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The High Holidays are a special, spiritually enriching time of year for our community and the Jewish people as a whole. During this beautiful and solemn time of reflection, Temple Israel of Hollywood clergy ushers the congregation through meditative and reflexive prayers, inspiring and powerful sermons, and uplifting music to ready the body and soul for the new year.

HIGH HOLIDAYS 5782

We look forward to having everyone join us for this year’s High Holidays Services.

Current members are invited to join us on-campus (ticket info available soon). In efforts to keep our community safe, proof of full COVID vaccination will be required and masks must be worn indoors. Our services will be live-streamed to ensure access for everyone who would like to participate.

S’lichot, Saturday, August 28 @ 7:30 pm

  • ReOpening toward Ourselves, Others, & God; learning, study, and music with the clergy, featuring Michael Alfera on piano and the JAC String Trio. Come dressed in white clothing as we embody the clean slate with which we hope to enter the new year. We will change the covers on the Torah scrolls to white as well, as is customary for this meaningful season. Location: Rosove Chapel/Miller Hall

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 6 @ 5:00 pm

  • Opening The Gates: An New Erev Rosh Hashanah Experience in the Miller Hall/Rosove Chapel. Join us in-person or online at my.tioh.org/HHDservice (link goes live closer to date.)

Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, September 7

  • Live-Stream Family Service (online only) @ 8:30 am. Join us online by visiting my.tioh.org/HHDservice
  • Sanctuary Service @ 10:00 am with Rabbis Mari Chernow and Calvin Dox-DaCosta, Cantorial Soloist Shelly Fox, and the High Holiday Vocal Ensemble
  • Minyan Service @ 10:00 am with Rabbis Michelle Missaghieh and Lisa Silverstein, with Rabbi Mari Chernow, and The Chai Tones band led by Michael Skloff

Tashlich Family Service at the Santa Monica Beach, Tuesday, September 7 @ 4:00 pm

  • Join us for a Family service, a special blessing for all newborn babies and their families, and to sing and dance. Bring a picnic and snacks and your family and enjoy the sand under your feet while basking under the California sun. (Paid parking is available at PCH Parking Lot 3N)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Wednesday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

Led by Rabbis Mari Chernow, Michelle Missaghieh, Calvin Dox-DaCosta, and Cantorial Soloist Shelly Fox. A special service that includes reflections on one of the prayers in the High Holiday liturgy with TIOH congregants Ricka Fisher, Roger Schwarz, Abby Sosnow, and pianist Michael Alfera.

Kol Nidre, Wednesday, September 15

  • Live-Stream Family Service (online only) @ 6:00 pm
  • Sanctuary Service @ 8:00 pm

Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16

  • Sanctuary Service @ 10:00 am with Rabbis Mari Chernow and Calvin Dox-DaCosta, Cantorial Soloist Shelly Fox, and the High Holiday Vocal Ensemble
  • Minyan Service @ 10:00 am with Rabbis Michelle Missaghieh and Lisa Silverstein, with Rabbi Mari Chernow, and an instrumental trio led by Michael Skloff
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon starting at 2:00 pm–5:00 pm featuring seminars, Mincha, and a speaker who will discuss a social justice issue
  • Yizkor Service @ 4:45 pm
  • Ne’ilah @ 5:30 pm featuring the Mostly Kosher band
  • Final Shofar blast and Havdallah @ 6:15 pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We are grateful for your curiosity during this unprecedented time. As the current situation with the Delta variant unfolds, our plans continue to evolve. We want to be together but we want to do it as safely as possible. The answers we can share are subject to change. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Q: What will be the COVID protocols to keep our community safe?
A: Our Reopening Task Force meets weekly to monitor guidelines and mandates from the LA County Department of Health and CDC in order to determine our practices at TIOH. As of this moment, services will be indoors for fully vaccinated individuals, and masks are required. We are limiting our capacity to current members only, and our longer services will be slightly shortened to reduce the amount of time spent indoors. Our maintenance crew will do a deep clean of our facility at the end of each day. 

Q: What programming or care will be available for my kids?
A: Great question! We are balancing the central role that kids and families play in our community with our concern for those who are not yet vaccinated. At this moment we will offer a short live-stream family service on Rosh Hashanah morning and Erev Yom Kippur, a family Tashlich service at the beach on Rosh Hashanah afternoon, virtual holiday activities on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the mid/late morning for kids in grades K–7. Stay tuned for more information! 

Q: Can you tell me more about online access?
A: We plan to live-stream our services for those who are safer at home. During instances when we have two services running simultaneously we will live-stream the service running in our Sanctuary.  

Q: Will I have to register in advance to attend services?
A: We anticipate that you will need to register so we can closely monitor our capacity. IMPORTANT, being an active member will open the registration system. Please remit your membership dues at your earliest convenience so you will have no difficulties registering for High Holiday services. 

Q: Will tickets be available for non-members?
A: We will not sell tickets to the general public this year due to capacity limitations designed to keep our community safe. Online access will remain open to all. 

Q: What is the parking situation?
A: We’ve got you covered! Lyft codes ($10 per ride) will be made available since parking at and around TIOH is limited. Valet parking will be available in our lots for Patron Members in gratitude for their extra support of our community.


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