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


Selichot/Late Night Service – Saturday, September 20, 2014 -9:15 p.m.

15th St. Presbyterian Building, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)

Join us for an invigorating group of Selichot workshops (co-sponsored by Tikkun Leil Shabbat ).

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

First Day Rosh Hashanah – Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.

Taschlich and Evening Services - Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 – 4:00 p.m., Peirce Mill & Barn, Rock Creek Park at Beach Drive and Tilden Street, NW

Second Day Rosh Hashanah – Friday, Sept. 26, 2014- 9:00 a.m.

Shabbat Shuvah

Shabbat Shuvah Services – Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 – 9:30 a.m., at the Washington Ethical Society building, 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

Yom Kippur

Dinner before Kol Nidre – Friday, Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m. Location TBD. Contact to be included in the reservation.

Kol Nidre – Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur (including Yizkor) – Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. (Yizkor will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m.) .
After Neilah, join us at our community break the fast.

“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.