Nefesh High Holy Days: September 2020 Tickets

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Days of Awe: Walking with Grief and Gratitude

The Holy Days approach. A New Year is coming. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come to our people in every century, in every moment of history, and the sacred days have opened new possibilities for meaning, connection and transformation. We too will enter these Holy Days in a year swirling with the Unknown, filled with Grief and Gratitude. In these times we dig our feet into the dirt and hold onto the Tree of Life, to the deepest values of our tradition, moving us to Compassion, Lovingkindness, Justice and Hope. We look honestly into ourselves, our community, and our world, and in the words of the poet Marge Piercy “bless whatever you can with eyes and hands and tongue. If you can’t bless it, get ready to make it new.”  We look forward to entering these Holy Days with you.

New Years Drive Through and Prayer Book Pick up
Thursday September 17—5-7pm
Eagle Rock
Come drive through for a contactless pick up of High Holy Day prayer books and New Year greetings! If you have ordered a New Year Delights bag you can also pick it up on that day.

New Years Drive Through details

Erev Rosh Hashanah & Shabbat
Friday Sept 18—Echo Park or wherever you are
6pm Candle-lighting
6:30 Service with headphones & audio track

Rosh Hashanah will begin Friday night, Erev Shabbat, September 18th. We will enter into the New Year with a walking meditation filled with song, heart, and goodness. You can download the audio meditation service and walk (or sit) where you choose (at home) or meet us in person at St. Paul’s Commons in Echo Park with the walk around the Echo Park Lake *note the new location. 840 Echo Park Avenue LA, CA 90026. (Socially-distanced, masks required)

Erev Rosh Hashanah details

Rosh Hashanah Day
Saturday Sept 19 (Zoom)
9:30am Morning blessings – spiritual & physical warm-up
10am Service

Rosh Hashanah Day details

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
Sunday Sept 27 6:30pm (Zoom)

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) details

Yom Kippur
Monday Sept 28 (Zoom)
9:30am Zoom Service
Afternoon programming
3pm Family service
5pm Yizkor & Neilah

Yom Kippur details

High Holy Day Prep Classes
Sundays in Elul—4pm

Special Programming: Days of Awe
Registration information coming soon