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Rosh Hashana Services in Oxnard

September 30, 2000

Congregation Am HaYam in Oxnard will hold Rosh Hashana services at 8 p.m. today. Kol Nidre will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, and Yom Kippur at 9 a.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are $75 per person for all services. A free Yizkor service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9. All services will be held at 1401 W. Gonzales Road. Rabbi Gerald Hanig will lead the services. For more information, call 985-2853. Internet: http://www.amhaym.org.

Temple Celebrates High Holy Days

Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills will celebrate High Holy Days with the following services:

Today, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Rosh Hashana, main services, followed by a family service, 3 to 4 p.m, also at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Sunday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rosh Hashana second day services, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum; 4 to 5 p.m., family Tashlich service at Oak Canyon Park, Agoura Hills.

Oct. 8: Yom Kippur services begin with Kol Nidre, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kavli Theatre.

Oct. 9: Yom Kippur services, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kavli Theatre, include a Yizkor service at noon. From 2 to 3 p.m., Rabbi Gershon Johnson will lead a study session, followed by a family service from 3 to 4 p.m. From 4 to 5 p.m., the rabbi will hold an Avodah study session with services until 7 p.m., concluding with the sound of the shofar.

The community is invited to join the temple for Selichot and Tashlich gatherings.

For tickets or more information, call (818) 991-7111. Internet: http://www.templebethheverim.org.

Jewish Academy Continues Series

The Conejo Jewish Academy will continue its primer series "Days of Awe; Days of Joy," which focuses on the High Holy Days. Remaining installments: Monday, "Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement & Forgiveness" and Oct. 11, "Sukkot & Simchat Torah: The Joys of Judaism." Each installment will begin at 8 p.m. and be instructed by Rabbi Dov Greenberg. Series cost is $18.

The academy is at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. For information, call (818) 991-0991. Internet: http://www.jewishacademy.com.

Congregation to Hold Service

Congregation B'nai Emet will hold a Rosh Hashana service today at Mount Sinai Sanctuary, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. The service will begin at 10 a.m.

A Tot Shabbat program Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. for families with young children will include singing traditional prayers, viewing the Torah scroll, storytelling and refreshments.

Call 581-3723.

Chabad Plans Holiday Services

Chabad of the Conejo will conduct High Holiday services at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills and Chabad Center of Westlake Village.

The hotel's Grand Ballroom has been transformed to accommodate an expected 2,000 people. Other boardrooms are being used for junior congregation sessions.

Rosh Hashana services at all sites will continue through Sunday. Yom Kippur service begins the evening of Oct. 8 and concludes Oct. 9.

The traditional services are blended with contemporary insights, plus explanations for many prayers and customs.

Chabad will host a "Tashlich Walk" Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The prayer activity will conclude at Westlake Lake. For information, call (818) 991-0991.

High Holy Days Schedule in Ojai

Following are the High Holy Days schedule for K'hilat Ha'Aloneem, Jewish Community of the Oaks, 530 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai.

Today, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Rosh Hashana morning service.

Oct. 8, 7:30-9 p.m.: Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre.

Oct. 9: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Yom Kippur morning service; 3-4 p.m., discussion group; 4-6:15 p.m., Yizkor concluding service; 6:30 p.m., "break-the-fast" potluck.

The services will be led by Rabbi Jerold Levy, assisted by Cantor Quan Greenberg and the temple choir. For more information or to make a reservation to attend services, call 646-4464.

Ventura Temple Lists Schedule

Temple Beth Torah in Ventura will offer special children's programming during the High Holy Days for children from 18 months through the fifth grade. The activities begin 30 minutes before High Holy Days services and end immediately after conclusion of the services. The children's services will be led by Rabbi Seth Hochberg-Miller. Each classroom will be staffed by adult and teen-age temple members.

The schedule: Today, 9:30 a.m.-12:45; Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 and 3-6:30 p.m. Activities will include arts and crafts, storytelling and outdoor play. Each child should arrive with a kosher-style lunch. Cost per session: $20.

The temple is at 7620 Foothill Road. For more information, call 647-4181.

Service at Our Saviour's in Oxnard

The Rev. Mary Ann Feine preaches during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oxnard. Sunday school is held at 10:45 a.m. for all ages and child care is provided.

The church is at 905 Redwood St. For more information, call 486-5383.

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