Join Us for High Holiday Services!

No Tickets Required but Donations are Welcome

High Holiday Schedule

Fabrangen cordially invites you, your family, and friends to join us for our 2014/5775 High Holiday services. We are proud to continue our tradition of opening our services to the entire community with no tickets or reservations required. Our services for the High Holidays are guided by several principles:

  • a creative mix of traditional and innovative worship
  • egalitarian and participatory services that seek to include everyone in the spiritual experience, regardless of gender, age, religious background, or affiliation
  • member-led services that engage the congregation

We do not issue tickets and we do not require reservations for any of our services or activities. Everyone is welcome to worship with us. Childcare & children’s programs available.

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (for the 28th year)
1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (at 13th and H Streets NW)
(unless otherwise noted)

This High Holidays Service location is fully accessible for people with disabilities. The building has no parking, but there are many parking garages within a block or two. It is also located just two blocks from Metro Center.   R Line O Line S Line B Line

Want to support our High Holiday services? Please consider donating to Fabrangen. We suggest the following minimum contribution guidelines:

  • Adults: $125 per adult.
  • Children: $36 per child

Please click here to donate

Children’s High Holiday Program

 High Holiday Schedule

Sukkot

Erev Sukkot Potluck Dinner & Short Service in the Fabrangen Sukkah – Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. at the Goldman home in Tenleytown – 3639 Windom Place, NW, Washington DC 20008. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish (with serving utensil) or dessert or beverage to share. We will be outside, so dress appropriately.

First Day Sukkot Services – Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 – 10:00 a.m., 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 in the Washington Ethical Society building.

Shabbat Potluck Dinner  – Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Three separate dinners in DC, MD and VA.

DC   Home of Virginia Spatz & Carey O’Brien, 110 14th Street SE, Washington DC.  202-557-0086 – songeveryday@gmail.com

Five blocks straight north from the Potomac Ave Metro and a nice walk from Eastern Market (both Orange/Blue/Silver). Longer walk from Union Station (Red), or take 96 or 97 bus –  96 stops directly across the street, Massachusetts and 14th, and 97 stops one block north at 14th and East Capital.

MD   Home of Rachel & Steve Braun, 2107 Spencer Road, Silver Spring.  301-588-5843 – rachelbraun@verizon.net

VA   Home of Bracha & John Laster  in Vienna –  fabwest@fabrangen.org

Contact sukkot@fabrangen.org or call 202-361-5101 for more information.

Study Session and Potluck Dinner in the Fabrangen Sukkah – Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. at the Goldman home in Tenleytown – 3639 Windom Place, NW, Washington DC 20008. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish (with serving utensil) or dessert or beverage to share. We will be outside, so dress appropriately. Contact sukkot@fabrangen.org or call 202-361-5101 for more information.

Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret Service (including Yizkor) – Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 – 10:00 a.m., at the Washington Ethical Society building, 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

Simchat Torah

Evening Simchat Torah Festival Service/Celebration with Tikkun Leil Shabbat – Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2014 – 6:45 p.m., at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Contact coordinator@fabrangen.org for more information.

“A deep bow of gratitude to all Fabrangen members, for creating such wonderful High Holiday services and opening them to the public.  I have been attending these services for 28 years, making the 1.5 hour trip each way without complaint.  Every year, I am so deeply moved by the sincerity, scholarship and deep spirit of the service leaders.  They sing right from the heart, and it is like their voices reach in and touch my heart.  I love the poems, songs and commentary that illuminate each service.  And I love how the congregation participates, through our joint singing and responsive readings.  Everyone is welcoming and open, making me feel part of the family, if only for a day.  The huge amount of time and hard work that is required to develop and offer these services is obvious.  Please know that it is worth it, for you are truly making a difference in the world.    Deep, heart-felt thanks to you, Fabrangen!” by Heidi M.