If you won't be able to join us for services, please do join us for our In 'N Out Shofar following services on Sunday.
What will be different this year?
For your safety, we will seated apart this year in an open sided tent in the Alperowitz backyard and for Yom Kippur possibly at a larger venue, the Garden View room in the Homewood Suites, and limiting the number of attendees to allow for that. RSVP now to reserve your spot. Masks will be provided. Lunch will be served on Rosh Hashana in individual containers. We do have a final Shofar blowing on Sunday after services for all those that can not attend the full services. Otherwise you can expect the same warm, inspiring and hearty atmosphere you have come to love in previous years.
I am not religious; can I come to services at Chabad?
At Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota, we welcome people from all Jewish backgrounds, affiliations or non-affiliations. The fact that you are even considering coming to High Holiday services shows your commitment to the Jewish faith and a Jewish spark. Even if you consider yourself unaffiliated or not religious, you are sure to enjoy the services at Chabad of South Dakota.
What is unique about services at Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota?
The mission of Chabad of South Dakota is to create an invigorating and inspiring Jewish learning and experiential atmosphere. Services are traditional while including a super friendly environment. The prayer books are in English and Hebrew. The Rabbi is friendly and provides a running commentary throughout the service, bringing meaning and joy (plus some jokes) into the prayer experience. The fellow congregants are from diverse backgrounds yet we all feel part of the extended Jewish family. Even if its been years since you have attended a service - you will enjoy this. After all, family is always welcome ;).
Are reservations required?
While reservations are usually not required, this year they are mandatory. In order for us to allow social distancing to take place, we will need to limit the attendees. RSVP now to reserve your spot.
How about membership?
Chabad does not have membership. You do not need to pay to pray! If you would like to make a donation for the service- it is greatly appreciated and you have that option here, or you check out our High Holiday Sponsorship Opportunities, above.
Do you have family seating at services?
In the synagogue there are different arrangements for spiritual and social times according to tradition. During actual synagogue prayer services there are separate men's and women's seating areas. When men and women get together it is a social event by its very nature. Prayer time on the other hand is a more private event and during the service it is important to allow those we love, as well as other congregants, the space to have private time between them and G‑d without social distractions. The Kiddush following services is more social and everyone is welcome to sit with their spouses, families and friends.
What time and where are Services?
The full schedule and location can be found above. You can pick as many services you would like to attend. Due to possible last minute changes, please RSVP to stay updated.
Is there a charge to attend?
In short: NO The whole story: Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota is independently funded by generous participants who choose to donate according to their ability. If you can afford to make a high holiday donation, to help cover the costs, that is very appreciated. Have a question that didn't make it to this list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will G‑d willing reply within 24 hours!