High Holy Days


 

High Holy Day Tickets

Non-members may purchase High Holy Day Tickets by e-mailing office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or calling 415-664-7373. We have limited space, so we urge you to make your reservations and make your payment as soon as possible.  No tickets will be sold at the door, and no one will be admitted without a ticket.  Please send in payment by September 23, 2016.

Our regular ticket prices are:

  • $180 each for Adults for all services
  • $90 each for Adults for a single service
  • $18 each for Children under 6

No one will be turned away from B’nai Emunah due to lack of funds.

We are offering complimentary tickets to students and to anyone who has never spent the High Holy Days with us.  Please contact Rabbi Mark at rabbimarkm[at]gmail.com with a subject line of “Tickets” if you are interested.

Full and young adult B’nai Emunah members in good standing receive tickets for all adults and children under 25 in the family unit.  Members may purchase additional tickets at a discount.

For further information e-mail the office at office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373.

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Schedule of Services

Selichot – Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.  No tickets are needed.  The service will be held at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco CA 94132

Rosh HaShanah – Sunday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Sunday, October 2, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Erev Rosh HaShanah Service
  • Monday, October 3, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Rosh HaShanah Day 1 Morning Service w/ Kiddush – Shofar Sounding at around 11 a.m.
  • Monday, October 3, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Family Service
  • Monday, October 3, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Tashlich Service at Ocean Beach
  • Tuesday, October 4, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Day 2 Morning Service w/ Kiddush – Shofar Sounding at around 11 a.m.

Second Day Alternatives

  • Symposium on the Meaning of Life – 10 a.m. at Ner Tamid
  • Shofar Beach Service, Lunch and Tashlich hosted by Or Shalom – 11 a.m. at Ocean Beach
  • Beach Walk with Reflections and Singing hosted by Beth Israel Judea – 10:30 a.m. at Pacifica Pier

Yom Kippur – Tuesday,  October 11 – Wednesday,  October 12, 2016

  • Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Kol Nidre Service – Ticket Required – *** Please arrive on time
  • Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Yom Kippur Morning Service – Ticket Required
  • Wednesday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Family Service, led by Rabbi Mark – Ticket Required
  • Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Study Sessions
  • Wednesday, October 12, 4:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Afternoon Service, Yizkor, and Concluding Services – Yizkor at around 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Community Break the Fast – Everyone is invited.

We ask all men to wear a yarmulke or another head covering. Jewish men are encouraged to wear a tallit.  Head covering and tallit are optional for women.

We encourage congregational participation in our services.  If you would like to be honored with an aliyah, lifting or dressing the Sefer Torah, an English reading, or an ark opening, please contact the office at office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or 415-664-7373.

Childcare is available for all services except Rosh HaShanah Day 2.  Contact office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373 to register.

Please bring canned or packaged nonperishable food items to deposit in the barrels in the synagogue lobby. (Please, no glass containers.)

Also, please bring new or gently used books for children ages 4-10. Multicultural or bilingual books are highly desirable. No PJ Library Books please.

 

High Holy Day Giving Opportunities

We offer you several opportunities for “righteous giving”, all of which benefit our synagogue community and allow us to provide excellent services and programming throughout the year.  The deadline for all of these options is September 23, 2016.

  • Add a greeting to the High Holy Day Program.  Suggested donation is $36 for two lines or $72 for a business card.
  • Honor the memory of your loved ones in the Yizkor Memorial Book – Minimum requested donation is $36 and $9 per name for each name after the first four.
  • Add a name of a loved one in need of healing to the program.  A donation is requested.
  • Send Honey Jars of locally produced kosher honey to congregants or to friends and family – Send your greetings to the entire congregation for $180.  Send greetings to individual congregants for $10 each for the first two congregants and $8 for each subsequent congregant. For $18 you can send a jar and a personalized card to someone outside the congregation. You must pick up your jars and cards at Rosh HaShanah services; we will not ship them.
  • Accept an Aliyah (going up to the Torah) for a Rosh HaShanah or Yom Kippur morning service – Lifting or dressing the Torah scroll are also options – Receive a special blessing (MiSheBeirach) for yourself and your loved ones – This is an important honor which is deserving of a meaningful donation.
  • Make a pledge to the High Holy Day Appeal – Pledge cards will be distributed at Kol Nidre services on October 11, 2016, but you can make your pledge at any time.  You may also donate online.

For further information e-mail the office at office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373.

Rabbi Mark’s Sermons from 2015

Drash for Erev Rosh Hashanah 2015/ 5776

Drash for Kol Nidrei 2015/ 5776