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High Holiday Information

For Am Kolel Members

If you are a current, Full Household dues paying member, two (2) tickets for each holidaywill be mailed to you by Am-Kolel. If you are a dues paying Full Individual member, one (1) ticket for each holidaywill be mailed to you. If you are an Associate member or if you need additional tickets, please fill out the paper form sent to you, or purchase tickets online at www.am-kolel.org. All current Am Kolel members should order all tickets from Am Kolel. If you have any questions, contact the Am Kolel office at 301-349-2799 or email admin@am-kolel.org.

For Non-Members:

Please order your tickets by visiting the Kehila website at www.e-kehila.org.

For ticket order form click here.

For Yizkor form click here.

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 24
8:00pm - Rosh Hashanah Evening Service - NO CHILDRENS SERVICE

Thursday, September 25
9:30am - Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
9:45am-12:30pm - Children's Service

Friday, September 26
9:30am - Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (at Viers Mill Park Activity Building) - NO CHILDREN'S SERVICE
2:00pm - Tashlich (at Viers Mill Park Activity Building)

Yom Kippur
Friday, October 3
6:15pm - Kol Nidre - NO CHILDREN'S SERVICE

Saturday, October 4
9:30am - Yom Kippur Morning Service
9:45am-12:30pm - Children's Service
11:45am - Yikzor
3:30pm-4:30pm - Discussion Groups and Healing Circle
4:45pm - Mincha and Panel on Social Justice
6:45pm - Ne'ila
7:45pm - Havdala/Break-fast


Rabbi David Shneyer is the founder, director and spiritual leader of Am Kolel. Reb David studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in Israel, earning degrees in Judaic studies from Rutgers University and Baltimore Hebrew College. ...more


Renewal communities have also embraced lessons from diverse spiritual traditions, Eastern philosophy and both Eastern and Jewish meditative practices. In this spirit we sponsor an ecumenical retreat center for the benefit of our members and others who seek spiritual renewal, communion with nature, learning and fellowship. ...more


We are pioneers in the movement for Jewish Renewal, a movement that was born in the late '60s and found it's expression in independent havurot, fellowships of young Jews around the country such as Fabrangen, the Bnei Or community, the Jewish folks arts revival movement, and new social and political activist groups such as Jews for Urban Justice and Naaseh. ...more


Click here for general information about our High Holy Days services.


Am Kolel is a welcoming and diverse Jewish Renewal community located in Montgomery County, Maryland and serving the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Shabbat services are held in Bethesda, MD and once a month at the Sanctuary & Renewal Center, Beallsville, MD.

Founded in 1990 by Rabbi David Shneyer in response to requests for a more personal and responsive Judaism,  Am Kolel is devoted to the revitalization of the Jewish heritage and the Jewish community, seeking to discover and rediscover a Judaism that is spiritually and socially meaningful. ...more

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