PURPOSE. PASSION. PRAYER. CONNECTIONS. COMMUNITY, ILLUMINATION. EMPOWERMENT. RENEWAL OF DIRECTION.
When I think of Bayit Shelanu Synaogogue, these words come to mind. Formed a decade ago to meet the High Holy Day needs of unaffiliated Jews, we have grown into a gathering place for all who are seeking meaning-filled services to begin the New Year. The name Bayit Shelanu means “Our House” and is meant to be inclusive.
Jews join together from various backgrounds, bringing their history and finding a setting where new expressions of blessings and Judaism combine with tradition. Our Reconstructionist prayer book combines the prayers of our past with fresh interpretation and modern poetry. Music is integral--from classical to musical theatre, from folk to rock-- and we embrace a blend of readings and rabbinic insight.
At Bayit Shelanu we feel purposeful and passionate about bringing Judaism to a modern sensibility while at the same time renewing the beauty of the customs passed down to us. This is why we honor the Torah through a special ceremony where our entire congregation unwraps, opens and holds it in a circle that truly becomes a circle of life, love, and connection.
For a decade we gathered at UCLA. This year we move to the Broad Stage, the crown jewel of the SMC Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Monica. With comfortable seating and state-of-the-art acoustics, The Broad will come alive with the sounds of music, poetry and renewal for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Send out the word, gather for connection and community, and make a difference in your life & the lives you care about.
Join us for Bayit@TheBroad. We cannot wait to share the holidays with you!
September 9th, Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7:30pm
September 10th, Rosh Hashanah, 10:00am
September 18th, Kol Nidre, 7:30pm
September 19th, Yom Kippur 10:00am