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Beit HaLev’s High Holy Days continue to be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom. The schedule is as follows: Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m.

Ne’ilah: Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.

Beit HaLev will have a guest rabbi who will give a presentation on “T’shuvah” on Yom Kippur morning. Rabbi Misha ben David is a colleague of Rabbi Galit-Shirah and was ordained with her. He is also a musician and a counselor specializing in substance abuse.

The schedule for Sukkot and Simchat Torah will be as follows: Erev Sukkot: Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.

Sukkot Day: Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m.

Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m.

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

“Ha’azinu” (“Give ear . . .”) is Moshe’s final song to the Israelites before he ascends Mt. Nebo and dies. No one knows where his grave is located, with good reason: If people knew where Moshe was buried, they would likely turn his grave into a monument, an icon, and it is better to venerate the man who spoke face-to-face with HaShem and was the very spirit of humility by following the Commandments and learning Torah. His song was the most eloquent poem in the Torah, and as he left to climb the mountain and greet his creator, we began the quest to conquer the Promised Land, the Land Moshe was not allowed to step foot upon.

All services use Beit HaLev’s special prayerbooks, “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 versions of the prayerbooks will be available at the in-person Shabbat services.

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