Holiday Hours Reminder: The JCCSF Fitness Center will be open 5:30 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4 for Yom Kippur Eve and closed all day on Wednesday, October 5 for Yom Kippur.

High Holidays

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Reflect and renew. The High Holidays of Elul, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time of reflection and introspection as one year comes to an end and another begins.

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The last month of the Hebrew calendar, Elul offers us a chance to look back and review the passing year while making new commitments and resolutions for the year to come.

Elul begins at sunset, August 28, 2022

After this month of introspection, Rosh Hashanah – “the head of the year” or “the beginning of change” – is the first day to try out being the person we truly with to be. With greater effort, awareness, and recommitting ourselves to repairing the world, we are told, we can celebrate the hope and possibility of a new year with clean slate. This process is known as “doing teshuvah,” turning toward the best possible version of ourselves.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset, September 25 // Observed September 26 – 27, 2022

Yom Kippur, “the day of atonement” signals the finale of this reflection process with one final push toward reconciliation and release from feeling as though we have missed the mark. The goal is to make thoughtful resolutions that lead us to be better people.

Yom Kippur begins at sunset, October 4 // Observed October 5, 2022

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Event Schedule

October 2022
Thu
13

Arts & Ideas

60+ Harvest Festival Party

Date
Thu, October 13
Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thanks to Sukkot, our warm and welcoming community has another fun occasion to hang out together. Groove to a guitar performance, merry making and refreshments.
Thu
13

Arts & Ideas

A Sojourn in Our Resplendent Sukkah on the Patio

Date
Thu, October 13
Time
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn how the Sukkah meaningfully commemorates the time Israelites spent in the wilderness after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.
November 2022
Tue
22

Arts & Ideas

60+ Thanksgiving Luncheon – Serving Gratitude

Date
Tue, November 22
Time
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate with a traditional holiday meal and a meaningful service in fellowship with members of our warm and welcoming community.
Tue
22

Arts & Ideas

Joyful Voices: The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Date
Tue, November 22
Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Hanukkah and hear beautiful music from a local group who knows how to elevate the occasion with song.

High Holidays Playlist

No holidays, especially High Holidays, are complete without music! Celebrate the sounds of a new year with our curated Spotify playlist.

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