Rosh Hashanah in partnership with Wilderness Torah
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 15 • 7 pm
Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 16 • 10 am
Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 24 • 6:30 pm
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25 • 10 am
If you are planning to join ANY services in-person, please use this form:
If you are planning to join via Zoom-only, please use the following form. The Zoom link will be sent out 48 hours before Kol Nidre (Friday afternoon).
Ta’Anu et Nafshotechem —
Your Soul Is Calling, Will You Answer?
Create space this High Holy Days season to listen to your inner calling, the voice of the Divine that whispers inside each of us. What is your soul yearning for? What are you inviting in for this new year in the realms of purpose, wellbeing, and relationships? Who is your highest self calling you to become?
The Jewish mystics teach that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur open a unique spiritual doorway to new beginnings. New truths can be revealed, providing clarity and direction. As the Torah asks of us during these Days of Awe: “Ta’Anu et Nafshotechem” — Your soul is calling. Will you answer?
Service Leaders: Zvika Krieger | Lior Tsarfaty | Rabbi Zelig Golden and other special guests (RH only)
Cantorial Soloist: Daniela Gesundheit
Lauren Arrow | Eliyahu Sills (RH only) | Doni Benedictson (YK only) | Shira Kammen | Michaelle Goerlitz
Recordings will not be available after services. Sorry, no photography or video allowed.
Chochmat HaLev is teaming up with LABA BAY: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture to present KABBALAH / HAVDALAH, a drop-in Kabbalah course taught in LABA’s open-to-all-the-possibilities teaching style held at Chochmat HaLev. LABA Bay faculty and GTU professor Sam Shonkoff will be leading the innovative study session, which will be followed by a group-led Havdalah ceremony. More info »
Please join us for an celebratory afternoon of Sukkot. We will be creating art and decorating the Sukkah. There will be music with Lior, learning and light appetizers. If you would like to bring something to add to the spread please do so. On Sukkot we have a ritual of inviting in a guest or ushpizin, so please feel welcome to bring a photo of a loved one and/or ancestor. You are also invited to bring a decoration from your own Sukkah. This is an event for ALL ages! More info »
As part of our High Holy Days, we are offering special programs for children and families.
Chochmat HaLev will be offering childcare services this year.
Childcare will be available during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for the daytime services. Spaces are limited, so you will need to register and pay in advance for childcare.
Of course, children are welcome at all our services with appropriate adult supervision.
We are currently arranging for childcare providers during our daytime services. You can request childcare for Rosh Hashanah day, 9:45am – 1pm and/or Yom Kippur day, 9:45 am – 1pm. The cost is $40 per child, per day, for non-licensed childcare. Confirmed pre-registration and full payment is required.
If you are interested, first complete this form. We will contact you if we are able to accommodate your request and you will be given instructions for the required registration and payment.
Please note: due to limited resources, we can provide childcare for children ages 4-12 (not age 3 or younger or 13+).
You must sign up and pay for Rosh Hashanah Day childcare no later than September 1 and Yom Kippur Day childcare no later than September 9. You will need to show a confirmatory email in order to leave your child(ren) with our childcare providers.
For further information, please email email@example.com
For our High Holy Day services at First Presbyterian Church, we will offer a designated “Masked Only” area near an open door for people wanting to be masked and sitting near other masked people. There will be signage in this area. Please ask an usher if you need help finding this section.
Chochmat HaLev’s general COVID policy, effective May 19th, 2023 is as follows:
Chochmat HaLev, in consultation with our medical advisor and based on community survey results, will discontinue masking requirements for attendance at events. Masks, although not required, are recommended. We understand people will need to make their own decisions about exposure and risk based on their own personal preferences, and health status.
Chochmat HaLev will provide passive ventilation (e.g., open windows and doors under the supervision of security-trained personnel) and other equipment as available.
Chochmat HaLev will include specific guidelines for those attending in person events on our website and in announcements regarding events.
Chochmat HaLev will provide seating adjacent to a window in an end-of-the-row seat to individuals upon request.
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