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High Holy Days - Members

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In-person services will be held in the gym of the Oshman Family JCC, unless otherwise specified.

High Holy Days Services and Events  
Memorial Leaf Dedication
Sun, Sept 18, 1:00 pm
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Sun, Sept 25, 7:30 pm
Rosh HaShanah
Mon, Sept 26, 10:00 am
Rosh HaShanah Youth Programming (ages 3-11)
Mon, Sept 26, about 11:00 am
Tashlich (various neighborhoods) Immediately after RH service
Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (at Etz)
Tues Sept 27, 10:00 am
Food Drive
Tues, Oct 4, before Kol Nidre
Kol Nidre
Tues, Oct 4, 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur
Wed, Oct 5, 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Youth Programming (ages 3 - 11) Wed, Oct 5, around 11:00 am
Yizkor Wed, Oct 5, 1:00 pm
Mincha, Neilah (closing), and Break Fast Wed, Oct 5, 6:00 pm

Nametags will be mailed to members in good standing on September 15. If you are having family and friends join you, you must order those nametags on or before September 9 to have their nametags mailed with yours.

All services will also be available online. Information on virtual services will be sent via email closer to the date of the service. 

Friends and Family
Would you like to bring along some non-members of Etz to our services? We're glad to have them join us! Click here to sign them up for nametags and/or online access at a reduced rate. You must be logged in to use this form. If you don't have or don't remember your login credentials, please contact Megan.

Reflections and Remembrances
If you enjoy browsing through Reflections, our booklet of readings for the High Holy Days, it’s time to start looking for your favorite writings to share! In addition to all the classic themes—such as T’shuvah (Turning), T’fillah (Prayer), and Tz’dakah (Right Action)—Reflections will have a special section this year to mark the congregation’s focus on raising awareness about climate change. Send original compositions or copy/paste favorite poems, prayers, songs, or quotes that touch your heart or make you reflect (max 250 words). We’re also looking for original photos for the cover of Reflections (which often features a reflected image) and the cover of Memorials (our Yizkor book, which often features a peaceful image). Send all contributions (and any questions) to by Friday, August 26.

It is tradition to read the names of loved ones who have passed away during the past year at the Yizkor service. These names will be listed in the Remembrance book, which is part of our High Holy Days supplement, Reflections. This readings supplement will be available at each service for private introspection, although the Yizkor list will only be read during the Yizkor service, which takes place in the middle of the Yom Kippur afternoon service. To update your memorials, click here. To make a Yizkor contribution, click here.

Producing our High Holy Days services is truly a labor of love for us, but it takes hundreds of volunteers to make sure everything is in place so that our celebrations run smoothly. If you have a little time to contribute, we'd love to have your help. We have jobs for all types of skill sets and you can get involved in-person or at home. Click here to explore our volunteering opportunities.

Technical Difficulties?
Would you like to register online, but are running into issues? Contact the Etz Chayim office at 650-813-9094, the staff will be happy to help you.

Food Drive
More information is on the way!

Still have questions? Contact our Executive Director, Ellen Bob.

Need to renew your Etz membership? Click here.

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