Temescal Park – 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah

Join Rabbi Naomi Levy and the Nashuva Band for Rosh Hashanah in nature. The Psalms ask us to experience God in nature, but so often we pray these words of majesty indoors. Nashuva at Temescal is a time when our prayers come alive and God’s hand is felt among the grasses and the trees – an opportunity to be taken back to our roots.

Our morning begins with a very special hike in nature at 9 am (starts promptly, so please give yourself plenty of time and arrive early) led by our very own Andy Lipkis, Founder and President of TreePeople.   It will not be a strenuous hike but a hike for all ages and the scenery is just beautiful.

It is here that we begin to embrace our deeper connection to nature. As we experience the beauty around us, our awareness will surely be heightened as to the severity of the drought, as well as our responsibility to help preserve nature.

The hike will lead you straight to where our service will begin, in the stunning and shady meadow at Temescal Cayon. The hike is optional and you can choose to simply attend the magical service at 10 am.

We will have ushers at the entrance to Temescal to show you where to park. Please ask if you require special assistance to get to the meadow.

At 10 am we gather together to pray in the meadow beneath the shade of sycamore trees. Rabbi Levy and the Nashuva Band will be leading us in a true prayer experience. Everyone is called up to the Torah that day for a special chance to receive a blessing. It is a Jewish Tanglewood.

An experience like no other.


If you’ve never prayed with us in Temescal, join us to experience the magic. Invite your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, your co-workers.   Invite people you know will not attend a traditional service. Temescal is our outdoor temple.

This is a service you will not want to miss!

Please spread the word and invite all your friends to join us!

What : Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Where : Temescal Gateway Park
15601 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades
Volunteers will be on site to direct people to start of hike and to site of service.
When : Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Time : 9:00 am Hike  (starts promptly at 9:00 am, so please give yourself plenty of time and arrive early!)
10:00 am Services
Parking : Parking vouchers will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note:  You must display a parking voucher or pay for parking or your vehicle will be subject to ticketing.
Bring : Tallit, Hat, Sunscreen, Blanket (if you’d like to sit on the grass)
Dress : Casual but white for the New Year.
If you plan to participate in the hike, proper walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring plenty of water.
Invite : All your friends
Who: You, if you want to start the new year with a sense of rebirth and hope.