Rabbi Zvi Teitelbaum

Rabbi Zvi Teitelbaum attended rabbinic school at Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin seminary in New York. He has lectured at the Smithsonian and taught at the White House, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, The George Washington University School of Law, and Georgetown University in both its undergraduate and law schools. This is his 13th year leading High Holiday services for MesorahDC.

MesorahDC Guided Service

Prayerbook: Orthodox-style, fully transliterated 

Led by Rabbi Zvi Teitelbaum and Chazzans of MesorahDC

LOCATION: Sixth & I (Downstairs)

For those in their 20s and 30s
Separate seating for women and men during services.

Do you want to begin the New Year feeling enriched, inspired, and more connected?

Packed with inspiring stories, thought-provoking insights, and spirited and lively songs, this service will leave you feeling energized and will touch your heart and soul. You’ll have a new and deeper appreciation for the meaning of the High Holidays and their unique themes.

This service is both for those who are less familiar with the prayers and themes of the High Holidays, as well as for those who are interested in a deeper spiritual understanding. Although we use a traditional prayer book with both English translation and transliteration, we do not recite all of the prayers as we strive to maintain a balance between integrity to the traditional texts and providing freshness and relevance for our lives today.

MesorahDC Guided Service Schedule:

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 9 at 7:15 pm

ROSH HASHANAH, FIRST DAY
Monday, September 10 at 10:30 am

ROSH HASHANAH, EVENING
Monday, September 10 at 7:30 pm

ROSH HASHANAH, SECOND DAY
Tuesday, September 11 at 10:30 am

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:45 pm

YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, September 19 at 10:30 am

EVENING/NEILAH
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm

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High Holiday Service Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9

  • Traditional Service – 6:45 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 7:15 pm
  • Good Soul Service – 7:30 pm
  • Reform Service – 8:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - First Day

Monday, September 10

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am
  • Good Soul Service – 10:00 am

    Shacharit - 8:30 am

  • Reform Service – 10:00 am
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Rosh Hashanah Express – 5:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Evening Service – 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - Second Day

Tuesday, September 11

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Alternative Rosh Hashanah Experience – 10:00 am
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Tashlich – 6:00 pm

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, September 18

  • Good Soul Service – 6:45 pm
  • Traditional Service – 6:45 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 6:45 pm
  • Progressive Service – 7:00 pm
  • Reform Service – 8:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am
  • Reform Service – 10:00 am
  • Good Soul Service – 10:30 am

    Shacharit - 9:00 am

  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am

Evening/Neilah

Wednesday, September 19

  • Reform Service – 4:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 6:30 pm
  • Combined Traditional, Progressive, and Good Soul Services – 6:45 pm

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