High Holy Day Calendar 5780
Sept. 29: Erev Rosh Hashanah; Sept. 30: Rosh Hashanah; Oct. 1: Second Day of Rosh Hashanah; Oct. 8: Kol Nidre; Oct. 9: Yom Kippur
Debating where to go for the High Holy Days? We got you covered. Here’s a list of services happening at nearly 80 synagogues across L.A. and Ventura Counties. By no means complete, but hey, we tried.
Whether you go traditional or alternative, we hope to see you in the pews. L’Shanah Tovah!
SAN FERNANDO AND CONEJO VALLEYS
Adat Ari El
The Conservative congregation holds High Holy Days services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 8:30 a.m. both days. Family service first day 9 a.m. Second day 10 a.m. Tashlich second day 3 p.m. in Franklin Canyon. Kol Nidre two services 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. Mincha-Neilah 4:30 p.m. Farber Auditorium. 5 p.m. Sanctuary. $18 ages 6-26, $75 ages 27-29, $100 ages 30 and over. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.
Beit Hamidrash of Woodland Hills
Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Yemenite services. Guest Rabbi Shalom Hammer from Israel participates. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m., Rosh Hashanah first and second day 9 a.m., Mincha 6:30 p.m., Kol Nidre 6:15 p.m., Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m. Donate what you can afford. 5850 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills. Call ahead for reservations. Ashkenazi: (818) 999-2059; Sephardic: (818) 610-7683; Yemenite: (818) 601-7100.
Orthodox congregation’s erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 8 a.m. services, 10:30 a.m. children’s program, 10:45 a.m. sermon and shofar followed by learner’s service, community lunch, Mincha and tashlich. 7:15 p.m. Ma’ariv private home. Rosh Hashanah second day. 8 a.m. services, 10:30 a.m. children’s program, 10:45 a.m. sermon and shofar followed by Kiddush and Mincha. 7:40 p.m. Ma’ariv private home. Kol Nidre 6:10 p.m. services, 6:15 p.m. children’s program. Yom Kippur 8 a.m. services, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. children’s program, 11 a.m. sermon and Yizkor, 4:15 p.m. Mincha, 5:45 p.m. Neilah, 7:10 p.m. Ma’ariv. 7:27 p.m. shofar and Havdalah. Rosh Hashanah community lunch on the first day $55 per adult, $30 per child. All services free. Donation requested. Unless otherwise noted, all services at Bay Laurel Elementary, 24740 Paseo Primario, Calabasas. (818) 724-7485.
Congregation Beth Ohr
Rabbi Haim Beliak and Cantorial Soloist Andrew Henry lead the independent spiritual and cultural community’s services. Gilla Nissan and Richard Cohen give Torah readings. Violinist Novi Novog performs Kol Nidre. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur morning service 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Includes brief Yizkor service. Yom Kippur afternoon service 3-6 p.m. Includes study session, full Yizkor, closing service and breakfast. Tickets $40 per service, $55 for entire Yom Kippur day. RSVP or come when you can. email@example.com. Congregation Beth Ohr, 12355 Moorpark St., Studio City. (818) 773-3663.
Congregation Or Ami
Musical services led by Rabbis Paul Kipnes and Julia Weisz and Cantor Doug Cotler. Various times. Evening and morning services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur require tickets for each worshipper. Family services in the afternoon. Tashlich at the Beach. Yizkor and Neilah services don’t require tickets. $360 adults; $290 seniors 63 and older; $280 grades 4-12; $20 grades pre-K-third grade. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Yom Kippur Family Service and Neilah at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Suite B, Calabasas. (818) 880-4880.
Congregation Shir Ami
Rabbi David Vorspan and Cantorial Soloist Ayana Haviv lead Conservative services at this haimish congregation. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day contemporary service 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:45 p.m. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. Yizkor 12:45 p.m. Blessing of children 7 p.m. Adults 19 and over $125, seniors 65 and over $100, children 18 and under $50. De Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 886-8853 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.
Reform synagogue’s erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 9:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. Tickets, $336 adults, $218 seniors and children. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670.
Leo Baeck Temple
Reform community’s erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 9:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. $250 young adults ages 26-29, $300 adults. Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-2861.
Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue
Rabbi Michael Schwartz and Cantor Marcelo Gindlin lead Reconstructionist services, featuring the MJCS Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. tashlich at Westward Beach. Rosh Hashanah second day 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Yom Kippur morning service 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., rabbi-led discussion 3:15-4 p.m., Yizkor 5-5:30 p.m., Neilah 5:30-7:15 p.m. General adult Rosh Hashanah $180, general Rosh Hashanah children’s service $60, general adult $180, general Yom Kippur service $60. (310) 456-2178.
Services led by Rabbi/Cantor Judy Greenfield. Erev Rosh Hashanah apples and honey reception 7 p.m., services 7:30 p.m. Tashlich Sept. 30 5 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 9:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m., Yizkor and Neilah 3 p.m. Performing Arts Education Center, 22855 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Reserve your ticket at (818) 789-7314 or email@example.com.
Shomrei Torah Synagogue
Conservative congregation’s erev Rosh Hashanah service for preschool to second grade 5 p.m. Main service 6 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 8:30 a.m. Children’s service 9 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 8:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m. Children’s service 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m. Children’s service 9 a.m. Teens service 10 a.m. Neilah 5:30 p.m. $250 for general public. Members may purchase tickets for relatives and other family at the member price of $180 per ticket. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 854-7650.
