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Morning Services at the Paramount Theater
 

These services are held at the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland and are led by Rabbi Straus, Rabbi Mates-Muchin, and Cantor Keys. The service runs about 2 - 2 ½ hours long. The music is led by our Cantor and the Professional Choir with organ accompaniment. The music of the service is mostly High Holy Day melodies mixed with some Shabbat style melodies and folk songs. Congregational participation is strongly encouraged. The service is led from the Gates of Repentance, the High Holy Day prayer book of the Reform movement, and our past Bar and Bat Mitzvah students read Torah at this service. “Paramount Services” are offered for Rosh HaShana evening and morning, and Yom Kippur evening and morning. 

Morning Services at Temple Sinai’s Sanctuary 

These services are held in the Temple Sanctuary. Rosh HaShana will be led by Rabbi Straus and Yom Kippur will be led by Rabbi Mates-Muchin. Song leader Isaac Zones will co-lead both services. The services will be approximately 2 hours long. Families with children are welcome to attend with all attendees under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult family member. There will be a short sermon given by the rabbi, and musical accompaniment will be guitar only. There will be no choir or organ. The music of the service will be some High Holy Day melodies mixed with some more familiar Shabbat type melodies. Congregational participation will be strongly encouraged. This service will be more informal than our service at the Paramount Service. A special service booklet will be compiled by the clergy for this service. 

 

Paramount Service 

Sanctuary Service 

Who Will Lead 

Rabbi Mates-Muchin and Cantor Keys on Rosh HaShana and with Rabbi Straus and Cantor Keys on Yom Kippur. 

Rabbi Straus and song leader Isaac Zones on Rosh HaShana. Rabbi Mates-Muchin and song leader Isaac Zones on Yom Kippur. 

When 

9:00am to about 11:30am 

9:00am to about 11:00am 

Music 

Led by Cantor Keys with a professional choir and organ accompaniment 

Led by a song leader with guitar. No choir. 

Prayer Book 

Gates of Repentance, the High Holy Day prayer book of the Reform movement 

A special service booklet compiled by our clergy specifically for this service 

Torah Reading 

Congregants, primarily recent Bar and Bat Mitzvah students 

Torah will be read by congregants 

Sermon 

Rabbi Straus on Yom Kippur morning. Rabbi Mates-Muchin on Rosh HaShana morning. 

A short sermon by Rabbi Straus on Rosh HaShana morning and by Rabbi Mates-Muchin on Yom Kippur morning. 

Options for Children 

Childcare (3 months – 4 years) & Children's Program (K-3rd grade) at the Paramount Theater. 

Childcare (3 months – 4 years) & Children's Program (K-3rd grade). 

Children age 5 and over may attend this service with parents. 

Tickets 

Unlimited 

Limited to the first 700 people who order tickets in advance.