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August 2019

 

 

Dear Friends:

 

We warmly invite you to join us this year for High Holy Day services in September and October.  Below you will find information about the High Holy Days and Festival services.  We will be congregating at The First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, at 1008 11th Street (corner of 11th Street and Washington Avenue) for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.  Sukkot and Simchat Torah services will be at the synagogue, 1448 18th Street.

 

          SELICHOT

          Saturday, September 21st                                      8:30pm      *new time

          ROSH HASHANAH 

          Sunday, September 29th 

                    Evening Service                                             7:30pm

          Monday, September 30th  

                    Morning Service                                           10:00am

                    Tashlich on the beach                                    4:00pm         

                        Service held at Tower 26

                        Public parking 200 yards south of Ocean Park Boulevard

 

          YOM KIPPUR 

          Tuesday, October 8th 

                    Evening Service                                             7:30pm

          Wednesday, October 9th  

                    Morning Service                                           10:00am

                    Film and Discussion                                       1:00pm

                    K - 3 Family Service                                       3:00pm

                    Afternoon Service                                          4:00pm

                    Yizkor and Concluding Services                    5:00pm

                                                                                                   

          SUKKOT

          Friday, October 18th   

                    Services                                                        6:00pm

                    BBQ Dinner                                                   7:00pm

 

          SIMCHAT TORAH

          Sunday, October 20th                                             6:00pm

 
 
PARKING

 

  • Underground the parking is available in Senior Housing building directly across 11th Street from the church. 

 

  • During the day, please don’t park on the first level of the underground parking being provided across the street from the church.

 

  • Please be aware of 2-hour permit parking zones, particularly on California Ave., as well as street cleaning restricted parking.

 

  • While we realize that the parking spaces in the structure are narrow, as a courtesy to other congregants, please park within the lines so you don’t take up two spaces.

 

TASHLICH

 

Our Tashlich service will be held at Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, at the corner of Ocean Park Boulevard and Barnard Way on Monday, September 30th at 4:00pm. Please remember to bring $10 for parking.  Parking lot is located on Barnard Way, ½ block south of Ocean Park Blvd.

 

TICKETS

 

For Members:

 

Complimentary tickets will be provided for your immediate adult family members (7th grade and up, living at home with you) after we have received your membership dues. These tickets may be picked up at the synagogue office or will be available at the will call table for each service. (See below for information on our High Holy Day family and children’s programs for your younger children).  If you wish to have your adult children (not living at home with you) or other relatives join in our service, you will need to purchase separate tickets for each person. The price is $100.00 per ticket. Please contact the Rabbi if there are special circumstances that require a reduction in the ticket price. If you wish to have friends join you for services, the price for their ticket is $225.00. This fee may be applied toward their membership dues if they decide to join the congregation. Please include your total extra tickets on the order form, below.

 

If you will be out of town for the High Holy Days and wish to attend another synagogue, please let the office know as soon as possible so we can help you in obtaining reciprocal tickets.

 

Please make sure that your membership dues and your request for extra tickets are received by Tuesday, September 24th.  For security reasons, each person must present a ticket for each service. 

 

For non-members:

 

We warmly invite you to join us for the High Holy Days.  Tickets can be purchased at $225 each. This fee may be applied toward your membership dues if you decide to join the congregation. Please request your tickets on the order form, below. These tickets may be picked up at the synagogue office or will be available at the will call table at each service.

 

 

PRAYER BOOKS

 

Our new congregational prayer book for the High Holy Days is Sanctuary of the Soul. We will be passing them out and recollecting them at each service.

 

You can honor your family and friends through dedications of these beautiful prayer books on the order form, below.

 

CHAI CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Each household is asked to contribute Chai ($18.00) toward the ritual costs of the High Holy Days.  Please indicate your donation on the appropriate line in the order form, below.

 

HIDUR MITZVAH CONTRIBUTIONS

 

The Jewish custom of Hidur Mitzvah (embellishment) helps to beautify and enrich our High Holy Day services such as flowers, musicians, apples and honey.  Please direct your contribution, in any amount, toward the ritual embellishment of your choice on the Hidur Mitzvah Contribution form by Tuesday, September 24th.  Please include the total amount on the order

form, below.

 

 

YIZKOR BOOK

 

Yizkor is a time when we bring to mind all of our loved ones and friends who have died. If you wish to have a name(s) listed in our Yizkor book that you did not submit previously, please fill out that information in the form, below.  Please note that there is a separate section for those who have died during the past year. Be sure to print the names clearly to be included in the book. All names must be submitted to the office no later than Tuesday, October 1st .