Stephen Wise Temple
Large Bel Air Reform community’s erev Rosh Hashanah Family Soulful Service for all ages 5-6 p.m., Erev Rosh Hashanah All-Community Service 8-9:30 p.m. Both held on Wise campus. Rosh Hashanah day one 8:45-11 a.m., 12:15-2:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day two 10 a.m. No ticket required. Kol Nidre 8-9:30 p.m. Yom Kippur day 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Yom Kippur afternoon 4:30 p.m. (Mincha), 5:30 p.m. (Neilah). Additional services times listed online. Services held at the Stephen Wise Temple Campus, Skirball Cultural Center and Bel Air Church. Tickets available at the door for guests at the Bel Air Church. Adults $90 per service, seniors 65 and over $65, youth ages 10-26 $40. Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 889-2394.
Synagogue for the Performing Arts
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Cantor Judy Fox lead erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day free service 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 8 p.m. Yom Kippur 10 a.m., children’s service 11 a.m., Yizkor 12:30 p.m., Neilah 6:30 p.m. $125 for individual services, $500 for all services. Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. (310) 472-3500.
Temple Ahavat Shalom
Northridge Reform community’s erev Rosh Hashanah family service 5:15 p.m., main service 7:45 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 8:45 a.m. Bim Bam service, 10:30 a.m. main service. Kol Nidre family service 5:15 p.m., main service 7:45 p.m. Yom Kippur Bim Bam service 8:30 a.m., main service 10:30 a.m., Yizkor 4:30 p.m., Neilah 5:15 p.m. Tickets $360 adults, $170 seniors 67 and over and students. Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place Spirit, Northridge. (818) 360-2258.
Temple B’nai Hayim
Conservative community Temple B’nai Hayim, in association with Congregation Beth Meier, holds erev Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first and second days 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m., Neilah 6:15 p.m. Tickets $870 for individual, includes membership and one ticket. $1,270 for family, includes membership and two tickets. Temple B’nai Hayim, 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 788-4664.
Temple Etz Chaim
Thousand Oaks Conservative congregation holds erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m., family service 2:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. Tickets for nonmembers $206 reserved pews, $155 reserved chairs. For non-members $255. For members’ relatives $140. Parking $500. Temple Etz Chayim, 1080 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891.
The Tarzana synagogue’s services for families with children of all ages are open to the general public. Traditional machzor, song leader and guitar for high-energy experience. Erev Rosh Hashanah 5:30 p.m. early service, 8 p.m. late service. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m., late service 12:45 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day, open to the entire community, 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 5:30 p.m. early service, 8 p.m. late service. Yom Kippur day 9 a.m. early service, 12:45 p.m. late service, 4:30 p.m. Yizkor, Neilah. $260-$300. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800.
Temple Judea’s Rosh Hashanah @ Camp
Temple Judea repeats the “Rosh Hashanah at Camp” service, combining Jewish holiday celebration and camp. The day includes the service, lunch and camp activities at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, followed by tashlich. Monday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch is included as part of the day. Dress for a day at camp. Camp Alonim, 1101 Pepper Tree Lane, Simi Valley. $25-40. (818) 758-3800.
Temple Ner Simcha
Free High Holy Days services with this Agoura-based community, which blends Reform and Conservative Judaism. Reserve tickets early. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a,m., tashlich at the Westlake Village Inn 4:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. Except for tashlich, all services at the Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Temple Ner Simcha, 880 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village. (818) 851-0030.
Temple Ramat Zion
Northridge congregation’s erev Rosh Hashanah 5:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 8:15 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur day 8:15 a.m., Yizkor 12:45 p.m., final shofar 7:01 p.m. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur $250 per seat, ages 13-65. Ages 65 and over and children 12 and under $225 per seat. Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. (818) 360-1881.
Valley Beth Shalom
Main services feature traditional and contemporary prayers and melodies led by VBS clergy, accompanied by piano and members of the VBS congregational choir. Sephardic service features traditional Sephardic melodies led by Sephardic cantors. Erev Rosh Hashanah first service 6 p.m., second service 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day main services 7:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., Sephardic service 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day main service 7:45 a.m., Sephardic service 8:30 a.m., tashlich 4 p.m. Lake Balboa. Kol Nidre main service 6 p.m., 8:45 p.m., Sephardic service 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur main service 7:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., Sephardic service 8:30 a.m. Yom Kippur evening service free and open to the community. Bring your own shofar and participate in the final Mincha at 5 p.m. Neilah 6:30 p.m. Final sounding of the shofar 7:15p.m. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000.
Valley Outreach Synagogue
The interdenominational congregation holds musical High Holy Days services led by Rabbi Ron Li-Paz and chaplain Jennifer Nye. High Holy Days services are offered via free livestream to those in college, out of town, home- or hospital-bound. All services except for Yom Kippur afternoon are in the Shepherd Church sanctuary, offering state-of-the-art technology and free of iconography. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m., tashlich at the beach at 3 p.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 10 a.m., Yizkor-Neilah 3:30 p.m. at Valley Outreach Synagogue. No one admitted without a ticket. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Shepherd Church, 19700 Rinaldi Pl., Porter Ranch. Valley Outreach Synagogue, 26668 Agoura Rd., Calabasas. For individual tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD AND EASTSIDE
Beth Shirah Congregation
Led by Cantor Estherleon Schwartz. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m., Rosh Hashanah day 10:30 a.m., enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade soup. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 10:30 a.m. Free. Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. (323) 653-7420. RSVP by clicking the link above.
