Frequently Asked Questions
about High Holiday Services at Harford Chabad

I am not religious; can I come to services at Chabad?

How can I learn about the High Holiday Traditions?

What is unique about services at Harford Chabad?

What time and where are Services?

Is there a charge to attend?

Are reservations required?

How about membership?

Do you have security?

Where can I get directions?

Do you have Family seating at services?

I am not religious; can I come to services at Chabad?

At Harford Chabad we welcome people from all backgrounds and affiliation. The fact that you are even considering coming to High Holiday services shows your commitment to the Jewish faith. Whether you consider yourself unaffiliated or not religious, Conservative or Reform, Orthodox or Reconstructionist Ashkenazi or Sfardi, you are sure to enjoy the services at Harford Chabad.

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How can I learn about the High Holiday Traditions?
We will be having visit the guide section of our site here

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What is unique about services at Harford Chabad?

The mission of Harford Chabad is to create an invigorating and inspiring community. 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 into the prayer experience. The fellow congregants are from diverse backgrounds yet from the same extended Jewish family - Family is always welcome ;)

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What time and where are Services?

Time: The full schedule can be found here
Where: All services are held at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life 15 North Bond St. Bel Air, MD 21014 (excluding the Tashlich Family Service)

The Tashlich Family Service will be held on Monday, September 10th at Bynum Run Park followed by Mincha at Chabad

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Is there a charge to attend?

In short: NO

The whole story:Harford Chabad is independently funded by locals who choose to donate. Many people have partnered with Harford Chabad by joining our Chai partnership program. If you can afford to make a high holiday donation, to help cover the costs, that is great and is optional on the reservation form.

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Are reservations required?

While reservations are not required they are VERY helpful. Knowing how many people to expect helps us to ensure that there is enough space for everyone. It shouldn't take more than 2 minutes using our easy to fill out form here.

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How about membership?

Chabad does not have membership. You do not need to pay to pray! If you want to become a partner, visit the Chai partnership program page.

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Do you have security?

The building is secure and we also have a patrol from the Harford County sheriff's office constantly visiting and ensuring everything is ok. As always, be vigilant and if you see something, say something.

We are working closely with the town of Bel Air Police Department and will have additional security as needed.

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Where can I get Directions?

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Do you have Family seating at services?

At the Tashlich family service, we all stand together as we cast our sins into the water. Tashlich will take place on Monday, September 10th at Bynum Run Park

When men and women get together it is a social event by its very nature. Prayer on the other hand is a very private event and during the service it is important to allow those we love and cherish the space to have private time between them and G‑d. You do not want to be distracted by your spouse (who you love and cherish) and do not want to distract them.

The buffet Kiddush following services is more social and everyone is welcome to sit with their spouses, families and friends.

We hope you can join us!

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