This Year's Services Rosh HaShanah: Sept. 25-26 | Yom Kippur: Oct. 4-5

Join In Person

Temple Sinai members may request tickets for themselves along with family and out-of-town guests via the Member Portal beginning on Monday, August 1. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Join Virtually

Links to services will be posted below.

Rosh HaShanah Sept. 25-26

Erev Rosh HaShanah | Sunday, September 25

7:30 pm – Evening Service in the Sanctuary

(approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes)

This service will be led by all of our rabbis along with Cantor Croen and accompanied by the choir. Rather than a traditional sermon, we will open our High Holidays with reflections from each of our rabbis. This service will use the Gates of Repentance prayer book; please remember to bring your own copies. 

 
7: 30 pm – Evening Kehillat Yom Tov Service in the Bet Am

(approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes)

Led by Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner, the service offers members of the congregation the opportunity to lead parts of the liturgy and offer meaningful personal reflections related to the High Holidays. This year, our special theme for Rosh HaShanah is “Cultivating Hope.” To volunteer to read a selection in English or in Hebrew or to deliver a personal reflection, please contact Howard Oppenheim at howard.i.oppenheim@gmail.com. We welcome participation both in person and on Zoom. Please remember to bring your copies of the Gates of Repentance prayer book. 

 

Rosh HaShanah | Monday, September 26

10:00 am – Morning Service in the Sanctuary

(approximately 2 hours)

This service in our temple sanctuary will be led by Rabbi Roos and Cantor Croen and will be accompanied by the choir and music ensemble. This service will use the Gates of Repentance prayer book; please remember to bring your own copies. 

 
10:00 am – Morning Service in the Bet Am

(approximately 2 hours)

The smaller setting of the Bet Am contributes to a feeling of intimacy and participation. Rabbi Goldstein and Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner will lead the service. This service will use the Gates of Repentance prayer book; please remember to bring your own copies. 

 
9:15 am & 11:30 am – Morning Bethesda Services

(approximately 75 minutes)

Rabbi Diamondstein and Cantor Robins will lead this service with piano, bass, and percussion, at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School accompanied by a band. The service will be interactive and casual in style. Families praying with their children will be comfortable here as will individuals who seek an alternative service appropriate for adults. These services will follow custom prayer books, which will be provided for congregants. Please be aware that these services will not include the full liturgy and ritual components found in the Sanctuary and Bet Am. 

Prayer Books

Gates of Repentance 
This prayer book is used for all services in the Bet Am and Sanctuary. Limited loaners are available; books can also be purchased from the TSWRJ Judaica Shop

If you are joining us virtually, you can also use a flipbook version of the prayer book (we recommend viewing this on a second screen).

 

Additional materials will be posted prior to the holidays.

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