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 5783
We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate the start of a new year. Our campus will be open to anyone who agrees to follow our COVID policies for vaccinations/boosters and other related protocols. TIOH members will receive your annual tickets shortly before Rosh Hashanah as part of your membership. Information about child care and youth services will be available soon. Tickets will soon be available for purchase for not-yet-members. B’shalom!
Please check back often as we are always adding new and updated information.
S’lichot – Saturday, September 17
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 25
5:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah, Miller Hall
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Monday, September 26
8:30 am Rosh Hashanah Tot Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Songs and stories with our clergy and TIOH song leaders Lana Epshteyn & Isabel Grossman-Sartain.
9:00 am Minyan Service, Miller Hall. Led by our clergy, Michael Skloff, and the Chai Tones Band. Sermon by Rabbi Mari Chernow.
11:00 am Traditional Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy, our High Holiday Vocal Ensemble, and pianist Michael Alfera. Sermon by Rabbi Mari Chernow.
Tashlich – Monday Afternoon, September 26
4:00 pm Beach Family Service with Shofar and Tashlich, Palisades Beach, Santa Monica, near Tower 4, which is the closest tower to the left of the Ocean Front Walk when facing the water from the Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA)
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Tuesday, September 27
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy, our High Holiday Vocal Quartet, and pianist Michael Alfera. Clergy Conversation led by Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh. An intimate service during which TIOH members and friends will each reflect on one of the prayers of the High Holiday liturgy.
1:00 pm Congregational Lunch
Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 4
6:00 pm–7:00 pm Family Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy and pianist Michael Kohan. Teaching by Rabbi Dox-DaCosta.
8:00 pm–10:00 pm Traditional Kol Nidre Service. Led by our clergy, with our High Holiday Vocal Ensemble, pianist Michael Alfera, and cellist Simone Vitucci. Sermon by Rabbi Mari Chernow.
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5
8:30 am Tot Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Songs and stories with our clergy and BNECC song leader Lana Ephsteyn.
9:00 am Minyan Style Service, Miller Hall. Led by our clergy, Michael Skloff, and musicians. Sermon by Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh.
11:00 am Traditional Yom Kippur Sanctuary Service. Led by our clergy, with our High Holiday Vocal Ensemble and pianist Michael Alfera. Sermon by Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh.
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Yom Kippur Sessions
- Regret, Revisiting, Repentance – Can Feedback Feed Us? – text study and discussion session with Rabbi Mari Chernow
- Yoga of Forgiveness with Executive Director Dr. Zach Lasker. Cultivate an ability to practice self-forgiveness in the moments when you miss the mark
- Preparing for Yizkor: Remembering Those We Loved with Dr. Debra Linesch, Allison Dworetsky, and Sandra Klein.
- The Power of Ritual: Elevating the Everyday – Join Yachad and Rabbi Calvin Dox-DaCosta in a powerful discussion.
3:15 pm Mincha Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy with the High Holiday Vocal Ensemble, and pianist Michael Alfera.
4:45 pm Yizkor Service/Remembering Our Loved Ones, Nussbaum Sanctuary.
5:30 pm Ne’ilah/Closing the Gates, Concluding with Joy!, Nussbaum Sanctuary.
6:15 pm Final Shofar blast and Havdallah, Nussbaum Sanctuary.