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S & FAMILY PROGRAMS

 

Pre-School Program

While our adult services are not geared for very young children, we do encourage you to bring your pre-school children to the beach on Rosh Hashanah afternoon for our Tashlich Service at 4:00pm (see pg. 2).

 

If you need to bring your child into the adult service, please remember to bring soft toys and books to keep them busy and to sit near the rear of the sanctuary, near an exit, so you can slip out easily with them should that be necessary.

 

Grades K - 3rd

For children in Kindergarten through Third Grade, we will offer a Religious School High Holy Days program for Rosh Hashanah Morning, Yom Kippur Morning, and Yom Kippur Afternoon/Yizkor/Neilah. (As part of the program, the children will join the congregation for the conclusion of services on Rosh Hashana morning and at the end of Neilah on Yom Kippur to hear the blowing of the shofar.) We encourage children’s attendance and participation in this program because these activities help give them a sense of belonging to our larger synagogue community. Our Tashlich Service at 4:00 pm on Rosh Hashanah and the K-3 Family Service on Yom Kippur afternoon at 3:00 pm provides an opportunity for you and your children to be together. Please use the form, below, to sign-up for the school programs.

 

Grades 4th - 6th

In order to help our school children begin to experience some of the majesty of the High Holy Days and to familiarize them with High Holy Day songs and melodies, (Kol Nidre, Aveinu Malkeinu) we strongly encourage you to bring them to worship for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur evening services.

 

On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings and Yom Kippur afternoon, we also offer a Religious School High Holy Day Program for 4th - 6th grade students. (As part of the program, the children will join the congregation for the conclusion of services on Rosh Hashana morning and at the end of Neilah on Yom Kippur to hear the blowing of the shofar.)

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 310-453-4276

 or email us at office@TheSms.org

 

High Holy Days Registration

Please complete your details:

Name*
First
Last
Phone Number*
Email*

TICKET ORDERS:

Tickets may be picked up at the synagogue office or will be available at the will-call table for each service.

For members: How many complimentary tickets will you need for your adult (7th grade and up) family members:
For members: If you want to buy additional tickets for adult extended family members, select the number of additional tickets at $100 each:
For non-members: If you would like to join us for High Holy Days services, please select the number of tickets at $225 each:

CHAI CONTRIBUTION:
Each household is asked to contribute Chai ($18) toward the cost of ritual expenses
for the High Holy Days. Please indicate your intention below.

Chai Contribution for Ritual Expenses.

PRAYER BOOK DEDICATIONS

Yes, I would like to dedicate:
* Rosh Hashanah Prayerbook $36 each
* Yom Kippur Prayerbook $36 each
* Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Prayerbook $72 a set
Suggested dedication openings:

In Honor of
In Memory of
In Celebration of
In Appreciation of
Mazel Tov to
Thank you to
In Blessing for

Dedication(s): Please print your dedication(s) starting with your dedication opening eactly as you would like it to appear on the bookplate:

CONTRIBUTIONS

The Jewish custom of Hiddur Mitzvah (embellishment) helps to beautify our High Holy Day season.
Please select the items which you would like to sponsor from the categories below and enter in the amount of your contribution.
Choir Director
Selichot Service
Flowers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Religious School Programs for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Musicians
Yizkor Books
Challah and Wine for Yom Kippur Break-fast
Guest Tickets for those Unable to Pay
Where Needed
Palm Fronds for the Sukkah
If the above contributions are made in HONOR or MEMORY of loved ones, please specify in this space:

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PROGRAM

If you have a K-6 child(ren) attending the religious school programs during services, please specify below.
Please note that there are separate fields for each child you are registering.
Child 1
First
Last
Grade
During which services will your child attend the Religious School program?
Child 2
First
Last
Grade
During which services will your child attend the Religious School program?
Child 3
First
Last
Grade
During which services will your child attend the Religious School program?

TREE OF LIFE ORDER FORM
Place a leaf on our Tree of Life in Memory or in Honor of a loved one.
Please type your entire message exactly as you would like it to appear on the leaf, using the following 3 lines.
(Total leaf space is 45 characters with each space counting as a character)
Line 1 of the Leaf
Line 2 of the Leaf
Line 3 of the Leaf

YIZKOR BOOK ENTRIES
The names you submit will be included in our Yizkor book on Yom Kippur afternoon.

Please enter the names of those in your family who have died SINCE the last High Holy Days (2018).
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Please enter the names of those in your family who have passed away in previous years, whose names you did not submit last year.
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation
Name
First
Last
Relation


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