Congregation Kol Ami
Rabbis Denise Eger and Max Chaiken and Cantor Patti Linsky lead the LGBT congregation’s services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 10 a.m., children’s service 10:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day, 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 8 p.m. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. All service general tickets $320 each. Includes all services. All services except Rosh Hashanah second day held at Harmony Gold Theatre, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Rosh Hashanah second day at Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave. (323) 606-0996.
Hollywood Temple Beth El
Rabbi Norbert Weinberg and Cantor Andrew Erman lead services. Assisted by Cantor Isaac Boudaie and Iranian Jewish leader Isaac Norman. Musical accompanist is Diana Brownson. Reservations for admission must be paid for in advance online. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first and second days 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. $120 general admission, $75 students, Military and first responders free. Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 656-3150.
For the 36th consecutive year, the Laugh Factory comedy club holds free High Holy Days services, conducted in the Reform tradition by Rabbi Bob Jacobs. Rosh Hashanah 11 a.m.-1 p.m. service. Refreshments follow. Kol Nidre 6-7 p.m. Yom Kippur 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Neilah 6-7 p.m., break-the-fast follows. No contributions accepted. Tickets not required. The Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Due to high attendance, call for reservations, (323) 656-1336, ext. 1, or email email@example.com.
Congregant-led communal services feature original and traditional song, interpretation and study sessions. Conservative prayer book used. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8-9:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., potluck Rosh Hashanah lunch. Rosh Hashanah second day 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kol Nidre 6:15-8:15 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Institute of Jewish Education, 8339 W. Third St., Los Angeles.
Rabbi Naomi Levy and the Nashuva Band lead services with transcendent music, inspirational insights and soulful prayer at four different locations: Founder’s Church, Venice Beach, Temescal Park and Brentwood Presbyterian Church. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:45 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9:30 a.m., tashlich at Venice Beach 6 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day at Temescal Park: 8:30 a.m. coffee and pastries, 9 a.m. nature hike, 10 a.m. service. Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m. (also streaming live). Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. Suggested $350 per person donation. Founder’s Church of Religious Science, 3281 W. 6th St., Los Angeles.
Rabbi Susan Goldberg leads services focused on pausing and stepping into a different kind of sacred time. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m. service at Friendship Auditorium. Rosh Hashanah 9:30 a.m. at Friendship Auditorium. Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. Afternoon: Meditation, yoga, study, discussion. 3 p.m. family service with “Jonah and the Whale” play. 6:30 p.m. Neilah. Tickets for each event: adult $100, college student $54, child $36. Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. First Unitarian Church, 2936 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.
Sanctuary @ Pico Union
Erev Rosh Hashanah services at Sinai Temple in Westwood led by Craig Taubman, Rabbi David Wolpe and the Pico Union prayer team. Rosh Hashanah at the interfaith center in Pico-Union features uplifting services followed by community lunch. Kol Nidre includes a sound bath and concludes with meditative prayer. Yom Kippur is a day of solemn prayer, introspection and community. Prayer team includes Taubman, Rabbi Bill Kaplan, Stuart Robinson and Valerie Stern. Sept. 30-Oct. 9. $150, Rosh Hashanah pass, Kol Nidre pass, Yom Kippur pass. Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles.
Silverlake Independent JCC
“Days of Awesome Rosh Hashanah Experience” 10 a.m. and noon lunch on Sept. 30. Tashlich on Oct. 5 at Riverfront Park, 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. service and workshops at noon. $30-$85 for Rosh Hashanah, $30-$85 Yom Kippur, $45 Tashlich. Silverlake Independent JCC, 1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 663-2255.
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park
The theme of services is “Seeds of Light,” combining spiritual rebirth and a commitment to the environment. Services uses a Conservative machzor and combine ritual with the egalitarian, inclusive and eclectic feel of Highland Park. Rabbi Jason Rosner, Cantor Ken Rothstein and TBI of Highland Park members lead services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first and second days 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m.. $270 adult ticket for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, $79 students and those under 21. Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, 5711 Monte Vista St., (323) 745-2474.
Temple Israel of Hollywood
Reform congregation. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 8:30 a.m. toddler-second grade family service (no tickets required), 10:15 a.m. sanctuary service, 10:15 a.m. minyan service, Miller Hall. Tashlich at the beach, 4 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 10 a.m. service (no tickets required). Kol Nidre 6 p.m. K-6th grade (no tickets required), 8 p.m. sanctuary service. Yom Kippur. 8:30 a.m. toddler-second grade family service (no tickets required), 10:15 a.m. sanctuary service, 10:15 a.m. minyan service, Miller Hall, 2 p.m. afternoon seminars, 3:15 p.m. Mincha, 5 p.m. Yizkor (no tickets required), 5:30 p.m. Neilah (no tickets required), 6:30 p.m. final blast of the shofar (no tickets required). Members’ children and young adults 23 and younger do not require tickets. General $400. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 876-8330.
Services conducted in English and Hebrew with simultaneous insights and explanations into the prayers, practices and rituals. Advance RSVP recommended. Separate seating. Keynote Rabbi Zalmy Fogelman. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., followed by lunch. Monday evening Ma’ariv 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., keynote and shofar 11:15 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 reserved seating.
