Join Us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 2018

Rosh Hashanah at the Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel:

Two days of celebrating 5779: Two days of Rosh Hashanah at the lovely Irvine Airport Hilton (18800 Macarthur Blvd., Irvine 92612). You can join us just for the wonderful services, with our amazing world-class Chazan Baruch Erblich and our wonderful nationally prominent Rabbi Dov Fischer.  If you like, you also can stay over at the hotel with us for all of the holiday — Just $595 for three hotel nights and days in your lovely hotel guest room (double occupancy) (taxes and overnight parking included), plus two days of 7 professionally catered-and-served meals (2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 Continental breakfasts, plus a final lighter dinner as Rosh Hashanah winds down) at only $395 per person.

Yom Kippur at the Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel:

Our services for Yom Kippur will be at the lovely Irvine Airport Hilton (18800 Macarthur Blvd., Irvine 92612), too.  Note: We do not “sell tickets” or charge for admission to Yom Kippur services.  You do not have to “pay to pray.”  You just come and attend for free.  You sit where you like.  There is no “catch.”  Yes, we welcome donations, but that is your personal business.  Just come for free, if you like.  Really.  With Young Israel of Orange County, you do not have to pay for the right to pray to G-d on Yom Kippur.  You just come for free.

 

Guest Rooms At Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel For Yom Kippur:

We have reserved a large block of guest rooms for our members and for newcomers who will be davening with us this Yom Kippur for the very first time. We are absorbing most of the cost of the guest rooms to make it possible for newcomers and our members to be with us for a very special Yom Kippur.  You pay only $175 for the room (double occupancy), and we subsidize the rest — and you check out after Yom Kippur.  That is, we pay for the room extension beyond mid-day check-out time so that you do not have to check out in the middle of Yom Kippur Day. (Note — By the way: You do not have to reserve a hotel guest room in order to pray with us. Rather, you can just come to prayers, without buying tickets or paying anything. We do not impose a “Pay to Pray” requirement. Thus, the guest rooms merely are an extra accommodation we offer for those who wish to stay on site overnight and throughout Yom Kippur Day, to avoid driving on Yom Kippur or otherwise to have easy proximity to services.)

OUR YOM KIPPUR HOTEL GUEST ROOMS NOW ARE ALL SOLD OUT —  BUT WE STILL WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO DAVEN WITH US EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A SHUL “MEMBER” AND EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT SLEEPING OVER AT THE HOTEL!  SO FEEL WELCOME TO SHOW UP AT DAVENING PRAYER SERVICES ANYWAY!


Our extremely spacious and roomy facility at Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel offers very comfortable plush seating, great air conditioning, and a lovely environment for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. At the same time, while you may not be sitting in the front-row, center seat, there is not a bad seat anywhere in the sanctuary. Our High Holiday services are intimate. We also offer our wonderfully gifted Chazan — Cantor Baruch Erblich, one of the most celebrated Orthodox Cantors of our generation (please see the separate link on this page about Chazan Erblich) — and our trained professional Youth Program team, and our nationally prominent world-class Rabbi whose dynamic, deeply moving and inspiring (and, yes, at times very clever and humorous) sermons will send you home with plenty to discuss and ponder, some to laugh about, and memories that will linger when you return next year.

Importantly, our Rabbi talks about Judaism, Jewish history, Judaism’s deepest values, and he speaks on religiously meaningful topics that will deeply impact your personal relationships, your spiritual life and that of your loved ones. He does not hold you hostage on the holiest days of the Jewish Year to serve you with doses and overdoses of Political Correctness and to tell you how to vote. He makes no excuses for Israel being alive and well and taking the steps she needs to be secure. At Young Israel of Orange County we are about Jewish spiritual growth, helping you and your family reach your most meaningful connection with Judaism, with life, and a warm connection at that.

You want more? What a coincidence! We offer more. We offer a great choice of seats at very reasonable prices — namely, free — the best High Holiday (Yomim Tovim) pricing in all of Orange County! And you won’t feel like you are relegated to the rear balcony or the bleachers. Every seat is great.

