High Holidays


High Holy Days at BCC

Elul Classes Rosh HaShanah Yamim Noraim Yom Kippur Sukkot Machzorim

As this season invites us once more to reflect on our lives, to make positive changes and to return to our best selves, we are approaching the High Holidays with humility and a particular awareness of what is and what is not in our control. We acknowledge the disappointment of not being in person for a second year and are even more so committed to meet these challenges with grace, creativity, playfulness and meaning.

Let us join together for this sacred season. Let us welcome each feeling and emotion that may arise. Let us notice the ways we are wiser and the things we still seek to learn. Let us take comfort in one another, in the ancient rhythm of the Jewish year, gaining strength from the legacy of our tradition.

Below you will find the schedule for our High Holy Days 5782. Please take a few minutes to peruse the variety of opportunities available this year. All of our services will be available online and the majority of our services are remote-only. However, we hope you will join us outdoors for our selected in-person offerings, noted below.

We can’t wait to share these High Holy Days with all of you, together as a community in all the ways that matter.

Shana Tovah u’Metukah – A Sweet and Hopeful New Year!

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Elul Classes

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Join us during the month of Elul for a 4-part series as we prepare ourselves for the High Holidays.

 

August 10, 2021; 7-8:30 PM Searching for Ourselves with Rabbi Jillian Cameron

The month of Elul, preceding the high holiday season, offers us space and time for contemplation, to make ourselves ready to enter into the holiest time of our year. We have the opportunity to look inward and find ways to return to our best selves. This act of cheshbon hanefesh, an accounting of our souls can be difficult and seem daunting. Join me and let’s begin this process together with both ancient and contemporary wisdom of our tradition.
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August 17, 2021; 7-8:30 PM Spiritual Self Repair During Elul with Rabbi Heather Miller

How can you spiritually renew yourself? Tradition teaches that we begin a process known as a cheshbon hanefesh/ an accounting of the soul— a deeply introspective time. The custom is to do this reflective work each year during the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, the month of Elul. Rabbi Miller will share a bit about how we might approach this sacred task with teachings from her book: ReSOULutions: A Practical Guide to Self-Repair available at keepingitsacred.com/the-book (available as paperback and ebook). Purchase is not necessary to attend the class.

Rabbi Heather Miller is thrilled to share her book with the Beth Chayim Chadashim community where she lovingly served in various rabbinic capacities for 6 years. She has since founded Keeping It Sacred (KITS), an international center for the exploration of accessible, relevant, and empowering sacred texts and rituals. She is a proud member of an interfaith, international, interracial, inclusive LGBT family and lives in Laguna Niguel, CA.
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August 24, 2021; 7-8:30 PM The Year of Relief with Cantor Juval Porat

In the Jewish calendar, the coming year is a special year within a seven year cycle: a sabbatical year called Shemitah (Hebrew for “release”). Building upon lessons learned from this past year we’ll explore tools and practices from our Jewish tradition to deepen our awareness, clarify our purposes, inform and inspire our continued transformation as we enter 5782.
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Selichot – August 28, 2021 at 7 – 8:30 PM with Rabbi Jillian Cameron & Cantor Juval Porat

Experience teachings, music and meditations on introspection, forgiveness and transformation as we gather together on the last Shabbat of the Jewish year. Special Havdalah service, followed by musical service and study with Rabbi Jillian Cameron and Cantor Juval Porat.
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August 31, 2021; 7-8:30 PM It’s Not in Heaven with Rabbi Lisa Edwards

During this last week of the year 5781 we’ll take a close look at two passages from this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim. Why? Because these are the Torah passages chosen by Reform liturgists to be read on Yom Kippur morning. And why – since 1894 – have Reform Jews chosen these passages to contemplate on Yom Kippur morning – out of all of Torah? What did these verses say to them then, and how do they – the reformers and these verses – speak to us today?
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Rosh HaShanah

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Schedule of Events

 

Date and Time Event Name and Details
9/6/2021 at 7 – 8:30 PM Erev Rosh HaShanah
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9/7/2021 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Rosh HaShanah I
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9/7/2021 at 3:30 – 4:15 PM Ohr Chayim Holiday Celebration with Rae Antonoff Portnoy
We welcome our youth, their families and all who want to join us. Click here to learn more about Ohr Chayim.
Santa Monica Beach
2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
This is an outdoor in-person event, masks required for all who are not vaccinated.
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9/7/2021 at 4:30 – 5:30 PM Tashlich
Santa Monica Beach
2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
This is an outdoor in-person event, masks required for all who are not vaccinated.
9/8/2021 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM Rosh HaShanah II: A Creative Study Session with Rabbi Jillian Cameron and Cantor Juval Porat
BCC Parking Lot
6090 W. Pico Blvd
This is an outdoor in-person event, masks required for all who are not vaccinated. Please note that this event is currently only open to BCC members.
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Yamim Noraim

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Schedule of Events

 

Date and Time Event Name and Description
9/10/2021 at 7:30 – 9 PM Shabbat Shuva
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Yom Kippur

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Schedule of Events

 

Date and Time Event Name and Description
9/15/2021 at 7 – 9 PM Kol Nidrei
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9/16/2021 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Yom Kippur Morning
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9/16/2021 at 1:30 – 3 PM Yom Kippur Afternoon
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9/16/2021 at 3:30 – 4:30 PM Yom Kippur Youth and Family Service with Rae Antonoff Portnoy
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9/16/2021 at 3:30 – 4:30 PM 12 Step Meeting
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9/16/2021 at 5 – 7:30 PM Yizkor/Ne’ilah
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Click here to add your loved one’s name(s) to our Yizkor Book.


Sukkot and Simchat Torah

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Schedule of Events

Date and Time Event Name and Details
9/20/2021 at 7 PM Erev Sukkot Celebration
In the BCC parking lot.
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9/21, 9/22, 9/24, 9/26, 9/27 at 12 PM Lunch in the Sukkah!
Join BCC friends and family over lunch in the Sukkah at BCC!
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9/23/2021 at 7 PM In the Sukkah with HIAS
Join Rabbi Jillian Cameron, Cantor Juval Porat, and a special guest from HIAS!
In the BCC parking lot.
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9/24/2021 at 7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Services
On Zoom!
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9/25/2021 at 10:30 AM Sukkotpalooza + Ohr Chayim and Teen Track Open House
In the BCC parking lot.
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9/25/2021 at 7 PM Havdalah in the Sukkah
In the BCC parking lot.
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9/27/2021 at 7 PM Simchat Torah service, starting with Yizkor
On Zoom!
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Machzorim

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To access an online version of our Machzorim (High Holiday Prayer books) click here:

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