Happy New Year!
Join us for the High Holidays at Chabad-Lubavitch Okanagan

Rabbi's Message

We at Chabad-Lubavitch Okanagan join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5780.

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, and celebrate our oneness and love for each other. 

Join us this year for our joyous and meaningful services and celebrations—and with your pre-holiday preparation online we'll be prepared to serve you just that much better.

Looking forward to greeting you and having a toast for blessings in this exciting new year. 

Wishing you a happy & healthy, sweet New Year!



Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah Evening // September 29th

Candle lighting: 6:23pm

Evening Services: 6:20pm Followed by Dinner

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 // September 30th

Morning Service/Torah Reading: 10:30am
Shofar Sounding: 11:15am
Mussaf Service: 11:35am Followed by Hot Kiddush Lunch

Full Four Course Evening Community Dinner and shofar Blowing Service (Sept 3oth) 5:15 pm RSVP here 

Evening Services: 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 // October 1st

Torah Reading: 10:30am
Shofar Sounding: 11:15am
Mussaf Service: 11:35am Followed by Hot Kiddush Lunch

Shabbat Shuvah October 6th 

Morning Service: 10:00am followed by Torah Reading, Mussaf and Delicious Kiddush Lunch

Yom Kippur Night // October 8

Candle Lighting and Kol Nidrei: 6:03pm

Yom Kippur Day // October 9

Torah Reading followed by Yizkor memorial Service: 11:00am

Mincha and Reading of Jonah: 5:00pm

Neilah Closing Service and Culmination of the High Holidays 5780 6:00pm

Napoleons March followed by Shofar Blowing and BREAKFAST: (minutes after) 7:07pm


Seat Reservations

The prayers are warm. The melodies are timeless. The people are friendly. The kids have a program. And everyone feels at home.

Welcome to high holiday services at "CHABAD OKANAGAN'S FAMILY SHUL". Where we already saved you a seat.

Services conducted in English and Hebrew, with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices & rituals. Special children’s holiday program & service.

Advanced RSVP recommended.

Suggested High Holiday Bonus Donation: $100 per adult. $30 per child. $250 per family. Any amount is appreciated. All are welcome at no cost. 


Kids' Program
Led by our experienced and energetic student interns and family, we will provide fun and educational programs for your children while you attend services. We will enjoy age appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs.
Programs runs from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Tashlich Service

In the late afternoon 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.

Our community traditionally walks to the lake shortly after lunch on the first day of Rosh HaShana.  


Holiday Meals
Please join us for our wonderful High Holiday Meals full of inspiration, traditions and delicious food. The meals will take place at...

Rosh Hashanah Evening // September 29

At Shul after services

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 // September 30

Community Luncheon At Shul after services

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Eve // THE BIG Community Dinner and Shofar Service // September 30

Full Four Course Dinner with community, family and friends, including the Shofar blowing service At Shul

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 // October 1

At Shul after Services

Yom Kippur Breaksfast // October 9

At Shul after Services



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.