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2023 High Holidays at Kesher Israel

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

Full 2023 High Holiday Schedule:

Selichot - Saturday night, September 9

12:00am Pre-Selichot Kumzitz
1:05am Selichot 


Sunday, September 10

8:00am  Shacharit
7:00pm Mincha/Maariv


Monday-Thursday, September 11-September 14

6:50am  Selichot followed by Shacharit
7:00pm Mincha/Maariv


Erev Rosh Hashana - Friday, September 15

6:00am Selichot followed by Shacharit & Hatarat Nedarim
6:58pm Candle Lighting
7:00pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv

Shabbat - Rosh Hashana Day 1 - Saturday, September 16

8:00am Shacharit
6:55pm Mincha/Maariv
7:55pm* Candle Lighting/Preparation for Day 2

* Light candles from existing flame.

Rosh Hashana Day 2 - Sunday, September 17

8:00am Shacharit
5:55pm Tashlich (Georgetown waterfront at the sundial on 30th)
6:55pm Mincha
7:54pm Maariv/Havdalah


Fast of Gedalia - Monday, September 18

5:32am  Fast Begins
6:40am Selichot followed by Shacharit
6:40pm  Mincha/Maariv
7:41pm Fast Ends


Tuesday-Thursday, September 19-21 (Aseret Yemei Teshuva)

6:45am  Selichot followed by Shacharit
6:50pm Mincha/Maariv


Friday, September 22 (Aseret Yemei Teshuva)

6:45am  Selichot followed by Shacharit
6:47pm Candle Lighting
6:50pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv

Shabbat Shuva - Shabbat, September 23

7:30am  Shacharit
9:00am Shacharit
5:15pm Shabbat Shuva Drasha
6:35pm Mincha/Maariv
7:44pm Havdalah


Sunday, September 24 (Erev Yom Kippur)

8:00am  Selichot followed by Shacharit
2:30pm Early Mincha
6:25pm Late Mincha
6:40pm Kol Nidre
6:44pm Candle Lighting


Yom Kippur - Monday, September 25

8:30am Shacharit
5:10pm Mincha
6:20pm Neilah
7:40pm* Maariv/Havdalah
  Break Fast in the Kesher Israel Social Hall, sponsored by Bracha Reznik in honor of her birthday. 

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

Erev Sukkot - Friday, September 29

7:15am Shacharit
6:35pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
6:36pm Candle Lighting


Sukkot Day 1 - Shabbat, September 30

7:30am Shacharit
9:00am Shacharit
6:15pm Mincha/Maariv
7:32pm* Candle Lighting/Preparation for Day 2

* Light candles from existing flame.

Sukkot Day 2 - Sunday, October 1

7:30am Shacharit
9:00am Shacharit
6:30pm Mincha
7:31pm Maariv/Havdalah


Chol Hamoed Sukkot - Monday-Thursday, October 2-5

6:55am Shacharit
6:30pm Mincha/Maariv

Hoshanah Rabbah - Friday, October 6

6:00am  Shacharit
6:25pm Candle Lighting
6:25pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv


Shmini Atzeret - Shabbat, October 7

7:30am Shacharit
9:00am Shacharit
6:15pm Mincha followed by Maariv and Hakafot
7:20pm* Candle Lighting/Preparation for Last Day

*Light candles from existing flame.

Simchat Torah - Sunday, October 8

7:00am Shacharit
9:00am Shacharit
6:20pm Mincha
7:20pm Maariv/Havdalah
Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784