Choose from our diverse service options and experiences, each designed to help you start a resolution in 5779. Space is limited; please register early

The medieval scholar Rambam teaches that when we sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, we are metaphorically calling out: “You that sleep, you who are dreaming, wake up! Take a look at your behavior, return to your truest self, and remember your Creator” (Hilchot Teshuva, 3:4).

We need the reminder. Too often, humans get stuck in patterns and loops of misbehavior, selfishness, and inertia. The High Holidays come around each year to jar us just enough to push us away from destructive behaviors and pull us toward our best selves. It’s some of the most difficult internal work we can do.

Making lists of resolutions may be easy, but being resolute about them is not. That’s why much of this process happens in community. We listen to the shofar and stand with each other, the sum greater than its parts, committing to change in the year ahead. In 5779, we have the opportunity to begin again—to start a resolution for ourselves, our families, and our communities—and awaken to our fullest potential.

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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