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 9-11
Yom Kippur September 18-19
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
(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 1st at 8:00 PM
Our Selichot program also includes Havdallah, followed by a complimentary buffet dinner, and a Selichot service late in the evening.
Tishrei 1-2 (September 10-11)
Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 9, services begin at 7:30 PM
1st and 2nd day Rosh Hashanah services, September 10 and 11, begin at 9:00 AM
Tishrei 10 (September 19)
Kol Nidre, September 18, 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur, September 19
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 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.
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)
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.
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.