Join with us to be inspired. Join with us to feel the Jewish experience, to hear the melodies you have known since childhood, led by one of the most celebrated cantors of our time. Join with us to be revived again — just to have your sense of Jewishness revived among a group of great, warm, and friendly people. People who not only “seem” nice — but who actually are good people, people who come to services for the same reasons that you do, to be inspired, to participate in the singing and the melodies, to connect with G-d the Creator, and to make new friends, even while reacquainting with lifelong colleagues.

But wait — maybe you feel a bit outside the experience. Can’t follow the prayers? Toooooo many hours in the temple? Are you just-plain driven crazy by the race to keep up with all that Hebrew?

Great news! You are not alone. Many feel awkward attending the traditional Orthodox service – even though passionately seeking something more traditional, more substantial, than some of the tepid alternatives tried before. So worship with us in our main service, led by our fantastic Chazan and our nationally prominent world-class spiritual leader, Rabbi Dov Fischer. Throughout these traditional services, Rabbi Fischer explains the meaning of the prayers and gives context and depth.

And you know what else? We warmly welcome everyone! And “everyone” means everyone! Maybe that’s why we are called “Orange County’s Orthodox Synagogue with the refreshingly Un-orthodox Approach.” We don’t ask who your mother is, who your significant-other is, what your living arrangements are, who you vote for. We don’t check your lineage, your preferences. If you choose us, our Rabbi and our Cantor, as the people with whom you would love to worship these Holidays, then we reciprocate and choose you. So we’re all chosen people!

Isn’t it great having a ten-year-old Jewish Congregation in town, expanding the possibilities of what stood before, offering new spiritual paths to substantive Jewish meaning that never before existed in Irvine and Orange County? Be part of something new, something, great, something inspiring. Worship this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Young Israel of Orange County.

HIGH HOLIDAYS 2018 – DATES AND TIMES

(ALL TIMES – EXCEPT START TIMES – ARE APPROXIMATE WITHIN 10 MINUTES)

ROSH HASHANAH EVE, DAY 1 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 09, 2018

6:48 pm Light Candles
6:45 pm Mincha Afternoon Prayers
7:05 pm Maariv Evening Prayers Begin Rosh Hashanah First Day
7:30 pm Rabbi Fischer’s Sermon (First Night Only)
7:55 pm Conclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 1 – MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018

8:00 am Shacharit Morning Prayers
8:27 am HaMelekh
9:40 am Torah Reading Begins: 1st Aliyah
10:00 am Youth Program Begins
10:15 am Intermission – Kiddush
10:40 am Rabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Shofar Sounding
11:30 am Musaf Begins with Chazan Erblich Chanting Hineni He’ani Mi’ma’as
1:25 pm Conclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH EVE, DAY 2 – MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018

6:40 pm Mincha Afternoon Prayers
7:30 pm Maariv Evening Prayers Begin Rosh Hashanah Second Day
7:49 pm Light Candles (i.e., 7:49 pm or after)
8:00 pm Conclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 2 – TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018

8:00 am Shacharit Morning Prayers
8:27 am HaMelekh
9:40 am Torah Reading Begins: 1st Aliyah
10:00 am Youth Program Begins
10:15 am Intermission – Kiddush
10:40 am Rabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Shofar Sounding
11:30 am Musaf Begins with Chazan Erblich Chanting Hineni He’ani Mi’ma’as
1:25 pm Conclusion of Services

CONCLUDING ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES, DAY 2
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018

6:40 pm Mincha Afternoon Prayers
7:50 pm Havdalah

YOM KIPPUR AND KOL NIDRE EVE – TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

3:00 pm Mincha Early Afternoon Prayers
6:36 pm Light Candles (No Later Than 6:36 pm)
6:30 pm Kol Nidre Evening Prayers Begin Yom Kippur

YOM KIPPUR DAY – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018

8:00 am Shacharit Morning Prayers
10:20 am Torah Reading
10:00 am Youth Program Begins
11:00 am Rabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Yizkor
2:20 pm Conclusion of Services
 (Mid-Afternoon “Break“)
4:45 pm Mincha Afternoon Prayers
6:20 pm Ne’ilah Concluding Services
7:37 pm Shofar Sounding / HavdalahEnd of Fast