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High Holy Days, Passover, Shavout, Sukkot and More!

Rosh Hashanah 5782

7:00 p.m., Monday, September 6th
Erev Rosh Hashanah
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 7th
Rosh Hashanah Day 
Yom Kippur 5782
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 15th
Kol Nidre
Thursday, September 16th
10 a.m., Yom Kippur a.m. 
3 p.m. Healing Service 
4 P.M. Yizkor
5:00 P.M. Afternoon Torah Service 
6:00 P.M. Neilah, Shofar

Rabbi David Novak will be leading our community accompanied by the outstanding musicianship of Wayne Abravanel from the Temple Sinai bimah.  All services will be Livestreamed.  

Our machzor is Mishkan HaNefesh, a beautiful compendium of traditional prayers, poetry, essays and kavanot (intentional readings), featuring full transliteration of all Hebrew.  It is a prayerbook for the mind and heart, a resource that understands that people have different relationships to Judaism, prayer, and the themes of these observances.  One foot is in the past and the other firmly in the present, it is a machzor for today.




Sukkot is celebrated with a family and congregational picnic in Temple Sinai's Sukkah. Sukkot services are held the first day of Sukkot at 10 a.m.

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a time when the generations  join together in unrolling a Torah scroll.  We celebrate the Torah as different well-known parts of Torah are explained!  


We celebrate our festival of freedom at the annual Temple Sinai community seder held the second day of Passover.

First and Seventh Day Passover services are held at 10 a.m. in the chapel with Yizkor part of the seventh day worship.


Shavout worship is at 10 a.m. in the chapel featuring both a reading of the Book of Ruth and Yizkor.  


Every year we offer exciting Chanukah programing from a community candle lighting with our Rabbi Avi Levine Religious School students, singing Chanukah songs at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert, to our Chanukah Friday night service and dinner where anyone can bring and light their own personal chanukiah (a Chanukah menorah!).


Every year, we gather for an entertaining Purim service, with a creative Megillah reading and Purim Spiel with multigenerational participation.

Tue, May 24 2022 23 Iyar 5782