JCoOC Offers Traditional and Alternative Choices for Celebrating Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) will be hosting a High Holiday program entitled “Experience the New Year: A Festival of Renewal” in Newport Beach. The program offers both traditional services and a wide range of alternatives like healing and wholeness sessions, engaging discussions, text study, family services and expressive movement. A diverse team of rabbis, scholars, teachers and artists will lead this array of offerings on Erev Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 20), Rosh Hashanah days 1&2 (Sept. 21-22), Kol Nidre (Sept. 29) and Yom Kippur (Sept. 30). Children’s programming and child care are available at no extra cost and free admission is available to college students and active duty military.

“The Jewish High Holidays—also known as the ‘Days of Awe’—can be a powerful time of self discovery and renewal for Jews of all denominations, even those who may not consider themselves to be observant,” says Rabbi Marcia Tilchin, JCoOC’s founder and spiritual leader. “Our goal as a non-denominational, geographically mobile organization is to ensure that every person in Orange County inclined to welcome the Jewish New Year has an opportunity to celebrate in a way that is personally meaningful.” 

In addition to diverse programming, there is also an optional, pre-paid community dinner being held on Erev Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 20). The High Holiday Experience and the dinner require reservations; for more information and to reserve tickets, visit 

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