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High Holidays 5780/2019

We are excited to welcome Rabbi Emanuel Ben-David to join us for High Holidays this year.  Rabbi Ben-David will co-lead Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with our Spiritual Director Sam Shnider.  

We welcome everyone to our services... You can bring who want, wear what you want, and sit where you want. 

Click here to see a welcome letter from Rabbi Ben-David to our community.  

Click here to see Rabbi Ben-David's CV.


JCM maintains a "no pay to pray" policy. There are no tickets or reservations necessary for any of our services...and we ask you to please make a donation here to JCM so that we may continue this policy. We also have a giving challenge through the High Holidays...when we raise $60,000 an anonymous donor will give us a bonus $30,000!!! Your donation will count towards that.

     JCM will be a food collection site during from September 27- October 25. Please bring in canned and non-perishable food every time you come by. Together, we will make a difference to Maui families.


Saturday 9/28

Family Service Havdalah and Slichot Event

Join for a communal sing-a-long geared towards young people and their parents to celebrate the last

Shabbat of the year, and prepare for Rosh Hashanah with traditional prayers setting the intention for the new year

Rosh Hashanah:

Sunday 9/29.

First Night of Rosh Hashanah and Communal Meal

6:00pm Traditional service with apples and honey and blessings for the new year.

Monday 09/30

First Day of Rosh Hashanah - Shofar Service

9:00 service begins

10:15  Torah Service Read by Joel Richman

Family Service 10:00-11:00 (outdoor canopy)

11:00-12:30 Shofar service and Musaf

Hear the shofar and partake of apples and honey


Cast off your burdens into the depths of the sea- Tashlich

4:30pm Kalepolepo Beach Park off Kaonoulu

Family oriented service

Tuesday 10/01

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

9:00  Service begins

10:00  Torah Service and text study of the Binding of Isaac (Akedah)

11:15-12:30  Shofar service and Musaf


Friday 10/04

Kabbalat Shabbat – First Shabbat of the Year (Shabbat Shuva)

5:30pm Lively Communal Singing Service 

Oneg to follow

Saturday 10/05

Shabbat morning service

9:00 am Torah Study prior to service

9:30am Shabbat Service

11:00 am Torah reading

Light Kiddush to follow

Presentation About Israel

Sunday 10/06


A Journey into the World of Israel's Defense (and not just…) Technology

5:00pm Inter-communal event, all are welcome

Led by Rabbi Emanuel Ben-David

Yom Kippur:

Wednesday 10/08


Kol Nidrei and Ma’ariv service

5:30 Traditional Kol Nidrei Service with singing by Bonnie Newman

This year we will have an all night vigil in honor of the memory of loved ones for Yizkor the following day.

Bring your Yahrzeit candles and light them before Kol Nidrei. 

Please Sign Up Here for vigil over the candles at night: each shift – 2 hours, two in a shift (6 shifts).

Yom Kippur:

Thursday 10/09

Yom Kippur Morning service

9:00 am prayers start

10:15 am Torah reading 

11:00-12:30 Musaf/peak spiritual moments of Yom Kippur prayers

Family Service 11:00-12:00 (outdoor canopy) 

Follow the journey of the high priest (Kohen Gadol) and learn the inner meaning of Yom Kippur

3:00pm Spiritual/Philosophical Torah Study Led by Sam Shnider and Cynthia Lebowitz


Yizkor - Remember Your Loved Ones

4:00pm Singing led by Rose Roselinsky

Combined outdoor and indoor service.


Afternoon Service - Mincha

5:00pm Reading the Book of Jonah (the unwilling prophet swallowed by a whale) by Joel Richman


6:00pm Ne’ilah service


~7:15pm Communal Break the Fast Dinner

Click here to reserve your spot

Kabbalat Shabbat:

Friday 10/11

 5:47pm Light candles

6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Oneg to follow

Saturday 10/12

 9:30am Shabbat Morning Service - Ha’azinu

Light Kiddush to follow


1. Come help build the Sukkah on Thursday evening, 10/10

2. Decorate the Sukkah on Sunday 10/13!

3. Order your very own lulav and etrog by 9/26 through the office

4. Get a consultation with our sukkah construction experts for advice on how to build your own sukkah (by appointment)

Sunday 10/13

Service and Communal Dinner in the Sukkah

5:30pm Family Service with singing, joy, and ruach for the festival of wilderness shacks (Sukkot)!

Followed by dinner in the Sukkah (reservation form coming soon)

Monday 10/14

Morning service

9:30am prayers start

10:15am Torah reading 

11:00-12:00 come shake the lulav!


Evening Service

6:00pm Spiritual meditations on the second night of Sukkot, the night of Isaac and Rebbecah,

under the sefirah of Valor (Gevurah)

Potluck Dinner in the sukkah (click here for our potluck policy)


Tuesday 10/15

Morning Service

7:30am Traditional Service

Shabbat Hol Hamoed and the Water Festival

Friday 10/18

5:41pm Light Candles

6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday 10/19

9:30am Shabbat Morning Service - Sukkot

6:30pm Community Havdalah Service
Water Pouring Ceremony
Musical Celebration
Family service with Singing and Dancing - in the Sukkah
and the Sanctuary
Come celebrate the festival of the pouring of the water,
a celebration of the time we pray for blessings of rain
and water for the entire year, with Hawaiian blessings


Simchat Torah:

Sunday 10/20

Family Service Havdalah and Slichot Event


Monday 10/21

Morning service

9:30 am prayers start

10:15 am Torah reading


Simchat Torah!

6:00pm Family Service

Dancing with the Torah Scrolls

Reading the last words of the Torah

Everyone gets an Aliyah!


Tuesday 10/22


9:00am Morning Service - Simchat Torah

Sat, September 21 2019 21 Elul 5779