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 14th year leading High Holiday services for MesorahDC.

MesorahDC Guided Service

Prayerbook: Orthodox, 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 29 at 7:15 pm

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

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

ROSH HASHANAH, SECOND DAY
Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:45 pm

YOM KIPPUR 
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30 am

EVENING/NEILAH
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 pm
Admission included with a Yom Kippur morning ticket purchase.

High Holiday Service Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29

  • Traditional Service – 6:30 pm
  • Good Soul Service – 7:00 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 7:15 pm
  • Reform Service – 8:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - First Day

Monday, September 30

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am SOLD OUT
  • Good Soul Service – 9:00 am
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am SOLD OUT
  • Reform Service – 10:00 am SOLD OUT
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Sixth & Wee Service – 4:00 pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Express Service – 5:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Evening Service – 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - Second Day

Tuesday, October 1

  • 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, October 8

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

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9

  • Good Soul Service – 9:00 am SOLD OUT
  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am SOLD OUT
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am SOLD OUT
  • Reform Service – 10:00 am SOLD OUT
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Sixth & Wee Service – 4:30 pm

Evening/Neilah

Wednesday, October 9

  • Reform Service – 4:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 6:00 pm
  • Combined Traditional, Progressive, and Good Soul Services – 6:15 pm