Berkeley Community High Holiday Services 5777

Invitation to Celebrate the Jewish New Year

All are welcome. No tickets required. Indoor & outdoor seating was available.

Donations welcome by mail or securely online

2016/5777 Service Schedule

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Rosh Hashanah   Yom Kippur
October 2 October 3 October 11 October 12
Sunday Night Monday Tues. Night Wednesday
Erev Rosh Hashana First Day Kol Nidre Yom Kippur



~ 8:30-9pm





Cellist to play Kol Nidre


Torah ~ Noon

Yitzkor ~ 12:30

Film & Discussion
> 2pm

Study Session

6:30 - 7:30
Closing and communal Shofar blowing (bring yours)

Followed by Community Break-The-Fast
after sundown

August, 2016 Update:
The cost of last year's services was approximately $26,000.
Thank you for your donations of all demoninations, which totalled $23,500.

June 25,2015 UPDATE:
Congratulations to our community!
You rallied to cover our deficit
to the tune of $5,397.86.

To help guide these services going forward, please contact the JCC-East Bay and volunteer to help organize these community-based services with a 30-year tradition of providing services to the unaffiliated throughout the Bay Area.
(510) 848-0237.

APRIL, 2015

Attention 2014/5775 Services Attendees:
This year our expenses of $23,225 outpaced our donations of $18,500.
As of April 21 WE STILL HAVE A DEFICIT OF $4,750.

Please donate securely online or by sending a check today to the JCC-East Bay,
1414 Walnut St., Berkeley CA 94709,
Referencing the "HHDS" to help us remain in this location in future years.
Unless we cover this deficit we won't be able to hold services
at the JCC-East Bay in 2015.

We're co-presenting another pair of films at the 2015 SF Jewish Film Festival in August
when it comes to the California Theater in Berkeley:

Claude Lanzmann: Spectre of the Shoah
Tuesday, August 64th 4:40PM

(Watch a trailer here)

The Zionist Idea
Thursday, August 6th 1:15PM


Thank you for supporting these wonderful films through the SF Jewish Film Festival.

A special thank you for your generosity to our 2013 campaign.
THANK YOU! We met our obligations and were able to upgrade our microphones too!

Thank you to all who contributed to our 2012 campaign,
wherein we did cover expenses and downpaid our debt. THANK YOU!

Thank you for joining us in worship at our annual free
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services
in Berkeley in September, 2011.

We were shy ~$3,000
for the 2011 services.
Your continued donations help us remain at the JCC
as we make up this deficit going forward.
Thank you for giving.

Tax letters went out
at the end of February, 2011
to all 2010 donors.

Download a copy of the letter here.

We broke even the previous year,
raising $20,320.99
to cover expenses for our 2010 services.