reach out to Daniel in the main office at 301-299-7087 or Dmontalvo@harshalom.org.
 
Thank you for your dedication to Har Shalom and your continued support as we enter into the High Holy Day Season together.
 
My family (Danny, Shai, Maya, and myself), would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Sweet New Year.

L’shanah tovah tikatevu v’techatemu (May you be inscribed and sealed for a good New Year)!
 


Carly Litwok
Executive Director

 

Accessibility & Inclusion

At Har Shalom, we want all congregants, potential congregants, and others in the community to know that we are, and always aspire to be, an inclusive community and one that is accessible to those with disabilities. The Accessibility and Inclusion Committee is always on the lookout for ways to make Har Shalom even more accessible, and the Committee welcomes input from congregants. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions and feedback.

   

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 15
6:30PM | Ma'ariv: Burke Sanctuary**
7:00PM | Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Saturday, September 16
8:30AM - 9:00AM | Meditation & Centering with Rabbi Simmons
9:00AM | Cahan Sanctuary Service 
9:00AM | Burke Sanctuary Service** 
9:00AM - 9:45AM | Gan Yom Tov Young Families Service in the Paul Family Social Hall (families with children 5 & under)

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Family Service in the Paul Family Social Hall (students in Grades K-7 with parent/guardian)
10:00AM - 10:45AM | Yom Tov Chaverim in the Paul Family Social Hall (students Grades K-7; Grade 3 and younger with guardian)
10:00AM - 10:45AM | Teen Program with snacks in the Hospitality Suite (students Grades 8-12)
11:00AM - 12:30PM | Youth Program in Classrooms (students Grades K-7, *registration required*)
7:58PM | Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day: Sunday, September 17
9:00AM | Burke Sanctuary Service**
9:00AM - 9:45AM | Gan Yom Tov Young Families Service in the Paul Family Social Hall (families with children 5 & under)
10:00AM - 10:45AM | Yom Tov Chaverim in the Paul Family Social Hall (students Grades K-7; Grade 3 and younger with guardian) - following the program, families are welcome to schmooze and mingle in the Paul Family Social Hall or supervised on the playground

11:00AM | Teen Program with snacks in the Hospitality Suite (students Grades 8-12)
4:30PM | Tashlikh & Minha (Meet at Gregerscroft Park) - Families are invited to stay and play at the park after Tashlikh
7:56PM | End of Yom Tov

Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 24
6:45PM | Candle Lighting
6:45PM | Kol Nidre: Cahan Sanctuary
6:45PM | Kol Nidre: Burke Sanctuary**
7:15PM | Kol Nidre Chaverim (students pre-K - Grade 3)

Yom Kippur Day: Monday, September 25
8:30AM - 9:00AM | Meditation & Centering with Rabbi Simmons
9:00AM | Cahan Sanctuary Service 
9:00AM | Burke Sanctuary Service** 
9:00AM - 9:45AM | Gan Yom Tov Young Families Service in the Paul Family Social Hall (families with children 5 & under)

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Family Service in the Paul Family Social Hall (students in Grades K-7 with parent/guardian)
10:00AM - 10:45AM | Yom Tov Chaverim in the Paul Family Social Hall (students Grades K-7; Grade 3 and younger with guardian)
10:00AM - 10:45AM | Teen Program in the Stein Family Chapel (students Grades 8-12)
11:00AM - 12:30PM | Youth Program in Classrooms (students Grades K-7, *registration required*)
3:00PM | Rabbi Simmons' Gentle Yoga/Meditation
4:00PM | Rabbi Raskin's Discussion: Burke Sanctuary - In person ONLY
5:00PM | Minha: Burke Sanctuary**
6:15PM | Neilah: Burke Sanctuary** (Kids are invited to bring their own shofar and join us for glow stick Havdalah!)
7:43PM | Final Shofar

 

**NOTE: All Services in the Burke Sanctuary will be available for viewing via LiveStream

Any students Grade 3 or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & Yom Kippur

9:00AM - 9:45AM | Gan Yom Tov Young Families Service for families with children 5 and younger

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Family Service for students Grades K-7 with parent/guardian

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Yom Tov Chaverim for students Grades K-7

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Teen Program with snacks for students Grades 8-12 

11:00AM - 12:30PM | Youth Program for students Grades K - 7 *registration required*


Rosh Hashanah Day 2

9:00AM - 9:45AM | Gan Yom Tov Young Families Service for families with children 5 and younger

10:00AM - 10:45AM | Yom Tov Chaverim for students Grades K-7; following the program, families are welcome to schmooze and mingle in the Paul Family Social Hall

11:00AM | Teen Program with snacks for students Grades 8-12 

Kol Nidre

7:15PM | Kol Nidre Chaverim for students pre-K - Grade 3 
 

TRADITIONAL SERVICE | Burke Sanctuary and Cahan Sanctuary

Burke Sanctuary Service: Will reflect all the major components of the High Holy Day service. It will be a more concise worship experience, similar to past years. This service will be led by Rabbi Adam Raskin, Rabbi Rachel Simmons and Hazzan Henrique Ozur Bass with sermons from Rabbi Raskin (Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur) and Rabbi Simmons (Rosh Hashanah Day 2). The service will also be available via LiveStream. 

Cahan Sanctuary Service: Will feature more traditional High Holy Day prayers and readings, with some modifications. This service will be led by Rabbi Irv Elson and Rabbi Josh Cahan with sermon from Rabbi Elson (Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Yom Kippur) and from Rabbi Simmons (Kol Nidre).  

