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  • Can’t make it to shul for Kol Nidre? Join us LIVE online!

    October 2, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    On Oct. 3rd, Yom Kippur Eve, Rabbi Naomi Levy and Nashuva will lead a virtual congregation of over 100,000 people in the world’s largest Kol Nidre service being streamed live over the web at kolnidrelive.com.

    [RSVP for the FREE service here]

    Kol Nidre is the evening service of...

  • Calendar November 9-15

    By Laura Donney

    November 6, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    SUN | NOV 10

    AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY

    Siblings Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, survivors of Kristallnacht, will share their experience and discuss their memoir, “An Uncommon Journey,” during the Museum of Tolerance’s Kristallnacht commemoration. A book signing will follow. Advanced...

  • Two L.A. kaporot ritual sites shut down

    September 13, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Just hours before Kol Nidre, more than 100 chickens intended to be used for kaporot ceremonies won a reprieve. Kaporot, which means “Atonement,” is a 1,000-year-old custom observed by some Orthodox Jews between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in which an individual swings a live...

  • Kvetching Fire: The video that will get you through Yom Kippur

    September 13, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Worried about how to get through the 24-hour fast?

    Katniss Eversteen, the protagonist of “The Jewish Hunger Games,” a clever parody by Andrew Zenn and Jon Rudnitsky, can help you out.

    “This is crunch time,” announces a helpful voiceover. “There will be temptation.”

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  • Free High Holy Day services 2013

    August 27, 2013 | 11:56 am

    TONIGHT: Kol Nidre LIVE webcast at 6:45 p.m. (PST)


     

    FREE HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES

    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 4
    Rosh Hashanah first and second day: Sept. 5-Sept. 6
    Kol Nidre: Sept. 13
    Yom Kippur: Sept. 14

    SAN FERNANDO AND CONEJO VALLEYS

    ADAT ARI EL

    A Conservative...

  • Cellist’s path to Judaism

    May 15, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    When cellist Lynn Harrell would play “Kol Nidre” at his synagogue on Yom Kippur, he felt more than the notes and the melody. It was through the music that he discovered he wanted to become a Jew.

    “It was a 45- to 50-year journey to come to the realization that all the people I...

  • Hank Greenberg in extra innings

    May 9, 2013 | 11:13 am

    "I think Hank Greenberg was the great American hero," Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner says. "What he did on Yom Kippur. What he faced. He was our Jackie Robinson."

    Thirteen years after the debut of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," her documentary about the baseball...

  • Thoughts on the Visioning Process

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    February 13, 2013 | 7:00 am

    Last fall, I wrote here about the Visioning process our synagogue is undertaking. Now that the first part of the process, namely the house meetings, is over, our community is reflecting on what has happened so far.

    I attended one of the house meetings as a participant, and two...

  • A life saved during Kol Nidre service

    By Ryan Torok

    October 3, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Lips and face blue, Temple Akiba congregant Duke Molner lay unconscious, without a pulse, outside the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City, during Kol Nidre services on Sept. 25. 

    Molder, who is in his 60s, had had a heart attack. A congregant found him lying on the ground...

  • You ain’t heard Kol Nidre yet

    September 20, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    On Kol Nidre, we sing for our lives. At the minyan where I pray, as a lay "shaliach tzibur," or service leader, I was asked to lead the singing this year, and I was starting to wonder if I was up to it.

    I wasn’t asked to lead the actual Kol Nidre prayer at my Movable Minyan --...

  • Israel’s alt Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    With its lively beaches, all-night clubs and restaurants serving ham and shrimp, Tel Aviv is a city known more for its Speedos than its spirituality.

    And while observant Jews may spend Yom Kippur praying in synagogues, secular Israelis are more likely to spend the Day of...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Family services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    ROSH HASHANAH FESTIVAL
    Sun. 3-4 p.m. Free. Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd.,...

  • High Holy Day services guide: College services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    USC HILLEL
    Hillel invites USC students to celebrate the High Holy Days. Sun. 6:30 p.m. $18...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Alternative services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    For other services, visit our College, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    METIVTA
    Led by Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the “Kirtan Rabbi.” Sun. 7 p.m. $50 (includes tonight’s service...

  • Opinion: A day for the soul

    By David Suissa

    October 12, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Trust the Jews to begin the holiest moment of the year on Yom Kippur not with a prayer, but with an ambiguous declaration. The Kol Nidre is not a prayer; it is a text that describes various categories of vows and oaths from which, ostensibly, we are attempting to free ourselves.

    ...
  • Letters to the Editor: Occupy Wall Street, Michael Oren, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur

    October 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The Rich Still Get Richer

    Marty Kaplan really tells it like it is in his “Occupy K Street” column (Oct. 7). The corporations and bankers pay lobbyists to buy members of Congress and also pour money into the media to get their conservative message across, which will result in...

