Some Jews are commanded NOT TO FAST. Thus, the local Orthodox shul, Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland, has sent out this reminder to their members several times in the last couple weeks. Location for Medically Required Food and Nursing Mothers: While the holiest day of the year involves five forms of physical restriction (see below for…Read More »
The Practices of Yom Kippur
Rabbi Aderet Drucker sent an email to her congregation, B’nai Shalom, explaining the practices of Yom Kippur. I am sharing them here with you. Don’t worry if you don’t do all these things. If one or more of them speaks to you, you can plan to include it next year. Before sunset on the eve…Read More »
The Greatest Hits of The High Holy Days
Rabbi Fox just emailed me to be sure I knew that Beth Jacob in Oakland is again doing Greatest Hits of the High Holy Days. Anyone can drop in for a little bit of soul refreshing. If you have to dash out to work afterwards you’ll do it with more energy. The Greatest Hits of…Read More »
Rosh Hashanah is Here!
This is it! Rosh Hashanah arrives this evening. If you are still considering where you’ll go and have no plans there are a few places where you can drop in. Look at the events list below and also check here. If you are not up to services then think about how to have a warm,…Read More »
More High Holiday Options (Some free)
I got this from Temple Israel, the only synagogue in Alameda: We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets during the High Holy Day services, though a donation is requested. The tickets are good for all services throughout the Days of Awe. Tickets will be held at Will Call and a photo ID is required. When…Read More »
Will you be buying tickets for High Holy Day Services?
Below is a list of synagogues and links to purchase tickets for High Holy Day services. HIGH HOLY DAY TICKETS Most synagogues offer tickets for the High Holy Day services to non-members. Here are some synagogues, their websites, and location, so you can check out your options online. For the synagogues listed below you can…Read More »