September 12, 2018 | 3 Tishrei , 5778
L'Shanah Tovah! 

May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for good.
This Week
Friday, 9/14
Shabbat Services
Saturday, 9/15
Hevrah Torah

Tot Shabbat
High Holy Day Services
The High Holy Days are here early this year!
Join us here at University Synagogue in observance of the following services:
Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre
Tuesday, September 18th, 7:30pm

Brentwood Havurah Erev Yom Kippur Service
Tuesday, September 18th, 7:30pm
Gray Family Chapel

Services for Families with Young Children
Yom Kippur Morning at 8:30am
(complimentary, but registration is required)

Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, September 19th at 10:30am

Yizkor, Ne’ilah Service
Wednesday, September 19th at 2:30pm 
Yom Kippur Afternoon Activities
1pm - 2:15pm
"Meditation and Music"
Kopelson Sanctuary
with Yuval Ron

"On Which 3 Things Does The World Stand?"
Beit Midrash
with Rabbinic Intern Joanne Loiben

"Tikkun Olam: Homelessness In Our Community"
Room #307
with Peoples Concern, St. Joseph's, and Safe Place for Youth

All are welcome.
Mazal Tov 3
Mazal Tov
To Monica and Brian Gelfand on the birth of their daughter, Riley Jo Gelfand .
Zichronam Livrachah
Dr. Joel M. Charon , brother of Joanie (Zachary) Charon Seff and Dr. Nyles (Anne) Charon .
“Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement" and is the moment in Jewish time when we dedicate our mind, body, and soul to reconciliation with God, our fellow human beings, and ourselves.”

“Sukkot is celebrated five days after  Yom Kippur  and has many distinct traditions. One example is to takes the commandment “to dwell in booths literally”, and so we build a sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut.”

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“Simchat Torah is a joyous celebration during which the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried around the synagogue seven times, there is singing and dancing as we finish Deuteronomy and begin Genesis.”
This year is a little different, we've added some new ticket colors to the mix. For Members and their guests we have   green  and   blue , this gives you entry and seating in prime areas.

We do not send tickets for children under 26 . Children do not need separate tickets unless they are driving separately. If your adult children under the age of 26 are driving separately to services, we are happy to provide additional tickets. (However, they do not really need them). Your names are on our security list. When you arrive with your children, our security team is aware that the tickets grant access to the entire family. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be advised that parking is limited in the synagogue lot , additional parking is available for some service times at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Carpooling is encouraged.

Due to limited handicapped parking spaces , we kindly ask that drivers drop off passengers at the main entrance before finding parking spots.
Care for children 18 months to Kindergarten is available for a small fee.
1st - 6th graders can participate in a free High Holy Day Program!
“Nice outfit, talit, CHECK! Yom Kippur night, Kol Nidre, is an exception to the tradition where the talit represents the sincerity of our repentance.”
For our community's benefit, we have security present who will be checking bags and making sure that all those on campus are here to participate safely.
If you would like to be a High Holy Days Greeter or Usher, please click on the banner above or contact Barry Sikov at We appreciate every helping hand and warm hello! It makes each service even more meaningful.
Sisterhood Inter-Generational Outreach: Apples and Honey
As part of Sisterhood’s inter-generational outreach, Resa Davids, Sisterhood president, hands out gifts of an apple and a honey stick to each child at ECLC. Vicente Foods provided the apples and the women of Sisterhood provided the honey sticks and packed the bags. The parents and children of ECLC were very happy with their gift. It was a wonderful way to spread the joy of the New Year.
Sukkah Building Begins September 20th

Please be advised that we will be building our newly enlarged Sukkah the day after Yom Kippur on Thursday, September 20th. The Sukkah will be up through Atzeret Simchat Torah on Tuesday, October 2 nd . We will be placing a number of orange cones in parking lot spaces to accommodate the Sukkah and new traffic patterns during this time. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THESE SPACES as we are concerned for everyone’s safety getting in and out of the Sukkah. Thank you for your help and we hope to see you at one of our Sukkot or Simchat Torah services and programs.
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Have a Great Week!