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High Holy Days


5781 Schedule (2020)

The complete schedule will be posted as soon as it is available and will be entirely online via Zoom

Selichot: Saturday September 12


Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18


Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Saturday, September 19


Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Sunday, September 20


Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 27


Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28



All Temple Israel members are welcome at our High Holy Day services and programs.

Non-members and visiting family are welcome to attend any of our services also for free but will need to register in advance to receive the links for services. Registration will be open soon.

For tickets contact or call (510) 522-9355.


High Holy Day Guests


Cheryl​ Rosenstein, Congregational Soloist

Ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1990, Cheryl Rosenstein served Temple Beth El in Bakersfield as both Rabbi and Cantorial soloist for 26 years. Now residing with her husband in her "happy place" in Santa Rosa (where she served on the faculty of Camp Newman for 15 years), she is delighted to be able focus on her music.


Melita Silberstein, Tot Services Leader

Melita Silberstein is a singer/songwriter, folk musician, childrens’ performer, and ceremonial song-leader based out of Berkeley, CA. She is the founding member of Octopretzel, a popular Bay Area band for kids, and has also recorded and/or co-produced a number of CDs in the realms of both singer-songwriter contemporary folk as well as childrens’ music.

Book of Remembrance

During the High Holy Days, as a beautiful reminder, we publish a Book of Remembrance listing loved ones we hold close to our hearts. This book includes the names of these loved ones we want to remember at this time of year. The book will be available online during the Yizkor Service, on Yom Kippur afternoon, and at three additional Yizkor Services throughout this new year.

If you would like to have names included in this year’s book, please fill out the form through the button below by September 18 to ensure your listing is the publication. Thank you.

The form to have names included in this year’s book will be shared soon.

Upcoming Events

  • Sukkot runs from October 2 to 9. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to hold a Sukkah Tour but encourage you to build one this year to enjoy being outside.
  • Simchat Torah takes place on October 10-11.
Tue, August 11 2020 21 Av 5780