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All are Welcome at High Holiday Services and Children’s Programs at Chabad

MONROE (September 1) - Chabad invites the community to inspiring, meaningful and user-friendly High Holiday services, “where you will feel at home and welcome,” says Rabbi Pesach Burston, director of Chabad of Orange County.

Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year (this year September 9-11), as well as Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement (September 18-19).  All services – including a special children’s program - will be held at the American Legion Banquet Hall located at 532 Lakes Road in Monroe.

“All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation,” said Chana Burston, co-director of Chabad.  There is no charge and membership, tickets or passes are not required.  “Our goal is to make experiencing High Holidays as accessible as possible and not make finances a condition of joining.”  

No need to worry about your level of knowledge or experience:  Whether your background in Jewish prayer and practice is extensive or limited, the services at Chabad – where the warmth and authenticity of the traditional are blended with the comfort and practicality of the contemporary – will leave you feeling enriched, connected, uplifted, and energized to start the New Year on a high note!

Chabad's services are "user-friendly," making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of provided English-Hebrew prayer books enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services; everyone will be able to follow along.

On Rosh Hashanah there will be exciting and interactive services for children with story time, games, toys, snacks and lots of fun with experienced and dedicated staff.   “This will be a fun way to introduce the wonderful world of the Synagogue to children while giving the parents a chance to enjoy the services,” said Chana Burston.  In addition, there will be an interactive Youth Service, for children ages 7 and above, with prayers, holiday stories and games as well as snacks.

For Yom Kippur the children’s program will feature a special “Yom Kippur Magic Show” for children of all ages as well as an educational program.

All Rosh Hashanah day services will be followed by a delicious buffet Kiddush.  After Yom Kippur, a scrumptious Break-Fast will be served.

Reservations are greatly appreciated, walk-ins always welcome.  There is no charge for seats, but donations are greatly appreciated.

In addition, Chabad is also offering a delicious and inspirational catered Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner with advanced reservations for a nominal fee.  This dinner will offer many traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, including apples dipped in honey, round challah, gefilte fish, sweet tzimmis, brisket, farfel, honey cake and more.

For more information, additional High Holiday events and programs, reservations and donation opportunities visit, or contact Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston at 845-782-2770.

Not sure if Chabad is for you? Check out the “What to Expect at High Holiday Services?” on the Chabad website we well as the Testimonial section.  Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston look forward to greeting you with a warm “Shanah Tovah!”

Rosh Hashanah Schedule:

·         9/9/18 - Evening Service 6:30 | Dinner 7:00pm (pre-registration for dinner required)

·         9/10/18 - Morning Services 9:00, Kids Program 10:30, Shofar 11:30, Buffet Kiddush, Tashlich Ceremony 7:00 pm, Evening Service 7:30 pm

·         9/11/18 - Morning Services 9:00, Kids Program 10:30, Shofar 11:30, Buffet Kiddush

Yom Kippur Schedule:

·         9/18/18 – Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei Eve Service 6:30 pm

·         9/19/18 - Morning Services 9:30, Kids Program 11:00 (Yom Kippur Magic Show followed by additional stories and games), Yizkor Memorial Service 12:00, Afternoon Service 5:15, Ne’ilah Closing Service 6:30 pm, followed by delicious Break-Fast!



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