JCo’s FREE High Holy Day Services Open to the Community

JCo’s First Annual High Holy Day Season: We Couldn’t Be More Excited!

122The 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

Sukkot at JCo

SukahRanchWe are so thrilled to announce that we have been graciously given the opportunity to have our Sukkot celebration on the Leichtag Ranch.  More information will follow but HOLD THE DATE:
What? JCo’s Sukkot on the Ranch
When? Sunday October 5th (time TBD)
Where? The beautiful Leichtag Ranch  – 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas
In preparation for our celebration at the ranch, we’d like to help build the sukkahs at their special Sukkah Building event on October 5th. There are three time slots available.  Josh and I have signed up for the 1 P.M – 3 P.M  slot and we thought it would be nice to get a JCo crew there at that time as well.  So if you can, sign up for the 1-3 slot. Children’s programming is available. See below for information and to sign up.
We are so grateful to all those at the ranch who have graciously opened their doors and gates to us.

Slichot Shabbat

unnamed (1)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

Cohort Night: High Holy Day Prep

writingMusic 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

JCo hosting a FREE taste of Melton


meltongalsWednesday, 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

High Holy Day Registration Now Open

122We 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.