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 2016/5777 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
  • children’s programming and childcare

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.

(all services are at the New York Avenue Church unless noted otherwise)

    • Selichot: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:15 pm – with Tikkun Leil Shabbat  – at 15th Street Presbyterian Church,1701 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

ROSH HASHANAH

    • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, Oct. 2, 6:30 pm –  New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005. (at 13th and H Streets NW)
    • First Day Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Oct. 3, 9:00 am –  New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005.  (at 13th and H Streets NW)
    • Tashlich and Evening Services: Monday, Oct. 3, 4:00 pm – Rock Creek Park Picnic Site #1, at Beach Drive & Tilden Street NW, Washington, DC 20008.
    • Second Day Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:00 am –  New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005.  (at 13th and H Streets NW)

YOM KIPPUR

Fabrangen holds High Holiday Services at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (at 13th and H Streets NW). This 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

Contact highholidays@fabrangen.org  or  (202) 595-9138  for more information. 

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

Sukkot

  • Building the Sukkah – Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. at the Goldman home in Tenleytown – 3639 Windom Place, NW, Washington DC 20008. Brunch provided. Contact sukkot@fabrangen.org or call 202-361-5101 for more information.
  • Erev Sukkot Potluck Dinner & Short Service in the Fabrangen Sukkah – Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 6:00 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.
  • First Day Sukkot Services – Monday, October 17, 2016 – 10:00 a.m., 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 at the Washington Ethical Society building.
  • Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner in the Fabrangen Sukkah – Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 – 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) – Monday, Oct 24, 2016 – 10:00 a.m., 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 at the Washington Ethical Society building.

Simchat Torah

  • Evening Simchat Torah Festival Service/Celebration with Tikkun Leil Shabbat – Monday evening, Oct. 25, 2016 – 6:45 p.m., at  St. Stephens Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010.

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.