High Holy Days 5783/2022

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The High Holy Days are a time for celebration as well as reflection. As we prepare for the High Holy Days, we wish you Shana Tova and a year filled with health, happiness and peace. We look forward to being together as a community during this special time of return and renewal.

High Holy Day Calendar

This year, our theme for the High Holy Days is “New Beginnings.” We look forward to beginning this New Year, 5783, with you. Please see below for information regarding the High Holy Days.  On behalf of Rabbi Sobel, Cantorial Soloist Mark Thompson, the TBS staff and Board of Directors, we wish you and yours a healthy and fulfilling new year!

Erev Rosh Hashanah: September 25, 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah: September 26

Tot Service 9:00 am
For young children ages 0 – 6 and their parents: Rabbi Sobel will lead a creative, fun, participatory service “Birthday Party for the World” for young children and their families. 

Traditional Service 10:30 am
Our youth are encouraged to attend the main service.
During our Torah service and sermon, 1 – 4th graders are invited to step out of High Holy Days services to connect with each other during a fun, interactive Rosh Hashanah experience and then again for age-appropriate, engaging Yom Kippur activities led by TBS’s new Religious School Director, Lena Shupper.

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah  & Tashlich: September 27, 10:00am
Community Service  at Huntington Beach Central Park
TBS will be joining Beth David and Congregation B’nai Tzedek for a beautiful Rosh Hashanah service.

Shabbat Shuvah | September 30

The special Shabbat that takes place in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

6:00 pm Shabbat Service

Yom Kippur | October 4-5

Erev Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre
October 4, 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur: October 5

Tot Service 9:00 am
For young children ages 0 – 6 and their parents: Rabbi Sobel will lead a creative, musical age-appropriate service for young children and their families.

Traditional Service 10:30 am

Discussion Groups 2:00-3:00 pm
#1 “Building Your Coping Skills Toolbox” Led by Rachel Benson
We are no strangers to change. Some changes we dread, while others we may look forward to. Some are in our control, while many are out of our control. Sometimes we experience a mix of so many different emotions when we think about how our world and/or our lives are changing. Let’s gather together to discuss how we can better handle the changes around us and within us, find ways to better balance our emotions, and help each other create a “toolbox” of ways to cope as we move forward.

#2 “The changing form of anti-Semitism and how to combat it?” Led by Joel Kotkin leader

#3 Meditative Music with Temple Beth Sholom’s own Michael Sumague on the violin, Stephanie Getz on flute and Chad Jackson on viola.
They will play reflective music in the Sanctuary based on the theme of the High Holy Days. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly and spend some personal time in thought and contemplation.

#4 Healing Service with Rabbi Sharon Sobel in the Chapel. 
Please join us as we use prayer, poetry, music and reflection to pray for healing of the body, mind and spirit for ourselves, those whom we love or anyone in the world who is in need of physical, spiritual or emotional healing.

Afternoon Service 3:30 pm

Yizkor Service 4:30 pm

N’ilah Service 5:30 pm

Havdalah 6:00 pm

Sukkot | October 9-16

October 9: Sukkot Event | Register Here
4:00 PM
-Sukkot Study Session
-Sukkot Cooking Lesson (we’ll prepare a harvest-related dish to share at our Sukkot dinner in the Sukkah)
5:00 PM
“Pizza in the Hut” 
Join us for an Erev Sukkot dinner of Pizza, salad and the yummy dish we prepared to eat in the sukkah. RSVP on the TBS website. Cost:  $10 per person. Or, bring your own brown-bag dinner. TBS will provide dessert, drinks, challah and juice
6:00 PM
“Blue Jeans” Erev Sukkot Service in the Sukkah An intergenerational, participatory, musical Erev Sukkot service under the stars.

October 10: Members Welcome | Register Here
TBS members: we welcome you to spend time in the Sukkah! We’ll provide tables, chairs, you can bring your own dinner and drinks – this evening is available to all who would like spend time in the Sukkah, shake the lulav and etrog, eat a nice meal with your own family in a serene setting. Please email mlazenby@tbsoc.com by Friday, October 7th at noon so we can make sure we have enough tables set up.

October 11: ECC | Register Here
ECC dinner in the Sukkah

October 12: Sisterhood Register Here
Join Sisterhood this night in the Sukkah

October 13: Brotherhood | Register Here
Join Brotherhood this night in the Sukkah

October 14: Sukkot Shabbat | Register Here
Bring your own dinner. TBS will provide challah, drinks, and the Oneg.
4:30 PM: Tot Service
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM: Erev Shabbat Service in the Sukkah

October 15: “Get Your Sukkah On” | Register Here
3:00 PM Join our congregation-wide Sukkah Building Contest!

October 16: Simchat Torah Service & Religious School Consecration Celebration
Erev Simchat Torah Celebration & Service with Religious School Consecration
6:00 PM: Flag decorating for young children
6:30 PM: Erev Simchat Torah ‘Dancing with the Torah’ service and celebration 
– See the Torah unrolled from beginning to end
– Journey with Rabbi Sobel through the entire Torah in 7 minutes!
– Hear the last part of Deuteronomy chanted and the first part of Genesis!
– Dance with abandon as we celebrate Torah to the beautiful, joyous music with Cantorial Soloist Bill Shafton and some musical friends! 
– Enjoy community, friends and fun for all ages!

October 17: Yizkor Service
Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service
10:30 AM: Join us in the TBS Chapel in partnership with Shir Ha’ma’alot and Congregation B’nai Tzedek. The names of all those who died from last year at Simchat Torah to this year at this season from all three congregations will be read.


All tickets will be available at the “will call” table only. The will call table will be open 45 minutes before services.
Please select the services you and your family will be attending in person when you Register. We need an accurate count.

Members: All members in good standing will receive their tickets at the table. 

Non-Members: We invite you to join TBS for the High Holy Days! Please use this link to purchase tickets.

If you need to discuss an alternative financial arrangement, please contact Ruth Irving before Rosh Hashanah in order to ensure that tickets will be set aside for you at our “Will Call” table.

Limited parking will be available in the TBS parking lot. As a reminder, overflow parking will be at the Orange Stake of the Church of Latter Day Saints, located at 674 S. Yorba St. Orange, CA 92869.  Parking attendants at the lot will direct you and shuttles will be available during all services to bring you to and from the Temple.
The temple parking lot will have spaces reserved for the following:
·     Handicapped individuals
·     Kavanah-Level Donors
Please note that parking in our neighborhood is strictly limited to resident permit only, You may be ticketed if you choose to park in the neighborhood. TBS will not be responsible for any parking tickets.

COVID Policy for High Holy Days

For those who are unable to attend, or not yet ready to join in person, services also will be available through our streaming services. Everyone, both in-person and streaming attendees, must register. Please RSVP by clicking the High Holy day button below.

As we gather together during this holy time, we want to ensure the health of all of our members and staff. We ask you to join us remotely if you are feeling unwell.

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