High Holiday Schedule 2019

Experience the New Year: A Festival of Renewal

Traditional and Alternative Choices for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Whether you love (mostly) traditional services or are interested in engaging community conversation, spiritual discovery, family services, text study, meditation, creative musical offerings, or the beauty of the outdoors, come build your own High Holiday Experience with us!

Join our leadership team for an eclectic and experiential menu of worship offerings for adults, families, singles and teens. Child care is available.

You’ve never experienced the High Holidays like this!

Meet our High Holiday Clergy and Musicians

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High Holiday services take place at St. Mark Presbyterian
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach 92660

High Holiday Services & Programs (Child care is available throughout all programming.)

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 29
6:00pm Service
7:30pm Dinner by Reservation (RSVP Here)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Monday, September 30

Sanctuary Services:
9:00am Sanctuary Service begins

Concurrent and Supplemental programs:
10:15 – 11:50am Family Services with Scott Spitzer and Rabbi Noam Raucher
11:30am – 12:30pm Teen Conversation with Rabbi Noam Raucher –
Jewish Jeopardy

Join us for Kiddush, Motzi, and Apples & Honey following services

2:30pm Family Nature Walk with Rabbi Peter Levi at Barbara’s Lake in Laguna Canyon. Followed by Tashlich.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Tuesday, October 1

Sanctuary Services:
9:00am Sanctuary Service begins
11:30am – 12:30pm Text Study with Rabbi Noam Raucher –
The Art of T’shuvah – Making Right What We Have Done Wrong
1:00pm Community Rosh Hashanah Luncheon (no RSVP required)

Concurrent & Supplemental Programs:
10:00am Waters of Renewal, hike in Laguna Canyon. Finding our highest selves with Rabbi Peter Levi. Join Rabbi Levi for a hike in Laguna Canyon followed by a spiritual emersion in God’s mikveh, the Pacific Ocean. All are invited to join in our communal lunch at 1:00pm back at St. Mark Presbyterian.

10:30am Join members of Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Beth David, and Congregation B’nai Tzedek for Day 2 at the Huntington Beach “Pier Plaza.” Click here for details.

Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 8
St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach

Sanctuary Services:
6:00pm Kol Nidre
7:00pm Teen & Young Adult Conversation with Rabbi Noam Raucher –
“How Divine is Forgiving?” A Poem by Marge Piercy

Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 9
9:00am Sanctuary Service begins
11:30am Yizkor

Concurrent & Supplemental Programs:
10:15 – 11:15am Family Services with Scott Spitzer and Rabbi Noam Raucher
12:30pm – 1:30pm Text Study with Rabbi Noam Raucher – This is Your Life…and Death – A Conversation About Your Mortality On Judgement Day

Afternoon Community Conversations – Fellowship Hall:
2:30 – 3:30pm Learn with Lisa Armony – How the American Jewish Community will be impacted by recent Israeli elections

3:30 – 4:30pm Panel Discussion: ‘Is This the Fast I Desire?” Moderated by Rabbi Jill Zimmerman and Rabbi Peter Levi

Closing Services – Sanctuary:
4:45pm Minhah – with Rabbi Noam Raucher –
Jonah’s Journey to Mature Masculinity 
6:00pm Neila
7:15pm Shofar
Community Break-the-Fast with RSVP to Joy@JewishCollaborativeOC.org.

Reserve for High Holidays using our easy 2-step process.

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County charges no membership fees to participate in our programs, including High Holidays. We are funded entirely by your individual donations throughout the year, and particularly during the High Holiday season. Our  ticket amounts reflect the cost of creating a robust experience with many options for celebration. All contributions to JCoOC are tax deductible.


A JCoOC “Experience the New Year” ticket admits you to any and all general admission services and programs and childcare on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2, Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Lunch, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. Please also consider joining us for an optional Erev Rosh Hashanah community dinner (9/9/18).

Rosh Hashanah Dinner (9/29/19) 


A traditional High Holiday dinner with vegetarian options.

I don’t have to cook? Count me in!
$40 (Age 12 & Up) and $25 (Age 3-11) – Make a Dinner Reservation
No Charge for Children Ages 2 & Under (but please let us know they’ll be with you)

Individual Ticket
I’m in!
Please accept my $280 donation
Admits one person age 18 & over

Couples Ticket
I want a “Twofer” so I can bring my significant other, best friend or child at a reduced cost!

Please accept my $500 Donation
Admits two people

Family Ticket
I’m bringing the “Whole Mishpaha!” 
Please accept my $700 Donation
Admits up to two adults plus children

Chai Donation
I want to make sure others “Experience the New Year!” 
Please accept my $1,800 Donation
THANK YOU! We look forward to seeing you and your family.

Alternative Donation

  • I want to make an alternative donation
  • I am a college student or active duty military
  • I want to donate toward childcare (suggested at $15/day per child)
  • I just love JCoOC programming and want to make a donation!
    Use this option to make a one-time donation. Or click here to become a monthly donor in lieu of purchasing tickets. Thank you!


Do you have questions or would you like to speak with someone about your ticket purchase? Please email joy@jewishcollaborativeoc.org or call 949.402.8004.

Shana tova! We look forward to seeing you!

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