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High Holydays

Welcome Message Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur In Person Descriptions
“Elevate” the Days of Awe Preparing for the High Holydays Safety Protocols


Dear friends,

Our lay leaders and staff want to thank you for your patience and support while we were redesigning our upcoming High Holydays offerings in response to the sudden surge in the pandemic.

The message below includes our full schedule of online Main Sanctuary services, outdoor Family and Children’s Services, additional outdoor services for Selichot, Tashlich and Shabbat Shuvah, and a special slate of “Elevate” offerings, designed to create multiple new opportunities for experiencing the gift of our temple community during this holiday season.

Please review all this information carefully, as it will guide you through our plans and enable you to take full advantage of the riches the coming days will bring us all.

With creativity, good spirit, and a sacred mixture of the familiar and the new, we look forward to greeting the new year with you in the weeks ahead.  Let the Holydays we are soon to share remind us again and again of just how blessed we are to have each other and this sacred community.


Rabbi Ken Chasen

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 6

  • Family Service In Person/Online* – 5:30pm
  • Zoom Candle Lighting – 7pm
  • Live Streamed Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah – Tuesday, September 7

  • Family Service In Person/Online* – 8:30am
  • Live Streamed Rosh Hashanah Morning Service – 9:30am
  • Children’s Service* In Person – 11:30am
  • Tashlich at the Beach (In Person)* – 5pm (Sponsored by LBT Women)

     Indicates Online Only
    GREEN Indicates In-Person/Online
    ORANGE Indicates In-Person Only*Please see service descriptions in the section below Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur – Wednesday, September 15

  • Family Service* In Person/Online – 5:30pm
  • Zoom Candle Lighting – 7pm
  • Live Streamed Kol Nidre Service – 7:30pm

Yom Kippur – Thursday, September 16

  • Family Service* In Person/Online – 8:30am
  • Live Streamed Yom Kippur Morning Service – 9:30am
  • Children’s Service* In Person – 11:30am
  • Zoom Yom Kippur Study – 12:30pm
  • Musical Meditation* In Person/Online – 3pm
  • Live Streamed Yom Kippur Afternoon Service – 4:30pm; Yizkor – 5:15pm, followed by Neilah
  • Zoom Break Fast with Rabbi Chasen – After Neilah

BLUE Indicates Online Only
GREEN Indicates In-Person/Online
ORANGE Indicates In-Person Only*Please see service descriptions in the section below.

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In Person Service Descriptions

Family Service – In Person Outside or Live Streamed
Two service times: 5:30pm or 8:30am (families may attend one or the other)
Monday, September 6 & Thursday, September 15 at 5:30pm;
Tuesday, September 7 & Wednesday, September 15 at 8:30am

As in person attendance at each of these services will be capped in order to protect our children from undue risk, registration for the in person Family Services will be offered exclusively to LBT members who will be accompanying at least one child or grandchild of their own in grades K-12. No attendees without children will be admitted. These services will take place outdoors on the LBT campus and will also be live streamed. Families will have the option of attending this service EITHER at 5:30pm on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur or at 8:30am on Rosh Hashanah Day and Yom Kippur Day. All attendees 12 and over MUST provide proof of full vaccination. Masks will be required for everyone age 2 and up.

Children’s Service – In Person
Tuesday, September 7 – 11:30am
Thursday, September 16 – 11:30am

This service is open to the entire community, regardless of temple membership, however in order to protect our children from undue risk, registration will be capped to maximize children’s safety and restricted to families accompanying at least one child aged eight and under. No attendees without children will be admitted. All families must register in advance. All attendees 12 and over MUST provide proof of full vaccination. Masks will be required for everyone 2 and up.

