Join with Us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah at the Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel:

ALL HOTEL AND CATERED MEAL RESERVATIONS FOR ROSH HASHANAH 5778 (2017) NOW ARE CLOSED: ALL SOLD OUT!

But you still can come and daven with us . . .

Three days of celebrating 5758: two days Rosh Hashanah, followed immediately by Shabbat 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 $795 for four days in your lovely hotel guest room (taxes and overnight parking included), plus three days of 10 professionally catered-and-served meals (3 dinners, 3 lunches, 3 Continental breakfasts, plus Seudah Shlishit) at only $625 per person.

Yom Kippur At Irvine Marriott Hotel:

DEADLINE FOR HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS AT THE MARRIOTT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, AT 3:00 PM PDT

But you still can come and daven with us . . .

Our services for Yom Kippur will be at the exquisitely elegant Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman, Irvine 92612 a gorgeous site in our community.  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 Marriott 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, 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: 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 extremely spacious and roomy facility at the Irvine Marriott offers very comfortable plush seating, great air conditioning, and a lovely environment. 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. 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.

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.

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, who you vote for. If you choose us, our Rabbi and our Cantor, as the people with whom you would love to worship these Holidays, then we reciprocate. So we’re all chosen people!

Isn’t it great having a new (nine-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 2017 – DATES AND TIMES

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

Times and Dates Being Updated soon . . .

ROSH HASHANAH EVE, DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2O, 2017

6:33 pmLight Candles / ERUV TAVSHILIN
6:30 pmMincha Afternoon Prayers
6:50 pmMaariv Evening Prayers Begin Rosh Hashanah First Day
7:15 pmRabbi Fischer’s Sermon (First Night Only)
7:45 pmConclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 1 – THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017

8:00 amShacharit Morning Prayers
8:27 amHaMelekh
9:40 amTorah Reading Begins: 1st Aliyah
10:00 amYouth Program Begins
10:15 amIntermission – Kiddush
10:40 amRabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Shofar Sounding
11:30 amMusaf Begins with Chazan Chanting Hineni He’ani Mi’ma’as
1:25 pmConclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH EVE, DAY 2 – THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017

6:30 pmMincha Afternoon Prayers
7:30 pmMaariv Evening Prayers Begin Rosh Hashanah Second Day
7:37 pmLight Candles (i.e., 7:37 pm or after)
8:00 pmConclusion of Services

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 2 – FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2017

8:00 amShacharit Morning Prayers
8:27 amHaMelekh
9:40 amTorah Reading Begins: 1st Aliyah
10:00 amYouth Program Begins
10:15 amIntermission – Kiddush
10:40 amRabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Shofar Sounding
11:30 amMusaf Begins with Chazan Chanting Hineni He’ani Mi’ma’as
1:25 pmConclusion of Services

CONCLUDING ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES, DAY 2
FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2017

6:30 pmMincha Afternoon Prayers
6:30 pmLight Candles  (No Later Than 6:30 pm)

YOM KIPPUR AND KOL NIDRE EVE – FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 2017

3:00 pmMincha Early Afternoon Prayers
6:20 pmLight Candles (No Later Than 6:20 pm)
6:15 pmKol Nidre Evening Prayers Begin Yom Kippur

YOM KIPPUR DAY – SHABBAT (SATURDAY), SEPT. 30, 2017

8:00 amShacharit Morning Prayers
10:20 amTorah Reading
10:00 amYouth Program Begins
11:00 amRabbi Fischer’s Sermon, followed by Yizkor
2:20 pmConclusion of Services
 (Mid-Afternoon “Break“)
4:45 pmMincha Afternoon Prayers
6:00 pmNe’ilah Concluding Services
7:25 pmShofar Sounding / Havdalah / End of Fast