Happy New Year!

Join us for the High Holidays at Chabad in Central Brooklyn


Rabbi's Message
We at Chabad in Central Brooklyn join you in hope and prayer, as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5781.

Together we'll listen to the call of the Shofar, taste the sweetness of the Apple-and-Honey, recommit to G‑d on Yom Kippur.

Wishing you a happy & sweet New Year!
We're Open for Prayer
Dear friends, neighbors, and fellow Brooklynites,

With the High Holidays approaching and COVID-19 creating difficulties for many in joining a traditional synagogue service, Chabad in Central Brooklyn, serving the Ditmas Park and Kensington neighborhoods, will hold an outdoor Rosh Hashanah service on Saturday 9/19 and Sunday, 9/20, as well as Yom Kippur service on Sunday eve 9/27 and Monday, 9/28. The service is open to all, no membership required but there is limited seating so please register at the website below.

Come join us and be part of a safe, responsible, spiritually close community coming together to pray for the wellbeing of all humanity—a key theme of Rosh Hashanah—and to hear the sounding of the Shofar, the central observance of the holiday.

Chabad in Central Brooklyn always strives to create a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere with no expectation of membership or affiliation and open to all regardless of background or financial status. This year, we've gone a step further to ensure that the very real health concerns Brooklyn faces do not stop us from coming together.

To ensure the wellbeing of participants, those present will be asked to wear masks, and stay six feet away from people not living in the same household.  

Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah Eve  // Friday September 18

Candle Lighting: 6:41 pm

Evening Services: 6:45 pm 


Rosh Hashanah Day 1 // Saturday, September 19

Morning Service: 9:30 am

Mincha Service: 6:30 pm

Candle Lighting: After 7:38 pm 


Rosh Hashanah Day 2 // Sunday, September 20

Morning Service: 9:30 am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30 am

Mincha Service: 5:30 pm

Holiday Ends: 7:36 pm


Yom Kippur Night // Sunday, September 27

Candle Lighting: 6:26 pm
Kol Nidrei Service: 6:30 pm


Yom Kippur Day // Monday, September 28

Morning Service: 9:30 am
Yizkor: 12:30 pm

Afternoon and Neilah Services: 5:00 pm

Fast Ends: 7:22 pm


Seat Reservations

Please note due to the limited size of the tent and outdoor property, seating will be very limited. To keep the space comfortable and safe for everyone we must put in place precautions. Some of these precautions are 6 feet space between guests, open sides of the tent, air flow movement, mandatory masks etc...

Kids' Program
Led by our experienced and energetic group leaders, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services. Each group will enjoy age appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs.
Programs runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Tashlich Service
In the late afternoon of the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana, the entire community joins together in a proud processional for the observance of tashlich. Representing the themes of renewal and rejuvenation, this tradition also has a way of demonstrating a spirit of communal solidarity as young and old march and sing together while en route to perform a fascinating mitzvah.

Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. "Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree".

Holiday Guide
Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah Megasite
Yom Kippur Megasite
Holiday Times

Further Reading
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.