High Holy Days Services


Join us at Kol Tikvah for our special
2019 / 5780 High Holy Days’ services and activities.

  • Selichot:  Reflect in a spiritual atmosphere filled with candlelight, meditation, and song. Many past participants feel that this is the most spiritual service of the year. Join us for wine and cheese prior to the service.
  • Rosh HaShanah: Mark the joyous celebration of our New Year and reflect on the exciting changes that this season brings.  Our services are multifaceted and include the melodious voice of our cantor, the inspiring words of our rabbis, the beautiful music of the choir, and the participation of our community.
  • Erev Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur Youth Services:  These services are geared for 3rd – 6th graders and their families. They include a sampling of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. A highlight of these services is that they are led by our 3rd – 6th graders.
  • Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur Tot Services:  These services are geared for children 0-7 years of age and their families. Rock out during Tot Services with Temple Kol Tikvah’s band Kolplay.  Our Tot High Holy Day Services are fun for the entire family. Hear stories, parade with the Torah, sing, dance, and celebrate.
  • First Day & Second Day Rosh HaShanah Outdoor Experiences: It’s the birthday of the world so why not pray in the midst of nature? Trek outdoors with our clergy for a service amid the beauty of God’s creations. The experience concludes with a shofar blast that will ring throughout nature. There are two opportunities for an eco-friendly Tashlich, in which we will symbolically cast our shortcomings leaving ourselves strengthened for the future.
  • Yom Kippur:  On Rosh HaShanah, we joyously enter the New Year, and on Yom Kippur we think about the changes we need to make to improve not only ourselves but our relationships with our family, friends and community. Experience Yom Kippur at Kol Tikvah as we reflect on forgiveness and change. There will be special programming throughout the day creating a unique prayer experience. The day will conclude with Yizkor and Neilah followed by a community wide break fast.
  • Sukkot: Celebrate this outdoor holiday by noshing in Kol Tikvah’s sukkah and by shaking the lulav and etrog in honor of the changing seasons.
  • Sukkot Yizkor: Remember our loved ones who are no longer present on earth by coming together in prayer.
  • Simchat Torah: Honor our Torahs by dancing with them in our sanctuary and hear the cantor chant the concluding verses of Deuteronomy and the first verses of Genesis.  The newest Kol Tikvah Religious School students will be honored as part of the evening’s program.

We look forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE for High Holy Days Letter from Our Clergy 2019

CLICK HERE for Schedule of Services & Description 2019

CLICK HERE for High Holy Days Childcare 2019

CLICK HERE for High Holy Days Yizkor Memorial Book Form 2019

If you have any questions, contact the temple office at 818-348-0670.