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High Holiday Reservations

  • Welcome to Chabad's High Holiday services!

    The Hebrew word for prayer is "Tefillah," which also means "self evaluation." We believe that old stuffy services can be reinvigorated with an emphasis on personal growth and reflective meditation, and our services are designed to allow and encourage precisely that. 

    Whether your background in Jewish prayer and practice is extensive or limited, the services will leave you feeling enriched, connected, uplifted and energized to start your New Year in the most meaningful way. Hebrew/English prayer books are used throughout the service. Rabbi Boyarsky  provides an English running commentary of explanatory and meaningful insights. It's time for a reset; join us!

    COVID-19 prayer protocols:

    All services will take place in a spacious unwalled tent in the front of the Finkelstein Chabad Jewish Centre - 254 Friel. 

    Kindly make use of the foot-activated sanitizer dispenser immediately upon arrival.

    As we are in an outdoor space, masks are not mandatory; you are nevertheless encouraged to wear your mask, and if you will be singing you must wear a mask. Masks are also required for anyone receiving an Aliya at the Torah.

    Chairs will be set up at appropriate distances from each other; you should remain in your seat throughout the service and avoid coming close to other congregants.

    Please bring your own kipa/tallit , if possible. We will have limited new kipas available, as we are not reusing them, and we will not have any tallits available. If you can bring your own prayerbook, that is encouraged. We will have a supply of sanitized prayerbooks available for those that need.

    Only those who RSVP in advance will be allowed to enter. Walk-ins are regrettably not allowed.

  • 1. Your Information

  • 2. Reservations

  • Additional information:

    Shofar will be blown at approximately 12:15 PM on Sunday, 9/20. 

    Yom Kippur fast times for Ottawa 

    Fast begins Sunday, 9/27 at 6:32 PM.

    Fast ends Monday, 9/28 at 7:32 PM. 


  • If you would like to reserve for more people please contact us.

  • 3. Optional Donation

  • Participation in all High Holiday programs is free. Please consider a donation to help cover the costs of these and other wonderful and vital programs that Chabad brings to our community.

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