High Holy Days 2017/5778

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Welcome to the High Holy Days with Coastside Jewish Community.

Whether you are a once-a-year-Jew, a daily davenner, or dipping your toe into the Jewish world for the first time, you have a place with us for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Our services are filled with beautiful music, challenging discussions, insightful sermons, and the beautiful prayers of Kol HaNeshama, the prayer book of the Reconstructionist Movement (though we are not officially affiliated with a particular stream of Judaism). When you walk into our sanctuary, you will be welcomed with open hearts and open arms. Come start your new year with us.

 All services officiated by
 Rabbi Ted Riter



Assisting Rabbi Ted as cantorial soloist will be Lissin Lev Chaya,  accompanied by Avram Frankel on guitar and additional vocals


Annie Blair will join Rabbi Ted leading Family Services.

Full Schedule
High Holy Days 2017/5778
All services at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 1500 Perez Drive, Pacifica

Erev Yom Kippur — Friday, September 29
7:30 p.m. ​Kol Nidre (evening services)

Yom Kippur — Saturday, September 30
9:00 a.m. ​Family Service
10:30 a.m. ​Shacharit (morning service)
3:00 p.m. ​Contemplative Time
4:00 p.m. ​Mincha (afternoon service)
5:00 p.m. ​Yizkor (memorial service)
6:00 p.m. ​Neilah and Havdalah (closing services),
​(Break-the-Fast Potluck: Bring a vegetarian dish to share and your own plate/silverware)

A note for families with young children: All of our services provide an open environment for young children and all are welcome. “Family Services,” however, are especially created with our youngest family members in mind


Current CJC members are afforded reservations at no additional cost.  Prices for non-CJC members have been held steady with last year’s levels.

College Students are also welcome to attend our High Holy Day services at no cost.  Please register by sending an email with your name and the name of your college to

Make your reservations using the CJC High Holy Day Reservation Form

CJC will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay, but we count on your generosity! If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please email or call 650-479- 5252.

Volunteering: It takes many hands to make HHD happen. Sign-up to join your fellow congregation members and friends to perform a mitzvah for our community – and have fun at the same time.

Yahrzeit List:  May their memory be a blessing, if you have names to add, please send them to Rachael Gershenson.