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Beit HaLev’s livestream services continues as it prepares for its in-person services for the High Old Days and once-a-month Shabbat services.

The livestream Sim Shalom Ma’ariv service with Rabbi Galit-Shirah is every Thursday at 4 p.m. Shabbat Shalom LIVE! Livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

This week’s Torah reading, “Shof’tim,” in Deuteronomy 18:6-19:13, addresses the issue of the Levites who are unemployed and how they are to perform their duties through sacrificial offerings although they are unable to serve as attendants at the central sanctuary. Moses also cautions against following false prophets.

Beit HaLev is conducting Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Monday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., First Day of Rosh Hashanah services will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.; Kol Nidrei services are on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.; and Yom Kippur Shacharit services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. All services will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

Every High Holy Day service will also be live-streamed on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. In addition to the in-person services, the Second Evening Erev Rosh Hashanah will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m.; and Second Day Rosh Hashanah will be on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. The closing service, “Ne’ilah,” will be via livestream only on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.

All services will be using Beit HaLev’s special prayer- books, “Lev L’Lev,” which were adapted and abridged for the online services from the Reform Machzorim,“Mishkan HaNefesh,” and the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Printed copies of the Machzorim will be available at the in-person services.

Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held once a month (to start) on the first Friday of the month, beginning on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. The services will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Beit HaLev is a Jewish Universalist community. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and does not believe in labels.

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email

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