High Holy Days 5780 / 2019

The High Holy Days are a time for celebration as well as reflection. All are welcome at Temple Beth Sholom for the High Holy Days, however tickets are required, with the exception of our Rosh Hashanah First Day and Yom Kippur Day children’s services, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah and the Afternoon/Yizkor/Neilah Service on Yom Kippur Day. Members of Temple Beth Sholom will receive High Holy Day tickets for each adult member of your household and for dependent children up to age 24.

We welcome you to worship with us for High Holy Days even if you are not a member of Temple Beth Sholom.  We request a contribution of $360 that covers all four of our main services.  If you choose to join TBS before December 31, 2019, we will credit any amount you’ve donated to your Annual Membership Commitment (Dues).  If you have any questions or would like to get tickets, please call the Temple office at 714-628-4600.
Complimentary tickets are available for students and military personnel.

TBS members: are you planning to attend services at another congregation out-of-town? We can assist you with a reciprocity. Just call the TBS office at 714-628-4600 to make arrangements.

Click here to make a donation for the High Holy Day Bulletin and Memorial Book and to register for all of our High Holy Days Programming.

As we prepare for the High Holy Days, we wish you Shanah Tovah and a year filled with health, happiness and peace. We look forward to being together as a community during this special time of renewal and reflection.


Rabbi Heidi Cohen and our TBS Staff & Board

Parking Info

Parking will be available at the Orange Stake of the Church of Latter Day Saints, located at 674 S. Yorba St. Parking attendants at the lot will direct you and shuttles will be available during all services to bring you to and from the Temple.

The temple parking lot is reserved for the following:
• Handicapped individuals
• Kavanah-Level Donors
• Choir members

Please note that parking in our neighborhood is strictly limited to resident permit only. You may be ticketed if you choose to park in the neighborhood. TBS will not be responsible for any parking tickets.

High Holy Days Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:00 pm | Snacks (reservations required) and An Evening of Poetry & Art
9:00 pm | Service
Location: Social Hall and Sanctuary
How does TBSOC start off the High Holy Days? How about a rousing Selichot Poetry Slam? It’s an opportunity for all members of our community to use their own personal expression and performance style to display their original penned works to arouse and invigorate us as we enter a new year. There will be additional opportunities for creative and moving expressions all evening. Cost: $5 Members, $10 Non-members.

Robbi Nester is an elected member of the Academy of American Poets and the author of 4 books of poetry, including a Balance (White Violet, 2014), A Likely Story (Moon Tide, 2014), Other-Wise (Kelsay, 2017), and Narrow Bridge (Main Street Rag, 2019). She has also edited two anthologies, The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! (Nine Toes, 2014) and Over the Moon: Birds, Beasts, and Trees: Celebrating the Photography of Beth Moon. Her poems, reviews, articles, and essays have been widely published in journals and anthologies as well as on lit-blogs and websites.

Mari Stachenfeld From Brooklyn NY. Taught in New York City public system. Earned a PhD in literature from UC San Diego and a Masters in Professional Writing from USC. Many poems published, haven’t pulled them into a book yet but will, following with Robbi’s enthusiastic example. Currently writing a novel about a young woman who rejects, then [spoiler] regains her father.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:00 pm | Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Location: Sanctuary

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 30, 2019
10:00 am | Morning Service
1:30 pm | Children’s Service (Specially designed service for families with children 6 years and younger)
Location: Sanctuary and Outdoor Campus

Rosh Hashanah (2nd Day)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
10:30 am | Service
Location: Huntington Beach
Download Second Day Service Prayerbook
TBS joins together at Huntington Beach with our sisters and brothers from Congregation B’nai Tzedek and Temple Beth David for a community-wide Second Day Rosh Hashanah assembly with the backdrop of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Bring a chair, bring some sunscreen, and please bring your open heart and mind as we rejoice for the new year with new friends in the community!! The service will conclude with a spiritually moving Tashlich on the Huntington Beach Pier. With this observance taking place on paved ground, there will be no need to walk on sand if you do not wish to. All ages are encouraged to attend.

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 pm | Shabbat Service
Location: Sanctuary

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 pm | Kol Nidrei Service
Location: Sanctuary

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
10:00 am | Morning Service, Yom Kippur
Discussion Groups to follow
1:30 pm | Afternoon Study Sessions
1:30 pm | Children’s Service (Specially designed service for families with children 6 years and younger)
3:30 pm | Afternoon Service/Yizkor/Neilah
Sisterhood Break the Fast to follow
Location: Sanctuary, Classrooms, Outdoor Campus

Sukkot BBQ
Sunday, October 13, 2019
6:00 pm | Erev Sukkot BBQ with the Matriarchs & Patriarchs (reservations required)
Location: Sukkah
Let’s journey forward to the past!! We return to another provocative and lively exploration of the matriarchs and patriarchs throughout Jewish text. Members of our TBS community, through their own dramatic interpretation, will bring to life and share the experiences of these sacred ancient teachers during a beautiful fall evening under the stars in our Sukkah.
Cost: $10 Members, $5 children ages 5-12. $20 Non-members, $10 children ages 5-12.

Sukkot Shabbat Service
Friday, October 18, 2019
6:00 pm | Shabbat service followed by potluck and Movie Night
Location: Sukkah

Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 20, 2019
4:45 pm | Yizkor
5:00 pm | Dinner (reservations required)
5:45 pm | Simchat Torah Service
Cost: $10 Members, $8 children ages 5-12. $20 Non-members, $16 children ages 5-12.