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High Holy Days Info

Click below to view or download resources from Beth Jacob to help with your celebrations, and to find out what’s happening at Beth Jacob over the High Holy Days! Everyone is always welcome for services, and, as always, no tickets are required!

Hachnasat Orchim (Welcoming Guests):

Would you like to share a holiday meal with another Beth Jacob family? To host or be invited, please fill out the form at:
Beth-Jacob.org/Hospitality

Order Your Lulav & Etrog

Click here to order your lulav & etrog by October 7, and we’ll let you know when they’re available to pick up at Beth Jacob.

Selichot Services and Program

Saturday night, September 21, 8:30 pm

We gather at 8.30 for Havdallah and then “The Quarrel.” Based on a classic short story by Yiddish author Chaim Grade, this extraordinary film opens up the themes of these Days of Awe – and the presence/absence of God in our lives. Two one- time best friends, separated through the years of the Holocaust encounter each other by chance in Montreal soon after the war. One has affirmed even greater piety the other turned away from God. Despite their differences, they promise to spend the day together – but questions of faith and betrayal still stand in their way. This film is their story, followed by a discussion with Rabbi Sami Barth, and at 11.30, our traditional Selichot Service.

High Holy Day Service Schedule

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Erev Rosh HaShanah – Sun. 9/29

  • 6 pm: Service

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 – Mon. 9/30

  • 8:30 am: Service
  • 10:30 am: Family Service
  • 10:30 am-1 pm: Children’s Program
  • 11:30 am: High School Program
  • Tashlich after Special Kiddush

Rosh HaShanah Day 2 – Tue. 10/1

  • 8:30 am: Service
  • 10:30 am: Family Service
  • 10:30 am-1 pm: Children’s Program
  • 11:30 am: High School Program

Erev Yom Kippur – Tue. 10/8

  • 6:30 pm: Kol Nidre
  • 9:00 pm (approx): Contemplative Meditation

Yom Kippur – Wed. 10/9

  • 8:30 am: Service w/Yizkor
  • 11:30 am: Family Service
  • 11:30 am-2 pm: Children’s Program
  • 12:30 pm: High School Program
  • 3:00 pm: Study Session/Meditation
  • 4:30 pm: Mincha/Neilah/Ma’ariv
  • 7:20 pm: Break-the-fast/Havdallah

Shabbat Enrichment

Please join our Shabbat learning community! Don’t forget to register your children for activities and education at Beth Jacob:
  • Iyunim for 4th grade and under
  • Kehillat Shabbat for 4th grade and older
  • Madrichim for 9-12 grades
Your children are the priority in youth learning at Beth Jacob. We foster their Jewish identity and strengthen their place in Jewish community through text, art, song, tefillah, and activities. We look forward to learning and growing with your children.
Contact Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, Rabbi Educator, with questions (RabbiTamar@beth-jacob.org – 651-452-2226).

Rabbinic Transition Process

For information and updates on the Beth Jacob Rabbinic Transition process, including Search Committee updates, Survey and Conversation reports, and a Timeline, go to the “Rabbi Transition” tab on the top of the page, or click here.

LOL Ya’akov – Purim Newsletter

If you missed it, or just want to read it again, here is the Purim newsletter, renamed this year to the “LOL Ya’akov“. And make sure to check out all of our 2019 Purim Posters too!


High Holy Day Sermons 5779

For those who would like to read or revisit Rabbi Tamar Grimm’s Divrei Torah:

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur Yizkor

Divrei Torah

Check out our archive of Divrei Torah. These are available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.

Click here to read them!