High Holy Days

If you are connected to our congregation by email, you have recently received a notice that we have made the difficult decision to move away from in-person worship these High Holy Days and rely on our virtual connections to sustain and inspire us. We realize this brings much disappointment to those who so looked forward to being together. We understand, as we are deeply disappointed as well. We pray for the continued presence of holy wisdom to guide our decisions going forward and that our community remain united in a shared vision of what can be learned and how we can grow more connected as we transition out of this latest wave of COVID concern. May that come speedily and soon.
To become part of our virtual congregation for the High Holy Days, which begin Monday evening, Sept. 6th. please join us on either Facebook Live or YouTube. Please also join us this Friday, Sept 3rd, for Family Shabbat at 6:30pm and our Erev Shabbat gathering at 7:30pm also on Facebook Live and YouTube.
In addition, we do plan to continue with our outdoor Tashlich gathering on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm. See your TBI email updates for more details or tbipomona.org.

Families with children are invited to attend our virtual Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Day Family Services at 2:00 pm. on those same channels. For 2021, there will unfortunately not be separate children’s’ programs on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur mornings.

We want to reach out to those who are currently unaffiliated as well as those who have never been affiliated with a synagogue. We welcome you and we will be happy to address any questions you might have. Hopefully, you will find the feelings of warmth and closeness at our High Holy Days Season services to be representative, even during these unusual times, of our entire congregation.

May the new year bring health and happiness to each of you and your loved ones, along with good health and freedom from the pressures of the pandemic.

L’shana tovah u’metuka,

Temple Beth Israel


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