The time has come to prepare for the High Holy Days.

As I write these words, we are finalizing our plans for our High Holy Services at the Arlington Theatre. Our Building Dreams campus renewal project has forced us to pivot and adapt, and has returned us to our nomadic roots. But the essential truths of this season never change. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement, rise up on the horizon before us, confronting us with the big questions of life:

How are we doing physically, emotionally, ethically, spiritually? What is the state of our important relationships with our family and with our closest friends? Where have we fallen short of our hopes for ourselves, and why, and where did we actually make some progress on our life’s journey? Where can we find the courage, the strength and the wisdom to step confidently into the New Year?

I look forward to once again asking these questions in the warm embrace of our congregational community.

  • Being together again with old friends and new
  • Returning to Goleta beach for tashlikh
  • Hearing again the familiar melodies of my childhood, sung so magnificently by our Cantor and Choir
  • Seeing our many Temple families sitting together, with children grown older, taller, sadder, and wiser
  • Feeling the pang of loss of members of our community, or of my own family, who passed away this year or in recent memory
  • and rejoicing in the fresh faces of young children in our young family services

As we wait for the construction of our renewed Temple home (and our return to the Girsh-Hochman sanctuary), I look forward to being together with all of you for a deeply meaningful, heart-warming and soul-shaking High Holy Day Season.

Marian and I, and our children Rachel and Zach (and our new grand-daughter Laila!) and Ari all send you our most heartfelt wishes for a sweet, healthy, happy New Year.


Music for High Holy Days is tunefully sponsored by Daniel & Mandy Hochman.

All services (except alternative Kol Nidre wharf services) will be held at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street. Main services are also available via Livestream.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, Sept. 15

Families with 3rd-6th Graders Service 6 PM

Main Service 7:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, Sept. 16

Families with Young Children Service 9 AM

Main Service 10:30 AM

Tashlich at Goleta Beach 2 PM

Kol Nidre
Sunday, Sept. 24

Outdoor Alternative Services at Stearns Wharf 5:15 PM and 7 PM 

Families with 3rd-6th Graders Service 6 PM 

Main Service 7:30 PM 

Yom Kippur
Monday, Sept. 25

Families with Young Children Service 9 AM

Main Service 10:30 AM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1:45 – 3 PM

Afternoon Main Service 3 PM

Yizkor Service 5:15 PM

Ne’ilah Service 6:15 PM



CBB has an open door policy where everyone is welcome – members, non-members, and guests. We do not issue tickets for our High Holy Day services. However, we do request that guests please RSVP.

Donations are encouraged and enable CBB to maintain our open doors. Please consider a gift by clicking here.

Please RSVP below if you will be a guest or will be requesting reciprocity this year.


Throughout the year, CBB is committed to providing a place for connection, spirituality, lifelong learning, and support for those in need. With your gift of tzedakah, we can continue to meet the needs of our community.

After clicking the button below, please select “High Holy Days” from the drop down menu.

Book of Remembrance

Each year, CBB publishes a Book of Remembrance for Yizkor services on Yom Kippur. Click here to view a PDF of this year’s Book of Remembrance.


If you’d like to create personal and meaningful community interactions during the High Holy Days, we are seeking volunteers for various roles. Thank you for considering supporting CBB by giving of your time. Click below to sign up for one or multiple shifts!


All of our services will be held at the Arlington Theatre at 1317 State Street. We recommend that you allow enough time to park on side streets or in city lots, including:

  • Small City Lot 5, across Anapamu Street (Chapala Street entrance)
  • Large City Structure Lot 6, behind the Granada Theater (Anacapa Street entrance)

For Kol Nidre services at Stearns Wharf, there is very limited parking on the pier itself. We recommend nearby public lots including:

  • 236 East Cabrillo Street (next to Skater’s Point)
  • 100-114 Helena Avenue (in the Funk Zone)
  • Garden Street lot at 15 Santa Barbara Street (across from Chase Palm Park)


All main services will be available to view via Livestream. Please note that prayerbooks will not be displayed online during the Livestream service. You can purchase a digital eBook copy of the Mishkan Hanefesh prayerbooks to follow along with Livestream services at home. See details below.


Prayerbooks will not be displayed online during the Livestream service. You can access a virtual copy of the Mishkan Hanefesh prayerbooks to follow along with Livestream services at home this year.

Miskhan Hanefesh Rosh Hashana

Download the Kindle e-version (approx $10 per book)

Mishkan HaNefesh Yom Kippur

Download the Kindle e-version (approx $10 per book)

Thank you Sara Miller McCune and Marlene Gordon Beckerman & Family
for co-sponsoring the beautiful Mishkan Hanefesh prayerbooks used each year by our community



Thank you to the  following organizations and businesses for supporting this year’s High Holy Days.