Join Us for High Holiday Services in 2019/5780!

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Fabrangen cordially invites you, your family, and friends to join us for our 2019/5780 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, disability, religious background, or affiliation
  • member-led services that engage the congregation
  • children’s services (for 6 and up) and childcare (for 5 and under)

Space in the drop-in childcare must be reserved in advance.
Email coordinator@fabrangen.org  to reserve your spot.


New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
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 to 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.


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Help us Setup for Services

 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20005 (at 13th and H Streets NW)

  • Rosh Hashanah Set-Up:  Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur Set-Up:  Sunday, October 6, 2:00 p.m.

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High Holiday Schedule

Selichot

  • Selichot: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – with Tikkun Leil Shabbat  – at 15th Street Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Rosh Hashanah

Shabbat Shuva

  • Shabbat Shuvah: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m.  –  7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 at the Washington Ethical Society building.

Yom Kippur

  • Kol Nidre:  Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, 6:00  p.m.- 8:30 p.m  –  New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005. (at 13th and H Streets NW)
  • Yom Kippur (including Yizkor): Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019  9:00 a.m. – 7:05 p.m. –  New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005. (at 13th and H Streets NW)

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  • Building the Sukkah –  Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 11:00 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 Chag Service & Pot Luck Dinner in the Fabrangen Sukkah, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 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.
  • First Day Sukkot Services : Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 10:00 a.m., at  7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 in the Washington Ethical Society building.  Contact coordinator@fabrangen.org or call 202-361-5101 for more information.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat & Potluck Dinner in the Fabrangen Sukkah: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 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. 21, 2019  – 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, Oct. 21 2019 – 7:00 p.m. , at the 15th St. Presbyterian Church,  1701 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Contact coordinator@fabrangen.org for more information.

Small Fuschia Leaves LogoWant 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

“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.