GAN YOM TOV | Paul Family Social Hall

Join us for a fun and engaging service at Gan Yom Tov. We’ll sing, dance, enjoy story time and make the holidays meaningful for young children. This service is geared toward families with children 5 years and younger (siblings welcome). 

FAMILY SERVICE | Paul Family Social Hall

Join us for a more traditional interactive family service filled with prayers, a deeper dive into the holiday, and songs. This service is for families with their students in Grades K-7 with parent/guardian.     

YOM TOV CHAVERIM | Paul Family Social Hall

Similar to Shabbat Chaverim, join us for an interactive program filled with High Holy Day songs and stories. This service is for students in Grades K-7 (NOTE: Any students Grades 3 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).     

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS | Classrooms & Hospitality Suite

Youth Programs: offer developmentally appropriate, engaging opportunities for our children to celebrate the High Holy Days with their friends.

Teen Programs: interactive, thought-provoking program with snacks.

TASHLIKH & MINHA SERVICE | Gregerscroft Neighborhood Park

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, we perform the ceremony of Tashlikh. This custom is derived from Micah 7:19, "You shall cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." We will meet at 4:30PM at Gregerscroft Neighborhood Park (12021 Gregerscroft Rd.). Bring a small supply of bread to cast into the water (symbolizing casting off one's sins) and a Mahzor for Minha. Families are invited to stay and play at the park after Tashlikh

NEILAH SERVICE | Burke Sanctuary

 Join us for an opportunity to recite personal prayers in front of the open Ark. Kids are invited to bring their own shofar. Enjoy glow stick Havdalah

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MAHZOR REQUESTS

A very limited number of Mahzorim are available to borrow at Har Shalom. You can purchase a copy of Mahzor Lev Shalem (published by the Rabbinical Assembly) from Har Shalom in your Ticket Order Form (Regular Edition: $54 | Large Print Edition: $84).

TASHLIKH

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, we perform the ceremony of Tashlikh. This custom is derived from Micah 7:19, "You shall cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." We will meet at 4:30PM at Gregerscroft Neighborhood Park (12021 Gregerscroft Rd.). Bring a small supply of bread to cast into the water (symbolizing casting off one's sins) and a Mahzor for Minha

KOL NIDRE FOOD COLLECTION - OPERATION ISAIAH 

Each Kol Nidre, Har Shalom congregants heed the words of Isaiah to "share your bread with the hungry" (Yom Kippur Haftarah). We ask everyone to bring nonperishable food on Kol Nidre to be distributed by the Manna Food Bank to those in need in our community. 

SELIHOT

Join us Saturday, September 9 beginning at 7:45PM to socialize followed by Havdalah and a Selihot Service including teachings, poetry, music, and prayers.  More information HERE.

LULAV & ETROG ORDERS

This year, you can purchase your Lulav & Etrog through the Ticket Order Form. We are offering Standard ($60), Deluxe ($70), and Premium ($85) options.

MEN'S CLUB SUKKAH KITS

We build our famous kits for you, at our cost.  For over 10 years Men’s Club at Har Shalom has built and offered Sukkah Kits for congregants and their families. Now you too, can perform the mitzvah of building and dwelling in your own home Sukkah. Our kits are easy to assemble and store. The Sukkah is 8’ x 10’ x 7’ high.  Order kits for yourself, or as a gift for others.  Click HERE for more details!

Place your order through the Ticket Order Form or by printing the PDF and sending a check. Orders must be received by September 5. Pick-up at Har Shalom at 9:15AM - 12:00PM on September 24.

 

YIZKOR BOOK, 5784 (2023-2024)

The Yizkor Book (Book of Remembrance) is available at the Yom Kippur Yizkor Service as well as Yizkor Services throughout the year. To be included in this year's book, entries must be received by Monday, August 14. Please complete your entry with your Ticket Order Form. Last year's Book of Remembrance can be viewed at www.HarShalom.org/BOR.

ANNUAL CEMETERY SERVICES

The annual public Memorial Service in memory of all departed will be conducted by clergy at both locations:
- Judean Memorial Gardens (16225 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney) on Sunday, September 24 at 10:30AM. For more information, contact Judean Memorial Gardens (301-384-1000).
- Garden of Remembrance (14321 Comus Road, Clarksburg) on Sunday, September 10 at 10:00AM and 2:00PM. For directions and other information, visit www.gardenofremembrance.org or call 301-428-3000.

This is a long-standing, uplifting custom of including the memories of our loved ones as a part of our personal reflections for the High Holy Day season.

PARKING

Regular HHD Parking: HHD Parking for the general public is off-site with regular shuttle bus service to and from Har Shalom starting at 7:45AM. Parking locations, instructions and shuttle bus schedules will be mailed with your tickets.

Accessible Parking: Parking spaces at Har Shalom are primarily for Congregants with accessibility issues. Parking passes issued by Har Shalom are required to park in the Har Shalom lot. Congregants may apply for a parking pass in the Ticket Order Form.

Purchased Reserved Parking: A limited number of reserved parking spaces in the Har Shalom parking lot are available for purchase for use throughout the HHDs for $500 on a first come first served basis. Proceeds support programming and operations expenses. Please use the Ticket Order Form to purchase parking.

Thank you to our Share Your Blessings 5783 Donors at the $1,800+ level - your parking pass will be included with your High Holy Day 5784 Tickets. 

Alternatively, you may also purchase a raffle ticket in the Ticket Order Form to win a parking space. 

Throughout the High Holy Days, we will be streaming the Traditional Service from the Burke Sanctuary which can be accessed at www.HarShalom.org/LiveStream.

Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784