High Holy Days

Prepare for the High Holy Days In the coming weeks we will enter the final month of the Jewish year, the month of Elul. This is a month of preparation for the new year. During the month of Elul we are asked to reflect upon the year quickly ending and to plan for the one about to begin. We hope that you will join us in our “30 Days to a New You Challenge“, sign up for daily email reflections starting August 6th, and watch for special Shabbat services and learning opportunities especially designed to make these High Holy Days a meaningful experience. 5774-2013 High Holy Days Information Download the 2013 TAS High Holy Day Brochure Sign up for our Youth Program Volunteer to Usher Request Special Needs Seating The High Holy Days offer us the opportunity to reflect upon and renew the journey of our lives. We are delighted to offer worship and study opportunities designed to meet the needs of the many members of our community. Our worship schedule, and study opportunities will, I hope, bring added meaning and significance to your High Holy Days experience. May you be written and inscribed for a year of blessing and peace.

Rabbi Barry M. Lutz, R.J.E.

Worship Opportunities Our service combines the power of tradition with contemporary readings, reflections and music which guide us through the challenges and ultimate rewards of this time of repentance and renewal. This service is open to all. Parents are advised to consider their own child’s ability to behave appropriately during this 2 hour service to assure that everyone’s religious experience is meaningful. Family Services are geared towards families with young children (8 and under). This hour long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflective of the mood of the season. No tickets are required for this service. It is open to the entire community. TAS Youth Program are for grades K-6. Children participate in age appropriate service, High Holy Day games, snacks, a craft project, a story/drama activity, and a short age-appropriate service. These services will be held on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings. Tickets are not required to attend the Youth Program; however, reservations are strongly encouraged. S’lichot – Prepare to Renew Saturday, August 31, 2013 S’lichot begins our transformative journey of introspection, as we prepare spiritually for the coming New Year. Individuals and families are invited to join us for this powerful evening of reflection. 7:45 pm Dessert Reception 8:30 pm Havdallah 8:45 pm Adult Study Sessions 9:45 pm S’lichot Service Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Family Service
Main Service
6:00 pm
7:45 pm
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
  Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 5, 2013
Family Service
Main Service
Youth Service
8:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
School Building
Shabbat Shuvah Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:30 pm The Shabbat of Return offers the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat while continuing along the path of reflection and repentance that we travel during the Ten Days of Repentance. Tashlich Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:00 am Lake Balboa Park, 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys In this beautiful, waterside ceremony we symbolically discard all we wish to leave behind as we enter the New Year. Join your TAS community for this special ceremony. Bring a picnic lunch. Kol Nidre Friday, September 13, 2013
Family Service
Main Service
 
6:00 pm
7:45 pm
 
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Yom Kippur Saturday, September 14, 2013
Family Service
Main Service
Youth Service
8:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
School Building
  Adult Study Sessions: 1:15 – 3:30 pm Come learn from and with members of the TAS community between morning and afternoon services at sessions designed to inform, challenge and inspire. Yom Kippur – Afternoon (all ticket holders)
Afternoon
Yizkor
Neilah
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
5:30 pm
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
  The celebration continues Sukkot Celebration Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:00 pm Sukkot Service Simchat Torah Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Join us as we renew our cycle of Torah learning 6:30 pm Consecration and Simchat Torah Service Yizkor Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:00 pm Yizkor Service