Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king. It is a day of prayer, a time to ask the Almighty to grant us a year of peace, prosperity andContinue Reading

Yom Kippur 2021 (the Day of Atonement):Sept 15-16 – Tishrei 10 Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, toContinue Reading

The day before Yom Kippur is a yom tov, a festive day; for although we stand prepared to be judged in the supernal courtroom for our deeds of the passed year, we are confident that G‑d is a merciful judge, and will decree a year of life, health and prosperityContinue Reading

Dear Friend, We are entering the New Year of 5782. It’s the time of the year when we come to recognize the successes of the work of Chabad Oakland and must thank and give appreciation to you our dear friends and congregants for helping us along the way. As aContinue Reading

A series of Selichot (“supplication”) prayers, recited in preparation for the “Days of Awe” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The actual Selichot are a collage of Torah verses and poetically written Hebrew works in which we ask G‑d to forgive us on a personal and communal level. An oft-repeatedContinue Reading

  Enjoy the tastes and traditions of Rosh Hashanah with community, family and friends. Our delicious dinner is spiced with great food, song, and meaningful holiday insights. ROSH HASHANA EVEMONDAY, SEP 6, 7:45PMChabad Center for Jewish Life3014 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland  Continue Reading

Each year we compile a list of all the names of loved ones to be remembered during the Yizkor Service. Having all these names compiled in one booklet, as is customary in many communities, brings everyone together as one family and brings an added measure of dignity and merit toContinue Reading