Yom Kippur

Chabad Presents

Yom Kippur Services

Sunday, September 27 - Monday, September 28
Services will take place in the open tent behind Chabad House

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


Chabad services are a unique combination of Hebrew liturgy, English readings, commentary, stories and songs.

They are open to everyone regardless of background, religious affiliation or knowledge of Hebrew.

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 some or all of the service, if there's space, we will allow you to attend all services. 

    • ​ 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.

    • Students can pick up a Yom Kippur to Go package. Click here.


Sunday | September 27, 2020

Candle Lighting followed by Kol Nidrei at 6:30PM

Tent at the rear of Chabad

Description: Amidst a haunting, soul-stirring melody, the Gates of Return are opened, beckoning every soul to enter. As the evening service begins, our souls continue to rise in heavenly ecstasy culminating in joyous melodies and tearful reflection.

Recommendation: A superb entry into the awesomeness of the day.

Stump the Rabbi

Rohr Chabad Center


Bring your questions for this Q&A opportunity with Rabbi Yossi Brackman.

No question is off limits. Answers are not guaranteed.

Monday | September 28, 2020

9:30 - 11:00AM
Morning Services

Tent at the Rear of Chabad

Description: Perk yourself up with the soaring words of King David’s Psalms, spirally ascending to a clamorous Hear O Israel followed by a dip into the Amidah—a quiet, contemplative prayer filled with Yom Kippur themes. 


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. Do this right and you won’t even notice the missed coffee.

11:00 - 12:30PM
Torah Reading, Inspiration, and Yizkor

Tent at the Rear of Chabad

Description: Relive the seminal temple service as read from an ancient Hebrew scroll, followed by soul-satisfying words from an inspired spiritual leader. Then connect with the souls of your departed loved ones during the Yizkor’s memorial prayer.


The superb mix of prayer, Torah reading and inspiring words makes this service a Yom Kippur must!

11:30 - 12:30PM

Chabad House Deck


Do you have a hard time sitting through a long service? Would you rather something shorter and more discussion based? 


Led by Baila Brackman with discussion, prayers in English and Hebrew. 

12:30 - 2:00PM
Musaf Melodies

Tent at the Rear of Chabad

3:30 - 4:30PM
NEW: Yom Kippur Meditation and Discussion

Chabad House Deck

5:00 - 6:15PM
Afternoon Services and Jonah

Tent at the Rear of Chabad

6:00 - 7:18PM
Neilah (“Closing of the Gates”) & End of Fast

Tent at the Rear of Chabad

Description: This quintessential Yom Kippur service involves total immersion into the mystical world of the ancient temple service, plus the heart-rending saga of the martyrdom of ten of our greatest sages.


If you're not familiar with the prayers, the English makes for good reading.

Description: For the adventurous and inquisitive, a lively discussion and hands-on exploration of all the ingredients and recipes that make Yom Kippur such a powerful experience.


Get to know the community in a pleasant outdoor setting.

Description: Join Jonah as he works himself out of the belly of a big fish, sharing his lesson in self-rehab.


A lot better than agonizing at home.

Description: The grand finalé of the highest day of the year soars to its apex as we join our voices in tumultuous rapture proclaiming our commitment to the oneness of G‑d and all His creation. A ram’s horn is blown to declare the end of the fast.


Make sure you are on the right side of those gates when they close!

Get your Break-Fast in a Box on our Reservations Page