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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are collectively known as the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe), the holiest days of the year. We welcome the new year with apples and honey, family togetherness, and hope for the days ahead. The sounds of the shofar remind us that forgiveness and change are both possible and necessary.


Sunday, September 24

6:45 PM Minha/Kol Nidre/Ma’ariv in Split Locations (assigned seating)
6:45 PM Babysitting*
6:45 PM Youth and Teen Services**
7:00 PM Family Service in Hayman Chapel

Monday, September 25
9:00 AM Shaharit in Split Locations (assigned seating)
9:15 AM Tots Experience
10:30 AM Torah Service and Musaf in Split Locations (assigned seating)
10:30 AM Babysitting**
10:30 AM Youth Services**
10:45 AM Family Service in Hayman Chapel
10:45 AM Teen Service**
11:45 AM (approx.) Sermon
12:15 PM (approx.) Yizkor
12:30 PM Breakout Session Challenges in the Jewish State: A Journalist’s Perspective with Simona Weinglass
1:30 PM Breakout Session Israel and Dubai: Two Very Different Attempts at 
Shared Society
with Diane and Howard Schilit and Marla and Bruce Schulman

3:00 PM The Tragedy of Jonah with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz
3:45 PM Ask the Rabbi with Rabbi Michael Safra
4:50 PM Minha in Dweck Sanctuary
6:20 PM Remarks by Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer followed by Neilah/Ma’ariv 
7:35 PM Havdalah and Shofar

**Babysitting and Youth Services end at 1:30 PM. 
“Teen Lounge” located in Goldberg Youth Chapel is open from 10:30 AM–1:30 PM.




While children are always welcome into any of our services, our Play & Pray Space will be open throughout the holidays with a livestream from Dweck Sanctuary for families who wish to watch and listen together in this comfortable environment.

Click here to learn more about our Tots, Youth and Teen opportunities.


Livestream Option 

If you are unable to join us in-person, you are welcome to watch our HD Livestream, which is available any time there is a service in Dweck Sanctuary. You can also join services in Dweck Sanctuary via Zoom at the link below. Closed Captioning is available on ZOOM ONLY and is made possible by the Meisel Family Endowment. 

 Password: 6301



As we do every year, we will be offering other opportunities to enhance the experience in the month leading up to the High Holidays and in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

oxon hill cemetery special visitation hours

It is customary during the period before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to visit the graves of our family and friends.
Thursday, September 21, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM 

B’nai Israel Welcomes the Entire Community

The following services are open to our entire community—even if you have not obtained High Holiday tickets.

Monday, September 25 – 6:20 PM Minha/Neilah, 7:35 PM Havdalah and Shofar

We look forward to sharing these special experiences of the High Holidays together!


Each year, B’nai Israel Congregation provides a Book of Memory for use at the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of Pesah, and the second day of Shavuot. Including the names of our deceased loved ones in our Yizkor Memorial Book is a meaningful tribute to them and a tangible reflection of their impact on our lives. May the memory of our loved ones always be a blessing. Click the button below to view the 5784/2023 Yizkor Book.

Sat, April 13 2024 5 Nisan 5784