Your Book of Life doesn’t begin today, on Rosh HaShanah. It began when you were born. Some of the chapters were written by other people: your parents, siblings, and teachers. Parts of your book were crafted out of experiences you had because of other people’s decisions: where you lived, what schools you went to, what your homes were like. But the message of Rosh HaShanah, the anniversary of the creation of the world, is that everything can be made new again, that much of your book is written every day—by the choices you make. The book is not written and sealed; you get to edit it, decide what parts you want to emphasize and remember, and maybe even which parts you want to leave behind. Shanah tovah means both a good year, and a good change. Today you can change the rest of your life. It is never too late.

Mishkan Hanefesh,
Machzor for the Days of Awe

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Emanu El,
This year’s theme for our high holy days comes from Our High Holiday Machzor and compels us to think forward and make a good change. This new year may we all know that our story is being written everyday, and we can always transform and lean into a good change. Together may we
all be courageous. Wishing you all a good change in 5781!

Rabbi Lindy Reznick
Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel


Learn about our High Holy Days programming


Joint Service with other SoCal synagogues
September 12, 7:30pm
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Service: September 13, 9:00am
Reservations are required to visit the Home of Eternity Cemetery.  15-minute slots are available.
Call the temple office for reservations.

Erev Rosh HaShanah,  September 18
   5pm Live Toasts
   5:30pm Rosh HaShanah Seder

Day 1, September 19
   10am Rosh HaShanah Service
   3pm Childrens’ Service Watch Party
   DIY Tashlich with duck food donated by PAWS…

Day 2, September 20
   10am Rosh HaShanah Service

Sept. 21, 7pm: Drs. Phil Gold and Elizabeth Raskin
Sept. 22:
Rabbi Healther Miller
Sept. 23: Jerry Ripley
Sept. 24: Fran Grace

Kol Nidre, September 27, 6:30pm
Yom Kippur, September 28
10am Morning Service
   1pm Yizkor Service
   3pm Childrens’ Service Watch Party
   5pm Neilah Service

   Service: October 2, 6:30pm
   Sukkot Yizkor: October 11, 9am

Service and Consecration: October 11, 6:30pm

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