The High Holidays are a special, spiritually enriching time of year for our community and the Jewish people as a whole. During this beautiful and solemn time of reflection, Temple Israel of Hollywood clergy ushers the congregation through meditative and reflexive prayers, inspiring and powerful sermons, and uplifting music to ready the body and soul for the new year.
HIGH HOLIDAYS 5783
We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate the start of a new year. Our campus will be open to anyone who agrees to follow our COVID policies for vaccinations/boosters and other related protocols. TIOH members will receive your annual tickets shortly before Rosh Hashanah as part of your membership. Don’t forget to renew your membership if you have not already. Information about child care and youth services will be available soon. Please check back often as we are always adding new and updated information.
To purchase additional tickets for Guests and/or Not-Yet-Members, click here.
For all your child care and youth options, click here.
Download High Holiday Machzor here.
Kever Avot v’Imahot – Sunday, October 2
10:00 am Hillside Memorial, in the large chapel. Click here for more information.
Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 4
6:00 pm–7:00 pm Family Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy and pianist Michael Kohan. Teaching by Rabbi Dox-DaCosta.
8:00 pm–10:00 pm Traditional Kol Nidre Service. Led by our clergy, with our High Holiday Vocal Ensemble, pianist Michael Alfera, and cellist Simone Vitucci. Sermon by Rabbi Mari Chernow.*
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5
8:30–9:00 am am Tot Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Songs and stories with our clergy and BNECC song leader Lana Ephsteyn.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (New Start and End Time!) Minyan Style Service, Miller Hall. Led by our clergy, Michael Skloff, and musicians. Sermon by Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (ish) (New Start and End Time!) Traditional Yom Kippur Sanctuary Service. Led by our clergy, with our High Holiday Vocal Ensemble and pianist Michael Alfera. Sermon by Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh.*
Childcare and youth program will be available while parents are on campus for kids two years through 6th grade from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings. Click here to learn more and sign up.
12:45–3:00 pm Yom Kippur Sessions – New Start Time!
12:45 pm–1:45 pm
- Yoga of Forgiveness with Executive Director Dr. Zach Lasker. Cultivate an ability to practice self-forgiveness in the moments when you miss the mark
1:45 pm–3:00 pm
- Spiritual Journeys: God in Our Lives – Join fellow TIOH members as they share their personal stories of challenge, awe, and wonder. Featuring TIOH members Richard Core, Lana Epshteyn, and Andy Romanoff.
- Regret, Revisiting, Repentance – Can Feedback Feed Us? – text study and discussion session with Rabbi Mari Chernow
- Preparing for Yizkor: Remembering Those We Loved with Dr. Debra Linesch, Allison Dworetsky, and Sandra Klein.
- The Power of Ritual: Elevating the Everyday – Join Yachad and Rabbi Calvin Dox-DaCosta in a powerful discussion.
3:15 pm Mincha Service, Nussbaum Sanctuary. Led by our clergy with the High Holiday Vocal Ensemble and pianist Michael Alfera.* Featuring our afternoon social justice speaker Margot Bennett, Executive Director of WoMen Against Gun Violence, with her talk about “The Jewish Imperative to Prevent Gun Violence.”
4:45 pm Yizkor Service/Remembering Our Loved Ones, Nussbaum Sanctuary.*
5:30 pm Ne’ilah/Closing the Gates, Concluding with Joy!, Nussbaum Sanctuary.*
6:15 pm Final Shofar blast and Havdallah, Nussbaum Sanctuary.*
*Service available on Livestream