5781 - ONLINE for safetyJoin us online for the High Holy Days services bringing in 5781 (in September/October 2020).
Welcoming New Spiritual Leaders and Machzorim (High Holy Day Prayerbooks)
Services will be led by Rabbi Arturo Kalfus. He accompanied by his wife Phyllis Meyers, a specialist in both Jewish education and special education. Read their bio below.
Members, be sure to check out at least one pair of prayerbooks. If you can't access prayerbooks, consider buying them as eBooks or using the free CCAR flipbooks, available from the CCAR's HHD resources page.
We do not use a ticket system, even when we meet in person. Donations, of course, are always appreciated and are put to excellent use.
Rosh Hashanah Eve – Friday, September 18.~5:00 p.m. – Virtually share apples and honey: Let's dip them together!~7:00 p.m. – Services beginRosh Hashanah, day 1 – Saturday, September 19.10:00 a.m. – Services beginRosh Hashanah, day 2 – Sunday, September 20.9:30 a.m. – Children's service10:00 a.m. – Services beginErev Yom Kippur – Sunday, September 27 (NOTE: time changed to 6 p.m.)6:00 p.m. – Kol Nidre will be chanted before sundown, followed by service.Yom Kippur Day – Monday, September 28. TENTATIVE10:00 a.m – Services begin5:00 p.m. – Afternoon services begin~5:30 p.m. – Yizkor~6:00 p.m. – NeilahThe Break-the-Fast together virtually.We cannot meet together, but we can share a nosh on Zoom!
Yizkor Booklet for 2020/2021 (5781)
We are compiling the Yizkor Memorial Booklet so we need to hear from you immediately. The listings in last year’s booklet will remain. If you have names to add, please send the names, dates of passing and their relationship to you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A donation of $18 per name is encouraged or consider purchasing a leaf in loving memory (details later in the newsletter). The rabbi will read the names in the booklet Yizkor booklet on Yom Kippur.
Bio: Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Educator Phyllis Meyers
Rabbi Kalfus served at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, CA, and before that at Temple Emanu-El in Oak, Park, MI. Born in Buenos Aires to Polish immigrants who survived the Holocaust, Rabbi Kalfus journeyed to Israel and then immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. He holds a B.A. with honors in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Kalfus was ordained in 1992 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition, Rabbi Kalfus participated in a program on Language, Culture and Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris, and performed doctoral work at Columbia University. He is a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem and completed professional development courses at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School.
Rabbi Kalfus is married to Phyllis Meyers, who is trained in both Jewish education and special education. They are the parents of two adult children, Ari and Lilah.
(Adapted from text from Temple Ahavat Shalom)