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Holidays

Holidays

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Do you ever take road trips? Do you notice how you are forever looking at the road signs that say "987 miles to Anywhere, USA"? Or, "next rest area 254 miles"?

The "Road Trip" is the journey of life, with all its valleys and hills, bumpy and smooth roads, and exciting and occasionally not so exciting attractions along the way. The "Road Signs" are the Jewish holidays. Some of the holidays let us know that we need to slow down and look inside ourselves. Perhaps we went the wrong way and need to make a U-Turn. At times we need to just speed up, and just maybe our destination is at hand and its time to rejoice.

With the unique spirituality of Chabad philosophy, the holiday experience with Chabad of Harford County is unique and enjoyable. Always informative, always spiritual and always an energizing experience.

Please click on the links below to identify where we are on this years road trip. Perhaps you'll join us at one of our rest areas for a short visit or perhaps you might stay awhile.

Wishing you a safe and meaningful journey.

High Holiday Services are open to all at no charge. However, we need your support to carry on all of the wonderful activities Chabad offers the community.

Featuring Traditional services blended with contemporary messages
Warm & welcoming environment
Hebrew-English prayer books provided
Sukkot is also called The Time of Our Joy; indeed, a special joy pervades the festival. nightly Water-Drawing Celebrations, reminiscent of the evening-to-dawn festivities held in the Holy Temple in preparation for the drawing of water for use in the festival service, fill the synagogues and streets with song, music and dance until the wee hours of the morning.
Chanukah -- the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev -- celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality.
Free Family Kosher Barbecue in honor of Lag B’omer – Celebrating Jewish Unity - Get to know your fellow community members
The Reading of the Ten Commandments is the essence of Shavuot; it is the commemoration of the moment G-d gave the Torah and we became a nation. Please join us with your entire family as we relive this awesome moment together.

Followed by a Dairy Buffet
The 9th of Av, Tisha b'Av, commemorates a list of catastrophes so severe it's clearly a day specially cursed by G‑d.

As part of our mourning for the destruction of the Temple and the exile of Israel, we abstain from many pleasurable activities on the night and day of Av 9—starting with sundown on the eve of the day before, and concluding with the following nightfall
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