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High Holy Days


5780 Schedule (2019)

* indicates child care available during the service in our classrooms

Selichot: Saturday September 21
  • 8:30pm Reception
  • 10:00pm Service
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29 *
  • 7:30pm Service with oneg to follow
Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 30 *
  • 10:00am Morning Service (in sanctuary)
  • 10:00am Early Childhood Service (in classroom)
  • 11:00am Young Student Service (in classroom)
  • 12:30pm Tashlich (at lagoon)
Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, October 1
  • 10:30am Morning Service with potluck lunch to follow
Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 8 *
  • 7:30pm Service
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9 *
  • 10:00am Morning Service (in sanctuary)
  • 10:00am Early Childhood Service (in classroom)
  • 11:00am Young Student Service (in classroom)
  • 2:00pm Torah Study (in sanctuary)
  • 4:30pm Afternoon Service (in sanctuary)
  • 5:30pm Yizkor Service (in sanctuary)
  • 6:30pm Neilah Service (in sanctuary)
  • ~7:00pm Break The Fast (in social hall)


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

Non-members and visiting family are welcome to attend. Suggested donation is $180 per person, $360 per family, and free with college id. No one is turned away. We accept major credit cards as well for High Holy Day tickets.

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.


Mallory Penney, Youth Services Leader

Mallory Penney has been involved in theater since she was six years old and has never looked back. From acting to stage managing to directing, Mallory has always felt at home working with young actors exploring the wonders theater can offer us. While attending school, Mallory founded and ran a theater program at Earhart Elementary school in Alameda. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Theater and Performance Studies. Mallory currently works as a teaching artist with companies such as Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre and Throckmorton Theatre.

Upcoming Events

  • Sukkot begins on the evening of Sunday, October 13 through October 20. Our Sukkah Tour takes place on Sunday October 20 at 11:00am. Tour maps distributed at temple that morning.
  • Simchat Torah takes place on Sunday, October 20 with our traditional Hot Dog Dinner at 6:00pm followed by our community-wide celebration at 7:00pm.
Sun, May 31 2020 8 Sivan 5780