Jewish DMV High Holiday Guide: 2022/5783

by Alexandra Tureau / August 26, 2022

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A High Holiday Message from Rabbi Ilana:

Dear GatherDC + GatherNoVA friends, 

It seems like every year when the High Holidays come around, I want to address both the  specific state of the world we find ourselves in and the universally personal themes of the Jewish New Year like repair, forgiveness, and starting anew. 

As I sit here writing this message, I don’t exactly know what to hone in on. There’s SO much! And, it’s true –  everyone needs something different, so I should try to hit on all those messages at once. But I don’t want to do that this year. 

The team at GatherDC and myself have connected with so many of you lately, either for coffees, education experiences, or on social media, that we know as a whole, we’re really in need of a renewed focus on our own belonging, fulfillment, and healing first, while experiencing true momentum toward these efforts. 

Of course, we can’t and won’t ignore all of the current events that are essential to our communal and personal wellbeing, but if we get back to the basics of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, maybe, just maybe, we can regain our step and go back out into the wider world on more steady ground, with renewed inspiration, joy, and purpose. 

As poet Mary Oliver wrote in her beloved poem, Wild Geese, “the world offers itself to your imagination.” Together, let’s try to open ourselves back up to receiving the inspiration we know is both out there and within. 

This is what we at Gather aim to help bring about at the start of 5783. We hope you’ll join us and the wider Jewish DMV for a restorative and purposeful High Holiday season. 

Shanah Tovah U’metukah! 

Wishing you a good and sweet New Year,  

Rabbi Ilana 


Our High Holiday Guide is a convenient and comprehensive resource to everything going on in the Jewish DMV to kick off 5783–virtually and IRL. This guide also includes ideas for how to incorporate DIY rituals, reflection, and recipes into your holidays in case you simply want to stay home and plan your own small gathering with your friends!

Annnnddddd, if you’re completely overwhelmed by our High Holiday Guide, unsure of where to go, or want to meet a friend to go to something with, reach out to the GatherDC team!
We’re here to help you craft a personally fulfilling holiday experience.


Sukkot begins sundown on October 9th and ends sundown on October 16th 

Monday, October 10th

Tuesday, October 11th

Wednesday, October 12th


Shemini Atzeret begins sundown on October 16th and ends sundown on October 18th. Simchat Torah begins sundown on October 17th and ends sundown on October 18th

Monday, October 17th

Tuesday, October 18th


Ongoing in August/September

Sunday, August 28th

Wednesday, August 31st

Friday, September 2nd 

Monday, September 5th

Sunday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 13th

Wednesday, September 14th

Sunday, September 18th

Monday, September 19th

Tuesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 21st


Rosh Hashanah begins sundown on September 25th and ends sundown on September 27th

Sunday, September 25th

Monday, September 26th

Tuesday, September 27th

Sunday, October 2nd

Monday, October 3rd


Yom Kippur begins sundown on October 4th and ends sundown on October 5th 

Tuesday, October 4th

Wednesday, October 5th



Where to get High Holiday food