Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Monday, September 26, 2022
- 8:30 am – Coffee & Pastries
- 9:00 am SHARP to 10:00 am – Hike
- 10:00 am – Service
Yom Kippur Day – Wednesday, October 5, 2022
- 10:00 am – Yom Kippur Morning & Yizkor Service
- 2:00 pm – Nashuva’s First High Holy Days Sound Bath
Join Rabbi Naomi Levy and the Nashuva Band for both Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Day 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.
If you are joining us at Temescal Canyon services, we suggest you bring:
- Water (We know Yom Kippur is a fast day, but we don’t want anyone to feel sick, so if you think you might need it, please bring water and whatever supplies you might need to stay healthy.)
- Blanket (if you want to sit on the grass and/or attend Nashuva’s First High Holy Days Sound Bath)
- chairs will be provided
- the services are outside, so please dress accordingly but please try to wear white to honor the holiday
For Rosh Hashanah Day 1:
8:30 am Coffee and Pastries
Join us for a little nosh of coffee and delicious pastries before we commence our hike.
9:00 am SHARP – HIKE:
We have brought back our very special hike in nature (it starts promptly at 9:00am SHARP, so please give yourself plenty of time for traffic, parking and pastries) 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. (There is no organized hike on Yom Kippur.)
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 which starts at 10:00 am.
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service – will be LiveStreamed
For Yom Kippur:
10:00 am: Yom Kippur Morning & Yizkor Service – will be LiveStreamed
A short hike will lead you straight to where our service will begin, in the stunning and shady meadow at Temescal Canyon. Transportation will be provided for those that prefer not to hike. The magical service will begin at 10:00 am.
2:00 pm (approximately): Nashuva’s First High Holy Days Sound Bath
After Yom Kippur Morning & Yizkor Service, join us for Nashuva’s First High Holy Days Sound Bath for a soul-nourishing Sound Bath. People are encouraged to bring blankets to lie in the grass.
We will have ushers at the entrance to Temescal to show you where to park. Follow signs to first left to enter lower parking lot.
Be sure to Obtain a parking voucher, which must be displayed in your vehicle to avoid being ticketed. One voucher, per day, per vehicle. Nashuva is covering the cost of parking so no payment is necessary to obtain a voucher, but if you would like to donate $12 to help offset this cost ($12 per car, per day), your donations would be much appreciated (see Registration Page).
At 10:00 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 :||First Day of Rosh Hashanah AND Yom Kippur|
|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 :||Rosh Hashanah Day 1- September 26th and Yom Kippur – October 5th|
|Time :||10:00 am Services|
|Parking :||Parking vouchers will be provided and no payment is necessary on day of service Parking vouchers are required.|
You must display a parking voucher or your vehicle will be subject to ticketing.
|Bring :||Tallit, Hat, Sunscreen, Sweater, Blanket (if you’d like to sit on the grass), Water|
|Dress :||Casual but white for the New Year. If you plan to walk to the site, 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.|
Please Note: We know Yom Kippur is a fast day, but we don’t want anyone to feel sick, so if you think you might need it, please bring water and whatever supplies you might need to stay healthy.