Sign In Forgot Password
Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

High Holiday Services & Events

We are happy you are joining us for our events and for the High Holidays. We hope you find our community's offerings meaningful, uplifting, joyful and musical. 

Members of B'nai Israel attend FREE.  Donations from non-members are appreciated.

Please join us even without a donation or reservation.

 Please check the boxes for all the High Holiday activities you want to attend.

Sukkot is the Jewish harvest fest which lasts a week and starts on the
full moon of early Autumn. It is known as “He Chag - THE Holiday” in the Bible, and is a joyful celebration marked with festive meals in a harvest hut known as a Sukkah, and the waving of 4 sacred plant species known as the Lulav and Etrog.

Saturday, September 30
9 am  Torah Study in the Sukkah 
9:45 am  Shabbat Sukkot Services in the Sukkah
12:15pm  Kiddush Lunch in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 1
Sukkot - “Lulav and Etrog Day” 

9:45 am  Opening Meditation 
10 am  Morning Servce
10:30 am  Hallel (“Psalms of gratitude) and Hoshana (“save us please!” harvest prayer) procession with the Lulav & Etrog
11:15 am  Torah Study 
12 pm  Kiddush / Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the Sukkah 
   Lulav and Etrog Set
Deadline to order is September 8th

Hoshana Raba is the concluding day of Sukkot marked with seven
“rain dances”and the mystical beating of willows

4:30 pm  Hoshana Raba Ritual  
5:30 - 7pm  HeBrew Fest BBQ in the Sukkah  
Saturday October 7
9:30 am  Shabbat Shemini Atzeret Services with Yizkor
12:15 pm  Kiddush Lunch

Simchat Torah is the finale of three weeks of holidays. The end and re-starting of the annual Torah reading cycle is marked with dancing, flag processions, and full joy as we celebrate our heritage.
Saturday October 7
4:30 pm  “Party with the Torah!” - Simchat Torah Family Program for all ages
Sunday, October 8 
10 am  Simchat Torah Shacharit and Hallel
10:45 am  Hakafot (“Torah processions”) and dancing with the Torahs
11:15 am  Concluding and re-starting the Torah! 
12:15 pm  Kiddush Lunch 


Check what type of Membership you'd like to have
Enter an additional amount you'd like to donate towards the High Holidays
This is for current members only.  

    Please enter the number of adults who will be attending Yom Kippur.  
You will be asked to pay by credit card or echeck when you submit this form.
We look forward to your joining us!
Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784