High Holy Days 5780
Judaism in the Sierra Foothills
Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center welcomes all with open hearts and minds to celebrate and challenge accepted notions in Judaism and the Western religious tradition.
We begin the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah with a Service on Sunday evening September 29 at 7:30pm with Rabbi David Azen presenting a talk and discussion on Judaism in the era of #Me To.
During the Rosh Hashanah Service on
Monday morning September 30th at 10am
, Rabbi David will present a reading from the Torah (Five Books of Moses), in which Abraham is ready and willing to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac. We’ll look at what we’re prepared to “
Give Up for the Greater Good:Sacrifice in Contemporary Times,
” and how doubt, cynicism and fear get in the way of living our very best lives and becoming our very best selves.
Immediately after the service we will walk to a local stream of water to
October 8 at 7:30 pm the beginning
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement
abbi David will examine
the pull and temptation of “Impermanent Things
” based on a song by Peter Himmelman, Bob Dylan’s son-in-law as he leads us to ask ourselves
why we continue to pursue the wind, emptiness and vanity.
On the morning of
Yom Kippur Wednesday October 9 at 10
abbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum brings us home with his
talk, “Mind the Gap, Lest We Stumble and Fall”.
the afternoon at 2 pm
we’ll have a Study Session and
at 4 pm we’ll have an
hour of music and meditation with the songs of Leonard Cohen
At 5 pm
we”ll have the
Yizkor Memorial Service
followed by a
Break the Fast
meal with delicious-food from Meze Eatery and Dessert by CAKE Bakery and Cafe .....both are downtown Grass Valley restaurants locally owned and operated serving conscious fresh.. mostly locally grown, organic foods, breads and pastries (Non gluten and Vegan choices)
If you’re looking for a spiritual tradition that is a quest, an investigation, a search for meaning without fixed answers and ideology, if you seek a space to explore your deepest self and restore connectivity with community and the divine, please join us. Tickets not required, Donations Appreciated
We invite you to Shabbat Services and all events throughout the year are always open to all. For our children and youth we invite you to consider attendance / participation at our Religious/ Hebrew School, Bar/ Bat Mitzvah preparation and Rabbi’s Kids for Youth Age 13+
L’shana Tova Tikateivu, may we all be written in the Book of Life
for a healthy and sweet new year, and may the world turn toward interconnectedness and peace. Rabbi David
Following is the Schedule of High Holiday Services
All are Welcome.
Tickets not Required .
Donations Accepted with Gratitude
Rosh Hashanah Services
September 29, 7: 30pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah evening Service
with Rabbi David Azen
A light Oneg with Challah, Honey and Apples
morning service with Rabbi David
Yom Kippur Services
Tuesday evening ,
October 8, 7:30pm
Erev Yom Kippur Evenin
g service with Rabbi David Azen
May you begin an Easy Fast
October 9, 10am
Yom Kippur Morning Service with
Rabbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum
Music and Meditation
Neilah and Blowing of the Shofar
to close the year and Open the Doors to 5780
a new Year filled with Hope and a re-Commitment
to taking action “Tikun Olam”
Break the Fast
Please join us in sharing a meal and schmoozing in community
Meal by MEZE Eatery and CAKE Bakery and Cafe
Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center is located at 506 Walsh Street in Grass Valley.
call (530) 477-0922. Please visit our website at
or Facebook for more information and upcoming events