High Holidays

Illustration: High Holidays 5781. Purple Background with apples, honey post and bees.

High Holiday Community Food Drive

During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our Jewish community can fulfill the mitzvah (good deed) of remembering those who are in need. We are reminded in the Yom Kippur liturgy to make our fast meaningful by accompanying it with good deeds. This year, there are many opportunities throughout the Greater Washington Jewish community to recognize and support those who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity this season, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federation is pleased to present a list of local synagogues and Jewish organizations offering food and other donation opportunities in honor of the High Holidays. Explore what our community has to offer, and find the opportunity that works best for you.


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Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® has great ideas for your festive Rosh Hashanah table!


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Enjoy a variety of Rosh Hashanah treats. Pick-up available at Café Sunflower, Sunflower Bakery, as well as several locations throughout Greater Washington.

Featured Event

The Blast
Adas Israel Congregation, Sixth & i, and Temple Sinai
This year, we will observe the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) differently than we ever have before. Though we find ourselves unable to safely gather to usher in 5781, join us for “The Blast,” an opportunity for the Greater Washington Jewish community to welcome Rosh Hashanah and affirm our connectedness as a community with city-wide shofar blasts.
» Friday, September 18 | 5:00 PM

Holiday Events

Sukkot Fun on ZOOM

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible
apple butter

Taste The High Holidays: Apple Butter for Sukkot

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
Sukkot Grandfriend

Sukkot Grandfriend Event

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Singing in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Taste The High Holidays: Pickling and Food Waste

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Fall Course: The Real Story of Chanukah

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Virtual Tot Shabbat at TBS with our new Senior Rabbi

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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