YJP High Holidays at Sofitel
Rabbi Mendel Simons and an a capella group highlight a soulful and relatable High Holy Days experience. Organized by Young Jewish Professionals. Limited seating. Prices rise as seats fill. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Rosh Hashanah services $55, Yom Kippur services $105, Yom Kippur retreat $100 (includes pre-Yom Kippur refreshments and post-Yom Kippur break-fast). Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz and Cantor Dale Schatz lead the Conservative congregation’s services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m., second day 9 a.m. Tashlich at Kenneth Hahn Park Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. $400 for all High Holy Days. Reduced prices for students. No tickets sold at door. Selichot open to the community. Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-4985.
Aish Community Shul
Erev Rosh Hashanah Mincha 6:25 p.m., shiur 6:45 p.m., Ma’ariv 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day Shacharit 8 a.m., shofar 10:15 a.m., Musaf 10:30 a.m., Mincha 6:25 p.m., shiur 6:45 p.m., Ma’ariv 7:15 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day Shacharit 8 a.m., shofar 10:15 a.m., Musaf 10:30 a.m., Mincha 6:25 p.m., Ma’ariv 7:15 p.m. $250. The Community Shul, 9100 Pico Blvd. (424) 354-4130.
Aish Havtorah User-Friendly Services
Rabbis Dov Heller, Shlomo Seidenfeld, Jack Melul, Aryeh Markman and Rebbitzen Sharon Shenker lead user-friendly services at Morry’s Place. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:05 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 8:30 a.m. service, 10 a.m. breakout class, 11 a.m. shofar, 12:45 Kiddush buffet. Afternoon and evening services at Aish Center, 9100 Pico Blvd. Rosh Hashanah second day 8:30 a.m. service, 10 a.m. breakout class, 11 a.m. shofar, 12:45 p.m. Kiddush buffet. Afternoon and evening services at Aish Center. Kol Nidre 6:20 p.m. service, 8:30 p.m. class. Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m. service, 10:15 a.m. breakout class, 11:30 a.m. Yizkor, noon breakout class, 2 p.m. class, 4:30 p.m. Mincha, 6:30 p.m. Neilah. 7:10 p.m. fast ends. Break the fast. Reserved seating $100, general seating $18. Morry’s Place, 9118 Pico Blvd. (310) 278-8672, ext. 0.
Attend services at the Jewish rehabilitation organization. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m., tashlich 4 p.m. at Venice Pier. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Yizkor at noon. Tickets for guests $75 per service. Parking at Shenandoah Street School, 2450 Shenandoah St., with a shuttle to services at Beit T’Shuvah, 8847 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 204-5200.
Beth Chayim Chadashim
Join interim Rabbi Alyson Solomon and Cantor Juval Porat as they lead services for the LGBT synagogue at two different sites, BCC and Temple Isaiah. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7-10:15 p.m. at Temple Isaiah. Seder to follow. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Luncheon to follow (tickets required). Rosh Hashanah second day at BCC 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tashlich at 4:30 p.m. at Santa Monica Beach. Community dinner at private home 6-8 p.m. Kol Nidre 7:15-10 p.m. at Temple Isaiah. Yom Kippur at Temple Isaiah 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. morning service, 1:30 p.m. learning, 3 p.m. afternoon service, 5:30 p.m. Yizkor, 6:20 p.m. Neilah, 7:30 p.m. community break-fast. Rosh Hashanah first day, members $25, children (6-15) $18, guests $35. For guests all services $310, single service $140. Students, all services $250 (includes one-year membership), single service $140. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023. bcc-la.org. Temple Isaiah, 10345 Pico Blvd. (310) 277-2772.
Beth Jacob Congregation
Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:25 p.m. Mincha-Ma’ariv. Rosh Hashanah first day 7:45 a.m. Shacharit, 6:20 p.m. Mincha-Ma’ariv, 7:18 p.m. Havdalah. Rosh Hashanah second day 7:45 a.m. Shacharit, 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m. services, 6:30 p.m. Mincha-Ma’ariv, 7:18 p.m. Havdalah. Kol Nidre 6:20 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. services, 10:30 a.m. Yizkor, 4:30 p.m. Mincha, 5:45 p.m. Neilah, 7:08 p.m. Havdalah. Tickets: Men, Shapell Sanctuary $650 per seat, Bayer Hall $600 per seat, Eisenstat $600 per seat, Explanatory Minyan $155 per seat, Teen Minyan $115 per seat. Women, Shapell Sanctuary $650 per seat, Bayer Hall $600 per seat, Eisenstat $600 per seat. Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-1911.
Beth Shir Shalom
Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. adult service and prepaid child care. Rosh Hashanah 8:30 a.m. bagels, coffee and schmooze, 9:30 a.m. adult and JELLI services and prepaid child care, 2:30 p.m. families with young children service, 4 p.m. tashlich at the beach. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. service and prepaid child care. Yom Kippur, 9:30 a.m. adult and JELLI services and prepaid child care, 12:30 p.m. guest speaker, 2 p.m. discussion of sermons with Irwin Levin, 2 p.m. circle of song and meditation, 2 p.m. families with young children service, 3:30 p.m. Neilah-Yizkor service and prepaid child care. Guests of members $165 per adult, $80 per youth ages 6-22. Adult guests $195 each, youth ages 6-22 $80 each. First-time adult and youth, $54 suggested donation. All services at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361.
