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Services Information – 5781/2020

Rosh Hashanah Services

Please note that all times are PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
ALL of these Ruach Hamidbar Services and Events will be held via Zoom! 

Friday, September 18th – Erev Rosh Hashanah

7:30 pm: Service  

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan
With Special Guest – Rabbi Sammy Intrator

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, Rajab Harrous.

Saturday, September 19th Rosh Hashanah Day

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Service
12:30 pm: Kiddush & Schmooze!

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

2:003:00 pm: Teachings on the Mysticism of the High Holidays – Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Z”L

3:00 -3:30 pm: Tai Chi & Yoga with Yofe Johnson

3:30 – 4:15 pm: Teachings on Rachel Luzzatto Morpurgo (Italian Poet and Kabbalist):  Feminist and Zionist before her time – Rabbi Leah Novick

4:15 – 5:00 pm: Post Binary Chassidus – Returning to Yiddishkeit on my terms as a queer young person – Chana Weiss

7:30 pm: Havdalah Service

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

8:00 pm: Movies

Sunday, September 20th – Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day

11:00 am: Virtual Tashlich via Zoom (Do not go to the lake!!! Zoom will take you there!)

Welcome by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

With Video Musicians Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

12:00 noon: Kiddush & Schmooze immediately following

3:00-4:00 pm: “BeJoy in the Kitchen – Vegan Cooking” – BJ Borris

4:00-5:00 pm PDT “The Rebbe Looks Back and The Rebbe Looks Forward” – A personal in-depth interview with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Z”L by Barry Barkan, one of his closest friends

5:00 pm: Closing with live Shofar blasts

Yom Kippur Services

Sunday, September 27th – Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre

7:30 pm: Service

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, Yofiyah, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

With Special Guests – Rabbi Sammy Intrator and Yofiyah

Kol Nidre – Disavowing all Vows – Sung by Cantor Pinna Joseph

Monday, September 28th – Yom Kippur Morning

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Service
12:00 pm: Schmooze!

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, Yofiyah, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

Monday, September 28th – Yom Kippur Afternoon

2:00 – 3:00 pm: “Integral Halachah”:  Discerning God’s message in the Modern Era  – Rabbi Daniel Siegel, Special Guest Speaker
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Integral-Halachah-Rabbi-Zalman-Schachter-Shalomi/dp/1425126987

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Paradigm Shifting the Book of Jonah – Karen Shlossman

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Tai Chi & Yoga with Yofe Johnson

Monday, September 28th – Yom Kippur Yizkor & Neilah

4:00 pm: Martyrology Remembering Dulcie of Worms, Descendant of Rashi martyred with her children in the 12 Century C.E. – Reb Leah Novick: Eylah Ezkarah

Yizkor service

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, Yofiyah, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

5:30 – 7:05 pm: Neilah service followed by Havdalah

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov and Rabbi Alan

Gratitude to our musicians and singers: Rabbi Alan, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Andalin Shekhinah Bachman, Pinna Joseph, Gary Karp, Yofiyah, John Hinton, Daniel Hirtz, and Rajab Harrous.

Stay Tuned for More Presentations During Sukkot, including Rabbi Elliot Ginsburg, Rabbi T’mimah Ickovits, Rabbi Leah Novick, and MORE!!!!

Prayer Leaders & Musicians

Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov Grafstein
Rabbi Alan Avraham Shlomo Bachman
Andalin Shekhinah Bachman
Cantor Pinna Joseph
Gary Karp
Yofiyah
John Hinton
Daniel Hirtz
Rajab Harrous
Special Thanks to Rabbi Rachel Barenblat for her meditation from “Days of Awe: The Velveteen Rabbi’s Machzor for Yamim Nora’im”

Special Presenters

Rabbi Sammy Intrator
Rabbi Daniel Siegel
Rabbi Leah Novick
Rabbi T’mimah Ickovits
Chana Weiss
Yofiyah
Yofe Johnson
Karen Shlossman

Special gratitude to Marc Shlossman for his nature photographs

Click here for more information about our spirit leaders and special presenters.

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