Temple Shalom, a diverse Reform Jewish congregation that’s committed to social justice, is just minutes from downtown Silver Spring and Bethesda. We invite non-members—Jewish or non-Jewish—to attend many of our High Holy Day services at no charge. Learn about our welcoming community, the project-based religious school, extensive social action, ongoing refugee assistance work, Free First-Year membership program, and so much more! Children are encouraged to attend all of our services.
You’re invited to attend any of the following free services for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) with pre-registration required only for our Kol Nidre chapel service. Our Free Services include:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Afternoon Family Service
3:00 p.m. Immediately after the Family Service we’ll hold a traditional walk-to-the-water ceremony called Tashlich, a symbolic casting away of sins.
Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Second Day Morning Services
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Open Community Chapel Service—free but tickets are required. Call the office: 301-587-2273
Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. Yom Kippur Afternoon Family Service—Adult learning sessions also available
4:00 p.m. Yom Kippur Afternoon, Memorial, and Concluding Services (Yiskor and Ne’ilah)
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