High Holiday Services with Magen David Sephardic Congregation in North Bethesda

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022 - Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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High Holidays 5783 (2022)

Celebrate community and connection at Magen David Sephardic Congregation this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for uplifting & authentic sephardic prayer with a talented team of Hazzanim and inspiring words of Torah from our Scholar In Residence, Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan.

Parents, find a moment of kavanah (intention) in your prayer as your kiddos are entertained by professionally-led programming, including prayer, games, creative play & prizes!

About Our High Holiday Ensemble

Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan – Scholar In Residence

Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan is the Head of School at Berman Hebrew Academy here in Rockville. Originally from North Miami Beach, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business from Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, his semicha from Rabbi Ari Kahn, and his Master’s and Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. He is a graduate of the Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI) and the Harvard Principal’s Center. Prior to his role at Berman, he was the Head of School at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Hollywood, Florida. He is married to Kara, and they have four children, Anaelle, Netanel, Lielle, and Gavriel. When he is not at school or spending time with his family, Rabbi Dr. Kastan can be found reading, cooking and baking, or exercising.

Liran Kohn – Hazan of Magen David Sephardic Congregation

Liran has recently joined the Magen David Sephardic Congregation as Hazan. Born in Jerusalem, Liran is the oldest to 3 sisters and grew up in upstate New York. He attended high school in Israel and served 3 years in the Golani brigade. He was the Hazan at Baba Sale Congregation in Los Angeles for 7 years. Currently, in addition to his vital role at Magen David, he’s a Private Client Mortgage Banker with Wells Fargo.

Rabbi Yossi Amiga – Visiting Hazan

Hazan Yossi Amiga is a Rabbi at Yeshivat Torat Nahum in Modi’in, Israel. He earned his Rabbinic certification from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and has studied hazanut under Rabbi Haim Louk and Hazan Eliyahou Ouzan. He conducts Shabbatot Hatan, wedding ceremonies, and bar mitzvot in Israel and around the world. Rabbi Amiga has been the Hazan and Ba’al Tekia on the High Holidays at Magen David Sephardic Congregation for 13 years! He is married to Nurit and they have seven children.

Reserve your seats in the Sephardic synagogue of our nation’s capital today!

Special pricing for Young Jewish Professionals available here.

Tickets are $350 per person for non-members. Reserve your seats today!

Are you interested in becoming a member of Magen David Sephardic Congregation? See what membership has to offer you!

Just visiting?

If you live outside our neighborhood and do not drive on Shabbat or holidays, you can still experience the warmth of our community by booking a stay nearby! The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is the closest hotel – a swift 11-minute walk – and the Canopy Hotel by Hilton is about an 18-minute walk. Both hotels are located within the eruv. Learn more about the eruv and Jewish life in our neighborhood here.

If you’re interested in being hosted for holiday meals by our local congregants, please contact our Executive Director, Andrea, and she would be happy to place you!

Cost: Varies

Register: Visit Website

For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Rebecca Suissa
[email protected]


11215 Woodglen Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive
Rockville, MD 20852