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High Holidays 2022

We look forward to ushering in 5783 with you!

Schedule of Services

Service schedule is subject to change. Details about virtual service broadcasting to be announced.

Selichot Services

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 25, 2022

  • Outdoor Service  |  5:00pm
  • Sanctuary Service  |  7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Monday, September 26, 2022

  • Sanctuary Service – Early  |  9:30am
  • Sanctuary Service – Late  |  2:00pm
  • Outdoor Service  |  8:30am
  • Sephardic Service  |  8:30am
  • Tot Family Service  |  9:00am
     (Preschool-aged children)
  • B'Yachad Family Service – Early  |  10:30am
  • B'Yachad Family Service – Late  |  12:00pm
     (Elementary-aged children)
  • Teen Program (off-site)  |  9:30am
  • Evening Minyan  |  6:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  • Sanctuary Service  |  9:30am
  • Outdoor Service  |  8:30am
  • Sephardic Service  |  8:30am
  • "Beach & Blessings" Family Service (off-site)  |  10:00am
  • Evening Minyan  |  6:00pm

Tashlich (Off-Site)

  • Tashlich (off-site)  |  5:00pm
    Anthony Beilenson Park • Lake Balboa, 6300 Balboa Boulevard
    We cast away our sins (ok, old crumbs!) and begin the year with song and celebration. Bring your dog for “Tash-leash” – all dogs will receive a special blessing as we celebrate a collective “Bark Mitzvah.”

Shabbat Shuvah

Saturday, October 1, 2022

  • Main Service  |  9:00am

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

  • Sanctuary Service – Early  |  6:00pm
  • Sanctuary Service – Late  |  8:30pm
  • Outdoor Service  |  6:00pm
  • Sephardic Service  |  6:30pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

  • Sanctuary Service – Early  |  9:30am
    Sermon and Yizkor  |  11:30am Times are approximate
  • Sanctuary Service – Late  |  2:00pm
    Sermon and Yizkor  |  3:15pm Times are approximate
  • Outdoor Service  |  8:00am
  • Sephardic Service  |  8:30am
  • Tot Family Service  |  9:00am
     (Preschool-aged children)
  • B'Yachad Family Service – Early  |  10:30am
  • B'Yachad Family Service – Late  |  12:00pm
     (Elementary-aged children)
  • Teen Program (off-site)  |  9:30am

Yom Kippur Meditation

  • Yom Kippur Meditation  |   1:00pm

Yom Kippur Book Groups

  • Yom Kippur Book Group  |   TBD
  • Yom Kippur Book Group  |   TBD
  • Yom Kippur Book Group  |   TBD


  • Sanctuary Service  |  5:30pm
  • Outdoor Service  |  6:00pm
  • Sephardic Service  |  5:15pm


  • Sanctuary Service  |  6:30pm
  • Outdoor Service  |  6:00pm
  • Sephardic Service  |  6:30pm

Final Sounding of the Shofar  |  7:10pm

For ticket information please call 818.788.6000.

For those who have not yet renewed VBS membership for 2022-23, we welcome you to join us again this year. We cannot confirm High Holiday ticketing without your completed membership. Please visit to log in and renew your membership online. 

About Our Service Options

Sanctuary Services

Sanctuary Services are held in the Niznick Sanctuary and are  led by VBS Clergy with accompaniment by piano and members of the VBS Choir. This service is approximately two hours long and includes our traditional prayers, reading of the Torah and the Rabbi’s sermon. 
Reserved seating applies to VBS Premier members and their families.

Sephardic Services

Led by Sephardic Cantors and a Rabbi in Sher-Lopaty Chapel. 

Outdoor Services

Previously known as the Playground Services, our new Outdoor Services offer a fuller rendition of the holiday prayers led by VBS Clergy and members of our congregation. Services include a Rabbi's sermon.
Seating is open (unassigned) for all.

Family Services

Tot and B'Yachad Family Services welcome our littlest congregants (school-aged children). These lively service options include storytelling and song singing. This year, Family Services will be led by special guest Rabbi Scott Westle.

Youth and Children's Programming

Programming alternatives will be available for three age groupings:

  • High Holiday Child Care Programming (preschool ages) at the VBS ECC
  • Youth Programming (K-6) with Rabbi Noam Raucher
  • BACHUTZ Outdoor Experience (teens) with Camryn Kruger, Director of Youth Engagement

Stay tuned for details and registration to be announced.


Digital Machzor

Follow along with services in our digital machzor

Project Pushcart

During the High Holidays, VBS lends support to those in need throughout our greater community. Stay tuned for details about our Project Pushcart donation collections and schedule. If you would like to learn more, please visit

Tue, August 16 2022 19 Av 5782