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High Holidays 2022

Everyone is welcome at High Holiday services at Temple Beth El.  There are no tickets, and any donation is completely voluntary.  However, we do require registration.  If you would like to join us, please register here:

For parking information click here

Links to watch previous services

Erev Rosh Hashanah Link

Rosh Hashanah Morning Link:

Saturday, October 1, Shabbat Shuvah

Shabbat Shuvah Service, Potluck and Poetry Workshop with Rabbi Pam Wax
10am Shabbat Morning Service, on the Soquel side of the building

with Rabbi Paula and Rabbi Pam Wax. Please dress for cold or hot weather, bring a hat and a water bottle.

12pm Potluck lunch, on the social hall patio.
1pm The Labyrinths of our Lives: Teshuvah and Coming Home, on the Soquel side of the building
A labyrinth is a meditation-in-motion for embodying a return to self. During these Days of Awe, we will explore this spiritual tool as both a spiritual practice and a metaphor for coming home to what we consider most dear and true.  We will look at a selection of poems addressing relevant themes for the High Holidays, including one or two of Rabbi Wax’s own poems. Through close attention to how each poet has chosen to write their poem, participants will come away with a better understanding of—and appreciation for—the poetic form, and a language for talking about poetry. Take-home writing prompts will be offered for all poets and poets-to-be.  Sign up here:

Tuesday, October 4, Kol Nidre

7pm Kol Nidre Service, in the upper parking lot, this service will be streamed
Please dress warmly and bring a flashlight.  Live Stream:

Wednesday, October 5, Yom Kippur

10am Yom Kippur Service, in the upper parking lot, this service will be streamed
Please dress for hot or cold weather, bring a hat and a water bottle. 
9:30am - to the end of the service Yom Kippur Children's program
on the Soquel side of the building.  For school age children while their parents are in services.  Please sign up here: send your children with a labeled snack and water bottle, and have them dress for cold or hot weather.
10:15am Junior Congregation Family Service
Led by Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias and our 7th and 8th grade students, service is for families and anyone who wants a shorter, less formal, participation oriented High Holiday service. Children registered for the children's program will also attend this service. It will take place outside on the Soquel side of the building.
After the end of the morning service - Yizkor, in the upper parking lot, this service will be streamed. 
2-3:30pm Meditation on Zoom 
When it is invested with awareness, Yom Kippur, the day itself, has the power to heal. Join us virtually for a guided self-inquiry and meditation on the afternoon of Yom Kippur 5783. We will parallel some Yom Kippur practices to meet our meditation practices. Facilitated by psychotherapist/yoga & meditation teacher Mackenzie Studebaker, this offering will guide us through periods of opt in movement and stillness practices and provide time and space for reflections and shares.  Please click here: to register.
4:30-5:45pm Yom Kippur Afternoon study on the sanctuary patio
Experiences of Belonging and Showing up as Our True Selves
4:45-5:30pm Prayers and Puppets Young Family Service, in the upper parking lot                                   
Join Rabbi Shifra and Chelsea for a family-friendly Yom Kippur service.  For families with children ages 7 and under, 45 minutes of singing and storytelling. Outside on the Soquel side of the building.
6:15pm Nei'lah in the upper parking lot

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Please click here to see all of our programs for Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783