Kehilla High Holy Days 5776

Rosh Hashana & Shabbat Shuvah Services


Sunday-Sept. 13

At Scottish Rite Center
Doors open 5:45pm


6:30pm – 9:00 pm
Main Service – We begin the Ten Days of Awe with an upbeat  invitation for both celebration and discernment. With gathered community, we look backward and forward as we engage in the High Holy Day process of realigning our lives.  Register early for Childcare and Youth Passes. Sanctuary 4th & 5th Floors
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tot Program With Jen Miriam Kantor and Alon Altman.  For children ages 0 – 5 and their grown-ups.  (meet on 3rd Floor). 

Monday-Sept. 14

At Scottish Rite Center
Doors open 8:15am


8:45am – 9:15am
Meditation to center ourselves for prayer. 3rd Floor
9:30am – 12:30pm


Rosh Hashana Morning Service, beginning with Ketzev Kehilla, our Prayerful Percussion Ensemble. Register early for Childcare and Youth/Teen Lounge. Sanctuary, 4th & 5th Floors
10:00am – 11:15am



Family and Youth Service with Rabbi Dev Noily, Sandra Razieli, and Musical Prayer Leader Beth Dickinson. Geared towards children ages 6 – 17. All ages of children, teens and adults welcome. 3rd Floor
Immediately after Morning Services
General Tashlich Service at lake Merritt (across the street from services)

Tuesday-Sept. 15

At Kehilla
Doors open 9:00am


9:30am – 12:30pm



Morning ServiceKehilla Sanctuary. Receive the replenishment of contemplative song, story, and silence. Rabbit Chaya Gusfield and Buddhist teacher and musician Eve Decker use the beautiful complement of Jewish and Buddhist teachings, music, and spiritual practices to delve deeply into the essence of this holy day.

Saturday-Sept. 19

At Kehilla 


10:00am – 12:30pm
Morning Service– Kehilla Sanctuary.  The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as “Shabbat Shuvah,” the Shabbat of Returning. Light Kiddush sponsored by Amy Bat Tzipora and Beth Weinberger. No registration necessary


Yom Kippur Services

Tuesday-Sept. 22

At Scottish Rite Center
Doors open 5:45pm
6:30pm – 9:30pm

EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre) –Main Service.

The fast day begins with the famous prayer to release us from those things that bind sp that we may more fully reconsider where we need to go in our lives. Register early for  Youth/Teen Lounge and Childcare. Sanctuary – 4th & 5th Floors

Tuesday-Sept. 22

At Kehilla 
Doors open 5:45pm
6:30pm – 7:45pm

EREV YOM KIPPUR (Kol Nidre) –Family Service.

Led by Rabbi Dev Noily and Lior Ben-Hur. Geared toward children ages 6-12. Children of all ages and adults welcome. No childcare available during this service.

Kehilla Sanctuary

Weds-Sept. 23
At Scottish Rite Center
Doors open 8:15am


8:30am – 9:45am
Meditation to center ourselves for prayer.  3rd Floor

9:30am – 1:15pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service We enter a service that draws us deeper into prayer and/or discernment that embraces the reality of our mortality and uses it as springboard for finding what makes our lives meaningful. Register early for Childcare and Youth/Teen Lounge. Sanctuary, 4th & 5th Floors
10:00am – 11:00am
Youth Services (6th – 8th grades)Led by Sandra Razieli4th Floor Anteroom, across the 4th floor lobby and down the stairs

10:30am – 11:30am
Tot Program with Jen Miriam Kantor and Alon Altman. For children age 0-5 and their grown-ups.3rd Floor
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Drop off potluck offerings at Kehilla (or bring them at 7:45pm)

At Kehilla
YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON &EVENING NOTE: The workshops and evening services are FREE to all. No registration necessary.  
2:30pm – 3:30 pm
Yom Kippur Workshops
4:40pm – 7:45pm
Evening Services Kizkor (Remembrance) at 4:30pm; Healing Service at 5:15pm, and Ne’ila (Closing the Gates) at 6:30pm. *All times are approximate.Kehilla Sanctuary

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Break-Fast Gathering at Kehilla: After the closing services, join us for a celebration potluck break-fast in the Kehilla building where we can schmooze and enjoy each other’s company after a day of prayer and fasting. Please bring a vegetarian main dish to share. Food can be dropped off at Kehilla before the workshops of before Yizkor.Kehilla Social Hall


Note: Please come fragrance-free to all services and events, for the health of people with asthma and chemical sensitivities. Learn more about how to be fragrance-free.