SIJCC’s Days of Awesome

Not the High Holy Days of your childhood, that’s for sure!

Join us for our 3rd annual Days of Awesome, a three-part series for the Jewish High Holy Days. 

Enriching, soulful experiences that blend art and music and spirituality? YES.

Boring services that put you to sleep? NO.

Rosh Hashanah Experience & Lunch / Down to the River / Yom Kippur Experience & Workshops

 

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences led by Deanna Neil. All three events are anchored by installations from our Days of Awesome artists in residence, Betsy Medvedovsky & Katya Apekina.

PLEASE NOTE:

Down to the River Online Tickets Are Now CLOSED

Limited Tickets Available At The Door


Yom Kippur Online Tickets Are Now CLOSED.

Limited Tickets Available At The Door.

Childcare is unfortunately at capacity for Yom Kippur 



 

Open to Everyone

Monday, September 10

10:00 AM Service | 12:00 PM Lunch

The Box @ SIJCC | 1110 Bates Ave, LA, 90029
Service $25 | Free for kids 2 and under | Free Childcare
Lunch: $20 Adults | $10 Kids ages 10 and under


  Spirited music with some of the greatest hits and some new ones, too

Held in The Box at SIJCC the Rosh Hashana Experience & Lunch is a family-friendly event, open to everyone, regardless of background, religious affiliation or age. The one-hour service experience will be led by Deanna Neil, accompanied by musicians and community members. The sound of big horns and joyous song will guide you through this moment of renewal and rebirth as you enter the new year. Offerings also include a 20-minute tot service for children ages 2-5, and free childcare for ages 2-10. Service will be followed by a community-wide lunch catered by Wexler’s Deli at 12 PM. Tickets for the service cost $25. Services are free for kids ages two and under. Lunch is $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 10 and under.

 

 

Adults 21+

Saturday, September 15

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park | 2944 Gleneden St, LA, 90039
$40 per person 

 

Traditional casting of bread into the river, storytelling, good eats, open bar, and renewal all outside in a beautiful park. 

The second event in the Days of Awesome series, Down to the River, is East Side Jews’ annual pilgrimage to the LA River for the tashlich rirual. Guests will meet at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 15 at 6:30 PM. The evening includes live music by The Nathan Serot Quartet, interactive art-making, as well as an open wine bar and catering by Dune. Down to the River is open to adults 21 and up and costs $40 per person. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.


 

Open to Everyone

Wednesday, September 19

10:00 AM Service | 12:00 PM Workshops

The Box @ SIJCC | 1110 Bates Ave, LA, 90029
Tickets: $25 | Free for kids 2 and under 

Introspection, intellectual stimulation, a fresh start.

PLEASE NOTE:

Yom Kippur Online Tickets Are Now Closed

Limited Tickets Available At The Door

Childcare and lunch for Rosh Hashanah are now at capacity. 

The final event in SIJCC’s Days of Awesome series is the Yom Kippur Experience. All ages are welcome as the community gathers to explore silence, mystery, and language on the holiest day in the Jewish year. The one-hour prayer experience, led by Deanna Neil, along with local musicians and other community members, will be held in The Box at SIJCC at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 19. Additional offerings include a 20-minute tot service for children ages 2-5, and free childcare for ages 2-10. Together the community will reflect and meditate on the emotions and challenges associated with the themes of forgiveness and new beginnings. The service will be followed by optional workshops, including meditation, yoga, sound baths, and deeper Jewish learning. Tickets cost $25. The event is free for kids ages two and under.