Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year revered as the Day of Judgment when each person’s fate is inscribed in the Book of Life, begins Sunday evening, Sept. 16, with a two-day ceremony that will usher in the year 5773 in the Jewish calendar.
Marking the first of the High Holy Days—or High Holidays traditionally known as Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe)—Rosh Hashanah culminates 10 days later in Yom Kippur.
Because it is regarded as the holiest period in the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah is a time for introspection. Jews are called upon to observe 10 days of penitence that end in Yom Kippur.
Here is a list of services nearby for Rosh Hashanah:
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock (5711 Monte Vista St., Los Angeles, CA 90042)
Sunday—8 p.m. (Erev Rosh Hashanah Service)
Monday—9 a.m. (Rosh Hashanah Day One)
Tuesday—9 a.m. (Rosh Hashanah Day Two)
Temple Sinai of Glendale (1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91202):
Monday—10 a.m. (including Junior Congregation)
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center (1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107):
Additionally, a Jewish outreach congregation that usually holds services in Brentwood or Santa Monica is venturing east for the first time to celebrate the High Holy Days.
Called Nashuva, the Brentwood-based congregation is led by Rabbi Naomi Levy, one of Newsweek magazine’s Top 50 Rabbis in America as well as a bestselling author and inspirational speaker.
Levy’s service, free and open to all, will be held at:
Founder’s Church of Religious Science (3281 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020). Here is the schedule: