Chabad Offers Services Geared for Jews of All Backgrounds

With just a weeks before the onset of the Jewish New Year, the question of where to attend services is high on the list for many Jewish families and singles. Recognizing the often high price tag attached to the experience, Chabad of Randolph is offering their friendly and welcoming services for free for individuals of all ages in the Randolph Jewish community. Chabad of Randolph is dedicated to removing entry barriers and ensuring that all who wish to participate in a meaningful celebration of the Jewish New Year may do so.

By providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting, Chabad of Randolph hopes to accommodate those who may otherwise not be celebrating the holiday. Chabad's "user-friendly" services make for an enjoyable and meaningful experience for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayer-books invite individuals of all levels to become active participants in the service.

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This year reservations are recommended, so a seat with your name will be waiting for you if you choose to reserve your spot here. Reserve early to get the best seats “in the house”. Visit, to reserve your spot. 

Rabbi Avraham Bekhor says, "our Chabad House is modeled on the vision of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson who insisted that Judaism be made accessible to all Jews. We offer a nonjudgmental atmosphere and the ability for a beginner to follow along. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry, and encourage each and every Jew to actively participate in these most holy and introspective days."

Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday, September 9 and extends until nightfall on Tuesday, September 11. Yom Kippur begins this year at sundown on Tuesday, September 18 and extends until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19.

For more information about Chabad of Randolph’s services or to reserve a space, visit or call 973.895.3070.


About the High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is observed this year on the eve of September 9 through September 11. Literally meaning “head of the year,” the two-day holiday commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday.

Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the holiest day of on the Jewish calendar. Beginning this year on the evening of September 18 until after nightfall on September 19, it marks the culmination of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. According to tradition, G-d decides each person’s fate on this day, so Jews mark the day by making amends and asking forgiveness for sins committed during the past year. The holiday is observed by fasting and prayers.

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