Chabad to host high party services at the Delamar West Hartford hotel – we-ha

Chabad of Greater Hartford is expanding High Holiday offerings, open to all, with options for COVID-safe outdoor or indoor seating.


This year, Chabad will be hosting another High Holiday experience at the beautiful Delamar Hotel in West Hartford. Services are open to the entire community, so that people can enjoy an atmosphere that is as physically comfortable as it is spiritually warm and inviting.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Amid the worrying rise in COVID cases, there are outdoor and indoor seating options, to keep everyone comfortable and safe.

The services are designed to make everyone feel at home. The prayers, conducted with Hebrew / English prayer books, are lively, engaging and inclusive – spiced with inspiring tunes and insightful explanations throughout – allowing everyone to absorb the experience on their own level, which regardless of their history and level of adherence, in a non-judgmental atmosphere. They will be hosted by Rabbi Shaya and Shayna Gopin of Chabad.

There will also be a children’s program, as well as an individual box of holiday activities for each family.

The aim of this opportunity is to make High Holiday services accessible to as many people as possible in a comfortable way. There are no membership fees or tickets required for High Holiday services, donations are greatly appreciated and help cover High Holiday expenses.

Rosh Hashanah services at the Delamar Hotel, 1 Memorial Road in West Hartford, will be held on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8, from 10 a.m. with the Shofar blowing at around 11:30 a.m. Yom Kippur services will be held held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15 at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6:15 p.m.

Chabad is known for its open doors and welcoming atmosphere, which allows all members of the community to take advantage of any program that interests them, regardless of their affiliation or background. Chabad believes Judaism should be fun, joyful, and easily accessible.

This is in addition to the services held at the Chabad House, 2352 Albany Ave., in a giant open tent for everyone’s safety and comfort.

People who attend Chabad High Festival services come from all walks of life and levels of observance. Chabad offers programs and advice to help you nurture your Judaism at your own pace in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

To register or for more information, go to, call 860-232-8556 or email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

About Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this year begins at sunset on Monday September 6 and continues until nightfall on September 8. Literally meaning “leader of the year,” the two-day feast commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday. For more information on Rosh Hashanah, visit

About the Shofar

The shofar is the central symbol of Rosh Hashanah, which is celebrated at the beginning of each fall. Synagogues ring the shofar daily for a month before the holidays, culminating with a streak of 100 sounds during the Rosh Hashanah Services, which take place this year on September 7 and 8. The cry of the shofar is a call for repentance as the Jews look back on the misdeeds of the past year and decide to improve themselves in the coming year. To learn more about the shofar, visit

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