High Holidays
at Chabad of Squirrel Hill
Message from the Rabbi
We at Chabad of Squirrel Hill join you in hope and prayer as together we approach the new Jewish year of 5781.
We will, with G‑d's help, have services in shul over the holidays. However, in order to be able to accommodate everyone with social distance and safety plans in place, we require that you RSVP in advance.
The most important part of services is Shofar Blowing on Sunday. If you can only come to shul for a short period of time, Sunday at 12:00pm would be the time to come.
If you are not comfortable being indoors, we will be blowing shofar outdoors throughout the afternoon. Please click here to RSVP. 
Together we'll listen to the call of the Shofar, taste the sweetness of the Apple-and-Honey, recommit to G‑d on Yom Kippur.
Join us this year to celebrate together in our synagogues, in our communities — and with your pre-holiday preparation online at www.chabadpgh.com/High
Wishing you a happy & sweet New Year!
Rabbi Sruly and Chani Altein
Service Schedule
Rosh Hashanah First Night - Sep. 18
Candle Lighting: 7:05pm
Evening Services: 7:15pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Sep. 19

Morning Service: 10:00am
No shofar blowing on Shabbat
Children Services: 11:00am-12:30pm

Evening Services: 7:15pm
Candle Lighting: After 8:01pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Sep. 20

(For those unable to participate indoors we will blow shofar outside from 9:30-10:00am, no registration necessary.) 

Morning Service: 10:00am
Children Services: 11:00am-12:30pm
Shofar Sounding: 12:30pm

Evening Service: 7:15pm
Holiday ends: 8:00pm

Yom Kippur Night - Sep.27
Candle Lighting and Fast Begins: 6:50pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 7:00pm
Yom Kippur Day - Sep. 28th

Morning Services: 10:00am
Children Services: 11:00am-1:00pm
Yizkor Memorial Service: 1:00pm

Mincha Services: 5:30pm
Neila Services: 6:30pm
Fast Ends: 7:46pm

Join us for services at Chabad of Squirrel Hill, 1700 Beechwood Blvd.
Seat Reservations
The prayers are warm. The melodies are timeless. The people are friendly. The kids have a program. And everyone feels at home. Welcome to high holiday services at Chabad of Squirrel Hill. Where we already saved you a seat.
Services conducted in English and Hebrew, with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices & rituals.
Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, (free) reservations are required!
In the late afternoon of Rosh Hashana, the entire community joins together in a observance of "Tashlich".
Tashlich with Shofar Blowing will takes place at on Sunday, September 20
at Altein Backyard, 6506 Darlington Road
Increase your generosity of Tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. \"Repentance, Prayer and Charity take away the severity of the decree\".
Holiday Guide
High Holiday Prep
Rosh Hashanah megasite
Yom Kippur megasite
Holiday times
High Holiday Picks
The High Holidays is a time when we reflect the past year, and affirm our membership for the incoming year in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked High Holiday features from our site. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on the high holidays.