High Holidays - Chabad of Toluca Lake Jewish Center
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Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays safely among friends and connect with your inner self. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

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This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services:  Rabbi Moishe Carlebach will lead us in socially distanced, but spiritually uplifting entire holiday service

Services will be held outdoors in an open tent. There will be limited, socially-distanced number of seats available, and no walk-ins will be allowed. Services will be shorten compared to other years.  You must reserve a seat for each service you plan to attend in person. Masks will be required. All covid precautions to be observed. There will be no separate children's program during services. 

  • Outdoor Shofar Blowing at the Park:  On Sunday Afternoon, second day of Rosh Hashana we will be providing a 20 minute outdoor service that will include a Shofar Blowing, several melodies, and short words of inspiration. Open to the whole family.
  • Spiritual Seats: For many who have always attended or would have liked to attend High Holidays but will be unable to attend in person; we are offering you the option to still be part of our service. By purchasing your Spiritual Seats, the Chazzan (cantor) will include your names in the prayers, and you will be helping support Chabad, thereby giving you the sense of belonging and the powerful Divine merit of Holiday attendance.
  • Holiday Gift & Prayer Book:   We will be offering a taste of the Holidays with a give-away of home made honey cake, apples and honey, plus a beautifully printed Holiday Guide of Prayers and Insights that you will be able to use for your own home-bound Holiday Service.
  • Pre-Holiday Classes & Inspiration: We will be offering classes and DIY training to inspire your own prayers at home as well as recording and sending out the High Holiday Sermons before the holiday.
Service Schedule
Shofar in the park
Yom Kippur Service
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
Upcoming events
Nov. 23, 2020
Weekly Torah Class
Nov. 30, 2020
Weekly Torah Class
Dec. 07, 2020
Weekly Torah Class
Dec. 21, 2020
Weekly Torah Class
Dec. 28, 2020
Weekly Torah Class
Jan. 04, 2021
Weekly Torah Class
Jan. 11, 2021
Weekly Torah Class
Jan. 18, 2021
Weekly Torah Class
High Holiday Appeal
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Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.