High Holy Days

High Holy Days Giving

We are already planning for the High Holy Days 5783 in conjunction with our Board of Trustees and Reopening Task Force. Please take a few minutes to watch our presentation about our upcoming High Holy Day plans. There are now some opportunities for in-person worship for High Holy Day services in addition to our online worship via Zoom.

Masks covering your mouth and nose are required for anyone attending in-person services. Additionally, all attendees must be completely vaccinated including at least one booster at least 14-days before attending services in person and provide proof of vaccination. AIn-person services are subject to change based on requirements and recommendations from national, state, and local officials, in coordination with the Kol Ami Board of Trustees and Reopening Task Force. Everyone attending services, whether online or in-person, will have to be registered in advance.

As We are thrilled to welcome you in person.

High Holy Days Schedule


Saturday, September 17, 2022

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
at Kol Ami

Rosh Hashanah Eve 

Sunday, September 25,2022
6:30 PM

In Person and Online

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 

Monday, September 26, 2022

10:00 AM

In Person and Online 

Torah Service 11:30 AM

Sunday, September 25

Family Service 4:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

10:00 AM

at Kol Ami

In-Person and Online

Shabbat Shuva

Friday, September 30, 2022
6:30 PM

Tashlich and Shabbat Awakening
Saturday, October 1, 2022

10:30 AM

at Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 10

In-Person Only

Kol Nidre

Tuesday,  October 4, 2022


at Harmony Gold

In-Person and Online

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

at Harmony Gold

In-Person and Online

Morning Service 10:00 AM
Torah Service (AM) 11:30 AM
12-Step Meeting 12:30 PM
Family Service  1:00 PM
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Eger 2:15 PM
Torah Service (PM) 3:30 PM
Afternoon Service/Meditation 4:00 PM
Yizkor Service 4:45 PM
Neilah 5:15 PM

Sukkot: Under the Stars

Sunday, October 9., 2022
7:00 PM
Dinner in the the Sukkah at Kol Ami

Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 16, 2022
6:30 PM

Sukkot Yizkor

Monday, October 17, 2022
8:00 AM

Member Ticket Information

If you have renewed and paid your first quarter membership commitment in full, you will be automatically registered in Zoom, at your email on file, for all High Holy Days services. In addition, electronic tickets will be provided to you for the in-person services you indicate you intend to attend.

Members may purchase additional tickets for their extended family members and friends at a reduced contribution here by Friday, September 16, 2022.

Non-Member Ticket Information

If you do not belong to Kol Ami, now is the time to join our warm and inclusive congregation! We invite your ongoing support of our sacred community. If you only want access to our High Holy Days services, you can purchase tickets, attending either online or in-person, through Friday, September 16, 2022. Electronic tickets will be provided to you for the in-person services you indicate you intend to attend.

Prayer Books/ Machzorim

Our congregation uses the Reform Movement machzor Mishkan HaNefesh, which is a two-volume set, gold for Rosh Hashanah and silver for Yom Kippur. If you do not own these prayer books, you may order them online either in hardcover or for your Kindle reader at ccarpress.org. Or you may purchase one through Kol Ami. They are available for $46.00 plus shipping and handling.

Yizkor Scroll of Memory

We will be preparing a Yizkor Scroll of Memory for Yom Kippur. This is an opportunity for you to memorialize beloved family and friends who have died. Each individual name entry is a $25 minimum contribution. A full-slide memorial is available for $136 which includes one digital photo. For an additional $18 per photo, you can add additional photos to the Scroll of Memory. We are able to add your loved one(s) to the Scroll through 12:00 NOON on Thursday, September 30, 2022 Please note the deadline is earlier than in years past.

High Holy Days Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to sponsor our High Holy Days services, sponsorships are available for a $100 minimum contribution. From flowers to music to visual tefillah, there are lots of opportunities to sponsor an aspect of our High Holy Days. We are able to process sponsorships through Friday, September 16, 2022.


Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Kol Ami  In-person Picnic and Selichot Service will kick off the High Holy Days. We will start with dinner outside (bring your own dinner, drinks and dessert provided), followed by Havdalah, High Holy Days teaching in the Sanctuary with Rabbi Eger, Rabbi Levy and Student Rabbi Salzman and the Selichot Service on the Roof Deck.


Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 AM at the Beach  We will observe a socially-distanced, in-person Tashlich and Shabbat Awakening service together. Come to Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 10, just two lifeguard towers south of the parking lot entrance at Temescal Canyon Road and PCH. Rabbi Eger and Rabbi Levy will greet you.

As always, we will have opportunities to celebrate Shabbat Shuvah, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah, so please stay informed by checking our website at kol-ami.org/hhd. The Sukkot/Simchat Torah Yizkor Service will be online with Temple
Israel of Hollywood on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM.

Recipe: Olive Oil Apple Cake with Spiced Sugar

This dairy-free cake hits all the right autumnal notes: it’s earthy thanks to the olive oil, warm thanks to the spices. Just be sure to choose your apples wisely—a softer type will melt into the cake, while firmer apples (such as Granny Smith) will give the cake a coarser texture.

Makes one 9×5” cake Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes, plus cooling

(Adapted from epicurious.com by David Tamarkin, 2019)

1 cup mild extra-virgin olive oil, plus

more for pan

1/2 cup plus 2 tsp. (100 g plus 10 g) granulated sugar, plus more for pan 2 sweet apples, such as Golden Delicious or Gala

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 cups (185 g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 large eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup (100 g) (packed) brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour about 1 Tbsp. oil into a 9×5” loaf pan and coat
  • bottom and sides with fingertips. Sprinkle granulated sugar onto sides and bottom of pan to lightly coat.
  • Grate apples, peel and all, on the large holes of a box grater. Gather apples in a clean kitchen towel and wring out excess liquid. Be aggressive! You want them as dry as possible when they go into the batter.
  • Whisk cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, and ginger in a medium bowl. Transfer 1/4 tsp. spice mixture to a small bowl; set aside. Add flour and baking powder to remaining spice mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl. Continue whisking vigorously until lightened in color and thickened. Whisking with one hand and pouring with the other, slowly stream 1 cup oil into egg mixture until combined. Gently fold flour mixture into whipped eggs with a flexible rubber spatula just until combined, taking care not to overmix.
  • Fluff up grated apples and scatter over batter. Gently fold to incorporate.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Add 2 tsp. granulated sugar to reserved spice mixture and mix to combine. Sprinkle spiced sugar evenly over top of batter.
  • Bake cake until deep golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 60–70 minutes. Let cake cool in pan. Run a butter knife or offset spatula along edge of cake to loosen and invert onto a platter.
  • Do Ahead: Cake can be made 3 days ahead (the flavor gets slightly more intense each day). Store in an airtight container at room temperature