High Holy Days



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A great rabbi of our generation, Harold Schulweis (1925-2014), taught that one of the distinctive features of Judaism is the Jewish calendar. It is the only calendar of the monotheistic faiths that celebrates the birth of the universe and the birth of all humanity, rather than something particular to the Jewish people. To Schulweis, the Jewish calendar establishes Judaism as a “global religion.”

God did not create religion. God created the universe and within the universe, humanity. Some of our sages argue that the most important verse in all of Scriptures is the one which says that every man, woman and child is created in God’s image and with divine potentiality.

Our High Holy Days remind us that we are blessed with a world full of potential, and that our lives are given meaning and enriched by our quest to fulfill the divine potential we each possess. It was the wisdom of those who came before us to create the great in-gathering of the Jewish people known as the High Holy Days so that together in our communities we would be reminded that it is our duty to love this world and the creatures in it and to spend a few days each year reflecting, accounting for our deeds, and committing to the work of making our lives a blessing to God, other people, and the extraordinary world around us.

May your spirit be enriched and deepened by joining your community, Beth Israel, in prayer and song this High Holy Day season. May you find the resolve to try a little harder, do a little better, care a little more, and bring out your very best, the godly image with which you were created.

We eagerly look forward to greeting you and being together at our High Holy Day Services – and in the New Year ahead.

L’Shana Tova – May 5777 be a sweet year of blessing, love, health and peace.

Rabbi Michael Berk
President Mitch Siegler

2016/5777 High Holy Days Service Schedule ALL SERVICES WILL BE AT BETH ISRAEL UNLESS NOTED

EREV ROSH HASHANAH – Sunday, October 2
6:00 p.m. Early Evening Family Service*
8:30 p.m. Late Evening Service*

ROSH HASHANAH – Monday, October 3
8:00 a.m. Café Beth Israel (until 12:00 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. Early Morning Family Style Service
11:30 a.m. Late Morning Service*
4:00 p.m. Tot Rosh Hashanah
6:00 p.m. Tashlich Service at La Jolla Shores Beach

ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DAY – Tuesday, October 4
9:30 a.m. Second Day Morning Service
Light Kiddush Luncheon

Sunday, October 9
11:00 a.m. Sol Stone Chapel at Cypress View Mausoleum
12:30 p.m. Park Chapel at El Camino Memorial Park

KOL NIDRE – Tuesday, October 11
6:00 p.m. Early Evening Service*
8:30 p.m. Late Evening Service

YOM KIPPUR – Wednesday, October 12
8:30 a.m. Early Morning Family Style Service
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Food for Thought: Learning Opportunities
11:30 a.m. Late Morning Service*
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Food for Thought: Learning Opportunities
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Contemporary Confessions: A Creative Service
with Modern Readings and Folk Music*
3:15 p.m. Afternoon Service*
5:00 p.m. Yizkor and Neilah Services*
6:15 p.m. Break the Fast

SUKKOT – Monday, October 17
10:00 a.m. Morning Service

SHABBAT SUKKOT – Friday, October 21
6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service
7:00 p.m. Sukkot Casual Family Dinner

EREV SIMCHAT TORAH – Sunday, October 23
6:30 p.m. Evening Celebration/Service

SIMCHAT TORAH – Monday, October 24
10:00 a.m.  Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Yizkor Service

* Live streamed services