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High Holidays

High Holidays bring us together for thanks and repentance

The High Holidays fill Sherith Israel’s sanctuary with a special energy and sense of meaning as the community comes together in prayer and song.

We offer evening and daytime Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for adults, children in K–4th grades and Tot Yontif for children 5 and under and their families.

We welcome nonmembers to join us for the holidays.

Tickets

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

CSI MEMBERS:

As a CSI member in good standing, you receive a OnePass for each immediate family member including children between ages 10 and 25. Children under 10 are welcome and will not need a ticket. You may purchase OnePasses or tickets for additional family members as follows: $360 for a OnePass for all services or individual tickets for $90 for each evening or day of services.

Member tickets will be mailed in August. Additional tickets, reservations for dinner, and reservations for childcare are available. Click here or the button below, or contact Nia Taylor, 415.346.1720, x 17, or  ntaylor@sherithisrael.org.

 

 

NONMEMBERS:

We welcome nonmembers to join us for the holidays!

Nonmember tickets are $540 per person for a OnePass for all four days of services, or $135 per person for individual tickets for each evening or day of services. Tot Yontif pass is $90 per family.

Nonmember tickets, reservations for dinner, and reservations for childcare are available. Click here or button below, or contact Nia Taylor, 415.346.1720, x 17, or  ntaylor@sherithisrael.org.

 

Childcare

Childcare is available for children 18 months through 5 years old:

Rosh Hashanah morning: 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Yom Kippur morning: 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Yom Kippur afternoon programs: 1–3 pm
Afternoon and Yizkor services: 3–5:30 pm

Childcare is free to members, $36/session/child for nonmembers. RSVP by Sept. 16 for Rosh Hashanah and Sept. 24 for Yom Kippur. RSVP for childcare using links above or Member Childcare RSVP or Nonmember Childcare RSVP.

For more information contact Natalie Weizman, assistant principal, 415.346.1720, x27, or nweizman@sherithisrael.org.

5778 High Holiday Worship Schedule

EREV ROSH HASHANAH 
Wednesday, September 20
5–6 pm: Tot Yontif for children 5 and under, and their families
6–7:30 pm: Kosher community dinner
7:30–9 pm: Service

Dinner: Kosher chicken or vegetarian option. Children under 5, free; 5–12 years, $12; post-b'nai mitzvah students, $18; adult members, $36; adult nonmembers, $45. RSVP for dinner by Sept. 14.

ROSH HASHANAH 
Thursday, September 21
10 am–12:30 pm: Morning Service
10:45 am–12:30 pm: Jewish Journey Around the World for children in K–4th grade in Newman Hall. Children are welcome in the main services in the sanctuary with their parents at 10 am. From 10:45 am–12:30 pm, children are invited to Newman Hall for a Jewish Journey Around the World, a selection of activities including text, art, storytelling and music, led by Sherith Israel educators and specialists. 
1–3 pm: Tashlich and lunch at West Bluff, Crissy Field. Toss your sins into the sea and enjoy a complimentary foodtruck lunch.

An Afternoon at Hills of Eternity Cemetery with the clergy
Sunday, September 24
1:30–3:30 pm: Tour our historic cemetery, visit the graves of loved ones, place stones on headstones and take part in our annual book burial.

KOL NIDRE
Friday, September 29

5–6 pm: Tot Yontif for children 5 and under, and their families
7:30–9 pm: Kol Nidre

YOM KIPPUR 
Saturday, September 30

10 am–12:30 pm: Morning Service
10:45 am–12:30 pm: Jewish Journey Around the World for children in K–4th grade in Newman Hall. Children are welcome in the main services in the sanctuary with their parents at 10 am. From 10:45 am–12:30 pm, children are invited to Newman Hall for a Jewish Journey Around the World, a selection of activities including text, art, storytelling and music, led by Sherith Israel educators and specialists. 
1:15–2:45 pm: Afternoon programs 

  • Jonathan Graf, regional president, AJC San Francisco, discusses Israeli pluralism
  • Stacy Passman, CSI social action committee co-chair, leads a conversation about being a "sanctuary" congregation
  • David Perlstein leads text study of the book of Jonah, a Yom Kippur tradition
  • Amy Plevin, yoga teacher, guides a session of gentle stretching and meditation, appropriate for everyone
  • A quiet meditation space will be available for silent reflection

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

Mon, August 21 2017 29 Av 5777