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High Holiday Services at Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale 

Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale continues to be a source of positive light, hope and optimism in current challenging times, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Therefore, for your safety and for your convenience, we will be hosting two (2) High Holiday services on both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur; one in the Shul and one in the Social Hall.  So we can best accommodate everyone, we ask you please call the office and let us know how many will be attending. (If necessary, we have a 3rd location for an additional minyan). Phone: 954.568.1190; email: office@chabadfll.com

We also plan to have alternative services on the second day of Rosh Hashanah to allow more people to attend the Shofar blowing service. On Sunday, September 20, there will be a 20 minute service including Shofar in the parking lot behind the Shul every hour on the hour beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. at which time we will all walk to the beach for Tashlich services.

We recognize that most of our community is not yet ready to attend public services, and we fully respect that approach and are not specifically encouraging anyone to attend services during this High Holiday period. The Torah puts the primacy of health as a religious virtue. In addition, any person with underlying issues is strongly discouraged from attending services until the situation changes.  

Social Distancing Guidelines and Safety precautions: 

  • Facial masks are required inside our building. 
  • Hand sanitizers will be displayed throughout our facilities. 
  • For those who want, disposable gloves will be available.
  • Those who are not feeling well or have been exposed to people infected with Covid-19 cannot attend services for the safety and well-being of others. 
  • Please respect social distancing. 

High Holiday Services schedule: 

Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday evening, September 18, and continues through September 20.  Evening services are at 7:00 p.m. Morning services are at 9:00 a.m. The special Shofar blowing service is on Sunday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m.

The Yom Kippur Fast begins on Sunday evening, September 27, at 6:53 p.m. and ends on Monday, September 28, at 7:44 p.m.  Kol Nidrei will begin at 6:45 p.m. Yom Kippur morning service begins at 9:00 a.m.  Yizkor is at 12:00 p.m.  Mincha is at 6:15 p.m. 

On Yom Kippur, in addition to the two indoor services, we will have a tent in the parking lot for:
Kol Nidrei services Sunday, September 27 at 6:45 p.m. and Yizkor Services on Monday, September 28 at 12:00 p.m.

With best wishes for a meaningful, inspirational and healthy New Year, 

Rabbi Moishe Meir Lipszyc