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Clergy High Holy Day Message

Dear Friends,

This High Holy Day season, what prayer do you need to chant, what ethic do you need to reflect upon, what words do you need to hear, and what hand do you need to hold? During these turbulent times (and these extremely hot days), we need to stop and reflect in order to focus on our souls and the souls of those who suffer throughout our world, on our borders, and upon our city streets.

Our Days of Awe are a time to pray, to reflect, to hear, and to hold, and 
then to take action. As Reform Jews, our rallying cry is “Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof, 
Justice, Justice, You shall pursue (Deut. 16:20).” We are commanded to pursue justice wherever injustice is present. Our holy days prepare us for our 
biblical duties.

This year, we ask you to reflect upon these questions as you prepare for 
the High Holy Days:

  •   How can we find beauty in a world filled with anger and despair?
  •  How can we help the stranger including the immigrants stranded at our border and the homeless that roam our streets?
  • How can we lead the way in creating a healthier world, where Anti-Semitism and Racism are kept at bay and equality for all reigns supreme?
  • How can we find common ground with one another when opinions have come to overwhelm facts on a daily basis?

We look forward to praying and reflecting with you this High Holy Day season. We can only hope that our energies are renewed, giving us the strength to pursue justice.

To purchase your tickets for High Holy Days, please use this link High Holy Day Ticket Package for our new online ticketing agent. It takes just a few moments to complete.  If you have any questions, special needs, or require assistance with your ticket purchases, please call the temple office at the number below. We want this to be easy for you, and we are here to help.  

L’shanah Tovah,            


Rabbi Jon Hanish         Rabbi Becky Hoffman         Cantor Noa Shaashua

To Purchase High Holy Day Tickets Please Visit:    

Click Here: High Holy Day Schedule

Join our Shofar Ensemble

We Need You! All Ages Welcome!

Join the High Holy Day Shofar Ensemble

Open to ages 5 to 105, with no experience needed. Bring your own Shofar, or we have a number of loaners available.

For more details, contact Rich at or cell: (818) 523-5595

To register for the Ensemble, choose your dates & RSVP to Debbie at 818-348-0670 ext. 200 or

Tue, May 26 2020 3 Sivan 5780