Happy New Year!
Join us for the High Holidays at
Chabad Jewish Centre of Durham Region

Rabbi's Message

We at Chabad  Jewish Centre of Durham Region join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5781.

Click here to download our holiday guide

Together we'll listen to the call of the Shofar, taste the sweetness of the Apple-and-Honey, recommit to G‑d on Yom Kippur.

Join us this year to celebrate together in our synagogues, in our communities—and with your pre-holiday preparation online.

Wishing you a happy & sweet New Year!

Rabbi Tzali & Chana Borenstein 


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Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 // September 19

Morning Service: 10:00 am

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 // September 20
Morning Service: 10:00 am

Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Tashlich services following services

Yom Kippur Night // September 27

Kol Nidrei - Evening Services: 6:30 pm

Yom Kippur Day // September 28

Morning Service: 10:00 am
Evening Services and Neila 5:30 pm
Fast ends and Break fast: 7:44 pm

Seat Reservations

Prayers are in our outdoor tent and all Covid policies will be adhered to.

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The prayers are warm. The melodies are timeless. The people are friendly. The kids have a program. And everyone feels at home.

Welcome to high holiday services at Chabad Jewish Centre of Durham Region. Where we already saved you a seat. Services conducted in English and Hebrew, with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices & rituals.

Advanced RSVP required this year.

Suggested Donation: $125 per adult. $50 per child.


Kids' Program
Led by our experienced and energetic group leaders, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services.  Covid-19 guidelines will be in place. we are only accepting a limited amount of submissions due to Covid-19. It will be on a first come first serve bases. Each group will enjoy age appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs. Advanced Registration is Required.
Children's Program on the second day of Rosh Hashana (Sunday) and Yom Kippur 
Programs runs from 11:15am to 12:00pm

Tashlich Service
In the afternoon of Rosh Hashana, this year on September 20th after services. the entire community joins together in a proud processional for the observance of tashlich. Representing the themes of renewal and rejuvenation, this tradition also has a way of demonstrating a spirit of communal solidarity as young and old march and sing together while en route to perform a fascinating mitzvah.

Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. "Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree".

Holiday Guide
Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah Megasite
Yom Kippur Megasite
Holiday Times

Further Reading
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.