High Holidays

Together Again!

Temple Etz Chaim is thrilled to welcome you back to in-person services in the Paskow Sanctuary to worship and observe the High Holidays in 2022. 

We look forward to seeing you and hope that you will join us for as many services, traditions and events as possible as we welcome the new year. 

If you would prefer to worship from home, many of our services will be available via Live Stream, and we hope you can participate remotely. Please find our schedule below! 

(Note: Our schedule and attendance policies are subject to change and updated guidance from the CDC and Ventura County.)

TEC High Holidays 2022/5783 Frequently Asked Questions:

What is TEC’s Schedule for High Holidays? Please see below! You can click on each individual event for more information, and to automatically add it to your calendar.

What options are there for families? Many! In addition to a Family Service on the mornings of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah (Sep. 26) and Yom Kippur (Oct. 5), we have additional events for kids of all ages, in addition to Child Care for your youngest during our primary services and a Tashlich and Havdalah service on the beach on Saturday, Oct. 1.

How do I get tickets? All active members in good standing with TEC will be automatically mailed their tickets.

How do I get more tickets? CLICK HERE to order additional tickets for guests.

What is our mask policy for in-person attendance? We follow all CDC and Ventura County guidelines. At the time of this writing, masks are optional, but that may change so please be on the lookout for adjustments.

What is our vaccination policy for in-person attendance? We will not be checking vaccination status as a contingency of entry.

Will you be Live Streaming? Yes! During our primary services, we will be simulcasting on YouTube Live.

High Holidays 2022/5783 Schedule

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Saturday, September 17, 7pm: SELICHOT
Selichot comes from the word “slicha” which means forgiveness. It is a foreshadowing of what is to come, as we are getting prepared to embrace God as a a King on Rosh Hashanah and a judge on Kol Nidre. With Selichot, we have our first opportunity to start early the process of forgiveness. To say, I’m sorry.

Sunday, September 25, 7:30pm: EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Our first service in observance of Rosh Hashanah and the new year. Join us as Rabbi Averbach and Cantor Kenny Ellis conduct an evening service ushering in our beginning services for a sweet new year.

Monday, September 26, 8:30am: FAMILY SERVICE – 1ST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH
Open to all families! A family-focused service – outside under the patio tent – with age appropriate stories and prayers that explain the meaning and fun of Rosh Hashanah!

Monday, September 26, 9:30am: ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1 MAIN SERVICE
Join Rabbi Averbach and Cantor Kenny Ellis as they welcome in a sweet new year for our first day of Rosh Hashanah services.

Monday, September 26, 9:30am: CHILD CARE – 1ST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH*
As you attend the service in observance of Rosh Hashanah, members of our amazing staff and community will be offering child care and babysitting for your little ones!

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Monday, September 26, 10am: HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE – 1ST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH*
For your school age kids, members of our Religious School staff will be conducting an engaging, impactful and fun experience to understand the meaning of the High Holidays.

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Monday, September 26, 10:30am: JR. CONGREGATION – 1ST DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH
In our chapel, our middle schoolers will preside over services in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

Tuesday, September 27, 9:30am: ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2 MAIN SERVICE
Join Rabbi Averbach and Cantor Kenny Ellis as we continue our observance of Rosh Hashanah on our second day of services.

Tuesday, September 27, 9:30am: CHILD CARE – 2ND DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH*
As you attend the service in observance of the second day of Rosh Hashanah, members of our amazing staff and community will be offering child care and babysitting for your little ones!

 
*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Saturday, October 1, 5:30pm: TASHLICH AT THE BEACH FOLLOWED BY HAVDALAH
The purpose of Tashlich is to acknowledge that we all make mistakes. It is both an emotional and physical experience where we do our best to recognize the various mistakes we have made as human beings. This year, we will be presenting our Tashlich experience at the beach, followed by a Havdalah service. (Please note: Details about this event may change.)

Tuesday, October 4, 7pm: KOL NIDRE
Kol Nidre is a beautiful service held the evening before Yom Kippur. It is an opportunity to connect with other members of the community and share in the meaning and spirituality of our shared forgiveness for the previous year.

Wednesday, October 5, 8:30am: FAMILY SERVICE – YOM KIPPUR
Open to all families! A family-focused service – outside under the patio tent – with age appropriate prayers and teachings signaling the importance of forgiveness on Yom Kippur!

Wednesday, October 5, 9:30am: YOM KIPPUR
Join Rabbi Averbach and Cantor Kenny Ellis as they oversee a service in observance of the Day of Atonement

Wednesday, October 5, 9:30am: CHILD CARE – YOM KIPPUR*
As you attend in observance of Yom Kippur, members of our amazing staff and community will be offering child care and babysitting for your little ones! 

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Wednesday, October 5, 10am: HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE – YOM KIPPUR*
For your school age kids, members of our Religious School staff will be conducting an engaging, impactful and fun experience to understand the meaning of the High Holidays.

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Wednesday, October 5, 10:30am: JR. CONGREGATION – YOM KIPPUR
In our chapel, our middle schoolers will preside over services in honor of Yom Kippur.

Wednesday, October 5, 2:15pm: COMMUNITY FORUM ON JEWISH CURRENT EVENTS
As Jews, we are at a unique time in our world’s history with multiple current events affecting our traditions and beliefs both on a global scale – and a local one as well. Join this thoughtful and impactful discussion of what it means to be Jewish at this important time in history.

Wednesday, October 5, 4:15pm: YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOLLOWED BY MINCHA
Yizkor literally means “To Remember.” It is a memorial service filled with music, prayers, readings and stories. Our sanctuary is filled with members of our community all remembering not only the loss of loved ones, but the beautiful memories that were shared.

Wednesday, October 5, 6pm: NE’ILAH
Ne’ilah nears the conclusion of our Yom Kippur services. Yom Kippur starts with Kol Nidre the night before and ends with Ne’ilah. The Ne’ilah is the opportunity to be one with God before the book of judgment is closed!

 
Wednesday, October 5, 7:15pm: HAVDALAH
Please join us as we close out High Holidays 2022 with a Havdalah service.