Rosh Hashanah

Chabad Presents

Rosh Hashanah Experience

Monday Eve, September 6 - Wednesday, September 8

Note: There is no cost to attend services at Chabad.

Chabad cordially invites UChicago students to a small in-person Rosh Hashanah Dinner or to order Rosh Hashanah Dinner in a Box. 

Important for 2021:

  • In Person Services:

    • Reservations are absolutely required. No one will be allowed to attend without a reservation, and a health check form.

    • All attendees over the age of 16 must be vaccinated.

In addition to in-person services, Chabad invites you to a short outdoor crash service and Shofar in the Park throughout the neighborhood. See here for more details.

Full Schedule

Monday, September 6 2021

Evening services

Tent at the Rear of Chabad House

Enter the Days of Awe in style with strikingly soulful melodies shared by a communal voice.

Festive New Year Dinner

RSVP Required before August 30

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 7 and 8 2021

9:30 - 11:00AM
Morning Reflection and Torah Reading

Tent at the Rear of Chabad House

Description: Start your day in inner contemplation, gently peppered with the inspiring words of King David’s psalms, all delicately wrapped around the Hear O Israel meditation. Continue with a course of Total Awe for the Silent Prayer.

Recommendation: Use this time for reflection and contemplation. Read whatever works for you from the prayer book, but don’t miss saying Hear O Israel with the community.

11:00 - 12:00PM

Chabad House Deck

Description: Can't sit through the whole service? 
Experience 30 minutes of prayer and reflection.

11:00 - 1:00PM
Shofar Sounding
Melodious Musaf, Discussion and Songs

Tent at the Rear of Chabad House

Description: The shofar takes central stage as verses of royalty and remembrance punctuated with neatly ordered shofar soundings culminate in select passages mentioning the shofar itself. Familiar melodies are sung by all, creating an ambiance of communal fraternity.

5:00PM Tuesday ONLY

The Point

Description: Fresh water fish in their native habitat provide a pleasant ambience for a brief petition for forgiveness.


Get to know the community in a pleasant outdoor setting. Great event for the entire family.