High Holy Days 2021/5782

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The Jewish High Holy Days are a reflective time of beginnings and endings. We welcome a new year, ripe with hope and opportunity. We close the gates on the year gone by, going deep into our hearts and souls to examine, atone and recommit to doing better. It is a profound process of self-examination and determination to grow and be better in the year ahead.

It’s time to REKINDLE RELATIONSHIPS, RECONVENE, REMEMBER, REMINISCE, REFLECT, and RECOGNIZE the many joys we have to look forward to and be grateful for.

Due to the growing uncertainty of the Delta variant, our COVID Task Force, which includes medical professionals, unanimously decided to join many other congregations in the area, by holding our High Holy Days services remotely.

Please note the following in-person services:

Rosh Hashanah Young Children’s Service at Conejo Creek North Park
Tashlich at Conejo Creek North Park
Shabbat Shuva at Zuma Beach Tower #13
Young Children’s Yom Kippur service on the TAE Courtyard

TAE PARTNER Service Registration TAE NON-PARTNER Service Registration


High Holy Day Schedule

To view our High Holy Days at a Glance Calendar, please go to www.adatelohim.org/hhdschedule2021.

Our clergy, staff, and volunteers have been working to create meaningful High Holy Days experiences for everyone in our community. Please join us for all of the High Holy Days offerings listed below. Many of our services will be recorded and available for registered participants to view on our High Holy Days live-stream page. Click here to watch the service live!
The Password has been emailed to TAE Partners and High Holy Days pre-registered participants. If you do not remember your passcode, email Doreen Austad at daustad@adatelohim.com.


Erev Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 6th, at 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar will lead our community in worship. This service includes music from our TAE Chorale and Band of Milk and Honey.


Rosh Hashanah Services

Tuesday, September 7th

10:00 a.m. -Traditional Service

Our Traditional Service is designed to create a meaningful prayer experience led by Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar. This service includes our youth Torah readers and music from our TAE Chorale and Band of Milk and Honey. and including

1:30 p.m. – Family Service

Our Family Service is specifically for families with younger children (approximately ages 6 and up). This service promises to be enlightening and includes our youth Torah readers. You do not have to have children to attend.

3:30 p.m. – Young Children’s Service

Location: Conejo Creek North Park
Pre-registration is not required.

This service is led by Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar and is designed for preschool age children with their parents.

Vaccination is optional for the Young Children’s Service. COVID testing not required. Masks required for age 2 and older.


Tashlich Service

Tuesday, September 7th, at 5:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is NOT required. 

Location: Conejo Creek North Park

Tashlich, casting away, is the ceremonial tossing of bread crumbs which represents our sins, into a flowing body of water.


Shabbat Shuva at the Beach

Friday, September 10th

5:30 p.m. – Preschool Family Service
6:00 p.m. – Picnic
6:30 p.m. –
Service

This service is in lieu of Shabbat services at the temple. 

Pre-registration is NOT required. 

Bring your own picnic basket and join us for a Shabbat picnic preceded and followed by our services led by Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar.

Masks required for age 2 and older.

Location: Zuma Beach – Tower #13 


Kever Avot

Sunday, September 12th, at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is NOT required.

In conjunction with Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks. Click here to join the Kever Avot live-stream.  


Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 15th, at 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar will lead our community in a service that will include music from the TAE Chorale, Band of Milk and Honey, and our guest cellist.


Yom Kippur Services

Thursday, September 16th

8:30 a.m. – Young Children’s Service

Location: TAE Courtyard
Pre-registration is not required.

This service is led by Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar and is designed for preschool age children with their parents.

Vaccination is optional for the Young Children’s Service. COVID testing not required. Masks required for age 2 and older.

10:00 a.m. – Traditional Service

Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar will lead our community in a service that will include music from the TAE Chorale, Band of Milk and Honey, along with youth Torah readers.

1:30 p.m. – Family Service

Our Family Service is specifically for families with younger children (approximately ages 6 and up). This service promises to be enlightening and will include our youth Torah readers. You do not have to have children to attend.


Yom Kippur Afternoon Program

Thursday, September 16th, at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Small Group Study Breakout Sessions

Meditation Service

Join a study session or the Meditation Service. Topics and facilitators coming soon!


Yizkor & Ne’ilah

Thursday, September 16th, at 5:30 p.m.

Join Rabbi Diamond, Cantor Shukiar, the TAE Chorale and the Band of Milk and Honey for our Yizkor service as we bring the memory of our loved ones to heart and mind.
Our Yom Kippur observance concludes with the service of Ne’ilah as we are reminding of the importance of repairing our broken relationships and preparing ourselves for a better year ahead. Our concluding service will include the music of our Band of Milk and Honey and TAE Chorale.

High Holy Days Food Drive

While many of us voluntarily fast on Yom Kippur, too many in our local community face non-voluntary fasts because they lack sufficient money for food.

This year, our food donations will be given to SOVA (Jewish Family Service’s Food Pantry). A collection truck for the SOVA Food Pantry will be in the TAE parking lot on Wednesday, September 15th, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 16th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please bring your donations during those time frames. If you prefer to have assistance, volunteers will be available to help ONLY on Thursday, September 16th, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You may also choose to make a donation to Manna or SOVA. Simply mail your check, payable to Manna or SOVA, to the temple. We will forward all donations directly to the organizations. Click here to learn more!


Mishkan HaNefesh

 

We will continue using the new Reform Movement High Holy Days Prayer book – Mishkan HaNefesh, projecting the prayers during our services. If you would prefer to follow along from your own copy, now is the time to order.

To order your prayer book click here.