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High Holidays 5780/2019

High Holidays

Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

At Congregation Sherith Israel, we honor tradition and embrace innovation. We hope that your experience is both meaningful and uplifting.

We are excited to welcome you to the most beautiful Jewish space in San Francisco!  Got kids? Our congregation is open to adults and children for our morning services. We also offer Tot Yontif each evening with a short family-friendly service at 5 pm.  The Erev yontif services are designed for kids 5 and under.

Join me, Cantor David Frommer, Rabbi Abby Phelps, music director Jonathan Dimmock, and our amazing Koleynu choir as we welcome 5780 together.

Shanah Tovah!

—Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf

5780 High Holiday Services Schedule

 

Erev Rosh HaShanah

 
Sunday, Sept. 29
5‒6 pm: Tot Yontif for children ages 5 and under and their families. Free.
6 pm: New Year's Dinner (registration coming)
Chicken or vegetarian. Children under 5, free; 5–12 years, $12; students, $18; adults, $36.
7:30 pm: Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

 

Rosh HaShanah

 
Monday, Sept. 30
10 am: Morning Service
10 am: Youth Programs 
Babysitting for ages 4 and under
6‒9 yrs: Youth Rosh Hashanah Programs & Services in Newman Hall
10 & Older: Break space in Labe Lounge
1:30 pm: Tashlich and lunch - Crissy Field, West Bluff Cast away your sins into the bay and enjoy a complimentary lunch after services.

 

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, Oct. 8
5‒6 pm: Tot Yontif. Open to the community.
7:30 pm: Kol Nidre Service
 

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 am: Morning Service
10 am: Youth Programs 
Babysitting for ages 4 and under
6‒9 yrs: Youth Rosh Hashanah Programs & Services in Newman Hall
10 & Older: Break space in Labe Lounge

2‒3:30 pm: Afternoon Programs to be announced
3:30‒5 pm: Afternoon Service (Mincha)
5‒5:45 pm: Yizkor
5:45‒6:45 pm: Ne’ilah (Closing the Gates) and Havdalah
6:50 pm: Break-the-fast

 
 

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
Child care is free to members and ticket holders.
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 (tentative)

Erev Sukkot
Sunday, Oct. 13
12:30‒3 pm: Sukkah decorating with our high school youth group, SITY
5‒7 pm: Sukkah Opening Party
 
Sukkot Morning
Monday, Sept. 14, 9 am‒noon
Join Cantor Frommer for a traditional festival morning service at Congregation Beth Sholom
 
Shabbat Sukkot
Friday, October 18
5:30 pm: Yizkor
6 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Sukkot Services
7:15 pm: Sukkot Dinner
8:00 pm: Late Minyan in the Sukkah with Cantor David Frommer
Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779