High Holy Days 2018 (5779)

Ohev Sholom High Holidays 2018

Welcome to the High Holy Days at Congregation Ohev Sholom. This page is an overview of the calendar. If you have questions, please contact us online or call us at 913-642-6460.

Please note that tickets are required for almost all of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur worship services. High Holiday tickets may be purchased for $100 per person. Students are invited to attend at no charge. If you are not a member, we ask that you contact the office prior to the holidays so we know to expect you. You may purchase your tickets online using our online payment form.

High Holy Day Schedule

The schedule is listed below; you may also download it in PDF formatOhev High Holy Days Handbook 2018 

Read more about High Holiday Observance and Ritual at Congregation Ohev Sholom: Synagogue decorum, dress, child care, suggestions for observance and more.

Saturday, September 1: Community-Wide Selichot Program and Service at Congregation Beth Torah 

  • Dessert Reception – 8:00 p.m.
  • Havdalah – 8:45 p.m.
  • Program – 9:00 p.m.
  • Selichot Service/Concert – 10:10 p.m.

Sunday, September 9: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Led by Anna Jaffe, Ba’alat Tefillah for the High Holiday season. These brief opening services of our High Holiday celebration help us greet the Jewish New Year with an emphasis on prayer and self-examination. Services will conclude by 7:00 pm so that we can join family and friends at home for a yom tov dinner.

  • Mincha/Maariv – 6:00 p.m.
  • Candles -7:18 p.m.

Monday, September 10: First Day of Rosh Hashanah

A special mood that is at once profound and exalted, deep and high.

  • Shacharit – 9:00 a.m.
  • Childcare – 10:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
  • Shofar Service – approximately 10:45 a.m.
  • Youth Service – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tashlich – 5:45 p.m.
  • Mincha/Maariv – 6:00 p.m.
  • Candles – after 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11: Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

On every Rosh Hashanah, morning there comes a moment to pause from calling out to God, and hear some of God’s most troubling words to us; on this morning we read the Akedah, the binding of Isaac.

  • Shacharit – 9:00 a.m.
  • Childcare – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Shofar Service – approximately 10:45 a.m.
  • Youth Service – 11:00 a.m.
  • Sermon follows Torah Service – approximately 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, September 18: Kol Nidre

The moving melody of the Kol Nidre prayer asks that our unfulfilled vows and promises be absolved. As the evening service continues, we recite for the first of many times over the next twenty-four hours the Vidui (confessional).

Candles at the synagogue prior to the service.

  • Mincha (afternoon service) – 6:15 p.m.
    Musical Meditation
  • Kol Nidre – 7:00 p.m.
  • Childcare – 7:00 pm – 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19: Yom Kippur

  • Shacharit – 9:00 a.m.
  • Childcare – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Youth Service – 11:00 a.m.
  • Sermon, followed by Yizkor Service – approximately 11:45 a.m.
  • Mincha (afternoon service) – 6:00 p.m.
  • Ne’ilah & Maariv – 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Executive Board will host a “Breaking of the Fast” at the conclusion of services. Please join us for the closing service as the children join us in a special Havdalah service. Following Havdalah, our shofar blowers will sound Tekiah Gedolah.

Sunday, September 23: Erev Sukkot

  • Candles – 6:56 p.m.

Monday, September 24: First Day Sukkot

  • Shacharit – 7:00 a.m.
  • Candles – after 7:52 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25: Second Day Sukkot

  • Shacharit – 7:00 a.m.

Hol Hamoed Sukkot

  • Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 27 – 7:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 28 – 7:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 29 – 9:30 a.m.

Dwell in your sukkot and give that lulav a shake. (How to order your lulav and etrog.)

Sunday, September 30: Hoshanah Rabbah
The last morning we take up the lulav and etrog, finally beating the willow branches into the ground during the morning minyan.

  • Shacharit – 9:30 a.m.
  • Candles – 6:45 p.m.

Monday, October 1: Shemini Atzeret

  • Shacharit/Yizkor – 7:00 a.m.
  • Simchat Torah Mincha/Ma’ariv – 6:00 p.m.
  • Candles – after 7:41 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2: Simchat Torah

  • Shacharit/Yizkor – 9:30 a.m.

Read more about High Holiday Observance and Ritual at Congregation Ohev Sholom: Synagogue decorum, dress, child care, suggestions for observance and more. If you have questions, please contact us online or call us at 913-642-6460.

Recognizing this year’s Simchat Torah honorees: Hatan Torah: Michael Horine, and Kallat Breisheet: Anna Jaffe.