High Holidays 5780 (2019)

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- the day of sweetness and the day of atonement are the culmination of a month-long process of coming back to G-d. During this time, we are encouraged  to consider possibilities for change, improvement, and growth. Our services lead us to focus on evaluating and taking responsibility for our personal behavior, letting go of negative or undesired attitudes or behavior toward self and others, resolving to change and embrace new behavior and forgiveness, remembering and honoring ancestors and renewing our connection to G-d and the Jewish community.


High Holiday Information 

Rosh Hashanah September 29 - October 1
Yom Kippur October 8 - 9

Temple Etz Chaim offers you and your family many opportunities to connect with G-d and your fellow Temple members. Please join us for our inspiring & uplifting
High Holiday Services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with  fun & educational childrens’ programs

2018 High Holiday Schedule of Services

High Holiday Ticket and Seating Reservation Form for Cash or Credit Card

(please print form and return to Temple office with payment)

*Please let us know which services you'll be attending in order to help us assign honors by completing our High Holiday Services Attendance Form


Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 PM

Our Selichot program also includes Havdallah, followed by a complimentary buffet dinner, and  a Selichot service late in the evening.

Rosh Hashanah

Tishrei 1-2 (September 29 - October 1)

Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 29, services begin at 7:30 PM
1st and 2nd day Rosh Hashanah services, September 30 and October 1, begin at 9:00 AM

Yom Kippur

Tishrei 10 (October 9)

Kol Nidre, October 8, 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur, October 9

         Morning Service, 9:00 AM
         Yizkor Memorial Service, 4:15 PM
         Concluding (Mincha) Service, 5:00 PM

         Neilah Service, approximately 7:00 PM

Child Care (birth to 5 years)

TEC offers child care for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur evening and morning service at no charge to our Temple members and for only $25 per child/per day for non-members with the purchase of a High Holiday Ticket. Reservations are required. Please print and complete the form or contact our preschool office at (805) 497-6852 for morning child care or our Youth Department for Erev Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre at youth@templeetzchaim.org or (805) 494-3648.

High Holiday Programs and Activities for Children and Youth

Open to the community at no charge.

Family Services for 1st Day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Perfect for families with children--our Family Service features storytelling, songs, and more!

Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 10th at 2:30 PM    

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 19th at 2:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah Lunch and Tashlich and Yom Kippur Sicha (grades 8-12)

These activities will get your teens moving, thinking and connecting with their Judaism. Click here for the Tashlich Walk flyer. For more information about the Yom Kippur Sicha, click here.

Neilah Service, Yom Kippur

Children of all ages are invited to carry a glow stick into services at the beginning of Neilah.Please print and complete the registration form.

High Holiday Experience

Children in TK - Fourth Graders can join in hands on activities, Holiday Discussions, Snacks, a Creative Service, and much more.  Please print and complete the registration form.

Junior Congregation

For children in Fifth - Seventh graders can join in leading a service in the Winer Chapel.  For more information and for times check the flyer attached.

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