High Holy Days 5783

We are looking forward to seeing everyone for the for High Holy Days this year! For most of our services, there will be three options for participation:  indoors in our Sanctuary, outdoors in a large tent in our parking lot, and online.  Space will be limited indoors.  Registration is required for all options.

  • All members and out-of-town family guests must register to attend services.
  • Non-members are welcome to join us in the tent or online; if you register to be in the tent for a particular service and there is space available in the Sanctuary, you will have the option to come indoors.
  • We will not be mailing paper tickets; instead, we will be checking everyone in at the door.
  • Up-to-date COVID Vaccination is required for all indoor, in-person High Holy Day services. We will not be asking anyone to provide their proof of vaccination – we will take our members and guests at their word on this very important issue that affects everyone. If you do not feel well, we ask that you stay at home and we wish you a speedy recovery
  • Masking is suggested indoors, but remains optional at this time.

Technology and creativity have given us so many ways to express our Judaism and achieve our spiritual goals. Therefore, for almost every High Holy Day experience, we will be offering multiple attendance options:

  • In person in our Sanctuary: Capacity will be limited. You must register to attend in person in advance. We ask you to register only for services you are sure you will be attending. Registration is first-come, first-served, and we hope to honor all attendance requests.
  • The tent is back! This covered (with no walls) outdoor space will allow for more flexible seating, a setting for those who need to move around, and an opportunity to be together and hear other voices.  We project the service live to a large LED wall, which is a fantastic way to participate in the service from outside of the Sanctuary.  And yes, we will pray for beautiful weather.
  • Online, via YouTube stream: We have learned many online worship techniques in the last two years, and we will provide a high-quality video option for those who feel safer at home. See the link to our YouTube page in the right-hand side bar.

If you will be visiting NVHC for the High Holy Days and are a member of another Reform congregation in good standing, click here to download and complete the URJ’s Reciprocal Seating Form. Please send your form to Mozelle Stanton at mozelle@nvhcreston.org or 1441 Wiehle Ave, Reston VA 20190.

Scroll down to view the schedule for each holiday.