High Holiday Covid-19 Updates

August, 17 2020 – 27 Menachem Av 5780


Dear Friends,

We hope this letter finds you and your families doing well during these turbulent times.

It is hard to believe that it's been 5 months since COVID - 19 has interrupted our normal way of life.

Nonetheless, life does go on and we have adapted accordingly. We wondered with doubt and concern how we were going to celebrate Pesach, Shavuout etc. and thank Hashem we did.

We now find ourselves looking forward to the month of Tishrei with all the Yomim Tovim coming, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur etc.

With laws and protocols changing constantly, we are currently finalizing details of celebrating and worshipping at Chabad of North Hollywood for the High Holidays. Of course, following the guide lines as per the health department, we will make this the most meaningful and uplifting High Holidays, given the circumstances. 

Currently, we are planning for outdoor Minyanim, however, if guidelines do change, we will possibly offer indoor Minyanim as well. We ask that when reserving the High Holiday seats, you specify which you are comfortable with so that if this does become a possibility, we know how to best accommodate our attendants.

The High Holiday reservations are now online and can be made here. We have added a tab for you to specify where you would prefer praying and hopefully, with G‑d's help, we will be able to offer everyone a place where they feel they can pray comfortably. To better assist all of our congregants, we ask that you please reserve as soon as possible. 

With best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year, L'Shana Tova U'metuka and may our prayers this Rosh Hashana usher in a time when we will all be united together, in the best of health, with the coming of Moshiach!


Rabbi Aaron Abend                                                               Rabbi Nachman Abend

Holiday Service Schedule

All High Holiday Services will take place at 
Chabad of North Hollywood - Saara Ratner-Stauber Synagogue 
located at 13079 Chandler Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California 91401

• No Membership 
• Friendly Atmosphere 
• Announcements & Sermons in English 
• Hebrew-English Prayer-Books 
• Designated Seating

For more information please call 818.989.9539 or email [email protected]

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18
  Evening Service 6:40pm
Saturday, September 19
  Morning Services 9:30am

Evening Services followed by Tashlich 
(click here to find out more about this service)

Sunday, September 20
  Morning Services/Shofar Blowing 9:30am
  Evening Service 6:40pm


Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27
  Fast Begins 6:25pm
  Kol Nidrei / Evening Service 6:30pm
Monday, September 28
  Morning Services 10:00am
  Yizkor Memorial Service 12:30pm

Mincha & Ne'ilah (concluding) Service