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2020 High Holidays at Kesher Israel

Here is our full, one-stop calendar for services at Kesher Israel throughout the High Holiday season.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Due to the pandemic, this year's activities will look very different than in the past. However, we remain committed to ensuring a meaningful, warm, and uplifting experience for the entire community.  Throughout Tishrei and the chagim, maintaining the safety and health of everyone is our priority.  Should it become necessary, appropriate modifications will be made. 

All attendees will be required to abide by Kesher's return to minyan policies.

This page will remain updated will the most recent information.

Full 2020 High Holiday Schedule:

Selichot - Saturday night, September 12

10:00pm  Explanatory Zoom Selichot
1:00am Selichot (In Person, SIGN UP REQUIRED) (also on Zoom)

 

Sunday, September 13

8:00am  Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:00pm Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)

 

Monday-Thursday, September 14-17

7:00am  Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:00pm Mincha/Maariv(SIGN UP REQUIRED)

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, September 18

6:45am Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:45am Hatarat Nidarim (on Zoom)
6:50pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (Kesher Sanctuary, SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:52pm Candle Lighting 



Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Shabbat, September 19

7:00am Shacharit (Westin, TICKETS REQUIRED)
10:00am Shacharit (Kesher and Westin, TICKETS REQUIRED)
6:50pm Mincha/Maariv (Kesher Sanctuary, SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:48pm* Havdalah/Candle Lighting/Preparation for Day 2

*remember to say Baruch Ha'mavdil Bein Kodesh L'Kodesh prior to candle lighting. Light candles from existing flame.
 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Sunday, September 20

7:00am Shacharit (Westin, TICKETS REQUIRED)
10:00am Shacharit (Kesher and Westin, TICKETS REQUIRED)
4:30pm Shofar Blowing (south end of Rose Park, N St and 27th St NW)
5:30pm Shofar Blowing (behind Francis Stevens School, 2425 N St NW)
6:50pm Mincha Only (Kesher Sanctuary, SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:47pm Havdalah

 

Fast of Gedalia - Monday, September 21

5:36am  Fast Begins
7:00am Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
5:30pm Tashlich (Led by Rabbi Shafner on Zoom)
6:35pm  Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:35pm Fast Ends

 

Tuesday - Thursday, September 22-24 (Aseret Yemei Teshuva)

7:00am  Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:45pm Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
8:00pm Wed., Sept. 23  Rabbi Shafner's Shabbat Shuva Drasha (Zoom)

 

Friday, September 25 (Aseret Yemei Teshuva)

7:00am  Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:40pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:41pm Candle Lighting

 

Shabbat Shuva - Shabbat, September 26

8:30am  Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:30pm Mincha Only (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:38pm Havdalah

 

Erev Yom Kippur - Sunday, September 27

8:00am Shacharit preceded by Selected Selichot (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
2:30pm Early Mincha (Kesher Sanctuary, SIGN UP REQUIRED)
3:00pm Kol Nidre (livestreamed on Zoom)
6:20pm Mincha (All locations, TICKETS REQUIRED)
6:35pm Kol Nidre (All locations, TICKETS REQUIRED)
6:38pm Candle Lighting

 

Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28

9:00am Shacharit (All locations, TICKETS REQUIRED)
  Yizkor
5:40pm Mincha (All locations, TICKETS REQUIRED)
6:40pm Neilah (All locations, TICKETS REQUIRED)
7:34pm* Maariv/Havdalah

*It is preferable to light the Havdalah candle after Yom Kippur from an existing flame.

Erev Sukkot - Friday, October 2

7:15am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:30pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:30pm Candle Lighting

 

Sukkot Day 1 - Shabbat, October 3

8:30am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:20pm Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:26pm* Havdalah/Candle Lighting/Preparation for Day 2

*remember to say Baruch Ha'mavdil Bein Kodesh L'Kodesh prior to candle lighting. Light candles from existing flame.

Sukkot Day 2 - Sunday, October 4

8:30am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:25pm Mincha Only (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:25pm Havdalah

 

Chol Hamoed Sukkot - Monday - Thursday, October 5-8

6:55am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:25pm Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)

 

Hoshanah Rabbah - Friday, October 9

6:30am  Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:19pm Candle Lighting
6:20pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)

 

Shmini Atzeret - Shabbat, October 10

8:30am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
  Yizkor
6:00pm Mincha/Maariv (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:16pm* Havdalah/Candle Lighting/Preparation for Last Day

*remember to say Baruch Ha'mavdil Bein Kodesh L'Kodesh prior to candle lighting. Light candles from existing flame.

Simchat Torah - Sunday, October 11

8:30am Shacharit (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
6:15pm Mincha Only (SIGN UP REQUIRED)
7:15pm Havdalah
Tue, September 22 2020 4 Tishrei 5781