SIJCC’s Days of Awesome

Not the High Holy Days of your childhood, that’s for sure!

Thanks to everyone who made our 3rd annual Days of Awesome three-part high holy day expriences so special! 

Special thanks to Deanna Neil who led our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer experiences, as well as special thanks to our artists-in-rsidence Betsy Medvedovsky and Katya Apekina, whose art installations anochored our High Holy Day events.


Open to Everyone

Monday, September 10

  Spirited music with some of the greatest hits and some new ones, too

Thanks to everyone who made our first ever Rosh Hashana Experience & Lunch so special. Special thanks to Deana Neil for leading our one-hour prayer experience, accompanied by musicians and community members, as well as special thanks to Wexler’s Deli for catering such a delicious lunch.



Adults 21+

Saturday, September 15

Traditional casting of bread into the river, storytelling, good eats, open bar, and renewal all outside in a beautiful park. 

The second event in the Days of Awesome series, Down to the River, is East Side Jews’ annual pilgrimage to the LA River for the tashlich rirual. 


Open to Everyone

Wednesday, September 19

The final event in SIJCC’s Days of Awesome series is the Yom Kippur Experience. We are so grateful that our community came together to explore silence, mystery, and language on the holiest day in the Jewish year. We had a one-hour prayer experience, led by Deanna Neil, along with local musicians and other community members. The service was followed by optional workshops, including meditation, yoga, sound baths, and deeper Jewish learning.