High Holidays - Chabad of North Irvine
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Holiday Date
September 18 - 28, 2020

Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays is this challenging times. Services will be held OUTDOORS and Social distancing rules will be observed. Services will be fast paced and reservations are required. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options


Chabad will be offering in-person outdoor High Holiday Services in the Rabbi's yard: 35 Clay, Irvine, 92620.
Held under a canopy for shade, these will be expedited services consisting of  the Torah reading and the recital of Yizkor on Yom Kippur. 

The following pointers are critical with regard to these services:

We will be adhering to all OC County health guidelines for maximum safety and precaution. This includes socially-distant seating and wearing of masks.

Due to social distance seating, there are strict limits to our attendance capacity at each service. As such, to accommodate the maximum number of participants, we will be offering if necessary additional abbreviated service during the day.

In keeping with Chabad’s welcoming policy, we’ve always provided ample seating for reserved and walk-in participants alike. Unfortunately, given the circumstances this year, all attendance must be by RESERVATION ONLY, as this is the only way we can follow the guidelines and keep each service within our limit. We sincerely apologize but we must insist that only those with prior reservations attend. 

Early reservations are strongly encouraged. Once a service time-slot is completely reserved, you will only be able to select from the remaining available services. With limited capacity we anticipate that all slots will be booked, so the earlier you make your reservations, the more we can work on accommodating everyone.

Unfortunately, due to our limited capacity, we will not be having children's services; 

There is a suggested donation of $180 per person if participating in both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and $100 per person if participating in either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services.

For seating reservations please click here .
For full schedule of services
click here

Yom Kippur Services
Yizkor Booklet
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
High Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.