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HIGH HOLIDAYS 2019 (5780) - DATES

Erev Rosh HaShanah: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Rosh HaShanah Day 1: Monday, September 30, 2019
Rosh HaShanah Day 2: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Kol Nidre Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Erev Sukkot: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sukkot Day 1: Monday, October 14, 2019
Sukkot Day 2: Tuesday, October 25, 2019
Shemini Atzeret: Monday, October 21, 2019
Simchat Torah: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

From the shofar blast on Rosh Hashanah to the plaintive chant of “Kol Nidre” and fasting on Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are packed with drama. It’s a time of rejoicing, reflection, forgiveness and repentance — and for most Jews, it’s the only way to kick off the New Year. But no one wants to dip their apples and honey alone. Find a warm and welcoming synagogue or program that opens their High Holiday services to guests for a minimal fee (or even free!) on our list below. If price is still a barrier, you’re encouraged to call any of these synagogues to ask about a reduced rate that will work for you. Plus, new this year: Check out the great Kehillah programs celebrating the holidays in each region! L’Shanah Tovah – wishing you all good things in 5780.

 

May you have a sweet, happy and healthy new year!

Philadelphia County

Bucks County

Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center

2446 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

moshe@bensalemoutreach.org; 267.225.7003; www.bensalemoutreach.org

Cost: No cost, donations accepted.

One-Hour Explanatory Services. Commentary, along with inspiring stories, will be offered throughout to make the prayers more meaningful. The services are appropriate for Jewish people from all backgrounds, and transliterated prayer books will be used for those with limited knowledge of Hebrew. Children’s services as well as babysitting are available. Stick around for a delectable luncheon following Rosh Hashanah services!

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Monday, September 30th 1:30 p.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th 2:30 p.m.

To register: RSVP to www.bensalemoutreach.org/hh

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Beth El of Bucks County – Conservative

375 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA 19067

Cost: Free for students; $180 per ticket, which can be applied to membership dues.

Beth El is a Conservative, egalitarian congregation located in Yardley, PA.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th Services 6:00 p.m..; Monday, September 30th 8:30 a.m., evening services 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 8:30 a.m.

YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 8:30 a.m.; Yizkor 4:45 p.m.; afternoon services and Neilah 5:15 p.m.

To register: office@bethelyardley.org or 215.493.1707

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Chabad of Doylestown – Lubavitch

300 E Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

info@JewishDoylestown.com; 215.622.9090

Cost: Services are free. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

We welcome you and your friends to our meaningful, traditional services in a warm spiritual environment with a great children’s program. 

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Monday, September 30th 9:30 a.m., children’s program 11:00 a.m.; shofar blowing 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 9:30 a.m., children’s program 11:00 a.m.; shofar blowing 11:30 a.m.; Tashlich at the Pond at Chapman Park 6:00 p.m. YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:10 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:30 a.m., Yizkor 12:00 p.m.; concluding prayers 5:00 p.m., break-the-fast meal 7:11 p.m.

To register: https://www.jewishdoylestown.com/high-holiday-reservations.html

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Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley – Non-Denominational

1444 Yardley Newtown Rd. Yardley, PA 19067

Cost: Free of charge

Erev Rosh Hashanah services followed by a community dinner (RSVP required) and day services by a light kiddush buffet; Yom Kippur closing services followed by break-the-fast.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th Services 6:30 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 8:45 a.m. services, main service begins 10:30 p.m., children’s program 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 8:45 a.m., main service begins 10:30 p.m., children’s program 11:00 a.m.;

YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:20 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m., children’s program 11:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:30 p.m.; Mincha 4:40 p.m., Neilah followed by break-the-fast buffet 5:45 p.m.

To register: www.jewishyardley.com/highholidays, or call 215.666.0698.

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Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County – Conservative

2909 Bristol Road, Bensalem PA 19020

rabbi@tiferethisraelpa.org; 215.752.3468; https://tiferethisraelpa.org/

Cost: As you are moved. 

Description: We are a traditional, inclusive, USCJ congregation.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th Services 6:00 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m., afternoon services 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 9:00 a.m., afternoon services 5:30 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m., Community Yizkor 3:00 p.m.; closing services 4:30 p.m.