Beverly Hills Jewish Community
Sephardic Moroccan services led by Rabbi Avshalom Even-Haim and Cantor Yossi Abitbol. $150 adults, $100 young professional, $75 children ages 3-17, includes lunch and snacks. Full schedule of services emailed following ticket purchase. Traditional choral Ashkenazic services led by Rabbi Yossi Cunin with Cantor Levi Coleman and choir. $900 adults, $75 children ages 3-13. Ticket prices cover all High Holy Days services. (310) 276-4246.
Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts
Services on erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. $150 per young adult ages 18-35 and Judaism by Choice students, $400 per person for guests. Temple of the Arts, 8442 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 658-9100.
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Mincha-Ma’ariv, 6:25 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day Shacharit 7:15 a.m., shofar 10 a.m., Mincha-Ma’ariv 5:50 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day Shacharit 7:50 a.m., shofar 10 a.m., Mincha-Ma’ariv 5:50 p.m. Kol Nidre 6:15 p.m. Yom Kippur Shacharit 8 a.m., Yizkor 11 a.m., Mincha 4:20 p.m., Neilah 5:45 p.m. Tickets $180. B’nai David-Judea, 8906 Pico Blvd. (310) 276-9269.
Chai Center Free High Holiday Services
Erev Rosh Hashanah services 6:30-8:30 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Jewish New Year’s Eve Party). Rosh Hashanah services 11 a.m.-2 p.m., shofar 12:45 p.m. Kol Nidre 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “Stump the Rebbetzin” 3-5:30 p.m., Neilah 5:30-7:04 p.m. No reservations needed. Donations encouraged. Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills.
Cool Shul, a liberal, intimate community dedicated to creating an accepting, open-minded environment for Jewish educational and spiritual experiences, holds its musical, casual, family-friendly services in Pacific Palisades Temescal Gateway Park, Cheadle Hall. Bring much-needed items for The Peoples Concern, which houses and helps the homeless. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m.; tashlich follows immediately. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Yom Kippur morning service 10 a.m., afternoon service 3 p.m. Break-the-fast immediately follows. Tickets: Adult (ages 13 and up) for all four services, $180 or $80 for each of the four services. Children (12 and under) $80 for all four services or $20 for each service. Pacific Palisades Temescal Gateway Park, 15601Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. (310) 745-4578.
Creative Arts Temple
Rabbis Jerry Cutler, Herb Freed, Cantor Elizabeth Cohn, soloist Tanja Solnik and the Eclectic Electric CAT Choir conducted by Gary Nesteruk lead awe-inspiring services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m. Tashlich by the sea Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Kol Nidre 8 p.m., Yom Kippur 10 a.m. Students free with college ID. Tickets included with temple membership. Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 855-1301.
Erev Rosh Hashanah. 6-8:15 p.m. service. Rosh Hashanah first day. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. service. Rosh Hashanah second day 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. service. Kol Nidre 5:45 p.m. service. Yom Kippur. 9 a.m. service, 7:45 p.m. break-fast. Tickets for non-members: $400 all services, $285 Rosh Hashanah only or Yom Kippur only, $350 for children 2-12. Free services: Main sanctuary, Erev Rosh Hashanah, second day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur after 2 p.m., and family-friendly services. All services at Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Ave. IKAR, 1737 S. La Cienega Blvd. (323)634-1870.
Inclusive High Holy Days Services
Rabbi Jackie Redner, rabbi-in-residence at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, leads services designed for children of all abilities. Quiet space available. Volunteers and staff on hand. Donations welcome. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day 10 a.m. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Yom Kippur day 10 a.m., Yizkor-Neilah 4 p.m. 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles. To RSVP, call (310) 836-1223 ext. 395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kahal Joseph Congregation
Sephardic synagogue in the Westwood area holds erev Rosh Hashanah at 5:45 p.m., Rosh Hashanah first day at 8 a.m., second day at 8 a.m., Kol Nidre at 6 p.m. and Yom Kippur at 7 a.m. $300 adult tickets, $150 teens and college students. Kahal Joseph Congregation, 10505 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-0559.
Services at Kehillat Israel (KI) and the Westwood Village (WV) Theatre. Erev Rosh Hashanah 5:30 p.m. family service at KI, 7:30 p.m. WV. Rosh Hashanah first day 10 a.m. morning service (Sanctuary), 10:30 a.m. alternative multigenerational service (Social Hall), 9 a.m. early service WV, late service 12:30 p.m. WV, 4:30 p.m. tot service KI. Rosh Hashanah second day 10 a.m. KI (no ticket required). Kol Nidre 5:30 p.m. family service KI, 7:30 p.m. evening service KI, 7:30 p.m. evening service WV. Yom Kippur. 10 a.m. (Sanctuary), 10:30 a.m. alternative multigenerational service (Social Hall), 9 a.m. early service WV, 12:30 p.m. late service WV, 2:30 congregational study KI, 4 p.m. mincha KI, 4:30 p.m. guest speaker KI, 5 p.m. Yizkor KI, 6:15 p.m. Neilah KI. No tickets required for the following services and events: 4 p.m. mincha WV, 4:30 p.m. guest speaker WV., 5 p.m. Yizkor WV, 5:30 p.m. Neilah WV. $600 general at Westwood Village Theatre. $600 alternative multigenerational services, Social Hall. Westwood Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles. Kehillat Israel, 16019 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. (310) 459-2328.
