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OUTDOOR ROSH HASHANAH   /  YOM KIPPUR SERVICES – SAFE, SHADY AND SHORT

Chabad will be offering in-person outdoor High Holiday Services in Centrepointe. Held under a tent, these will be abbreviated services consisting of select pivotal prayers, the Torah reading, the sounding of the Shofar on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, and the recital of Yizkor on Yom Kippur. 

The following pointers are critical with regard to these services:

  • We will be adhering to all Ottawa Public Health guidelines for maximum safety and precaution. This includes socially-distant seating and wearing of masks.
  • Due to social distance seating, there are strict limits to our attendance capacity at each service.
  • On Yom Kippur, we will be having 2 tents, with 2 simultaneous services to accommodate an adult service and a special service for young families. The family tent will have a special sing-along service with prayers, discussions, and meaningful games.  An adult must be present to supervise each individual family, according to Covid19 Safety Guidelines.
  • In keeping with Chabad’s welcoming policy, we’ve always provided ample seating for reserved and walk-in participants alike. Unfortunately, given the circumstances this year, all attendance must be by RESERVATION ONLY, as this is the only way we can follow the guidelines and keep each service within the  limit. We sincerely apologize but we must insist that only those with prior reservations attend. 

Early reservations are strongly encouraged. Once a service time-slot is completely reserved, attendees may only select from the remaining available services. We do anticipate that all slots, of all services, will be booked, so the earlier you make your reservations, the more time options will be available to you. 

For seating reservations and schedule of available services, please click here.

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah Eve

6:49 pm Fri Sep 18 Candle Lighting  

 

(2nd Night Sat Sep 19 Candle Lighting after 7:49 pm) 

 

Rosh Hashanah (Tent in Centrepointe Park)

Saturday Sep 19 - First Day

8:30-10:30 am Morning Services

 Sunday Sep 20 - Second Day

 8:30-10:30 am Morning Services

Shofar in our Tent in Centrepointe Park :

Sep. 20

Family Shofar Blowing under a tent in Centrepointe 

Families must sit separately

Every hour from 11 am until 6 pm

Each service will last half an hour with Rosh Hashana packages and gifts for every child

 

Rosh Hashana Holiday Ends Sunday  7:47 pm 

 

Yom Kippur:

Sun Sep 27 6:32 pm Candle Lighting 

 

Yom Kippur Schedule:

Sunday Sep. 27 and Monday Sep. 28
 
Yom Kippur Services take place in a large tent in Centrepointe
 
There will be two simultaneous options for each service. One for adults and one for families.
 
Sunday Sep 27 -  Kol Nidrei & Evening Service
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
 
Monday Sep 28 - Morning Service with Yizkor
10 am until 12:30 pm
 
Neilah Service:
6 pm until 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur ends at 7:32pm