To register: Call 215.752.3468.

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Congregation Brothers of IsraelModern Conservative

530 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown, PA 18940

www.CBOI.org ; 215.579.2200.

Cost: Guest Memberships are $180 per adult.

We offer two services each day. Service A is a more traditional Conservative Service. Service B is interactive, highly participatory and more contemplative. Service B begins at 11:00a.m. each day and is shorter in nature. We also offer programs, services and babysitting for children. 

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th services 8:00 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 9:00 a.m. YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:00 p.m.; Neilah 5:15 p.m.

To register: www.CBOI.org or email Sharon.Segarra@cboi.org or call 215.579.2200.

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Darkaynu

darkaynu.org

Services location: UU Bux Mont Fellowship, 2040 Street Road, Warrington (just east of Route 611); Handicapped Accessible

Cost: Tickets for non-members cost $100/person for all High Holiday Service, or $75 for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services. 

Services led by Rabbi Rayzel Raphael with Brielle Rassler, Cantorial Soloist. A break-the fast

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Monday, September 30th 10:00 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 10:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:00 p.m.; Neilah 5:00 p.m., followed by break-the-fast.

To register: darkaynu.org@gmail.com, 267.528.7212 or send payment to Darkaynu P.O. Box 1435, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Lubavitch Of Bucks County – Lubavitch

25 N. State Street, Newtown, PA

rw@jewishcenter.info; 215.497.9925

Cost: Services are free. Requested donation is $54. Reservations are requested.

Join a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th Services 6:50 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 10:30 a.m., Tashlich 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 1st services 10:30 a.m. YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:20 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 11:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:30 p.m.; Neilah 4:45 p.m.

To register: https://www.jewishcenter.info/templates/section_cdo/aid/4480459/jewish/High-Holidays-5780.htm

Chester County

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation – Reform

389 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Bethchaim.net; 610.640.2147

Cost: No cost for tickets, donations accepted

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 8:00 p.m..; Monday, September 30th family service 9:00 a.m., community service 10:30 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 10:30 a.m., afternoon services 3:00 p.m. 

To register: administrator@bethchaim.net

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Beth Israel

385 Pottstown Pike (Route 100) Eagle, PA 19480

Cost: No cost, but donations accepted 

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 7:30 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st 9:o0 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:00 p.m., study session and Mincha 4:00 p.m., Neilah 6:00 p.m. 

To register: biccacct@gmail.com or  610.458.8550

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Chabad Lubavitch – Lubavitch

946 North Valley Forge Rd Devon PA 19333

rabbiykaplan@gmail.com; 610.710.9977

Cost: No cost for synagogue. Price for Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner is: $20 per adult, $20 per child, or $180 to sponsor.

Reach out and bring a friend with you!

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 6:45 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:30 a.m., Tashlich on the Lake at Jenkins Arboretum 1:45 p.m., evening services 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, October 1st 9:30 a.m., afternoon services 1:30 p.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:30 a.m., Yizkor 11:30 p.m., Mincha 5:00 p.m., Neilah 6:00 p.m., followed by break fast.

To register: RSVP required for Rosh Hashanah dinner (space limited) and Yom Kippur break fast: rabbiykaplan@gmail.com or click here.

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Congregation B’nai Jacob – Conservative

Manavon and Starr Streets, Phoenixville, PA 19460

https://www.congbj.org

Cost: Everyone welcome, call for requested donation information

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 7:00 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st 9:00 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m., Mincha and Neilah 4:10 p.m., followed by communal break-the-fast.

To register: 610.933.5550.

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Congregation Or Shalom – Conservative

835 Darby-Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA  19312

Cost: Suggested Donation for High Holiday tickets is $500, or pre-pay what you feel is appropriate.

Congregation Or Shalom provides a family-oriented community of religious worship, lifelong education, inclusiveness, spiritual guidance and Jewish life cycle support. We welcome you to our community and in order to help support our ability to provide meaningful and inclusive services.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 8:00 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st 9:00 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:45 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:00 a.m.

