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Rosh HaShanah - September 6, 7 & 8
Yom Kippur - September 15 & 16
 

This year, we return. We will welcome the new Jewish year as we have every year except the last. We will gather together on our Beth El campus for High Holy Day services, programs, and personal connections. We will also carry with us memories and lessons from last year’s unusual High Holy Day observances.
In addition to in person attendance, those who wish to will be able to participate with us online. We will enhance our in-person and online services with customs new to us last year that we experienced and found meaningful. We’ll also share in some fresh holy day opportunities for 2021.

MEMBERSHIP

All Congregation Beth El members are welcome at our High Holy Day services and programs. Tickets are required to attend High Holy Days services. Please renew your membership at membership renewal.

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HIGH HOLY DAYS USHER SIGNUP

Although we missed being together on-site last year, as we return to campus, we’ll once again need Ushers to warmly welcome, seat and direct the orderly flow of congregants at our High Holy Day services.

If you are comfortable and plan to attend, please consider volunteering to sign up for one or more of the shifts over the course of the High Holy Day period here: 2021 CBE High Holiday Ushering (Signup Genius).

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SURVEY

You can help us get ready to welcome one another and the New Year by filling out this survey about your High Holy Day attendance plans. We understand your plans and feelings may change over the next few weeks. Please go to High Holy Days Survey to enter your response.

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ADDITIONAL TICKETS & PASSES

All Congregation Beth El members will receive their service “tickets” by mail a few days before Rosh HaShanah. 
 
No “tickets” are necessary for children under 18 who will be participating in our school and youth programs.
 
Please request additional tickets at Additional Tickets & Passes.
 
Active Military and local college students are welcome to request complimentary "tickets" to attend High Holy Day services.
 
Please contact the synagogue office, 858-452-1734 or shalom@cbe.org if you have questions regarding your family’s service attendance needs.

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PARKING

Off-site parking will be at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037. Detailed information, including a map, will be sent with your service “tickets.” Shuttle service will be provided. Please allow sufficient time for transportation to arrive on campus for the services and activities you wish you attend.
 
On-site parking is for Honor Roll and people with disabilities only, on a first come first served basis. Honor Roll members receive one parking pass per family.
 
Please request Wheelchair/Disabled parking and drop-pff passes at Additional Tickets & Passes.
 
Erev Rosh HaShanah and Second Day Rosh HaShanah ALL PARKING is at Congregation Beth El.

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HIGH HOLY DAYS COVID PROTOCOL

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we gather during the High Holy Days. All of us
continue to be concerned about COVID and we appreciate your cooperation when on campus to
keep everyone safe, healthy, and comfortable as we attend synagogue services for Rosh HaShanah
and Yom Kippur.
 
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES IN THE JACOBS FAMILY COMMUNITY HALL
Only individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID may attend our services inside the Jacobs
Family Community Hall. Seating will be spaced. Masks are required.
 
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES OUTSIDE ON THE TURK FAMILY PLAZA
For all who wish to attend services on campus and sit outside, there is an outdoor worship space
on the Turk Family Plaza. 

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PREPARING FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS
 
Preparing for the High Holy Days
"The Meaning of Return”
Thursday, August 19 | 7:00 pm
Beit Midrash & Zoom 
 
“Personal and Purposeful Prayer”
Thursday, August 26 | 7:00 pm
Beit Midrash & Zoom 
 
Selihot: An Evening of Return
Saturday, August 28
8:15 pm | Havdalah 
8:30 pm | Reception and Reflection
Jacobs Family Community Hall
9:00 pm | Selihot Service
Stone Family Sanctuary and Livestream
RSVP
 
Summer Shabbat Services
Saturdays | 6:15 pm
Stone Family Sanctuary
Summer Spirituality and Sensitivity
In synagogue on each of the 7 Shabbat mornings
leading up to Rosh HaShanah, we’ll use our
summer services to help prepare us for the fall
and the new Jewish year. 
 
July 24 | Our People: Family & Friends, Jewish & General Community
July 31 | Our God: Celebration & Ritual, Heritage & Hopes
August 7 | Our Presence: Appearance & Respect, Kindness & Gratitude
August 14 | Our Emotions: Memories & Regrets, Hopes & Dreams
August 21 | Our Purpose: Meaning & Ideals, Creativity & Productivity
August 28 | Our Future: Opportunity & Responsibility, Society & Others
September 4 | Our Selves: Habits Old & New, Perspective & Wisdom

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES & EVENTS
 
EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Monday, September 6
5:30 pm | Erev Rosh HaShanah Seder
 
6:15 pm |Erev Rosh HaShanah Service
Jacobs Family Community Hall & Turk Family Plaza
 
7:30 pm | Chai 20s/30s New Year’s Eve Gathering
Turk Family Plaza
 
FIRST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH
Tuesday, September 7
 

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.

