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 — Sunday evening, September 13, 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 — Monday, September 14, 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 — Monday, September 14, 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 – Tuesday, September 15, 9:30 am. Text study with Rabbi Yael. Two hours of in depth, tangent taking, movie referencing, yet no experience necessary except an open mind. This year we will study inter-religious interpretations of the Akedah. Held in Dor Hadash's sanctuary at SDJA.
- Kol Nidre — Tuesday, September 22, 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 — Wednesday, September 23, 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 — Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm. We will start with a study of Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20. 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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