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High Holy Days 5784 Schedule

S'lichot

Saturday, September 9

Shofar Blowing Class

5:30pm, Sacred Garden

Shofar for neophytes as well as for those who want to learn a bit about the shofar’s traditions and history. Learn about its four basic sounds and how to make them in time for Yom Kippur. Please bring your own shofar.

Meditation

6:00pm, Fischer Library

S’lichot Service Featuring the Adult Choir

7:00 – 9:30pm, Albers Chapel and Livestream

Schmooze, Study, Havdalah, and S’lichot Service
Join us as we gather, reflect, sing, and end the evening with Havdalah and S'lichot service featuring the Temple Sinai Adult choir. Bring open hearts and open minds as we prepare for the High Holy Days together. 


Erev Rosh HaShanah

Friday, September 15

Erev Rosh HaShanah Service 

7:30pm, Paramount Theatre and Livestream

Rosh HaShanah
Saturday, September 16
Rosh HaShanah Early Morning Service

8:30 – 10:30am, Temple Sinai Sanctuary and Livestream

Childcare for children age 2 – 5 and K – third grade programming available.
Registration for childcare and K– 3 required by September 1.
The early service will be led by our rabbis and song leader Isaac Zones and will have camp/folk style music as well as High Holy Day melodies.

Rosh HaShanah Late Morning Service

11:30am – 1:30pm, Temple Sinai Sanctuary and Livestream

Childcare for children age 2 – 5 and K – third grade programming available.
Registration for childcare and K– 3 required by September 1.
The late service will be led by our rabbis and Cantor Keys, accompanied by George Emblom and our professional choir.

Rosh HaShanah Afternoon Events

The following afternoon events will be held at Marina Park, Site A which is located where the road ends, next to the turn-around. Proceed all the way to the end of the road and use the very last entrance to park in the lot. Wear layers as the weather may vary.

Rosh HaShanah Sababa Service

4:30pm, Marina Park Site A, 3300 Powell Street, Emeryville

Recommended ages 2 – 5.

Rosh HaShanah Kesher Service

4:30pm, Marina Park Site A, 3300 Powell Street, Emeryville

Recommended grades K – 6.

Tashlich

5:15pm, Marina Park Site A, 3300 Powell Street, Emeryville


Kol Nidre

Sunday, September 24

Kol Nidre Service

7:30pm, Paramount Theatre and Livestream


Yom Kippur

Monday September 25

Yom Kippur Early Morning Service

8:30 – 10:30am, Temple Sinai Sanctuary and Livestream

Childcare for children age 2 – 5 and K – third grade programming available.
Registration for childcare and K– 3 required by September 8.
The early service will be led by our rabbis and song leader Isaac Zones and will have camp/folk style music as well as High Holy Day melodies.


Yom Kippur Late Morning Service

11:30am – 1:30pm, Temple Sinai Sanctuary and Livestream

Childcare for children age 2 – 5 and K – third grade programming available.
Registration for childcare and K– 3 required by September 8.
The late service will be led by our rabbis and Cantor Keys, accompanied by George Emblom and our professional choir.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Programming

Forum: Reproductive Justice

2:30pm, Stern Hall

Reproductive Justice is a Jewish Value: Sharing Our Stories and Gearing Up for the Continued Fight of Our Lives

In the fifteen months since the fall of Roe, access to reproductive care, particularly abortion care, has become increasingly restricted in our country. Our Jewish tradition proudly teaches that access to reproductive health care is a Jewish value. We must continue to raise our voices and talk about this important topic. Our Yom Kippur afternoon study session will inspire us to get involved and get talking! We will look at Jewish texts that discuss why Judaism inspires us to care deeply about ensuring access to reproductive health care as well as share our own personal connections to this topic through story sharing and listening. We encourage folks of all gender identities and ages to attend the forum because this is a multi-generational effort that needs all of us moving forward. We especially hope that individuals involved in the efforts to pass Roe in the 60s/70s and young people who have always lived in a world with abortion access until now will join us to share their stories. 

Yom Kippur Sababa Service

2:30pm, Sanctuary

Recommended ages 2 – 5.
A developmentally appropriate, musical service for families with children from preschool through kindergarten. Adults must accompany children.

Yom Kippur Kesher Service

2:30pm, Albers Chapel

Recommended grades K – 6. 

Yom Kippur Afternoon, Healing, Yizkor & N’ila Services

3:45pm, Sanctuary and Livestream

Have your shofar ready!

Break Fast to Follow

Announcing Temple Sinai’s first full and in-person Break Fast gathering since 2019! Let's join in community as cooks, bakers and helpers to plate food, set up tables, and do necessary clean up. Oh, and eat together! If you're contributing food items, please plan to deliver them between 8:00am and 10:30am on the morning of Yom Kippur. Early setup will take place between 10:00am and 12:00 noon. 
Sign Up Here


Sukkah Raising Party
Thursday, September 28, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Offsite
Sukkah Raising and Potluck

Preparing to enjoy eight days of Sukkot joy is more fun as a group. Join fellow Sinai members as we assemble and decorate a sukkah kit in Denise Jacobson's backyard with co-hosts Natalie and Dan Crouch and Jan and Mark Taksa. Then stay to celebrate with a festive potluck. RSVP by signing up for the Construction Crew or Decorators AND your choice of potluck items.

This event is wheelchair accessible. We will have jobs for people of all abilities, including a few who can climb on a step stool and attach bungee cords.

Register Here


Erev Sukkot
Friday, September 29
Erev Shabbat Sukkot Service

6:30pm, Temple Sinai Sukkah

Welcome Shabbat and the beginning of Sukkot with song and prayer. Following services enjoy a festive oneg, "Stuffed With Joy," brought to you by the Bakers Guild of Temple Sinai.


Sukkot

September 30 – October 5

Wellness Center of Temple Sinai Open House

Saturday, September 30, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Albers Chapel, Library & Classrooms

The day will begin with a Shabbat Morning Service based on gentle yoga movements and prayerful meditations. This will lead into a session on the Art of Mindful Eating followed immediately by Kiddush lunch. The day will continue with a choice of a session on Embodied Prayer or an introduction to Mussar. We will conclude with an introduction to Wise Aging or a Sukkot Meditation on how to bring joy into your sukkah and into our lives. Register by September 24 at link to come.        

Volunteer Recognition in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 3, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Congregational Sukkah and Sacred Garden


Erev Simchat Torah

Friday, October 6

Simchat Torah Kesher Family Shabbat Experience

5:00 – 5:45pm

Yizkor for Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

5:30pm, Fischer Library

Dinner

5:45 – 6:30pm, Stern Hall 

Cost of dinner is $18 for guests age 10 and above and $10 for children age 2 to 9. RSVPs are not required for service, and families are welcome to attend the service without participating in the dinner. A variety of mac & cheese and salad with a vegan/dairy-free option will be provided by Homeroom. Registration required. Register here.

Erev Simchat Torah with Consecration, Followed by Dancing with the Torah

6:30pm, Sanctuary and Stern Hall

Dance with the Torah scrolls and celebrate our newest Kesher students. It's ritual, meaning and fun — all in one night.

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