All services for the Conservative congregation are in the Grand Ballroom of the Olympic Collection. Erev Rosh Hashanah. 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day. 9 a.m. services, 5 p.m. tashlich. Rosh Hashanah second day. 9 a.m. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur 9 a.m. service, 3:30 p.m. study, 4:30 p.m. Mincha, 5:30 p.m. Neilah. Guests $250. The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 829-0566.
Metivta: A Center for Contemplative Judaism
Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, prayer leader Evelyn Baran and Cantor Marc Bachrach, the inclusive services feature eclectic prayer, contemplation, chanting, teaching, movement and silence. Tickets $325 for all services. Various prices for individual services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 8:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kol Nidre 6-8:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m. Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., Santa Monica.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m. free service. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. service, 9-9:45 a.m. free Mini-Mishkon Tot Service, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Camp Machaneh (grades 2-6), noon-1p.m. free family/youth service, noon free Spiritual Sidetrips. Rosh Hashanah second day 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. free service, 11 a.m. shofar service. Oct. 6: 4-6 p.m. tashlich and beach picnic, Lifeguard Station 28. Kol Nidre 6-8:30 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 9 a.m.-3 p.m. service, 9-9:45 a.m. free Mini-Mishkon Tot Service; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp Machaneh (grades 2-6), 11:30 a.m. Yizkor, 12:45 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. free Spiritual Sidetrips, 5-6 p.m. free family service, 5:30 p.m. Mincha, 6 p.m. Neilah, 7:30 p.m. shofar. 7:35-8:15 p.m. break the fast. Everyone must register for services. No walk-ins allowed. Contact office or see website for tickets. Mishkon Tephilo, 206 N. Main St., Venice. (310) 392-3029.
Founded by Rabbi David Shofet and the Iranian Jews of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Nessah Synagogue upholds the traditions and customs of Iranian Jews according to Orthodox, Sephardic halachah. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6 p.m. Mincha, sermon, arvit. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m. Shacharit, 10:15 a.m. Hotza’at Sefer Torah, 11:45 a.m. sermon, 12:15 p.m. shofar, 5:30 p.m. Mincha and tashlich followed by sermon and arvit. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m. Shacharit ,10:15 a.m. Hotza’at Sefer Torah, 11:30 a.m. sermon, noon shofar, 6:30 p.m. Mincha, 7:23 p.m. Rosh Hashanah ends. Kol Nidre 7:05 p.m. service followed by arvit, 8:50 p.m. sermon. Yom Kippur 8 a.m. Shacharit, 10:45 a.m. Hotza’at Sefer Torah, noon sermon, 2:45 p.m. Mincha, 5:15 p.m. sermon, 5:45 p.m. Neilah, 7:13 p.m. shofar, fast ends, arvit. Tickets: Membership fees have been reduced to a range of $100-$225 per member. Free holiday tickets with membership. Nessah Synagogue, 124 S. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 273-2400.
Services Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 at 5249 S. Sepulveda, Culver City. For ticket information (323) 547-2286 or email email@example.com.
Ohr Ha Torah
Rabbi Mordechai Finley and rabbinic intern Yeshaia Blakeney lead services with cantorial music by Jacob Kantor and Susie Miller. Services at Wilshire Ebell Theatre except for second day of Rosh Hashanah at Ohr HaTorah. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day 10 a.m. (free). Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m. service, 1 p.m. rabbi’s first study session, 2:30 p.m. musical presentation at Ohr Ha Torah, 4 p.m. rabbi’s second study session, 5 p.m. Yizkor, 6 p.m. Neilah. Tickets: All services: age 40 and over, $200; ages 30-39, $110; young adults, 20-29, $50; children and teens, $55. Both Rosh Hashanah services only: ages 40 and over, $150; ages 30-39, $90. Erev Rosh Hashanah: ages 40 and over, $100, ages 30-39, $75. Rosh Hashanah day only: ages 40 and over, $100; ages 30-39, $75. Both Yom Kippur services only: ages 40 and over, $100; ages 30-39, $75. Yom Kippur Eve and Yom Kippur Day: ages 40 and over, $100 each service; ages 30-39, $75 each service. Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Ohr Ha Torah, 11827 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 915-5200.
High Holy Days at Open Temple are the Jewish Burning Man, Bhaktifest, yoga class, Kirtan chant, hike in the hills, meditation on a mountain and juice fast combined. And through each of these experiences, we seek a reconnection with self. Erev Rosh Hashanah 4 p.m. family service, 7 p.m. community service and kabbalistic kirtan. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m. service, 1 p.m. tashlich, 4 p.m. family service. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. service, 4 p.m. family service, 6 p.m. Neilah service. All-access pass $490. Family fast pass (all family services) $100. Various per-service prices. Open Temple, 1422 Electric Ave., Venice. (310) 821-1414.
Pacific Jewish Center
The Pacific Jewish Center, established in the late 1970s, opens onto the beach, hence its nickname, Shul on the Beach. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:30 p.m. service. Rosh Hashanah first day 8:30 a.m. service. Rosh Hashanah second day 8:30 a.m. service. Kol Nidre 3:30 p.m. Mincha, 6:15 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. service. Guests $300.
