RabbiΒ Avis Miller
Chazzan Larry Paul

Avis Miller, Rabbi Emerita of Adas Israel, is president of Open Dor Foundation, Inc., which reaches out to unaffiliated and marginally active Jews and interested non-Jews. The recipient of degrees from Wellesley, Georgetown, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and JTS, she enjoys travel, music, hiking, photography and swimming.

Larry Paul is a chazzan with the benefit of no formal training or ordination. In his younger years, he davened in a youth minyan that was part of Pirchei Agudas Yisrael. Many of his niggunim for the High Holiday services trace back to his years in Yeshiva.

Traditional Service

Prayerbook: Conservative

Led by Rabbi Avis Miller and Chazzan Larry Paul

LOCATION:Β Sixth & I

This multi-generational service is known for being spirited and spiritual, a place where people of all ages and stages feel welcome. Imagine being surrounded by song as we join our gifted and soulful chazzan and lift our voices to fill the dome at Sixth & I. Readings, drawn from sources as diverse as Talmudic tales and Hasidic stories, poetry, current news, and even an occasional humorous anecdote, introduce Hebrew prayers and Torah readings and offer opportunities for inspiration and reflection.

The prayerbook includes the traditional Hebrew liturgy, contemporary English translations, and supplementary readings. Rabbi Miller gives a sermon at every service, except Erev Rosh Hashanah. Participants read Torah and haftarah, sound the shofar, and participate in the creative martyrology on Yom Kippur afternoon before Yizkor.

Traditional Service Schedule:

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

ROSH HASHANAH, FIRST DAY – SOLD OUT
Monday, September 30 at 9:00 am

ROSH HASHANAH, SECOND DAY
Tuesday, October 1 at 9:00 am

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:15 pm

YOM KIPPUR – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 9 at 9:00 am

EVENING/NEILAH
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:15 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