Welcome to Congregation Agudath Sholom. Congregation Agudath Sholom is a small, haimisheh (friendly) congregation which was founded in 1897. We have a long history committed to continuity and change. We are a proud, long time member of the Union for Reform Judaism, the progressive wing of American Judaism. Being reform, we are committed to being a welcoming congregation open to members of the Jewish people and their families. We also welcome honest spiritual searchers. Our congregation offers programs for young people, women, and men. Adult education programs are offered throughout the year. Agudath Sholom has a long history of commitment to the welfare and development of the greater Lynchburg area. Come and join us for worship and stay to get to know us as people.

High Holy Days

Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah evening service begins at 8 PM on Friday, September 15th. Following the service, there will be a nice oneg to which all the worshipers are invited.

Rosh Hashanah day service begins at 10 AM on September 16th followed by enjoying honey cakes and then our usual Tashlish service.

Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) will begin Sunday night, September 24th, at 8 PM.

Yom Kippur day service will begin Monday, September 25th, at 10 AM.  
Afternoon service begins at 4 PM.
Following the Concluding service, there will be a Break the Fast, which all worshipers are invited to attend.

There is no charge for out-of-town students or out-of-town guests of members in good standing (a donation is encouraged). There is no fee for a Jewish guest affiliated with another congregation, provided confirmation is provided that the guest is a member in good standing of that congregation.

The charges for HHD are as follows:
Members in good standing (whose dues are current): Families – $60; Individuals – $30
Non-Members (for each holiday, morning and/or evening services): Non-member families – $75; Non-member Individuals – $50 each

A list of all paid HHD fees/names will be kept at the office and given to the door ushers at services, so when you enter, please stop at the ushers’ table to be checked off the list. Anyone bringing out-of-town guests will need to inform the office of their guests’ names one week prior to Rosh Hashanah. If there is a hardship issue, please notify us.

We are very excited about being together in our sanctuary for these HHD, sharing our heritage, our ritual, and our music. We look forward to seeing you!

Note that there will be law enforcement providing security at all times.