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High Holidays 5779/2018

High Holidays

Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

At Congregation Sherith Israel, we honor tradition and embrace innovation. Our aspiration is that your experience is meaningful and uplifting. Building on our tradition we add a dash of the modern to the High Holiday Experience. I hope you will join us in one of the most extraordinary worship spaces in San Francisco.

Got kids? Everyone is welcome at morning services and if your kids need a break special activities will be available in Newman Hall from 10:45 am. We also offer Tot Yontif each evening with a short family friendly services at 5pm for those of us with kids under age 5.

Join me, Cantor David Frommer, Rabbi Abby Phelps, music director Jonathan Dimmock, and our amazing Koleynu choir as we welcome 5779 together.

Shanah Tovah!

—Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf

Tickets

A OnePass or individual tickets are required for all High Holiday services.

MEMBERS:
Members receive a OnePass for each family member
including children ages 13 to 25. Children under 13 are welcome and will not need a
ticket. Additional tickets for family members are $360 for a OnePass for all services
or $90 for individual tickets for each evening or day of services.

 

 

NONMEMBERS:
We welcome nonmembers to join us for the holidays. Nonmember tickets are $540
for a OnePass for all services or $135 for individual tickets for each evening or day
of services.
Tot Yontif is free.

TO BUY TICKETS:
Nonmember tickets, reservations for dinner, and reservations for childcare are available. Click the button below or contact Nia Taylor at 415.346.1720, x 17.

 

Please note, all additional tickets will be held for pickup at the synagogue.

5779 High Holiday Services Schedule

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 9
5–6 pm: Tot Yontif for children ages 5 and under and their families. Free.
6–7:30 pm: Kosher community dinner, catered by Town’s End Restaurant in Newman Hall
Dinner: Kosher chicken or vegetarian option. Children under 5, free;
5–12 years, $12; students, $18; adults, $36. RSVP for dinner by Sept. 4.

7:30–9 pm: Service

ROSH HASHANAH
Monday, September 10
10 am: Service (all ages)
10:45 am–12:30 pm: Youth Programs, K–4th Grade in Newman Hall
1 pm: Tashlich and lunch — Crissy Field, West Bluff

Toss your sins into the sea and enjoy a complimentary falafel lunch on the beach.
Free lunch reservation

CEMETERY VISIT
Sunday, September 16, 1:30–3:30 pm
Hills of Eternity, Colma

Tour our historic cemetery, visit the graves of loved ones, place stones on headstones, and take part in our annual book burial. Hosted by the Board of Hills of Eternity.

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, September 18
5–6 pm: Tot Yontif
7:30 pm: Service

YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, September 19
10 am: Service (all ages)
10:45 am–12:30 pm: Youth Programs, K–4th Grade in Newman Hall
1:15–2:45 pm: Afternoon offerings:

  • Healing Service led by Ruth Auerbach and Shira Shore, featuring piano accompaniment by our music director, Jonathan Dimmock.
  • Jewish Community Relations Council board member and past president of Sherith Israel, David Newman, leads a presentation and Q&A on JCRC’s important advocacy work for Jewish and democratic values.
  • Social Action Committee co-chair Stacy Passman leads a conversation on the synagogue’s efforts and initiatives for Tikkun Olam, repairing the brokenness in our world.
  • Yoga Class taught by Amy Plevin. A one-hour session of gentle stretching and meditation, appropriate for everyone.

3–4:30 pm: Afternoon Service (Mincha)
4:45–5:30 pm: Yizkor
5:45–6:45 pm: N’ilah (Closing the Gates) and Havdalah
6:50 pm: Break-the-fast in Newman Hall

Kids and Child Care

HIGH HOLIDAY CRAFTS & GAMES IN NEWMAN HALL
For children grades K-4 on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings.
Children are welcome in the main services in the sanctuary with their parents
at 10 am. From 10:45 am–12:30 pm, children who need a break from services are invited to participate in High Holiday themed crafts and games in Newman Hall
with supervision by Sherith Israel educators and staff.

Childcare
For children 18 months through 5 years:
Session I: Rosh Hashanah morning  9:45 am–12:45 pm
Session II: Yom Kippur morning  9:45 am–12:45 pm
Session III: Yom Kippur afternoon programs  1–3 pm
Session IV: Afternoon and Yizkor services  3–5:30 pm
Child care is free to members, $36/session/child for nonmembers.
All must RSVP by Sept. 1 for Rosh Hashanah and Sept. 10 for Yom Kippur.
For more information contact Natalie Weizman, 415.346.1720, x27, or
nweizman@sherithisrael.org.

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

EREV SUKKOT
Sunday, September 23
Noon–3 pm: Sukkah decoration with our high school youth group,
Sherith Israel Temple Youth (
SITY)
5–7 pm: Sukkah Opening Celebration and Concert with Levoná

Groove to the middle eastern sounds of Levoná under the sukkah and enjoy mezzes and drinks as we welcome the first night of Sukkot.
Tickets: $10

SUKKOT MORNING
Monday, September 24
9
am–Noon
Join Cantor Frommer for a traditional festival morning service at Congregation
Beth Sholom in SF. Children and lulavim of all sizes are welcome.


THE BRCA GENE: AN EVENING OF EDUCATION ON THE LATEST RESEARCH
Thursday, September 27
6:30–8:45 pm, Bart Hall

Learn about how the BRCA mutation affects the risk of breast cancer.
Presented by Sherith Israel in collaboration with the BRCA Foundation.
This program is for everyone.

RSVP: programs@sherithisrael.org


SHABBAT SUKKOT
Friday, September 28
5:30 pm: Yizkor
6 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Sukkot Services
7:15 pm: New Member Welcome Dinner

Did you join Sherith Israel since last Yom Kippur? Be our guests for this festive
meal in the sukkah.
Dinner: Dairy or vegan option. Children under 12, free; students, $10; adults, $20.
8 pm: Late Minyan with Cantor Frommer
RSVP Online

SHABBAT MISHPACHAH IN THE SUKKAH
Saturday, September 29
10:30 am–12 pm

Join Cantor Frommer for a song filled morning in our sukkah with kid-friendly snacks and fun.
Free; register online.

SIMCHAT TORAH
Sunday, September 30
11:30 am–12:30 pm: Simchat Torah Celebration and Services

with Rabbi Abby Phelps.

Thu, September 20 2018 11 Tishrei 5779