High Holy Days Roadmap
Want to have a better sense of when to expect a fire and brimstone sermon vs a heart-stretching Halleluyah? Trying to figure out when lunch will be served? Here’s a little roadmap of the holidays:
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday evening, September 16th - 6:30pm
Jump into the High Holies with a (truly) short and deeply meaningful service and learning.
Rosh Hashanah Day One - Monday morning, September 19th - 8:30am, Lunch 2:15pm
Stunning and powerful davening, complete with all the greatest hits: Dueling Shofar Service (break-your-heart-open vs blast-you-out-of-your-seat)/ Who Will Live, Who Will Die/ Down-on-the-Ground-Aleinu and some serious sermonic action, great coffee and good snacks. Followed by outdoor communal lunch.
Rosh Hashanah Day Two - Tuesday morning, September 18th - 8:30am
IKAR’s best kept secret - with all the spirit, learning, prostrating, shofar blasting and mini-muffins of Day One.
Tashlikh – Sunday evening, September 23 - 4:30pm picnic, 6pm ceremony
It’s a ritual "casting away" of our missteps, mistakes and bad patterns- all of the things we don't want to bring with us into the New Year. We gather at Santa Monica Beach - Lifeguard Station 26 (Where Ocean Park Blvd meets the beach).
Kol Nidre - Tuesday evening, September 25th - 6pm
There’s a reason it’s Rabbi Brous’s favorite day of the year. Kol Nidre is intense and powerful and the best way to dive into your annual 25 hour soul workout.
Yom Kippur Day - Wednesday, September 26th
YK morning - 9am Join us for the best, most uplifting spiritual punch in the gut one could ever aspire to – and make a day out of it. We can almost guarantee you’ll leave singing, dancing, and believing that anything is possible.
Yizkor - 2pm Our beautiful memorial service, honoring the people who love who have died.
YK afternoon - 3pm Stretch your mind and heart in Torah study or rest and relax – body and soul - with restorative yoga. Followed by minha (the afternoon service) and the bizarrely captivating Book of Jonah.
Neilah - 5:15pm The home stretch - hours of heart-stretching work culminate in a no-holds-barred service that bridges heaven and earth, and we lay it all on the line. So good you won't want Yom Kippur to end. Closes with children’s light parade, Havdalah and a final knock-your-socks-off blast of the shofar.
Disco Break-Fast - 8pm The food is delicious and abundant. The air is clear and our souls are cleansed. Let’s take it to the dance floor.