ROAD MAP TO THE
HIGH HOLY DAYS AT
CONGREGATION DOR HADASH
Want to have a better sense of when to expect a heart-opening sermon or the awesome shofar blasting? Here’s a little road map to the holidays at Dor Hadash.
- Erev Rosh Hashanah — Wednesday evening, September 24, 7:00 pm. Jump into the High Holy Days with a (truly) short and meaningful service followed by great treats baked by some of the best chefs in San Diego.
- Rosh Hashanah Day 1 — Thursday, September 25, 9:30 am. Energy-filled service downstairs complete with all the greatest high holy days hits, plus powerful Torah reading, drashing, and great singing. Upstairs, rousing children's programming and family service, and then a big finish with all the kids joining in!
- Tashlih — Thursday, September 25, 4:30 pm at Playa Pacifica in Mission Bay Park. Bring your bread crumbs for the seaside service we share with Congregation Ohr Shalom. It’s a ritual “casting away” of our missteps, mistakes and bad patterns—all the things we don’t want to bring with us into the New Year.
- Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Friday, September 26, 9:30 am. Torah study with Rabbi Yael. Two hours of in depth, tangent taking, movie referencing, yet no experience necessary except an open mind. Held in the boardroom of the San Diego Jewish Academy.
- Kol Nidre — Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm. Kol Nidre is intense and powerful and the best way to dive into your annual 25-hour soul workout.
- Yom Kippur morning service — Saturday, October 4, 9:30 am. Join us for an uplifting spiritual punch-in-the gut and make a day out of it. The children will have their programming upstairs, and there will be lots of soul searching, learning, and, of course, singing with Shir Hadash.
- Minhah / Yizkor service — Saturday afternoon, 4:30 pm. We will start with a deep dive into the idea of holiness from the afternoon Torah reading. Immediately following will be our beautiful memorial service, honoring the people we love who have died.
- Neilah — The home stretch. Hours of heart-stretching work culminate in a no-holds-barred service that bridges heaven and earth, and we lay it all on the line. So good you won’t want Yom Kippur to end. Closes with the children’s candlelight parade, havdalah and a final knock-your-socks-off blast of the shofar.
- Break-Fast — Join us right afterwards for a delicious meal, savoring it all together.
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