2018 High Holy Days @ CBB

Selichot – Sat, September 1

Erev Rosh Hashana – Sun, September 9

Rosh Hashana – Mon, September 10

Kol Nidre – Tues, September 18

Yom Kippur – Wed, September 19

High Holy Day Information

2018 High Holy Day Guide 

Download your copy of the Guide for all details about High Holy Days at CBB. Includes information about service times, and other opportunities to celebrate, reflect, and be involved.

Click here to download “Women of B’nai B’rith New Year’s Greeting Book” Submission Form

Click here to download “Book of Remembrance” Submission Form

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Childcare Sign Up

RSVP AND SIGN-IN ARE REQUIRED. Please click below to sign up for Childcare during services.

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Children’s Programs

Click here to see details about children’s program at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

RSVP AND SIGN-IN ARE REQUIRED. Please click below to sign up for Youth Programming.

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Whether you are a new member or have been part of CBB for years, volunteering to serve as a High Holy day usher, greeter, or other role is what brings the personalized and meaningful community interactions that make High Holy Days at CBB so special.

Please contact Director of Operations Ron Gleiberman with any questions: ron@cbbsb.org or (805) 964-7869 ext. 137

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Our Open Door Policy

  • Everyone is welcome – members, non-members, and guests.
    We do not issue tickets for our High Holy Day services.
  • Donations are encouraged and enable CBB to remain open to all. You may donate at cbbsb.org/give, or see below for an electronic donation form.
  • Please RSVP below if you will be a guest OR will be requesting reciprocity this year.
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“Entering Elul” Guide: Preparing for the High Holy Days (New!)

Welcome! Elul is the Hebrew month traditionally set aside for spiritual stock-taking in preparation for the High Holy Days. This preparation is a special kind of inner work called teshuvah, which means “turning,” or “returning,” to our best selves. With self-compassion and honesty we identify what we can improve in our lives, the things we need to apologize for, so we take steps to set these things right as we enter a new year.

Week 1: Charting Your Course (click here to read)

Week 2: Relationships and Acting “As If” (click here to read)

Week 3: Love and Language Come Into this World Together (click here to read)

Week 4: Who Is Rich?

Other High Holy Day Celebrations

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Break Fasts

Sukkot Programs

Simchat Torah

Ways to Give

High Holy Days Appeal

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Mitzvah Food Drive

CBB’s Jewish Learning Programs (K-12) will be running the annual High Holy Day Food Drive. Please fill up a reusable or paper bag with new, unopened, non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Santa Barbara. Items most needed include:

  • peanut butter
  • rice
  • canned fruit, vegetables, or meats
  • cereal, and
  • pasta

Collection bins will be located at CBB from Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah.

HHD Call-to-Action: Helping Kids Globally and Locally

During the Late Yom Kippur Morning Service you’ll hear about two ways to make a difference in the new year:

  • become involved with Youth Interactive to help local kids with school and job skills, and
  • sign up to buy a Safe Passage bag at the table in the lobby after the same service to directly support refugee families living in Pikpa Camp in Greece.

Thank you for caring! 

Thank You.