Days of Awe 2019/5780


The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the עשרת ימי תשובה, The Ten Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.

The Days of Awe are filled with wonder and worship, days of reflection, fasting, and prayer, days of solemnity and solace. These are days meant to set the tone for the beginning of the Jewish New Year even as they remind the faithful to reflect on what has gone before.

Join Interim Rabbi Alyson Solomon & Cantor Juval Porat as we prepare our souls and our Torah scrolls for the Days of Awe through music, personal reflection, and prayer.

BCC Members: Register Here for High Holiday Activities
Guests and non-Members: Register Here for High Holiday Activities

Download Days of Awe 5780 schedule

Selichot: Prayers for Forgiveness
Saturday, Sept. 21 7-9pm  at BCC
A night of reflection, featuring Cantor Rebekah Mirsky’s one-woman show “Ordination” on forgiveness & recovery

Rosh HaShanah: Birthday of the World

First Night  Sunday, Sept. 29th, 7:15 – 10pm  at  Temple Isaiah
Seder Rosh Hashanah after services

First Day  Monday, Sept. 30th, 9:30 – 12:30pm  at Temple Isaiah
Catered Luncheon after services; Tickets available for purchase through the Member and Non-Member/Student Registration pages

Second Day  Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 10am – 2pm   at  BCC
Tashlich 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Santa Monica Beach
Community Dinner 6 – 8pm  Home of Allison Diamant

Shabbat Shuvah: (Re)turning to Ourselves

Shabbat Shuvah Friday, Oct. 4th, 7 – 8:30 pm  at  BCC

Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement

Kol Nidre Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 7:15– 10pm  at   Temple Isaiah
Yom Kippur Day Wednesday, Oct. 9th at Temple Isaiah

9:30 am – 1:30 pm               Morning Service
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm               Learning Opportunities
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm               Afternoon Service
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm               Reading of the memorial names
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm               Yizkor Memorial
6:20 pm – 7:30 pm               Neilah
7:30 pm                              Community Break-Fast

Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Season of Joy

Erev Sukkot   Sunday, Oct. 13 at BCC
2 – 5pm Sukkah Decorating Party
5 – 7pm Potluck in the Sukkah

Sukkot-Palooza  Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 – 5pm  at BCC

Simchat Torah Sunday Oct. 20th, 4 pm – 70 pm at BCC

Shabbat: Day of Rest

Ruach Chayim Musical Shabbat Friday, Oct. 25th, 8 – 9:30pm  at BCC


Family Programming

Date Time Program Location
Sept. 30 9:30 am – 9:50 am Family/Intergenerational Service Temple Isaiah
9:50 am – 10:20 am Children/Youth Service Temple Isaiah
10:20 am – 12:30 pm Youth HHD Activities/Childcare
Time TBD Family Torah Reading Experience
11:50am – 12:20 pm Teen Track YK Planning Session
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Community-Wide Closing Song
Oct. 1 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Tashlich Santa Monica Beach
Oct. 9 9:30 am – 9:50 am Family/Intergenerational Service Temple Isaiah
9:50 am – 10:20 am Children/Youth Service
10:20 am – 12:30 pm Youth HHD Activities/Childcare
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Jonah Teen Talk Prep / Rehearsal
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Jonah Teen Talk Practice
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Afternoon Service/Jonah Teen Talk
Oct. 19 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sukkot/Simchat TorahPalooza Hosted by Ohr Chayim at BCC

Other Info

  • Temple Isaiah Address & Parking Information: Located at 10345 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA 90064, near Beverly Glen. Street parking available. Parking restrictions lifted, except during rush hour. On-site parking at Temple Isaiah available by request for people with special needs. Email for more information.
  • Beth Chayim Chadashim Address & Parking Information: Located at 6090 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA 90035 between La Cienega and Crescent Heights. Street parking is available. Parking restrictions and permit requirements will be enforced, please read signs carefully. Limited on-site parking available by request for people with special needs. Email for more information.
  • All Families Welcome: Join BCC’s Director of Education, Rae Antonoff. Enjoy fun family services starting with our whole community, then as a community of youth & families for our own prayer & song experience. For child-care with Miss Purple, see Child Care Registration Form.
  • Students & New Members: Special ticket prices available to students. New members can have the cost of their High Holy Days tickets applied to their 5780 (2019-2020) membership contribution.
  • Ticketing Requirements: All attendees, including members, must have tickets. All reservations (tickets, RH luncheon, Tashlich dinner, child care registration, etc.), must be submitted by Wednesday Sept. 25 at 5 pm. We will have your tickets for you at the Will Call Table when you arrive at Temple Isaiah. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site. No tickets required for 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah services or Tashlich dinner.
  • RH 1st Day Catered Luncheon: Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. Tickets are available for $25 per person at the door ($18 for children 6-15, under 6 are free).
  • Tzedakah Opportunities: Pushke boxes will be available for pickup at Temple Isaiah. SOVA Food Drive grocery bags and giving lists will be available on Rosh Hashanah for drop off on Yom Kippur.

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