You don’t have to pay-to-pray, dress-to-kill, doze off, question your tribal affiliation, be fluent in Hebrew, hear lengthy moralizing or politically divisive sermons, and eat stale honey cake this Rosh Hashanah.

Jewlicious is running our own version of the High Holidays in Los Angeles. It’s a totally out-of-the boxexperience called Days of Awesome 2011, a Jewlicious High Holiday Experience. Days of Awesome starts Thursday September 29th and October 7th and 8th. The Rosh Hashanah program features a one hour non-traditional interactive un-service, shofar, classes, yoga, stories, meditation, song, amazing honey cake, kabbalistic lunch, and a general chill atmosphere. Program requires advanced reservations and are still free while space permits. I will be leading services with other teachers including: Marcus Freed, Tahlia Miller, Harry Nelson, Cheston Mizel, Rabbi Shlomo Seidenfeld and more TBA.

Other cool options in LA – some of which have a price tag – include:

The “I Wish I Got More Out of Services” Services
An explanatory, fully halachic High Holiday minyan. Expect a spirited & uplifting davening, with Michael Borkow & Rabbi Arye Sufrin explaining what we’re doing and why, every step of the way. For information, please contact Michael at

Ikar (Conservative-Egal)
Join IKARfor a soul stirring High Holy Day experience and discover a renewed sense of possibility and purpose. Go to more info and to get your IKARds (entrance cards) now.

Happy Minyan (Carlebach Orthodox)
Join the Happy Minyan Chevre for Carlebach, halachic, singing, dancing and prayers. This traditional service last for several hours and is led by Yehuda Solomon of Moshav, and David Sacks.

Chai Center Free High Holidays at the Writers Guild Theater
FREE! No Reservation Required!
(non-denominational / Chasidik Reform)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
8:30 – 10:30 PM – Largest Jewish New Years Eve Party
More details here: www.chaicenter.orgor

Nashuva with Rabbi Naomi Levy
Services Santa Monica all free and by donation.
1st day RH taschlich huge drumming circle at the beach
2nd day RH is in temescal canyon park, really amazing meadow outdoor service.
link to services:
link to tachlich:

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