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High Holiday Information

As an independent humanist congregation, we have created our own, unique service books, drawing from both traditional and modern sources.  Our services are primarily in English, but we do have portions in Hebrew (with transliteration and translation).

In addition to our rabbi’s sermon, there is a talk given at each service by a member of our congregation, often on a matter of topical interest. Texts of some past sermons and talks can be found by clicking here.


Admission to our High Holiday services is free to members. Non-members are welcome to purchase tickets for our High Holiday services for $105 per service per adult. Non-member tickets for our Family Services (held on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, geared to children 11 and under, but all may attend) may be purchased for $105 per service per family. Admission to the Family Service is free of charge for families or adults holding tickets to the Adult Service.  If after attending services you decide to join our congregation, the cost of your tickets will be deducted from your membership dues.

Our High Holiday services are held at:

Beth Chai Congregation at RRUUC
6301 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
(parking lot entrance on Whittier)

Event Details

Rosh Hashanah:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Family Services 9:30am
Adult Services 10:30am

Kol Nidre:
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30pm (only one service)

Yom Kippur:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Family Services 9:30am
Adult Services 10:30am



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