Join Holistic Jew for a transformative spiritual experience of preparation, ritual, and celebration of the High Holy Days in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, CA.

Our ritual events, hosted at a private residence, provide a unique opportunity to connect with your inner self, community, and more to embrace the essence of these sacred days.

Led by Rabbi T’mimah Ickovits, special guest Audra Shapiro, and friends, these ceremonial gatherings promise to be an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth – into the unique mystery that is you. Together we will engage in meaningful rituals, soulful prayer, sacred movement, and guided meditations that resonate with the High Holy Days’ themes of reflection, return, and renewal.

All food served is ethically sourced, 100% pasture-raised, and much of it is lovingly grown on-site in the Holistic Jew Garden.

The serene atmosphere of Santa Monica by the Sea will enhance your experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Pacific coastline while exploring your spiritual path.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a most transformative journey. We plan to gather twice in Elul, once for Rosh Hodesh ) for women only) and again on the Sunday before the Rosh Hashanah explore our inner landscape in preparation. Next, comes the new moon of Rosh HaShanah and her rich rituals – like hearing he shofar, we meet abain for Yom Kippur – the day of at one ment, and culminate the season on the with the 8 day celebration of Sukkot initiating on the full moon of Tishray. Join us and uncover the textures and meaning these sacred days hold for you this year.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!


We are a Jewish Renewal minyan. All open hearted people are invited. We cannot wait to share this most sacred part of the year’s journey with you. For more information check us out or on Facebook.


Virgo Star Sign Image in Antique Painting Style
Virgo, the Maiden in the Heavens is our Elul Guide, artist unknown

Rosh Hodesh Elul Ritual Thursday Eve August 177-10 PM

Dinner, Hassidic/Kabbalah Text study, Slihot, Counsel Circle Click Here to sign up.

T’shuvah WORKSHOP and Ritual, Sunday, September 10, 1-5:00 PM

Dinner, Hassidic/Kabbalah text study, Slihot, Meditation, Sound Bath



Friday 9/15    Erev Rosh Hashanah

A Plain Challah Round on a Surface for Display
Spirals are a frequent image for this holiday. What other symbols model the embryonic spiral?
  • Candle Lighting                           6:45
  • Prayer                                  7:00
  • Kiddish and Dinner                      8:30

Saturday 9/16     Rosh Hashanah Day 1

  • Door Open – Gather                         9:30                     
  • Morning Services                            9:45
  • Torah  Service                                  10:45
  • Meditation
  • Musaf                                            11:45
  • Kiddish and Lunch                        1:30 PM

Sunday 9/17   Rosh Hashanah Day 2  

  • Shahareet                                       9:30
  • Torah                                           10:30
  • Shofar                                          11:30
  • Musaf                                           11:45
  • Kiddish and Mitzvah meal             1:15
  • Tashlikh at the beach                       3:30
Texture of Time Representation on Blue Background
Letters as elemental symbols from inside to out –
Mother Letters – the season, double letters f- the day of the week, and simple letters – the month of the year

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre   Sunday 9/24

  • Erev Yom Kippur 6:13
    Soul Accounting ritual                       
  • Kol Nidre                                         6:45
  • Davvenen

9/25 Monday    Yom Kippur Day                                   

  • Shahareet                                           9:30
  • Torah                                               10:30
  • Yizkor                                                11:30
  • Musaf (Avodah)                                12:00
  • Avodah                                               1:00
  •  Break                             
  • Minhah;             5:30
  • Neilah                                                  6:00
  • Break Fast                                           7:40 


A Dried Coconut Stems Shade With Wood Seating Area

Building the Sukkah

Sukkot Ritual Gathering

Sukkot is a powerful Earth based holiday. We cannot wait to share it with you.

art by Barbara Mendes

Tmimah Audrey ickovits