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High Holidays

If the year is a train, the High Holidays (AKA High Holy Days) are its engine. A delicate blend of joy and solemnity, feasting and fasting, prayer and inspiration make up the spiritually charged head of the Jewish year.

The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration.

A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.

But it does not end there. The otherworldliness of the High Holidays is then channeled into the festive holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, which bring the annual fall holiday season to a most joyous conclusion.

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Full High Holiday Schedule 2019

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Rosh Hashanah


Rosh Hashanah Eve ● Sunday, September 29

  • 6:18 PM Light holiday candles (in Temecula)

1st Day Rosh Hashanah ● Monday, September 30 

  • 9:30 AM Traditional Rosh Hashanah service (Meadowview Club House)
  • 11 AM Family Rosh Hashanah service & Youth Program
  • 4 PM Tashlich at The Duck Pond (Rancho California & Ynez)
  • 7:11 PM Light holiday candles from pre-existing flame

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah ● Tuesday, October 1

  • 9:30 AM Traditional Rosh Hashanah service (Rabbis House)
  • 11 AM  Family Rosh Hashanah service & youth program


Yom Kippur


Yom Kippur Eve ● Tuesday, October 8

  • 6:06 PM Candle lighting (In Temecula)
  • 6:10 PM Kol Nidrei

Yom Kippur Day ● Wednesday, October 9

  • 10 AM Traditional Yom Kippur service
  • 12 PM Beginners, youth, teens (& anyone who can’t sit for long;)
  • 1 PM Yizkor
  • 4:30 PM Mincha
  • 5:30 PM Neila followed by break-fast
  • 6:59 PM Holiday & fast ends

Call for details about renting an RV outside of Chabad for Yom Kippur!

Suggested High Holiday Donation $180


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