Returning Home for the Holidays
With gratitude and excitement, we are ready to announce our plans for the High Holy Days. This year, we will celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at our home at the intersection of tradition and innovation, on our Temple Isaiah campus.

Honoring our commitment to public health, and with cautious optimism as we face the coming months, we will live-stream ALL of our High Holy Day services while also allowing a number of adults to attend in person. 

We will also run in-person Teen Services and host a family-friendly Tashlich Beach Party.
Service Options
When Can I Attend In-Person?
For adults: Due to limited seating at Temple Isaiah, each adult from each family may choose 1 in-person service to attend between Erev Rosh Hashanah and our concluding service on Yom Kippur. To accommodate as many congregants as possible for Kol Nidre, we will offer 2 services on Erev Yom Kippur. Additionally, we will add a Yizkor component to all 3 of the services on Yom Kippur Day.
Membership for FY 2021-2022 must be renewed prior to the start of the High Holy Days in order to reserve a seat for in-person attendance. For members, there is no charge to access the live-stream. 
For teenagers (12-18): Members who are 12-18 may register for Teen morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Services will be led by our ITY youth group outdoors in Miller Courtyard.

For younger children (0-11): Family services will be live-streamed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We will have an in-person Tashlich beach party on Rosh Hashanah from 3-6PM. Rabbis Frimmer and Klein Miles, along with Songleader Danny Rubenstein and other guest musicians, will be singing and dancing every hour on the hour. Bring a picnic and come when you can. No reservations required.
Musical Leadership
This year, we are so happy to announce 4 incredible voices who will accompany us for the High Holy Days, alongside our favorite musical director Mary Ekler.
Gabriel Mann
Professional musician and songwriter, longtime member of Isaiah
Danny Rubenstein
Beloved songleader and founder of Rose Coast Music School
Rabbi Adam Allenberg
Senior Director, Office of Recruitment and Admissions HUC-JIR/Los Angeles and accomplished musician
Mateen Markzar
Isaiah Preschool graduate, youth group leader, and shofar blower extraordinaire
We will also be featuring videos by Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen (on maternity leave July-October), Cantor Evan Kent, HaSharim and the Pop Up Choir.
Reserving Your Seats For In-Person Services
We plan to debut our online member portal by mid-July to allow members to sign up for their preferred service. If a service is full, you can request to be placed on a wait list and select a guaranteed second choice from a service with open seats.

Please note: Membership for FY 2021-2022 must be renewed in order to access the online portal.

Click here to contact Sheri Vinnecour Reynolds, our Director of Membership Engagement for questions or to assist you with renewing your membership.
Adult Children (19-26)
Due to space limitations, for now, we can offer in-person seating for adults, but not adult children living at home.
For those members who will reserve a seat on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur morning, we are working on the possibility of childcare, onsite, ages 3-11.
Non-Member Access
Due to space limitations this year, we can only seat current members of Isaiah for in-person services. Non-Members will be able to purchase access to the live-stream for a small donation.
Watch Parties
For those who are comfortable, we encourage you to welcome others into your homes (or yards) for the services that you will not be able to attend in person. 

We will reach out to preschool parents in August to help organize class-based watch parties during the family services.

For those who host, of any age, we will deliver a High Holy Day swag bag as a sign of our appreciation.
For the sake of pikuach nefesh, the Jewish value of preserving and protecting life above all else, we strongly encourage vaccinations for eligible adults (age 12+). While we are not yet requiring vaccinations in order to attend in-person, we ask that you consider waiting until you are fully vaccinated before registering to minimize risk both for yourself and others.
Available Seating On Campus
We are planning to seat 200+ adults at each service. If safe, we may be able to increase that number. If there are new health concerns, we may have to reduce seating or move to online only.
Additional Programming
More opportunities to learn and celebrate are coming soon. We will work with congregants, preschool and K12 departments, and clergy to find meaningful moments of connection accented with the themes, sounds, sights and smells of the New Year. Keep an eye out for more information.
Schedule of Events | Tentative
Rosh Hashanah | All events will be live-streamed
Monday, September 6
Erev Rosh Hashanah | 8pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 7
Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Rosh Hashanah Family Service | 9:00a.m. - 9:45a.m.
Live-stream only

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service | 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Teen Service | 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Miller Courtyard

Tashlich | 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Family-friendly services starting at 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm
Wednesday, September 8
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Yom Kippur | All events will be live-streamed
Wednesday, September 15
Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre Service 1 | 5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Kol Nidre Service 2 | 8:00p.m. - 9:30p.m
Thursday, September 16
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Family Service | 9:00a.m. - 9:45a.m.
Live-stream only

Yom Kippur Morning Service & Yizkor | 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Teen Service | 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Miller Courtyard

Afternoon Service & Yizkor | 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.

Yizkor & Neilah | 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
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