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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Farewell Rabbi Fenves 7:00 pm
Farewell Rabbi Fenves
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us, via Zoom, in celebrating Rabbi Fenves and wishing her a fond farewell! Registration will close at 12pm on June 3rd, the day of the event. Zoom info will be sent out later that … Continued
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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/4/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/4/2020)
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hiking Info Session (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Hiking Info Session (Young Adult Program)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Want to get into hiking but don’t know where to start? Join us as YALCer and experienced hiker Grant Purcell shares the do’s and don’ts of hiking, provides insider tips on Bay Area trails, and … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (6/5/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (6/5/20)
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Arik Luck. D'var Torah will be delivered by our rabbinical intern, Leo Fuchs. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/6/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/6/20)
Jun 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Rabbi Sydney Mintz (6/6/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Sydney Mintz (6/6/20)
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Sydney Mintz on Facebook Live, click here.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020)
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020)
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (6/12/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (6/12/20)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
One Shabbat with Rabbi Carla Fenves and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. To … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (6/12/20) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (6/12/20)
Jun 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Leo Fuchs – 6/13/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Leo Fuchs – 6/13/20)
Jun 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program)
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by Rabbi Rodich. Each month we … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020)
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El who identify as Jews of Color to meet each other, share stories, and explore the needs and hopes of our community. We acknowledge that while this need has always existed, it … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 6/20/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 6/20/20)
Jun 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible 9:30 am
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Five Summer Zoom SessionsJudaism through the Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew BibleLed by Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence KushnerFive Shabbat mornings, 9:30-11am (with a 15 minute break)Students are requested to leave their zoom videos “on” throughout.(This … Continued
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible 10:00 am
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Five Summer Zoom SessionsJudaism through the Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew BibleLed by Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence KushnerFive Shabbat mornings, 10:00-11:30am (with a 15 minute break)Students are requested to leave their zoom videos “on” throughout.(This … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020)
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/27/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/27/20)
Jun 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Welcome to High Holy Days at Congregation Emanu-El

Please consider donating any food you do not eat on Yom Kippur to those who are hungry. In particular, tuna & canned meat, peanut butter, rice, pasta, soups, canned fruits and vegetables are needed. Drop off at Temple Emanu-El, in the collection bin outside the main office or inside the main entrance gate, Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Food Bank is also accepting donations during the holidays. Please help increase food security and reduce hunger.

One Pass

With your One Pass, you may attend any service. You will need to show your One Pass at all services except those that indicate “No One Pass or ticket required” or “Open to the Community.” Students are welcome to come with their current school IDs; no passes are needed.
Please note: All passes for High Holy Day services are non-transferable, for security reasons.

Security

For the protection of everyone, security personnel reserve the right to inspect all purses and packages and check identification. In the interest of time, please bring only what you will need during the service. Please allow extra time to pass through the security lines.

Parking

If you would like to look for street parking around the Temple, we have obtained waivers of time limits and street cleaning for both sides of the following streets:

  • Lake Street: from Arguello to 4th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, and 4th Avenue: from Lake to California
  • Arguello: from Jackson to California
  • Sacramento, Clay, Washington, and Jackson: from Arguello to Spruce
  • Cherry, Maple, and Spruce: from Jackson to Sacramento

Childcare

Child care is for ages 2 – 10 and is provided during Rosh Hashanah morning services, Kol Nidre (early services only) and all day on Yom Kippur. There is no childcare for Erev Rosh Hashanah services or the late  Kol Nidre service.  A form must be submitted in advance to enroll your child(ren) for child care using the link below.

If you choose to bring a young child to services not specifically noted as child-friendly, please be sure that your child is able to sit through the entire service (approximately two hours) so as not to disturb other worshipers. Otherwise, please register now for child care, or make other arrangements.

Guests

You may include your friends or relatives who would like to attend in one of the following ways:

  • Register now online to request guest tickets. Tickets are $175 per seat per service or $600 if you are requesting tickets for all five services (two evenings, two mornings and Yizkor).
  • We have a limited number of tickets available for visitors and they can only be purchased by members of the synagogue. It is important to emphasize that Congregation Emanu-El members are our first priority with respect to space at High Holy Day services.
  • If your visitors belong to a Reform or Liberal congregation, please ask them to request tickets by having their synagogue email proof of membership, services requested and full contact information to reciprocity@emanuelsf.org. The URJ Courtesy Request form details the information needed.  Your guests should ask their synagogue to indicate that they are attending with you. The sooner your guests can request reciprocity, the sooner we can confirm that we have space to accommodate them. We may not be able to fill last minute requests for all services.  Email to reciprocity@emanuelsf.org.

