High Holy Days 2021/5782

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.

We are pleased to announce that High Holy Days services will return to our Sanctuary. To ensure the health and safety of all of us, seating capacity will be limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For those who prefer to worship from home, we will be live-streaming many of our High Holy Days services.

COVID Protocols:

To ensure the health and safety of all of us, seating capacity will be limited, and masks will be required to be worn at all times when on our campus. Additionally:

  • Only fully vaccinated persons will be admitted to the Traditional Services.
  • Vaccination is optional for the Family Service. COVID testing will not be required.
  • Seating will be physically distanced between pods.
  • Our Band and Chorale will participate only in the Traditional Services.

After a year apart, we are excited to be together again for the High Holy Days. But if we have learned one thing from the past 18 months, there is still a need for caution, patience, and flexibility. Our High Holy Days plans for limited in-person attendance are based on the information we have as of mid-July. Should the pandemic situation change, we may need to modify these plans. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

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Memorial Book Lulav and Etrog Sets


High Holy Day Schedule

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. Links will be sent as we get closer to the High Holy Days. Many of our services will be recorded and available on our website for ticket holders.


S’lichot

Saturday, August 28th

7:00 p.m. – S’lichot Program
8:00 p.m. – Havdallah
8:15 p.m. – Slichot Healing Service

S’lichot will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

Join us as we welcome Uri Feinberg from Israel via Zoom.

S’lichot, the Hebrew word meaning ‘forgiveness’ refers to the special penitential prayers recited by Jews through the High Holy Days.


From Beethoven to Bor’chu

Tuesday, August 31st, at 7:00 p.m.

This is a live, virtual event. Registration is required. See below.

The creation of a symphony based on the High Holy Day Liturgy featuring Cantor David Shukiar and Dr. Steve Rothstein.

Imagine how you feel when you hear Avinu Malkeinu, B’rosh Hashanah Yikateivun, Kol Nidre, or the sound of the shofar. Now imagine how that beautiful music would sound played by an eighty-piece orchestra.

Join Cantor David Shukiar and Composer Steve Rothstein as they take you through the journey to bring your favorite High Holy Days memories from the synagogue to the concert hall via a multi-media presentation.

For more information click here.Register for this special symphony here


Erev Rosh Hashanah

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

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar will lead our community in worship.


Rosh Hashanah Services

Tuesday, September 7th

All Rosh Hashanah services will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required – except for the Young Children’s Service) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

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 music from our TAE Chorale and Band of Milk and Honey.

Only fully vaccinated persons will be admitted to the Traditional Service. Masks required for age 2 and older.

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. You do not have to have children to attend.

Vaccination is optional for the Family Service. COVID testing not required. Masks required for age 2 and older.

3:30 p.m. – Young Children’s Service

Location: Conejo Creek North Park

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.

Tickets are NOT required.

Location: Conejo Creek Park
1379 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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

Tickets are NOT required.

Join us for a Shabbat picnic preceded and followed by our services led by Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar.

Location: Zuma Beach – Tower #13 


Kever Avot

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

Virtual only. Streamed-live. Tickets are NOT required.

In conjunction with Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks.


Kol Nidre

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

Kol Nidre will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

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

Yom Kippur services will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required – except for the Young Children’s Service) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

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.

Only fully vaccinated persons will be admitted to the Traditional Services. Masks required for age 2 and older.

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. You do not have to have children to attend.

Vaccination is optional for the Family Service. COVID testing not required. Masks required for age 2 and older.

3:30 p.m. – Young Children’s Service

Location: Temple Adat Elohim’s Sanctuary

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 Children’s Service. COVID testing not required. Masks required for age 2 and older.


Yom Kippur Afternoon Program

Thursday, September 16th

The Meditation Service will take place IN-PERSON (tickets required) or LIVE via TAE-HHD link.

1:45 p.m. – Adult Small Group Study
3:30 p.m. – Adult Small Group Study
Topics and facilitators to be determined.

4:30 p.m. – Meditation Service


Yizkor & Ne’ilah

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

Yizkor & Ne’ilah will take place IN-PERSON (tickets NOT required) or LIVE via an TAE-HHD link.

The TAE Shofar Corps (aka anyone with a Shofar) is invited for a community t’kiah to conclude our HHD services.


High Holy Day Food Drive

Our annual Food Drive will take place in conjunction with Yom Kippur. Please bring your food donation to the temple on September 15th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. or September 16th, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. A collection truck for the SOVA Food Pantry will be in our parking lot. 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.


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. Go to www.ccarpress.org/hhd.