Are you worried you may not ‘fit in’? Not know what to do?

Are Services at Chabad for me?

Of course! Our Services are set up in a style that everyone regardless of background or affiliation, be it reform, conservative, orthodox or unaffiliated, should feel welcome to participate and enjoy the High Holiday Services in an environment that is warm, friendly and non-judgmental. Chabad is a place where everybody fits in!

Do I need to become a member to join the Services?

No! There is no requirement to become a member to join our services neither do we charge for our seats. However, we do appreciate the contributions made by the generous people who participate in our services and programs.

What kind of Services do you offer?

The services are conducted in both Hebrew and English and the page numbers and instructions are continuously being announced throughout the services allowing everyone to know where we are holding and what to do. Insights into select prayers are also offered by the rabbi as well as by some members of the community.

Our prayer books have both Hebrew and English as well as transliteration for all the parts of the services that are sung or read in unison which allows everyone to pray in the language they feel most comfortable and to participate and feel at home.

I have a fear of Services being long and boring? Will the Services at Chabad be the same?

Absolutely not! Throughout the services the meaning and background of many of the prayers will be presented as well as many famous Jewish melodies will be included into the prayers, making our services interactive, entertaining and educational.

Do I need to bring a head covering, Talit or prayer book?

No. We will provide all our congregants with all the provisions necessary. If you would like to bring your own head covering or Talit you may feel free to do so.

What kind of program will you provide for my children?

Your children will be able to participate in a special service of their own run by experienced staff. The children will join the adults for the blowing of the Shofar, the taking out of the Torah and other important highlights (depending on the ages of the child). These programs will also allow the parents the ability to participate in the services without have to tend to the needs of their young children. Older children can choose to remain with their parents at the Services or join the children's program.

Will my children be provided with a snack?

Yes! The children will be provided with a variety of snacks, so no need to bring a snack of your own. If your child is on a strict diet or has allergies, we encourage you to bring a snack along (kindly inform the staff at the program of any allergies your child may have). 

But why should only children get snacks?  On Rosh Hashanah, adults can also find baskets of snacks around the room!

When do we eat?

After all Rosh Hashanah services there will be a Buffet Kiddush, and at the conclusion of Yom Kippur there will be a delicious break-the-fast!

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