Rosh Hashanah Service
Jacobs Family Community Hall & Turk Family Plaza
 
9:00 am Shaharit Morning Service
9:45 am Torah Service
10:45 am Sounding of the Shofar
11:00 am Musaf: High Holy Service Part I
11:30 am Sermon
12:00 pm Musaf: High Holy Service Part II
12:50 pm Concluding Prayer
 
5:00 pm | Tashlikh Service
Kellogg Park, La Jolla Shores, North Lawn
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.
 

12:50 pm Concluding Prayers

SECOND DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH
Wednesday, September 8
 
Rosh Hashanah Service
Jacobs Family Community Hall & Turk Family Plaza
 
9:00 am Shaharit Morning Service
9:45 am Torah Service
10:45 am Sounding of the Shofar
11:10 am Sermon
11:30 am Musaf: High Holy Service
12:50 pm Concluding Prayers
 
9:00 am | To What Do We Return in this New Year? 
A discussion about our hopes and qualms as the New Year begins with Rabbi Ron Shulman
Beit Midrash & Zoom
 
9:30 am | Rosh HaShanah Hike (offsite). Registration is required to attend. 
 
10:00 am | Torah Study with Rabbi Phil Graubart
Beit Midrash & Zoom
 
10:00 am | Jewish Mindfulness with Dr. Oded Shezifi
Classroom 1
 
11:30 am | Exploring New Beginnings with Rabbi Avi Libman
Beit Midrash
Rooted in traditional texts, we will discuss the power in new beginnings.  What  lessons will you carry forward as you reengage the world after nearly two years? What do you wish to leave behind and what new habits  should you embrace? Join Rabbi Avi Libman for a text study to help us  uncover these answers for ourselves.
(In-Person & Zoom)
 

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES & EVENTS
 
KOL NIDRE | EREV YOM KIPPUR 
Wednesday, September 15
 
Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur Service
Jacobs Family Community Hall & Turk Family Plaza
 
6:30 pm Kol Nidre Pageantry & Prayer
7:00 pm Ma'ariv: Yom Kippur Evening Service

7:00 pm Ma'ariv: Yom Kippur Evening Service

 
YOM KIPPUR
Thursday, September 16
 
Yom Kippur Service
Jacobs Family Community Hall & Turk Family Plaza
 
9:00 am Shaharit Morning Service
10:00 am Torah Service
11:00 am Yizkor Memorial Prayers
11:30 am Musaf: High Holy Service Part I
12:00 pm Sermon
12:30 pm Musaf: High Holy Service Part II
1:45 pm Break
 
Yom Kippur Study Sessions
 
2:00 pm | “Sitting and Walking” Study & Discussion with Dr. Ray Fink
Classroom 1 & Zoom
 
2:00 pm | Text People Study and Discussion with Mark Lazar
Beit Midrash outside patio & Zoom
 
2:00 pm | Short Story & Discussion with Linda Kozin
View the Yom Kippur Short Story here
Classroom 3 & Zoom
 
3:00 pm | Ask the Rabbi Discussion with Rabbi Ron Shulman
Beit Midrash & Zoom
 
4:00 pm Minhah: Afternoon Service
5:30 pm Martyrology: Memory & History
6:15 pm Neilah: Concluding Service of Yom Kippur

6:15 pm Neilah: Concluding Service of Yom Kippur

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YOM KIPPUR

KOL NIDRE | EREV YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, September 15

7:00 pm | Kol Nidre Family Service
Stone Family Sanctuary and Zoom
 
Join us for a family Kol Nidre service to begin this holy day of reflection and personal growth. Together we will sing, pray and explore something more for ourselves and our children about Jewish life and tradition.
 
 
YOM KIPPUR
Thursday, September 16

10:30 am | In-Person Family Yom Kippur Service
MISD Parking Lot
 
10:30 am | Online Family Yom Kippur Service
Zoom
 
Our youth join in age appropriate song, prayer and activities to reflect on the purpose of the day, the meaning of forgiveness and consider the opportunity that Yom Kippur presents to become better people.  For families with children of all ages. (Children Grade 1 and younger must be accompanied by a parent for all in-person HHD programming.)
 
 
11:00 am | Yom Kippur Teen Program
Stone Family Sanctuary and Zoom
 
This in-person program will be broadcast to Zoom to include our at-home participants. Our teens will engage in themes relevant to the New Year through prayer, discussion and reflective moments. 
 
 
11:15 am | Snack and Break in the Youth Tent
MISD Parking Lot
 
Children are invited for a late morning snack before activities continue!
 
11:30 am | Yom Kippur Youth Activities
MISD Parking Lot and Zoom
 

On site, kids are invited to join in a series of activities including song, art, stories, and play relevant to the themes of the holiday. Zoom activities are available to online attendees via the link below.

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6:45 pm | Family Neilah Service
Stone Family Sanctuary and Zoom
 
Join us for our Family Neilah Service to conclude this holy day of reflection and personal growth. Together we will sing, pray and explore something more for ourselves and our children about Jewish life and tradition.  Afterwards we stand on the Plaza as Yom Kippur draws to a close with the final sounding of the Shofar.
 

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