Rosh Hashanah

Chabad Presents

Rosh Hashanah Experience

 
Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20

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 2020:

  • In Person Services:

    • Chabad will be holding shorter in-person services in an unwalled tent at the rear of Chabad House.

    • The Service will begin at the shema, we recommend people pray the first part at home. 

    • Due to limited capacity, you can sign up for the first part of the service (Shacharit) or the second part (Musaf) and if there's space, we will allow you to attend both. 

      • On Sunday, the shofar is sounded between Shacharit and Musaf, so both groups will be present.​

    •  You must sign a waiver and a health check document which we will send you before the holiday. 

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

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

Friday | September 18, 2020

6:30PM
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.

New Year Dinner

In a Box - Students Only

To order a Rosh Hashanah Dinner in a Box, please click here. Orders must be picked up between 1-2pm on Friday.  

Shabbat | September 19, 2020

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 - 12:30PM
SPECIAL FOR STUDENTS: Crash Service

Chabad House Deck

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

11:30 - 1:00PM
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.

Sunday | September 20, 2020

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 - 11:30AM
Shofar and Inspiration

Tent at the Rear of Chabad House

Description: Heartfelt words from our rabbi are followed by the central event of the day— the sounding of the shofar.

Recommendation: Whatever you do, don't miss the shofar.

11:00 - 11:30AM
SPECIAL SHORT SERVICE

Chabad House Deck

Description: Can't sit through the whole service? 
Experience 90 minutes of prayer, reflection and the shofar.

11:30 - 1:00PM
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.

4:30PM
Tashlich

The Point

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

Recommendation: 

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

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