Pico Shul/Happy Minyan Days of Awesome Service
Two synagogues in Pico — Pico Shul and Happy Minyan — join forces for an awesome High Holy Days experience. Multiple services, programs and classes take place. Pico Shul services led by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, Chazanim Tuli Skaist and Yehuda Prero and the Maccabeards. Happy Minyan services led by Yehuda Solomon, Jeff Rohatiner, Jon Hoenig and David Sacks. Pico Shul Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur young professionals (18-35), $72 each. Reserved seating (36 and over) for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, $125, each. Happy Minyan Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, $216 each. Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, 9210 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (424) 777-0999. happyminyan.org/high-holidays-tix
Santa Monica Synagogue
Intimate Reform congregation holds services: erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m., Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m., tashlich on the beach 4 p.m. at Tower 26, Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m., Yom Kippur 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Yizkor and concluding service 5 p.m. Film and discussion at 1 p.m. Oct. 9. $225. Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 453-4276.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Live Service is a musical celebration with Rabbi David Wolpe, Craig Taubman and Cantor Marcus Feldman. 8 p.m. Open to the community. Rosh Hashanah first and second days services: various times. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur services: various times. During the High Holy Days, specially designed programming is available for students ages 3-18. All student activities end at the conclusion of adult services. Every child must have a ticket. Oct. 6. 4 p.m.: Tashlich at the beach, meeting at Casa del Mar, at the end of the boardwalk in Santa Monica. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 474-1518. For ticket prices and service times, visit sinaitemple.org. For Atid young professionals High Holy Days services, click on the link above.
The Sholem Community stresses the historic, cultural and ethical aspects of Jewish tradition. Rosh Hashanah day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch for yourself and a dessert to share to Cheviot Hills Park, Picnic Area 1, 2551 Motor Ave., one block south of Pico Boulevard, behind the Rec Center. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. at the New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Center, Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Yom Kippur 11 a.m.-1 p.m., family-friendly discussion of ethics in our daily lives at Cheviot Hills Park, Picnic Area 1. Tickets only required for Kol Nidre: supporters, $200; adult members, $70; student and senior members, $65, general adult, $90; general student and seniors, $80. (310) 384-7534.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5 p.m. family service, 7:30 p.m. service. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m. serivice. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. morning service, 3:30 p.m. afternoon Yizkor service. Non-Akiba members contact Temple Akiba for ticket price information. Services held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. Children’s Rosh Hashanah service at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 held at Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 398-5783.
Temple Beth Am
Rabbis Adam Kligfeld, Rebecca Schatz and Cantor Hillary Chorny lead services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:15 p.m., one combined service. Rosh Hashanah first and second days services at various times. Kol Nidre 6 p.m. Yom Kippur services at various times. Erev Rosh Hashanah service is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a ticket for that service. Otherwise, tickets for nonmembers: $450 adults, $200 students. Everyone 13 and above must have a ticket. 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30-9 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day family service 8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m., adult service 8:45 a.m.-11:20 a.m., tashlich (open to all) 5 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon. Rosh Hashanah second day 9 a.m.-noon. Kol Nidre family service 6:15-8 p.m., adult services 6:15-8:30 p.m., 9-11 p.m. Yom Kippur family service 8:45-10:30 a.m., Yom Kippur adult service with Yizkor 8:45-11:20 a.m., Contemporary Issues Forum 2:45-4:15 p.m., “Getting Good at Getting Older” with Rabbi Laura Geller 4:30-5:15 p.m., Neilah 6-7 p.m. Single-service guest tickets $100 for each individual service. All-services guest tickets $350. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 409-4653.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day one family service 8:30 a.m., morning service 11:15 a.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur family service 8:30 a.m., morning service 11:15 a.m. Prices per service: adults, $165; students, children under 25 and seniors, $80. Erev Rosh Hashanah held at UCLA Schoenberg Hall. For more information, call (310) 277-2772 or click on the link above.
Liberal, traditional and Orthodox services. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day one 9:30 a.m., day two 9:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:15 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m., Neilah 6 p.m., shofar sounded at 7:04 p.m. with a light break-fast to follow. Community tickets: all-inclusive, $285 online, Rosh Hashanah (erev and day one), $180; day two free to all; Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre and daytime), $180. Parent/faculty/young adult tickets: all-inclusive, $185 online; Rosh Hashanah (erev and day one), $136; Rosh Hashanah (day two) free; Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre and daytime), $136. Students attend free with registration and school ID. Walk-ins welcome; prepaid ticket holders receive priority seating. 574 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-3081.
Activate your Jewish New Year at University Synagogue with renewed focus and intention. A selection of service options offered. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 pm. main service (sanctuary), 7:30 p.m. alternative service (chapel). Rosh Hashanah 8:30 a.m. young families servuce, 10:30 a.m. main service, 3 p.m. tashlich at Will Rogers State Beach. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. main service (sanctuary), 7:30 p.m. alternative service (chapel). Yom Kippur 8:30 a.m. young families service (sanctuary), 10:30 a.m. main service (sanctuary), 2:30 p.m. Yizkor and Neilah. Tickets for all services: $500 for adults ages 27-64; $300 for seniors 64-plus and young adults ages 14-26. Most individual single-service tickets are $100-$136. Yizkor and Neilah, $18-$36. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd. (310) 472-1255 or email email@example.com.
The spiritual Orthodox community in Pico-Robertson only charges admission for erev Rosh Hashanah, but participants in all services must RSVP and have tickets. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9:15 a.m. service followed by lunch. Rosh Hashanah second day 9:15 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 9:15 a.m. service. $72 for Erev Rosh Hashanah. Obtain tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (561) 400-7796. The address provided upon RSVP.
