Yom Kippur

August 12, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

No School for MCPS Students the Day After Labor Day

Students and staff will be off on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The MCPS 2021-2022 school year calendar, adopted by the Board of Education on March 23, lists the day after Labor Day as a non-instructional day. It falls on Rosh Hashanah. Classes will begin before Labor Day for the second year in a row, starting on Monday, […]

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October 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and people of the Jewish faith are continuing to celebrate Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. No School for MCPS Students: Since it’s Yom Kippur, […]

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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks at Bethesda Yom Kippur Service

Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the high holy days in the Jewish religion. It’s a time for reflection, atonement and fasting. Today, it was a day of surprise for some of the several hundred who attended morning services at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The guest speaker was none other than […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Faces Challenges for 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The Montgomery County School Board will have to make a tough decision for the 2018 -2019 school year calendar if Governor Larry Hogan denies the board’s request to extend the school year calendar. An executive order by Hogan requires Maryland schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 14 with a minimum of […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County

It’s Yom Kippur.  Here are five more things to know today, Oct. 12th, in Montgomery County: 1. Election Judges Needed: A spokesperson for the Board of Elections says 700 more election judges are needed for Election Day on Nov. 8th. Find out how you can help, here. 2. Street Beat: A van outfitted with special equipment […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Free Yom Kippur Services at Chabad of Aspen Hill in Rockville

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, according to Rabbi Levi Raskin of Chabad of Aspen Hill in Rockville. Recognizing that it can often be expensive to experience Yom Kippur, Chabad of Aspen Hill is offering free services for all ages in the community. “While some may […]

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September 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools students have the day off today. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Pope Francis is in Washington, D.C. and we have you covered from attending an early morning mass in Silver Spring to boarding the Metro at Shady Grove for the papal parade. […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Celebrating Yom Kippur in Montgomery County

Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is celebrated this year starting on the evening of Sept. 22 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 23. It is also the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people and calls for atonement and repentance. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington is scheduled to celebrate […]

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November 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

Board of Education Table photo

MCPS Removes All References to Religion on School Calendar

Next year’s Montgomery County schools’ calendar will list days off of school but will not associate those days with specific religious holidays. That’s the decision of the Montgomery County Board of Education in a vote of 7-1 (with Mike Durso dissenting). Board member Rebecca Smondrowski made the motion Tuesday afternoon that deletes any mention of […]

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November 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

Proposed School Calendar Removes Jewish Holiday, Keeps Muslim Holiday Off

Students may still be off school when the Jewish holidays of  Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are  celebrated next year, but they may not be listed on the calendar that way. The Montgomery County Board of Education is considering a change to next year’s school calendar that would leave off the name of these two Jewish holidays […]

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