Speaking to the heart, the mind and the spirit launches our New Year celebration at Bayit Shelanu.

arthamsaWe created Bayit Shelanu Synagogue a decade ago in order to bring our community together and offer a meeting place for unaffiliated Jews over the High Holidays. It was also to fashion a service for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that would speak to the mind and heart for any who sought inspiration on these key days in the Jewish calendar.  We also hope to inspire our community to embrace other ways of getting involved for the rest of the year, as there are countless year-round synagogues and Jewish offerings for the arts and for study in the greater LA area.

I like to think that we offer something unique here at Bayit Shelanu. It begins with our name. Bayit Shelanu is Hebrew for Our House. Right away, we want to signal that this is a touchstone for Judaism, a gathering place where one can feel at home. We then shape our services with a mix of traditional and contemporary prayer, creative readings, poetry, and an abundance of music, both liturgical and pop, classical and Broadway show tunes, all chosen based on the themes of our services.

Finding our way to renewal requires reflection—a sifting of creative strands that alternate between forgiveness and acceptance, joy and new beginnings. We seek to challenge the status quo of the prayer experience, inspiring new ways to see and hear our tradition.

Come discover the artist within you. Pick up the brush of your heart and approach the fresh canvas of the new year that is waiting for you, blank and full of possibilities.

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30PM
Rosh Hashanah - Thursday, September 21, 2017 10AM
Kol Nidre - Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30PM
Yom Kippur - Saturday, September 30, 2017 10AM
          Yizkor 12:30PM (no tickets required for Yizkor, discussion and Neilah)
           Discussion with the Rabbi  4PM
           Neilah   5:30PM Shofar blowing (shofar’s provided for our youngest congregants) Sharing havdallah and challah as yom kippur concludes

 Joyful