Days of Awesome 5774: High Holiday Programming in LA

Please join us for a spiritually-uplifting, growth-oriented, traditional and streamlined 2 hour service followed by a gourmet, home-mode, healthy Kiddush lunch. Reservations start at $36 for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in our newly renovated venue at 9041 W. Pico, corner of Weatherly.

Some Highlights – New Year’s Kabbalistic Home-Made Kiddush, best shofar in town, speedy services, stories, meditation, song, honey cake, inspiring and chill atmosphere, great Chazzan. . .

You don’t have to pay a fortune, dress-to-kill, doze-off, question your tribal affiliation, be fluent in Hebrew, hear lengthy moralizing or politically divisive sermons, and eat stale honey cake this Rosh Hashanah. Instead, enjoy a friendly, joyous, participatory, celebration of the High Holidays with meaning, melody, and humor.

WHAT: Traditionally inspired services led by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein featuring guest speakers Rabbi Shlomo Seidenfeld, Batsheva Frankel, Cheston Mizel, Marcus J Freed and Chazan Tuli Skaist PLUS other special guests. Full program and FAQ below.

  • Morning Coffee and Honey Cake
  • Traditionally inspired services with separate seating
  • Special break-out sessions
  • All levels and backgrounds welcome
  • Hebrew reading skills not required
  • Delicious Kabbalah Inspired Kiddush following services
  • Additional Shofar Services
  • Excellent play-care for children available

Rosh Hashanah, Thursday September 5, 9:30AM Coffee/Cake, 10am Services
Rosh Hashanah II, Friday September 6, 9:30AM Coffee/Cake, 10am Services
Kol Nidrei, Friday, September 13, 6:30 Sharp followed by Ask the Rabbi
Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:30AM

WHERE: Tomchei Shabbos, 9041 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035

HOW MUCH: $36 Gets you access to all services and programs. We do not offer separate reservations for separate services. It gets too complicated…

Do I need a reservation? YES, we will have seats for everyone who registers
Can I mail a check? NO, all registration is online
Do you have scholarships? YES, you are required to work 2 hours in exchange for free registration
Are services Orthodox? KIND OF In our traditionally inspired service men and women sit on opposite sides of the isle and use traditional prayer books. Many elements of the service are very “un-Orthodox.” Melodies are both traditional and modern. We supplement the prayer books with additional readings and teachings in English.
Do I have to stay for everything? You are free to come and go as you want. We only request that during services you only speak outside to not disturb those praying.
When is Shofar Blowing? Approximately 11 am.
Dress Code? Please come as you are while respecting the holiness of the day.
More Questions? Email
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