Welcome to Bayit Shelanu Synagogue!
Bayit Shelanu, “Our House” in Hebrew, means Everybody’s House. We are a congregation committed to fostering community and offering a home for the High Holy Days.
Connecting our tradition to our lives today and to the greater community around us is my passion, and Tikkun Olam, helping to repair/enhance the world, is fundamental in our tradition. To that end, last year we held an astounding concert honoring A Place Called Home, an agency committed to mentoring and inspiring youth at risk in South Los Angeles. This year we are raising awareness of programs directed for youth who are blind, including the art of music in order to enhance confidence and communication. Each of our High Holiday services combine innovative prayer, poetry, music, and tradition, uplifting the spirit and infusing the renewal of our Jewish New Year with contemporary and personal significance.
One of my favorite Talmudic stories says that even if someone as important as the Mashiach, one who brings peace, appears while we are planting a tree, we are to finish planting the tree, then go and greet the honored guest. This story demonstrates that the most important thing we can do is to plant for tomorrow by taking action today! Let’s join together, Monday morning, September 30th, Tuesday evening, October 8th, and throughout the day, Wednesday, October 9th. Celebrate as you have never celebrated the New Year before, as it’s all about lifting the soul through collaboratively sharing the art of being Jewish.
Bruchim Ha’Ba’im - Welcome!
High Holy Days 5780 / 2019
Rosh Hashanah Monday, Sept. 30th 10am - 12:30pm
Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 8th 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Yom Kippur Wednesday, October 9th 10AM
4:00pm Q & A and Discussion with the Rabbi
5:15pm, Neilah immediately followed by
Havdallah & closing circle in community
all services will be held at
The Broad Stage @ SMC
1311 11th St. Santa Monica Blvd.,
Santa Monica, 90401