Happy New Year!
Join us for the High Holidays at Chabad of West Orange

Rabbi's Message
We at Chabad of West Orange join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5784.

Together we'll listen to the call of the Shofar, taste the sweetness of the Apple-and-Honey, recommit to G‑d on Yom Kippur.

Join us this year to celebrate together in our synagogue and with your pre-holiday preparation online.

Wishing you a happy & sweet New Year!

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Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah Evening // September 15

Candle Lighting: 6:48pm
Evening Services: 7:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 // September 16

Morning Service: 9:00am
Evening Services: 6:45pm
Candle Lighting After: 7:46pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 // September 17

Morning Service: 9:00am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30am
Shofar at Degnan Park: 4:30pm
Evening Services: 6:00pm
Tashlich Service: 6:30pm in Degnan Park
Niggunim of the Chabad Rebbeim: 7:15pm
Holiday Ends: 7:44pm

Fast of Gedalya // September 18

Fast Begins: 5:13am
Morning Services: 8:00am
Afternoon Services: 6:30pm
Fast Ends: 7:29pm

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Friday // September 22

Candle Lighting: 6:37pm
Evening Services: 6:45pm

Shabbat Shuva // September 23

Morning Services: 9:30am
Evening Services: 6:30pm
Shabbat Ends: 7:33pm

Yom Kippur Night // September 24

Morning Service: 8:00am
Afternoon Service: 3:30pm
Candle Lighting | Fast Begins: 6:33pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:45pm

Yom Kippur Day // September 25

Morning Service: 9:00am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00pm
Afternoon Services: 5:00pm
Neilah Closing Service: 6:00pm
Fast/Holiday Ends: 7:30pm
Followed by light refreshments

Seat Reservations
The prayers are warm. The melodies are timeless. The people are friendly. The kids have a program. And everyone feels at home.

Welcome to high holiday services at Chabad of West Orange, Where we already saved you a seat. Services conducted in English and Hebrew, with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices & rituals. Special children’s holiday program & service.

Advanced RSVP recommended.

Suggested Donation: $100 per adult. $30 per child.

Kids' Program
Led by our experienced and energetic group leaders, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services. Each group will enjoy age appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs.
Programs runs from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tashlich Service
In the late afternoon of the second day Rosh Hashana, Sep 17, the entire community joins together in a proud processional for the observance of tashlich. Representing the themes of renewal and rejuvenation, this tradition also has a way of demonstrating a spirit of communal solidarity as young and old march and sing together while en route to perform a fascinating mitzvah.

Holiday Meals
Please join us for our wonderful High Holiday Lunch full of inspiration, traditions and delicious food. The meals will take place at...

Rosh Hashanah Evening // September 16

At our home

Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. "Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree".

Holiday Guide
Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah Megasite
Yom Kippur Megasite
Holiday Times

Further Reading
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.