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This year, instead of our usual large High Holy Day gatherings, we’ll join together in smaller, more intimate settings in order to follow all appropriate health and distance protocols.
 
In these small group experiences we’ll be able to share favorite holiday traditions and new opportunities to find personal significance as the new Jewish year begins.
 
Here’s how we’ll spend High Holy Day moments together this year.
 

HIGH HOLY DAY HAVUROT

Join with other Congregation Beth El members and friends
on campus on the Turk Family Plaza.
 
Visit with Rabbi Shulman, Rabbi Libman, and synagogue friends.
 
Share in moments of High Holy Day meaning and music.
Reflect on Teshuvah and growth at this sacred season.
Think spiritually about the condition of our world and society.
Follow up on themes presented during our online services.
Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the sound of the Shofar.
 
Pause for a Yizkor moment of memory and Mourner’s Kaddish.
Place stones beside any Memorial Plaques you may have dedicated in the foyer of our sanctuary.
 
• Enjoy holiday blessings and ritual customs.
 

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Reservations are required here to participate in a High Holy Day Havurah. Please indicate the date and hour you would like to attend here.
We will confirm your date and time via email. 
 
Sunday,  September 20
at 2:00 p.m. or  3:30 p.m.
 
Monday, September 21
at 11:00 a.m or 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m
 
Tuesday, September 22
at 11:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday, September 23
at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, September 24
at 11:00 a.m or  2:00 p.m
 

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If you are not able to come to the synagogue to participate in a High Holy Day Havurah, please join us virtually.
Let us know which of the above days and times you would like to attend and we’ll send you a Zoom invitation. 
 
In addition, there will be a special online High Holy Day Havurah session for school parents on
Thursday September 24 at 5:00 p.m. Join us on Zoom  here.
See High Holy Days Family and Youth Program here.
 

high holy days together ritual gatherings

Tashlikh Service
Sunday, September 20
5:00 p.m.
Kellog Park, La Jolla Shores, North Lawn
Reservations  here
 

We gather to renew ourselves by symbolically casting away our sins, 
hearing the sound of the Shofar, and sharing song, reflection, and friendship.
Bring bread and a Shofar, if you have one.

We request you make a reservation to attend Tashlikh so we can follow all appropriate health and distance protocols.

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Second Day Rosh HaShanah Hike
Sunday, September 20
9:30 a.m.
Reservations here
 

We’ll hike together and along our way read and discuss texts to enhance our insights into ourselves, our world, and Jewish tradition. Moderately strenuous, no more than 5 miles roundtrip, and quite exposed as are all hikes in San Diego. Bring hat and sunblock.

Reservations are required to participate in the Rosh HaShanah Hike. Number of attendees will be limited and we will follow all appropriate health and distance protocols. Location of hike will be provided to those participating.

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Shabbat Shuvah – Shabbat of Return
Friday, September 25
5:30 p.m.
Plaza Prayer – Outdoor Friday Eve Service
Reservations  here
 

*This service will take place on the Turk Family Plaza ONLY if county health codes allow us to gather. Number of attendees will be limited and we will follow all appropriate health and distance protocols. Reservations will be required. More information will be available in September.

 

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Shofar Sounding Car Caravan
Neilah, to end Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28
7:20 p.m.
Reservations here

Drive into our parking lot at Beth El, get out of your car, hold out your Shofar and join in sounding a loud Tekiah Gedolah to end our observance of Yom Kippur.
 
We request you make a reservation to attend this Car Caravan. Number of attendees will be limited and we will follow all appropriate health and distance protocols.
 

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We hope spending the High Holy Days Together in smaller gatherings will enhance our personal and communal contentment during these unusual Days of Awe. We thank you for your interest in coming together, your understanding if our plans may change, and your cooperation with the various health protocols we will practice for everyone’s health and well-being.
 

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Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781