High Holidays - Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
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Holiday Date
September 6 - September 16, 2021

Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

A ROSH HASHANAH GREETING FROM RABBI MENACHEM & REBBETZIN ROCHEL MATUSOF

Rabbi Matusof on CHQR, Sept. 18th 2020: link

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services: Our cantor will lead us in socially distanced, but spiritually uplifting entire holiday service. There will be limited, socially-distanced seats available, and no walk-ins will be allowed. You must reserve a seat for each service you plan to attend in person. Masks will be required.
  • Outdoor Shofar Blowing: At multiples times during the second day of Rosh Hashana we will be providing a 20 minute outdoor service that will include a Shofar Blowing, several selected prayers, and short words of inspiration.
  • Spiritual Seats: For those who have always reserved a seat for the Holidays but will be unable to attend in person; we are offering you the option to still be part of our service. By purchasing your Spiritual Seats, the Chazzan will include your names in the prayers, and you will be helping support Chabad, thereby giving you the sense of belonging and the powerful Divine merit of Holiday attendance.
  • Holiday Gift & Prayer Book:  We will be offering a taste of the Holidays with a give-away of home made honey cake, apples and honey, plus a beautifully printed Holiday Guide of Prayers and Insights that you will be able to use for your own home-bound Holiday Service.
  • Pre-Holiday Classes & Inspiration: We will be offering classes and DIY training to inspire your own prayers at home as well as recording and sending out the High Holiday Sermons before the holiday.
  • Shofar on the Lawn: Special Rosh Hashana Program for Families with Children! Every child will receive a High Holiday To-Go Kit! 

KAPAROT

It is an ancient custom on Erev Yom Kippur (or the days in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) to perform Kaparot with a chicken, or alternatively with money. The value of the chicken or the money is given to Tzedaka.

VISITING YOUR LOVED ONES

Rabbi Menachem Matusof will be at local cemeteries during this special High Holiday season to assist and to lead the services.

Services & Registration
High Holiday Pantry Meals
Classes & Virtual Events
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
Upcoming events
Oct. 30, 2020
Join our email list and visit www.Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for a pre-Shabbat message from Rabbi Matusof.
Nov. 01, 2020
Rabbi Matusof goes live on Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access ...
Nov. 06, 2020
Join our email list and visit www.Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for a pre-Shabbat message from Rabbi Matusof.
Nov. 08, 2020
Rabbi Matusof goes live on Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access ...
Nov. 13, 2020
Join our email list and visit www.Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for a pre-Shabbat message from Rabbi Matusof.
Nov. 15, 2020
Rabbi Matusof goes live on Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access ...
Nov. 20, 2020
Join our email list and visit www.Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for a pre-Shabbat message from Rabbi Matusof.
Nov. 22, 2020
Rabbi Matusof goes live on Facebook.com/ChabadAlberta for weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access ...
High Holiday Appeal
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Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.