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High Holiday Tickets & Donations!

The High Holidays begin as noted above - please note that Erev Rosh HaShana is falling on September 15!

Tickets are not necessary for members in good standing, you will be automatically listed in the registration list. However, we will still require registration to attend for the Rosh HaShana Seder so we can get a headcount for food.  Click here to sign up for the Rosh HaShana Seder

We ask that our members consider signing up to contribute to the Break-Fast celebration, a special Oneg that traditionally concludes our HHD season each year, however, you are welcome to join us even if you forget. This is the season of Teshuvah, that marks the first day of our ReJEWvenation Year! We hope to see many of you returning to the synagogue to celebrate with us.

For Non-Members, tickets are $100 per person, with a $400 cap per family. This includes admission to all services and programs for the 10 Days of Awe.


We also offer free tickets to students and military personnel with a valid ID, and we honor reciprocity for members in good standing of other synagogues with proof from the rabbi or admin of your home shul. Accommodations may be made for others on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to Melody Curtiss at if you need further financial assistance.


Erev Rosh HaShana 

September 15 2023

  • 6:00 pm - Rosh HaShana Seder

Rosh HaShana

September 16, 2023

  • 10:00 am - Rosh HaShana Traditional Morning Service
  • 12:30 am BYO Picnic Lunch outside on synagogue grounds
  • 2:00 pm - Tashlich at Bull Run Marina

Erev Yom Kippur

September 24

  • 7:30 pm - Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Traditional Service

Yom Kippur

  • 9:00 am - Yom Kippur Traditional Morning Service (inside)
  • 12:00 pm - Youth Kippur (6-13 year olds and siblings)
  • 1:30 pm - Rabbi's Study (outdoors on synagogue grounds)
  • 3:30 - Afternoon Service (inside)
  • 4:45 Yiskor and Concluding Neilah Service (inside)
  • 7:00 Break-Fast celebration (approximately)

MEMBERS: Members and family household members listed in family memberships are automatically registered for HHD services - please check off your presence at the greeting desk when arriving for services. 

Members and family household members attending the Rosh HaShana Seder or the Yom Kippur Break Fast should pre-register, however there is no charge for your attendance. 

NONMEMBER GUESTS: Registration and tickets are required for Non-members and non-member guests. Tickets for non-member individuals to attend in-person at Ner Shalom's High Holy Day services has been set at $100 for each individual non-member in your party.  For non-member families with more than 4 members, all members of the immediate family must register attendance, however, the family ticket price of $400 includes all members of your immediate family for all of the HHD services. An immediate family is defined as individuals living together in the same household, or within 2 degrees of relationship, if not residing together. (examples: Parent/child; siblings; Grandparent/grandchildren; 1st cousins)

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE AND HONORED GUESTS: College students (with a current, valid college ID), active duty military members (with ID) and their immediate family, and members in good standing of another congregation (with documentation from the other congregation) and those with a letter of special invitation are welcome as our guest. Contributions are welcome.

Donations are likewise appreciated for those attending via our live-streamed services.

Other considerations will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the president and the treasurer. Contact Melody Curtiss at or Debbie Bruce Worship Chair by email at or call 703-369-1213 for more information or questions. Donations may be made on-line or can be sent to:

Congregation Ner Shalom
P.O. Box 2085
Woodbridge, VA 22195-2085


The Jewish New Year begins on Sept 15, 2023!

  2023 2024 2025 2026
Purim Past March 23 - 24 March 13 - 14 March 3 - 4
Passover Past April 22 - 30 April 12 - 20 April 1 - 9
Shavuot Past June 11 - 13 June 1 - 3 May 21 - 23
Rosh Hashanah Sept. 15 - 17 Oct. 2 - 4 Sept. 22 - 24 Sept. 11 - 13
Yom Kippur Sept. 24 - 25 Oct. 11 - 12 Oct. 1 - 2 Sept. 20 - 21
Sukkot (First Days) Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Oct. 16 - 18 Oct. 6 - 8 Sept. 25 - 27
Simchat Torah Oct. 6 - 8 Oct. 23 - 25 Oct. 13 - 15 Oct. 2 - 4
Chanukah Dec. 7 - 15 Dec. 25 - Jan. 2 Dec. 14 - 22 Dec. 4 - 12


Non-Members - CLICK HERE TO ORDER Your High Holiday TICKETS. 

Major Holidays (Considered the highest religious observance):
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, First Days of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Passover and Shavuot. (Please Note that TeShuvah continues throughout the 10 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and preparation for this holiest of times begins a full lunar month in advance.)

Non major holidays (Work is permitted but due to the holiday, people may have events and services):
Chanukah, Purim

Our observation usually begins with Erev services: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin the night before, and last through the day following. Some holidays last more than one day, and continue through sundown of the last day of observance. The week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is considered most holy, and many days there are prayer services or special events or family observances in our Jewish Community.

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