Tashlich at the Beach – In Person
Tuesday, September 7 – 5pm
Will Rogers State Beach/Lifeguard Tower #7 – where Pacific Coast Highway meets Temescal Canyon, Pacific Palisades – Park in the lot on PCH

Join us for one of our most meaningful and spiritual experiences at LBT! As the sun goes down on Rosh Hashanah, our LBT community ventures off to the beach for a Tashlich service, where we symbolically “cast off” our sins (in the form of breadcrumbs) into the water. After the service, please join us for a “bring your own” picnic dinner and a beautiful evening at the shore. You won’t want to miss it!​​​​​​​

Musical Meditation – In Person and Online
Thursday, September 16 – 3pm

Our annual Musical Meditation is a beloved part of LBT’s Yom Kippur Afternoon.  This year, for the first time ever, we will offer an hour-long Musical Meditation outdoors on our campus (under a canopy to create shade), including beautiful instrumental works and featuring a special set of compositions sung by our own Cantor Kates.  Come enrich your Yom Kippur experience with the gifts of music and community togetherness.  The Musical Meditation will also be available for viewing online.

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“Elevate” the Days of Awe

This year, we are offering opportunities for learning and connection during the 10 Days of Awe in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

Parents Unmasked with Rabbis Berney and Ross
Thursday, September 9 – 7:30pm-8:30pm – Online

Join your clergy and other parents as we learn how to forgive our kids when they are pains-in-the-tush and ask for forgiveness when we mess up.

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 10 at 7:30pm – In Person and Online
Join us for our special Sabbath of Repentance and the first Shabbat of the new year. As has been our custom, our congregant and board member Richard Marks will deliver the sermon, entitled, “Moses Goes With the Flow – A Modern Shabbat Shuvah Midrash dedicated to Leo Baeck Temple.” If you have not had the opportunity to attend in the past, it is a not to be missed Shabbat.

Break-Fast Bonanza: A Sweet and Spicy Special with Rabbi Benjamin Ross and Cantor Linda Kates

Sunday, September 12 – 4pm – Online
Join Rabbi Ross, Cantor Kates and Guest LBT Cooks Shana Epstein Guttman, Jocelyn Guttman and Deb Snyder as they share recipes from their families’ break fast traditions.

Ken’s Kampfire – Songs of Redemption
Tuesday, September 14 – 5pm – In Person and Online
Join Rabbi Chasen outdoors on our LBT campus for the first-ever in-person performance of the Kampfire – or participate online!  This special “High Holydays edition” will be filled with music related to the seasonal themes of redemption, repentance and renewed hope.

High Holydays Registration
We are looking forward to sharing in these most special of days with you, albeit in a new way. Please complete the form below, so that we can share the login details with you prior to the service. Note: Links will be sent out 48 hours prior to the service or program.

Borrow a Prayer Book
As was the case last year, the prayer book content that will be read and sung aloud during our Main Sanctuary services will be easily viewable onscreen for every service. However, if you are interested in borrowing a hard copy of our prayer books to enhance your experience of the High Holy Days, you are invited to check out a prayer book by completing the form below.

Preparing for the High Holydays

Selichot Under the Stars – An Outdoor Service to Welcome the High Holydays
Saturday, August 28 at 7:30pm – Outdoors at LBT or Streaming Online

Join us this coming Saturday for an evening of learning, prayer, reflection, and some of your favorite melodies of the season, as we continue our preparation for the High Holydays. At our Selichot service, we prepare not only ourselves for the serious work of the High Holydays, but also our Torah Scrolls, as they are taken from the ark and dressed in the white mantels specific to the Days of Awe.

Book of Remembrance

The High Holydays will soon be upon us, and as we do every year, we want to memorialize your loved ones in this year’s digital Book of Remembrance. To ensure that your family members and friends are included in this year’s book:

1.  Click on the Book of Remembrance Form. 
Please note that this link is specific to your account and should not be shared with friends or family. 
2. Be sure that you are logged in to ShulCloud, as the names from last year will automatically populate, if you submitted them.
3. Complete or confirm your form by Friday, August 27 to ensure that all names will be included in the book.
4. Verify that all names are spelled correctly and submit your form.

We will distribute the book to you as we always do, on Yom Kippur – in anticipation of the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur afternoon. 

Safety Protocols

  • Masks are required for everyone aged 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, at all in person services and events.
  • Each person, aged 12 and older, attending the Family and/or Children’s Services in person at the temple must upload proof of full vaccination in advance of the service. If there is any issue, you may bring your vaccination card or a photograph of your vaccination card, along with a photo ID (driver’s license, school ID), but please come early, as you will need to check in with security.
  • Your ticket will be your email confirmation and a photo ID (driver’s license) for in person services. For virtual services, you will be sent an access link.