To register: office@orshalom.com; 610.644.9086;  www.orshalom.com

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Makom Kadosh: The Jewish Fellowship of Chester County 

thejfcc@gmail.com; 484.947.6806

Services location: Temenos Retreat, 1564 Telegraph Rd, West Chester PA 19382

Cost: There is never a fee to attend any service. There will be a catered, free and festive meal after Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah services, as well as a post-Neilah break-fast. Please RSVP for meals.

Participatory, music-infused services. Free childcare will be available for children ages 4-12 during services. Children are always welcome to be with their adult(s) in services.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 6:30 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 10:00 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 10:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:00 p.m., Experiential workshops 3:30, Neilah 6:30 p.m.

To register: RSVPs required for meals only to thejfcc@gmail.com

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Temple Brith Achim – Reform

481 S. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Cost: High Holy Day Admission Cards are $250 for non-congregants, and will be needed to enter the building. College students are welcome free with student ID.

There is a children’s service at 1 p.m. on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 7:30 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:30 a.m.; YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:30 a.m., Yizkor no earlier than 12:00 p.m.

To register: https://www.brithachim.org/email-us.html or call 610.337.2222

Delaware County

Kehillah of Delaware County: “Apples and Honey” Zumba in the Park

Event location: Ridley Creek State Park, 1023 Sycamore Mills Road, Media PA 19063

Event date and time: Sunday, September 22nd, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate the start of the year with this free, fun and interactive event: a pre-Rosh Hashanah celebration and Zumba class with instructor Beth Ladenheim. For all ages. Open to the entire community.

For more information: delawarecounty@kehillah.jewishphilly.org or 484.582.0210.

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Chabad Lubavitch of Delaware County

Services location: Haverford Reserve CREC

info@jewishdelco.org; 610.353.3835

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Easy to follow English/Hebrew inspirational services, warm community, children’s program. A High Holiday experience like none you have ever had before.

To register: jewishdelco.org/highholidays or info@jewishdelco.org.

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Congregation Beth Israel of Media Reconstructionist

542 S. New Middletown Road, Media

info@bethisraelmedia.org; 610.566.4645; www.bethisraelmedia.org

Cost: We would greatly appreciate a donation if you are able.

We are a warm, inclusive and dynamic congregation that offers lots of opportunities for prayer, learning and community involvement. Our goal is to inspire our community to live a meaningful and rich life steeped in Jewish tradition. We celebrate our Jewish lives together, perform acts of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – and seek to share our love and passion for Judaism with our children. We invite you to get to know us.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th dinner at 5:00 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday, October 1st 10:00 a.m. YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidrei 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 9:30 a.m., Yizkor 11:30 a.m.

To register: www.bethisraelmedia.org, 610-566-4645, info@bethisraelmedia.org

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Congregation Ohev Shalom – Conservative

2 Chester Road, Wallingford, PA 19086

exec@ohev.net; 610.874.1465; ohev.net

Cost: We never charge for services, but donations are appreciated

Schedule: Click here for our High Holiday schedule

To register: office@ohev.net or 610.874.1465

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Temple Sholom in Broomall – Reform

55 N. Church Lane

director@temple-sholom.org; 610.356.5165

Cost: Donation requested. For reasons of safety & security, tickets are required.

Schedule: Please call for information

To register: director@temple-sholom.org or 610.356.5165. 

Montgomery County

Northeast Philadelphia

Congregation Beth Solomon – Orthodox

198 Tomlinson Road, Philadelphia PA 19111

Cost: $180 adult, $90 senior citizens

All denominations join us every year, everyone is welcome. Walk-ins welcome. If you would like to purchase a seat, this will ensure that you have a place to sit.

Schedule: ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 29th 6:35 p.m.; Monday, September 30th 9:00 a.m., shofar 12:00 p.m., Mincha/Maariv 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday October 1st 9:00 a.m., shofar 12:00 p.m., Mincha/Maariv 6:30 p.m. YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, October 8th Kol Nidre 6:25 p.m.; Wednesday, October 9th 8:00 a.m., Yizkor 12:30 p.m., Mincha 4:00 p.m., Neilah 6:15 p.m.

To register: info@cbscommunitycenter.com, 215-671-1981, www.cbscommunitycenter.com