  • Why I went to Occupy L.A. instead of synagogue

    October 12, 2011 | 11:24 am

    A little more than a month ago, I became a Bat Mitzvah. In Judaism, that means I am now an adult and have pledged to keep the traditions of my faith. And yet it was for those very reasons that I decided to spend Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the Jewish year - joining the protesters...

  • Friends, Love, God & the High Holidays

    By Ilana Angel

    October 9, 2011 | 2:45 am

    I love my friend Rachel.  We met at Temple and over the past three years have become very close.  She is Canadian too, so what’s not to love?  Rachel knows every prayer and every song, from every Jewish holiday.  I like to think I know my stuff, but this chick rocks when it comes...

  • Craving connection

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    In ancient times, the rabbis probably couldn’t imagine that, one day, a Kol Nidre service would be broadcast live on something called the Web.

    Naturally, some would have shunned the implications of such a modernizing event for a tradition steeped in ancient mores and law. The new...

  • An insider’s view of also being an outsider

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 27, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if there isn’t a variant of Gresham’s law at work in the arts and letters of the digital age: Is bad writing driving out good? The sheer volume and velocity of the blogosphere, for example, seems to hide the moments of discernment and reflection.

    Now and then,...

  • American Idol’s Adam Lambert sings “The Prayer”

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 1, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    Move over Bocelli. Adam Lambert’s rendition of “The Prayer,” which he sang on the holiest evening of the Jewish calendar (Kol Nidre) may send Italian tenors back to training. Listen to his duet with Temple of the Arts’ cantor, Illysia Pierce here.

  • If you stream Kol Nidre, they will watch

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 2008 | 2:14 am

    ALTTEXT


    When Rabbi Naomi Levy conducted Kol Nidre services this year, her congregation numbered 200,000, stretching from Canada to Colombia and from Japan to Norway.

    Watching online on their computers were a student group at a Dartmouth College dormitory, Jews and non-Jews in small isolated...

  • Reporter’s Notebook: A Christian makes teshuvah

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 16, 2008 | 1:23 am

    My first mistake was arriving when the Yom Kippur morning service at Valley Beth Shalom was scheduled to begin. The flier said 7:45 a.m. and, this being my virgin voyage, I didn't want to be late.

    Naive? Certainly. I didn't realize Jews attend High Holy Days services like Dodgers...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 4 - 10: Yom Kippur observances, fashion frenzy, Naomi Wolf

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 2, 2008 | 7:18 pm

    SAT | OCT 4

    (ART)
    If you miss the art of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, then Burton Morris' exhibition "Fashion Frenzy" should surprise and delight. The artist aspires to continue the Pop Art tradition of the '60s and '70s by presenting everyday objects and ideas in bold ways. His...
  • Fast meals to beat the Kol Nidre rush

    September 18, 2008 | 2:25 am

    It's a scramble every year, but Jews somehow manage to beat the clock getting dinner to the table on Yom Kippur eve -- the most hurried meal on the holiday calendar.

    It isn't easy to conclude the evening meal with enough leeway to arrive at synagogue for the Kol Nidre service, which...
  • Jewish TV Network brings High Holy Days home with Kol Nidre webcast

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was only a matter of time before hi-tech came to the High Holy Days.

    This year the Jewish Television Network will webcast Wilshire Boulevard Temple's entire Kol Nidre service, the first time viewers will be able to watch such a service live over the Internet.

    "Whether you're in...

  • Atoning for the sin of rushing dinner to get to Kol Nidre

    By Linda Morel

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I consider Yom Kippur eve the sandwich holiday. Not because I would ever serve my family and friends sandwiches before going to synagogue on the eve of a solemn fast. I see the start of Yom Kippur this way, because it's sandwiched between two days of Rosh Hashanah celebrations and...
  • Four Ways to Hear the Days of Awe

    By George Robinson

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Days of Awe evoke many feelings, but my first thoughts invariably turn to the special music of these days. From the solemn, almost brooding melody of Kol Nidre to the lilting "High Holiday" tune that unifies the music of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there is much in which...

  • Your Basic High Holiday FAQ

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Every year they roll around, and every year you're not quite sure what to do. Go ahead, ask us. After years of answering readers' questions, we've compiled the most frequently asked ones below:

    Why do synagogues charge for High Holiday tickets?

    Hate to say it, but this is the most...

  • The Lowdown on Ritual and Worship

    By Rabbi Jonathan Kraus

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Why are Rosh Hashanah and especially Yom Kippur so important to my Jewish partner? He almost never attends services the rest of the year, isn't observant and doesn't even know what he believes about God. Yet, at this time of year, he insists on attending services. What's the big...

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