Dear Friend, We are entering the New Year of 5781. 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

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

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. – In the outdoor open tent – ROSH HASHANA EVEFRIDAY, SEP 18, 7:45PMChabad Center for Jewish Life3014 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland  Continue Reading

Yom Kippur 2020(the Day of Atonement): Sept 27-28 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, to purify you, thatContinue 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

Our children are an important part of our holidays. This program will leave the children with positive memories of their childhood experience in Synagogue and allow us, the parents, to take part in the services! Led by our experienced and energetic group leaders, we will provide fun and educational programsContinue Reading

Join the Young Jewish Professionals for a delicious Rosh Hashanah Dinner – Enjoy a special holiday experience, eat special Rosh Hashanah foods and learn the mystical meanings of the Jewish New Year. Shabbat, September 19thServices 8:15pm Followed By Dinner at 8:30pm In the outdoor tent atChabad Center for Jewish Life3014Continue Reading