High Holidays


We provide full High Holiday services each year on Erev Rosh Hashanah, both days of Rosh Hashanah, Erev Yom Kippur (the Kol Nidrei service). Yom Kippur morning, and the closing service (Neilah).

Guests do not need a ticket to attend High Holiday Services, but a donation by non-members is most welcome.

To help support our putting on these services, please mail a check (memo “HHD services”) to BJCC Treasurer, PO Box 782, Blacksburg, VA 24063, or use the Paypal DONATE button below, indicating in the “Add a Note” field that your donation is for High Holiday services. We very much appreciate your generosity.

Last year we began using the new Reform machzors at the Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur services. This year they will be also be used for the first day of Rosh Hashana. These High Holiday prayerbooks, published in 2015, have complete transliteration of the Hebrew prayers, gender-neutral translations, and extensive commentary.

We’ll use the Conservative Harlow machzor on the second day of Rosh Hashana and for the daytime Yom Kippur service and the closing service, Neilah, as in previous years.

Cantor Irv Gertner will again chant much of our services, with our members filling in the gaps.


Services for which we provide child care are identified below. Services will be held at the BJCC except as noted below.

Wed. Sept 20, 6:45 PM – Children’s service
Wed. Sept 20, 7:30 PM – Erev RH services *Child care*
Thu. Sept 21, 9:30 AM – 1st day service
Fri. Sept 22, 9:30 AM – 2nd day service

Fri, Sept 29, 6:30 PM – Children’s service
Fri. Sept 29, 7:15 PM – Erev YK (Kol Nidrei) service *Child care*

SEPT. 30 SERVICES will be held at the Hillel Center on Tom’s Creek Road:
Sat. Sept 30, 9:30 AM – Daytime YK (including Yizkor) service *Child care*
Sat. Sept 30, 6:30 PM – Closing Neilah service *Child care*

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