Oseh Shalom

High Holy Days: Prepare for the High Holy Days with programs ranging from study, meditation, shofar blasts, a cooking class, kids events and more.  All our major religious services, classes and events will be online with one or two small, socially distanced outdoor events. Guests are welcome. Click Contact Us for access. Our office is open by appointment: 301-498-5151.  Guests must wear face masks.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service

September 20, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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This year we will be holding a virtual creative service for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. What does this mean?  Because we will be davening virtually over zoom, we will be shortening the service.  Instead of a “traditional” Torah service, we will be reading some key verses from the story of the binding of Isaac (the Akedah), and using poetry, alternative readings, and discussion to explore this profound and troubling story. There will also be a short drash on haftarah, with a selection of verses chanted. We will be keeping key core prayers – Mah Tovu, HaMelech, Unetaneh Tokef, the Shofar service, for example.

At the beginning of the service we will be consciously trying to create “virtual sanctuaries” – “sacred tents” – that will be linked together virtually via zoom.  To help do this, we encourage you to physically create a “sacred space” in the area you will be davening. You can do this by putting some flowers or other objects or pictures in the space, or by lighting a candle – anything to make the physical space you’ll be in a little different and special.

Join via Zoom using the HHD password provided separately.