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High Holy Days

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Welcome to your one-stop shop for all information about High Holy Days at CBE!

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Schedule

Mon. Sept. 6th

7:00 pm ~ Erev Rosh Hashanah

Mount Sinai Simi Valley

6150 Mt Sinai Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Zoom

(link provided by email)

Ticket required

Tues. Sept. 7th

10:00 am ~ Rosh Hashanah Morning

Mount Sinai Simi Valley

6150 Mt Sinai Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Zoom

(link provided by email)

Ticket required

10:30–11:30 am ~ Rosh Hashanah Children's Program

Congregation B'nai Emet patio

9 W. Bonita Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Join us for this outdoor program for young children of all ages! Frieda Bahr and other parents will lead activities including stories, songs, and a craft in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Note that this is NOT a drop-off event. A parents must remain for the duration of the event.
No ticket is required, but you MUST RSVP:

  

 

For more information please contact Freida Bahr at  friedabahr@gmail.com or the Temple office at info@cbesimi.org

4:30 pm ~ Tashlich

Rancho Simi Community Park Duck Pond 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065

No ticket required

About Tashlich

Tashlich is a fun, uplifting ceremony where we symbolically "cast away" our sins and sadness from the past year. BYO shofar this year if you want to practice, as we can't share in a COVID environment. Masks and social distancing encouraged, but kids are welcome (we'll be outdoors, so the risk is low).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE for those who wish to cast away their sins with food for the ducks & geese:

It has been reported that "DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS AND GEESE" signs have been posted at the duck pond by park management. This is understandable, given that people often throw more food into the water than the birds can eat, and the rotting excess provides fuel for bacteria and algae that harm the health of the pond and its residents. Therefore, please come prepared to cast away your sins even more metaphorically than in the past. There will still be songs, shofars, and schmoozing!

If you want to come prepared just in case, bear in mind that bread of any kind is harmful to water birds! Alternatives: corn (canned, frozen and defrosted, or fresh), peas (frozen and defrosted), oats (rolled or instant), seeds (including birdseed), grapes (cut in half to prevent choking), duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores).

Wed. Sept. 15th

7:00 pm ~ Erev Yom Kippur

Mount Sinai Simi Valley

6150 Mt Sinai Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Zoom

(link provided by email)

Ticket required

Thurs. Sept. 16th

10:00 am ~ Yom Kippur Morning

Mount Sinai Simi Valley

6150 Mt Sinai Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Zoom

(link provided by email)

Ticket required

3:00–3:45 pm ~ Discussion Group on Zoom

The Wings of the Dove:

Noah and Jonah Confront Life's Storms

Led by Meridith Patera. Appropriate for adults and older children only. No ticket required: click/tap the button to register and get the Zoom link.

4:30 pm ~ Yom Kippur Afternoon
(Minchah, Yizkor, and Nei’lah)

Mount Sinai Simi Valley

6150 Mt Sinai Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

No ticket required: click/tap the button above to register and get the link

3:30–4:15 pm ~ Discussion Group In Person

A Jewish Dilemma:

In-person or Remote Worship

Led by Dan Brandler. No ticket or RSVP/registration necessary. At Mount Sinai, in the sanctuary.

 

President's Letter

 

Tickets

MEMBER TICKETS will automatically be emailed to all 2021-2022 members who have paid, either a deposit or in full, by Aug. 27th.

 

NON-MEMBER/ADDITIONAL TICKETS are for sale on the Donate page of this website. Click or tap the button below to purchase. Your tickets will be emailed to you following payment. (You can even order your tickets online and pay offline! Go to the Donate page or the ticket link above for instructions.)

ZOOM LINKS 

  • Links to ticketed services will be provided to all members and paid ticket holders by email.

  • The Yom Kippur afternoon/evening service does not require a ticket. The Zoom link for that service will be emailed to everyone on our mailing list.

    • If you are receiving the CBE Weekly News email every Wednesday morning, you will receive the email with the link.

    • If you do not receive the Weekly News, scroll to the bottom of any page on this website and sign up–it's quick and easy!

It is CBE's policy that NO ONE will be turned away from High Holy Days services due to financial constraints. If you need assistance, or have any other special circumstances, please contact info@cbesimi.org to be put in touch with our Financial Secretary, Geri Brandler. She will handle all issues with the utmost discretion.

Yizkor Memorial Video

 

To donate to this year's Yizkor Memorial Video, please click or tap the button below. DONATE BY AUG 27 to have your loved-one's name included in the Yizkor Memorial Video. Donations will continue to be accepted at this link through the end of Yom Kippur, however, names received after Aug. 27th cannot be added to the video.

Covid Safety Protocols

 

CBE's board has implemented the following protocols for in-person services, due to the current spike in COVID cases:

  • All in-person attendees must be fully immunized, and will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door. (This means that if you got the Moderna or Pfizer shot, you must have received both doses by two weeks before the service. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it must also have been at least two weeks prior.) Any one of the following will be accepted as proof of vaccination:​​

    • Vaccination card (the awkwardly-sized card you received when you got your vaccine; it should have the CDC logo in the upper right corner) or a photo thereof to show on your phone.​

    • Digital vaccination record. To find this, click or tap the button below and answering a few simple questions.

  • Masks required at all times for in-person attendees.

  • As children under age 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, no children under 12 will be permitted to attend in person. There will be no in-person children's services or childcare this year.

 

As a reminder, all services will be available on Zoom, for those who cannot or prefer not to attend under the current conditions. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community safe!

Donations & Pledges

 

To make a High Holy Days donation or pledge online, click or tap the button below.

SOVA collection bags will be available during Rosh Hashanah services, at Tashlich, and at Erev Yom Kippur. Collection bins will be set up at Mount Sinai. For those who do not attend services in person, a porch pick-up will be arranged after the conclusion of Yom Kippur.