Westwood Village Synagogue
Westwood Village Synagogue is a warm, intimate, and welcoming modern Orthodox community in the heart of Westwood Village (upstairs from Peet’s Coffee). Services feature a creative blend of traditional Ashkenazi melodies and modern-day Israeli tunes, timely sermons and teachings by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, and an inclusive approach to women’s participation in prayer within the parameters of Orthodox tradition. Rosh Hashanah services begin both days at 8:30 a.m. Kol Nidre 6:10 pm. Yom Kippur 8:45 a.m. (with a two-hour break). Tickets $300 per adult; children under 18 free. Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or click on the link.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Erev Rosh Hashanah at Glazer Campus 4:30 p.m. family service, 5 p.m. adult (unreserved seating), 8 p.m. adult (reserved seating). Rosh Hashanah first day 8:45 a.m. (adult unreserved), 9 a.m. nursery school, 9 a.m. family service (grades K-2), 10:30 a.m. Koleinu, 11:30 a.m. adult (reserved seating), 2:30 p.m. family service (grades 3-5). Tashlich, before or after any service at Tashlich fountains. Rosh Hashanah second day at Irmas Campus 10 a.m. Kol Nidre at Glazer Campus 5 p.m. adult (unreserved), 7:30 p.m. Koleinu, 8 p.m. adult (reserved). Yom Kippur 8:45 a.m. adult (unreserved), 9 a.m. nursery school, 9 a.m. family service (grades K-2). 10:30 a.m. Koleinu, 11:30 a.m. adult (reserved), 2:30 p.m. family service (grades 3-5), 4-6:15 p.m. Mincha, Yizkor, Neilah and Havdalah. Members, no charge. Guests, reserved seating $400 per service. General unreserved seating $250 per service. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Glazer Campus, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, and Irmas Campus 11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-1401.
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah first day 9 a.m. Family service and tashlich 4:15 p.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur. 9 a.m. services, 2 p.m. meditation session, 4 p.m. study session, 5 p.m. Mincha, 6 p.m. Neilah, 7:30 p.m. Havdalah. Tickets for guests, $375. Children under 13 free. Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. (626)798-1161.
Temple Sinai of Glendale
Reform congregation serving Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena and the Foothills holds erev Rosh Hashanah at 8 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 10 a.m. service, 3 p.m. family service, 4 p.m. tashlich. Kol Nidre 8 p.m. service. Yom Kippur 10 a.m. morning service, 2 p.m. family service, 3:30 p.m. afternoon service, 5 p.m. Yizkor, 6 p.m. Neilah. Break the fast at 6:30 p.m. $175-$1,500. Free for students, active military and Temple Sinai of Glendale teachers. Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-8101.
Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah
Join Congregation Tikvat Jacob (CTJ) for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Free family services on erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah first day and Yom Kippur, all at 3 p.m. The tashlich service on Rosh Hashanah at 5 p.m. on the Manhattan Beach Pier is open to the public. Service locations: American Martyrs Parish Hall, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. CTJ, 1829 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. (310) 546-3667 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets information.
Warm, inviting, musical and spiritual services led Rabbi Cantor Didi Thomas. Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah day 10:30 a.m. Tashlich on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Kincaids, 4 p.m. Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur 10:30 a.m. The service concludes with Yizkor and Neilah. Break-the-fast potluck 7 p.m. (310) 316-3322.
Kever Avot Services Sun. Oct. 6
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries
Rabbi Samuel Rotenberg and Cantor Marcus Feldman lead services. In Hollywood Hills, they are joined by the Sinai Temple Choir, under the direction of Aryell Cohen, and in Simi Valley, they are joined by the UJA Choir, under the direction of Noreen Green. They sing music and prayers in Hebrew and English. No tickets required. All who are remembering loved ones, whether at Mount Sinai or far away, are invited. 10 a.m., Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 1 p.m., Mount Sinai Simi Valley, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. (323) 769-1325.
Hillside Memorial Parks and Mortuary
Rabbi Karen Fox of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion leads services. Joining her are Calvin Dox-DaCosta, Cantorial Soloist Shelley Fox, Rabbi-Cantor Alison Wissot and Kreith Spencer-Shapiro. Musical accompaniment. Park open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A florist will be onsite, and a shomer, courtesy of Hillside, will be available to assist with kaddish. Refreshments served. 10 a.m. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles. (800) 576-1994.
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Sylvia Bar died Oct. 26 at 92. Survived by daughter Jeanine; son Malchi; 1 grandchild. Hillside Tully Becker died Oct. 9 at 86. Survived by...
I love receiving gift cards, but I do feel a little guilty giving them because I’m afraid the recipient will presume I didn’t put any thought...
It is the central irony of American life that the national holiday about gratitude anchors the biggest shopping frenzy of the year. Here’s what I...
Milken Community Schools held its third annual community-wide challah bake, during which 500 people prepared challah for Shabbat. Attendees at the Nov. 14 event at...
FRI DEC 6 Zamru Friday Night Shomrei Torah Synagogue holds Zamru Friday Night, a unique, musically rich kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner. Cantor Jackie Rafii...
Responding to Rosner I believe that Israel will never experience peace, and global anti-Semitism will not be reduced, until there is a real home for...