Wed. Sept. 20 (Erev Rosh Hashana) Candle Lighting 6:38 PM

Thurs. Sept. 21 (Second Night) Candle Lighting 7:36 PM

Fri. Sept. 22 (Shabbat)

Candle Lighting 6:35 PM

Parashat  Ha'azinu





שנה טובה  

שבת שלום 



Bar Mitzvah

Jack Kholi




Rosh Hashana-Schedule of Sevices

5778 - 2017



Evening Services 

Candle Lighting


Wed 9/20

Erev Rosh Hashana


6:40 PM 

6:38 PM

Selihot: 5:30 AM

Thur 9/21

Rosh Hashana 1st day

8:00 Am

Shofar 11:15 AM

5:50 PM

7:36 PM

Tashlich 6:20 PM

Fri 9/22 

Rosh Hashana 2nd day

8:00 AM

Shofar 11:15 AM

6:30 PM 6:35 PM (Shabbat)  



Parashat Ha'azinu

Erev Shabbat

6:35 PM

Candle Lighting



6:25 PM

Shir Hashirim/Minha

Main Synagogue


6:55 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat/Arbit

Main Synagogue


6:30 PM

YSLC Minyan Shir Hashirim/Minha Midrash 


5:45 AM

Shaharit - First Minyan

Main Synagogue


8:15 AM

Shaharit - Main Minyan

Main Synagogue


9:00 AM

Shaharit - Young SLC

Upper Annex


9:00 AM

Shaharit - High School  Minyan

With Rabbi Nimo Gindi

Salem  Midrash


9:00 AM

Shaharit - Boys Minyan (9-12Years)

With Isaac Mallach

1st Floor Annex
  9:00 AM

Shaharit - Girls Minyan (9-12Years)

With Miriam Jemal

Basement Annex
  9:15 AM

Shaharit - Boys & Girls Minyan (4-8Years)

With Morah Lena & Morah Irit

Main Building 

Lower Level Midash


1:30 PM

Minha Gedolah

Main Synagogue


2:30 PM


Main Synagogue



Social Hall

5:20 PM

Shiurim Main Synagogue


6:10 PM


Main Synagogue


6:45 PM Seuda Shelisheet Social Hall


6:55 PM Michtam Main Synagogue

7:05 PM

Derasha Main Synagogue


7:15 PM


Main Synagogue


7:33 PM

Shabbat Ends

Main Synagogue

  7:38 PM

Hatarat Nedarim

Main Synagogue


Seudah Shelisheet Sponsored by: Mr. & Mrs. Benji Zeitoune



Rosh Hashana is Yom Hadin, the Day of Judgment when the Al-mighty will judge us according to our deeds in the past year. Therefore, we must prepare ourselves spiritually before that day in order to obtain a favorable verdict. One of the most powerful tools Hashem gave us to achieve that goal is to do Teshuba, that is repentance. Parashat Nisabim which we read last Shabbat always comes before Rosh-Hashana because it discusses this Misva of Teshuba, as it says: “And you will return [make Teshuba] to Hashem, Your God, and listen to His voice”. Notice that this verse does not refer to righteous people only, but mainly to those who sinned and were punished [since it mentions just before that the sinners who were punished]; yet, despite the fact they are far away from the Torah and Misvot, Hashem is giving them a chance to come back and return to the right path.

Repentance, however, involves three steps: confessing the sin, regretting having done the sin, and a promise that it will not be repeated in the future. As the Rambam states: Even if a person has done evil throughout his life and made Teshuba, it will be accepted. In fact, the Gemara states: “In the place where those who made Teshuba stand [in the world to come], even righteous people cannot stand.”  As a matter of fact, during one of the prayers we recite on Mondays and Thursdays it says: “He [Hashem] who extends his hand to accept the [intentional] sinners and the inadvertent sinners”. Note, the prayer mentions first the intentional sinners! And Hashem is willing and eager to accept their repentance as long as they sincerely are willing to make Teshuba. Teshuba has never been reserved for the righteous and the pious, it is for all of us.

Also, some people think that Teshuba is so complicated and difficult to achieve; the Torah says the opposite: “It is not hidden from you and it is not distant; it is not in heaven nor across the ocean. Rather it is very close to you, in your mouth, in your heart, to accomplish it.” What we need is our mindset and willpower to renounce our old sinful ways, and make a determination and commitment to improve them with more Torah study, fulfillment of Misvot and good deeds.

                                                                                                Rabbi Eliyahu Elbaz