Happy New Year!
Join us for the High Holidays at Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
 Please read the following message and important information
before registering for High Holiday Services.

Rabbi's Message

This year, unfortunately, everything is very different. At the same time, and as we have demonstrated since the beginning of the pandemic, six months ago, that we are here to help and assist more than ever, and B”H many many more families and individuals have been touched by our efforts on Pesach and throughout the six months, we are now committed in the same way and more! We are here to assure a High Holiday, Sukkot and Simchat Torah season to any one in need in our community and beyond! From food and honey cake to prayers and inspiration!

This communication is limited to the Services plan and schedule. Please keep tuned, visit our web page or contact our office for any info or need. We are committed to do our best to accommodate everyone, regardless of affiliation, membership etc.

We do recognize that many in our community are not comfortable with attending public gatherings, and we fully respect that approach and are not specifically encouraging anyone to attend services during this High Holiday period. The Torah puts the primacy of health as a religious virtue. In addition, any person with underlying issues is strongly discouraged from attending services until the situation changes.

So we have divided the following in different categories that will hopefully address each individual at their comfort level.

Regardless of our choice of yes attending or not attending, G‑d will surely grant each and everyone of us, and the world at large with a year of NO Corona Virus, the year of healing and good health, physical and spiritual health, and the year of the ultimate cure to the world at large, with the coming and revelation of Moshiach and the Redemption!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and sweet year!

With warm & personal regards,
Rabbi Menachem & Rebbetzin Matusof


Important to Know
  • Our OPEN DOOR, NO FEE ATTENDANCE policies remain in place. At the same time, donations are encouraged and very much appreciated.
  • No one will be deprived of the opportunity to daven and connect with HaShem in these trying times.
  • Chabad is following the guidelines proposed by the CDC and AHS.
  • Due to circumstances, all plans are subject to change.
  • Security and additional ushers will be present for services this year.
  • Unfortunately, this year Chabad will not be offering sleep accommodations for the high holidays. For options, please call the office.
  • Holiday Meals will also be limited to take out only. The Faigel Shapiro’s Kosher Pantry will prepare and make meals available.
  • Chabad is by no means encouraging or pressuring anyone to attend services in person.
  • This year Chabad is planning for multiple, shorter services to accommodate the community.
  • Shofar services will be during the second day only, as the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on a Saturday.
  • As the most important part of Rosh Hashanah is listening to the Shofar, Chabad will be providing multiple Shofar services throughout the day.
  • A few sessions of beginner’s educational services will be held.
  • Multiple Tashlich services will be offered.
  • Yom Kippur: Multiple Yizkor services will be held.
  • Children’s programs will depend on registration. So please register the children and time slots. We will confirm.
  • Masks are mandatory & will be provided for those who need them.
  • Chairs and books will be disinfected between participants.
  • As Talleism and prayer books are in short supply, Chabad is encouraging individuals to bring their own. Should someone need either, please let us know in advance, along with the registration form.
  • Unfortunately, Yarmulkes are very limited. Please bring your own. (If you get one at Chabad, please do not return to stock, but take home with you).
  • No singing will be allowed during Services.

Service Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – Rosh Hashana Eve

Evening Services: 6:15 - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - Rosh Hashana 1st Day

Morning Service: 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Beginners / Educational Service: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Evening Services: 7:45 - 8:45 PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - Rosh Hashana 2nd Day

Morning Service: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Shofar Blowing: 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Shofar on the Lawn - Kids: 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Outdoor Shofar + Tashlich: 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Shofar + Tashlich + Mincha: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Maariv + Havdalah: 8:30 - 9:00 PM

SUNDAY, SEP 27 - Yom Kippur Night

Kol Nidrei Beginners/Educational Service, Pre-Holiday: 5:45-6:30 PM
Kol Nidrei + Evening Service: 7:00-8:30PM

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - Yom Kippur Day

Morning Full Services: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Yizkor: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Yizkor: 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Yizkor: 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Mincha + Neila Services: 6:00 - 8:20 PM
Shofar: 8:00 - 8:20 PM

Pre & Post Holiday Virtual ZOOM Programs:

SUNDAY, SEP 27 - Pre-Yom Kipur Kol Nidrei Beginners/Educational Service: 5:45 - 6:30 PM
MONDAY, SEP 28 - Post Yom Kippur Havdalah & Inspiration: 8:20 - 9:00 PM


Registration Process
  • Registration this year will be MANDATORY & IN MUCH MORE DETAIL. much more detailed (I.E. DATE and SPECIFIC TIME you plan to come).
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis. We encourage early registration, as the number of participants is limited & designated seats will be prepared in advance. Please treat coming to Shul as booking a Dr.’s appointment.
  • In order to allow as many people as possible to take part in the service, registration is in slots. Register only for the slots you plan to attend and please inform us ASAP if your plans change. (You will be able to register for as many as you wish, as long as they are available, and as long as you are committed to that time).
  • We are limited in space, so we will need definitive commitments if you plan to attend! Please be considerate of others and don’t register just to make sure you have a seat reserved!
  • Those who do not register will be allowed in only IF AND once space becomes available.
Click Here To Register

CKids: Shofar on the Lawn
Special Rosh Hashana Program for Families with Children! Every child will receive a High Holiday To-Go Kit!
Sunday, September 20 12:30pm to 1:00pm

High Holiday Pantry Meals

Food & meals are available for the High Holidays from the Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry to seniors & families in our community!

Thank you to all of our donors  & volunteers who are contributing to help spread the love & kindness! 

If you know of an individual or family in need please contact Mrs. Matusof at rmatusof@chabadalberta.org

Click Here To Order

At Home

Prayer books will be made available for purchase, (rent or loan if needed and cant afford) to all members of the community. Based on availability. Email jli@chabadalberta.org to purchase.

A Pre-Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ZOOM program will be held, especially for those who cannot attend the services in person. This will be an educational, spiritual, and inspiring program

At the end of Rosh Hashana as well as the end of Yom Kippur we will have a special Post Holiday Zoom Program

Click to Join ZOOM Program

Holiday Guide
Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah Megasite
Yom Kippur Megasite
Holiday Times

Further Reading
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.