Our Unique Services FAQ
Are Services at Chabad for me?
Of course! Our Services are set up in a style that everyone regardless of background or affiliation, be it reform, conservative, orthodox or unaffiliated, can feel welcome and able to participate and enjoy the High Holiday Services. The environment is warm, friendly and non-judgmental.
Do I need to become a member to join the Services?
No! There is no requirement to become a member to join our services, neither do we charge for seats. While we obviously do appreciate contributions, we don’t believe one has to pay to pray!
What kind of Services do you offer?
Services that are relevant, spiritual, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable. The services are conducted in both Hebrew and English and the page numbers are continuously being announced throughout the services allowing everyone to know where we are holding.
Our prayer books have both Hebrew and English, as well as transliteration, for all the parts of the services that are sung or read in unison. This allows everyone to pray in the language they feel most comfortable with, and to participate and feel at home.
I have a fear of Services being long and boring? Will the Services at Chabad be the same?
Absolutely not! Throughout the services the meaning and background of many of the prayers will be presented. Many famous Jewish melodies, stories and anecdotes will be included into the prayers, making our services interactive, entertaining and educational.
Do I need to bring a head covering, talit or prayer book?
No! We will provide all our congregants with all the provisions necessary. If you would like to bring your own head covering or Talit you may feel free to do so.
What kind of program will you provide for my children?
For the first time, Chabad will be offering a unique experience for children during the High Holidays. Rather than having a children’s program alongside the regular services so the parents can pray while the children enjoy themselves, this year we are offering a unique Children’s High Holidays Services (parents are welcome to join). We will sing together some of the traditional Rosh Hashanah melodies and prayers, learn the reasoning behind some of the unique Rosh Hashana customs, and enjoy a hands on engaging activity connected to the holiday. Children will walk away feeling like they have just experienced a service for the first time in their life – that they will actually enjoy!
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us and we will be more than glad to answer them.