Yom Kippur Eve October 3rd at 6:00 P.M
Our Kol Nidrei Yom Kippur Service will be a quiet and introspective one. No instruments will be played and we will take time to meditate on our lives and what we want to strive for in the coming year. Rabbi Burrows will deliver a sermon on “Starting Anew” that will inspire us all. This solemn and meaningful service is recommended for ages 12 and up. Limited babysitting will be offered. Our hope is that as we look inward, we will leave the service looking outward as well in hopes of making this world a more peaceful place. To register for the Yom Kippur Eve service click here: Yom Kippur Eve
Yom Kippur Day October 4th at 11:00 A.M
Our Yom Kippur Day service will be introspective, meditative, and inspiring. In lieu of a sermon, Rabbi Burrows will lead an interactive discussion with the congregation. Following this discussion, we will break out into a few interests group including meditation, kabbalah, text study, and music. Children’s programming will be available and we will all end the service together back in the theater. Our hope is that all who attend leave the service feeling a sense of depth and hope. To register for Yom Kippur Day click here: Yom Kippur Day
Join us THIS Sunday as we share in the warmth and joy of our new home. In Jewish tradition, it is customary to dedicate a house by hanging mezuzot and celebrating the new space. We consider our new office OUR home and we’re going to celebrate together!!
When? Sunday, September 28th from 2 P.M – 4 P.M (mezuzah dedication is at 3 P.M.)
Where? JCo Headquarters (RSVP for address) Continue reading
Check out this wonderful article about JCo in the San Diego Jewish World.
JCo’s First Annual High Holy Day Season: We Couldn’t Be More Excited!
The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego’s first High Holy Day Season is here and we hope you can join us! Here, you will find all the information you need for each individual service. Join us for one or come to all. Everyone is welcome! Please make sure to read all of the information and sign up for each individual service. ID and tickets will be required at all services. We’re are thrilled to announce that tickets are free and we will graciously accept all donations. You can donate online or in person (we will have a donation box at services). There is also still time to become a Founding Member and receive all the benefits that come with it. Space is limited as well as babysitting so be sure to sign up soon. Looking forward to a great and meaningful High Holy Day season! Continue reading
Changing the Face of the New Year
Join us for this expressive arts workshop using masks, monologue, music and journaling. We will construct simple masks which personify and externalize feelings and personality traits of past and future as we project our higher selves or faces forward into the New Year. Hosted by our Arts Cohort group and led by Aimee Greenberg (see below for more on Aimee). Recommended for ages 16 and up. Continue reading
…because we live in San Diego
Join us on Saturday, September 13th for an impromptu Havdalah on the beach.
When? Saturday, September 13th at 6:00 P.M
Where? Ponto Beach, Carlsbad
What to Bring? Bring yourselves and a picnic dinner
No need to RSVP. Just show up.
Music and Writing
Join us for this special cohort night in preparation for the High Holy Days. For those interested in Music, we will be learning some of the music for the Holidays. For those interested in the prayers, we’ll review the themes of the Holidays and contribute our own writings for the service.
When? Tuesday, September 16th from 7:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M
Where? JCo headquarters (address will be given with RSVP)
To RSVP for music, click here: Music
To RSVP for writing, click here: Writing
ATTEND A FREE TASTE OF MELTON
Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 pm
Are you a wondering Jew? If so, then Melton classes are for you! Attend a free Taste of Melton and find out what’s behind the buzz. The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is an exciting approach to Jewish learning. New 27-week classes begin this fall, but you can attend this free sample class now.
Essence of the Jewish Commandments: A Taste of Melton
Judaism offers us many different directives as to how to live our lives and how to better the world we live in. Our sages have tried to categorize and understand the relative importance of these directives—commandments—from many different perspectives. This lesson will examine various Jewish texts that will open up our discussion into the essence of the commandments. It will also serve to demonstrate that the Melton School is a fun and open way to learn the basics (and beyond) of Judaism. Continue reading
We are thrilled to let you know that registration for JCo’s High Holy Day season has officially opened. JCo’s Founding members have until September 7th to register and then we will open it up to the wider community. On September 7th, you will all receive an e-mail with all the information you need to sign you, your family, and even your friends up for our exciting High Holy Day season. Remember, while tickets are required, they are free! Here are the dates and times of the services:
Wednesday, September 24th at 6:00 P.M – Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 25th at 11:00 A.M – Rosh Hashanah Day
Friday, October 3rd at 6:00 P.M – Kol Nidre
Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 A.M – Yom Kippur Morning
Saturday, October 4th at 5:00 P.M – A special Yizkor and Break Fast for all JCo Founding Members.
For Locations please contact Rabbi Josh or Cantor Gabbi.
What will make our High Holy Day Season unique? Our goal is to break down the fourth wall and truly observe the holidays together. Services are interactive and each service will be unique on its own. We are especially excited for Rosh Hashanah Day in the Park where all ages will have ways in which to connect to the holiday. Most importantly, JCo members are helping shape this experience so it’s bound to speak to all of us.
There is still time to become a founding member of JCo! Click here for details.
The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego is gaining some attention.
Check out the blurb about us in the Jewish Journal: http://sdjewishjournal.com/site/7028/high-holidays-for-the-non-conformist/