Travel

The deadline has now passed for us to request reciprocity for our members at other congregations. We suggest you take your Emanu-El High Holy Day One Pass(es) with you to prove your current membership. We cannot guarantee that reciprocity will be accepted by the synagogue you wish to visit. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

 
Questions

If you have any questions about the High Holy Days, please contact our High Holy Days office at (415) 751-2541 x138 or email hhd@emanuelsf.org. The High Holy Days office is staffed on a part-time basis.


Services Open to the Community


High Holy Day Schedule

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah customs here

Wondering about the different styles of our services?

Early Service (formerly Classic): Cantor Arik Luck leads a majestic musical ensemble including strings, clarinet, choir, and keyboard, creating a deeply emotional, uplifting and contemplative experience.
Late Service (formerly Contemporary): Cantor Marsha Attie and her musicians lead soulful, spirited, participatory, warm, intimate and prayerful services.

KOL NIDRE and YOM KIPPUR

Learn more about Yom Kippur customs here.

KOL NIDRE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship, led in a participatory, educational style by our clergy.  Open to the community. Appropriate for children under age 5, accompanied by at least one adult.
No One Pass or ticket required.

6:00 pm – Early Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by  Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Ryan Bauer.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck and accompanists.

8:30 pm – Late Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Jason Rodich. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists.

YOM KIPPUR DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

9:00 am – Early Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich . Sermon by Rabbi Carla Fenves.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck and accompanists.

10:00 am – Service for families with children ages 5 and under, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sydney Mintz with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

10:00 am –  High Holy Day Learning, Guild Hall
Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner: Parents

No One Pass or ticket required.

11:30 am – High Holy Day Learning, Guild Hall
Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce:
The Development and Transmission of Jewish Law and Lore
If the Bible is the foundation of Judaism, then the post-biblical writing of the Talmud and numerous other collections of Jewish Law (Halacha) and Lore (Aggadah), created by some of the most gifted scholars in Jewish history, was designed to legislate and narrate centuries of Jewish life in times of change, transition, and revolution –  texts that created normative Judaism.

No One Pass or ticket required.

11:45 am – Late Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Carla Fenves. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

2:00 pm –  A Panel on San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis, Guild Hall
Please join us for a critical discussion and update on the Tzedek Council’s efforts to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in our city.  Learn about our successes in serving this population, plans for our social justice work in the coming year, and opportunities for you to get involved.

No One Pass or ticket required.

2:00 pm – Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods: Prayer, Meditation and Music with Rabbi Sydney Mintz. Participants will meet at the front gate of the temple at 2:00 pm to walk to the Presidio and return in time for the 3:30 pm Community Service led by our teens.
No One Pass or ticket required. 

2:30 pm – Afternoon Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer.  Music by Cantor Arik Luck and accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

3:30 pm – Community Service led by our teens, Main Sanctuary
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, Torah readings and commentaries created and led by our teen.  With Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

4:00 pm Guided Meditation, Guild Hall (note: latecomers will not be admitted)
Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
No One Pass or ticket required.

4:00 pm – Healing Service, Reuben Rinder Chapel
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
No One Pass or ticket required.

YIZKOR AND NEILAH CONCLUDING WORSHIP

A memorial service called Yizkor (Remembrance) is recited near the conclusion of Yom Kippur. It is said by every person who has lost a parent or other loved ones.
Neilah (the full name of this service is Ne’ilat She’arim (Closing of the Gates), referring to the daily closing of the Temple gates in Jerusalem) follows Yizkor. On Yom Kippur, this literal closing is symbolically associated with the closing of the heavenly gates that remained open to prayer until sunset. If you wish to wait until the Yizkor service concludes, you may enter the sanctuary at the beginning of Neilah.

5:30 pm – Yizkor and Neilah Services, Main Sanctuary
Led by  Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sydney Mintz. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
Music: Cantor Arik Luck and accompanists.

5:30 pm – Yizkor and Neilah Services, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by  Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich. Sermon by  Rabbi Carla Fenves.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists.
Space is extremely limited. Tickets or One Passes are required.

Havdalah and Break-the-Fast following Neilah, Courtyard

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Celebrate Sukkot at the Temple with a festive outdoor service at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, followed by dinner in our courtyard sukkah. Reservations are required for the dinner; watch for registration to open soon.

Throughout Sukkot, bring a lunch or dinner and come shake the lulav!
Join us in the Courtyard with your meal and participate in the Sukkot ritual.

Monday, October 14
Nosh and Service, 8:30 am, Reuben Rinder Chapel

YIZKOR SERVICE
Sunday, October 20
Nosh and Service, 9:30am Reuben Rinder Chapel

SIMCHAT TORAH
Sunday, October 20

5:00 pm
Join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes a light dinner and dancing and singing with the Torah, and is a perfect celebration for the whole family. Reservations are required for the dinner; watch for registration to open soon.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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