Stephen Wise Temple Campus — Yom Kippur

Shanah Tovah! It was such a wonderful experience to celebrate the new year with our entire community last week. Now, as we approach the Day of Atonement, a day for reflection and spiritual renewal, we would like to give you some helpful tips to prepare you for what’s new on our campus.
And remember, there’s a lot more information here:
Full High Holy Days Site | Family Experiences

IS THERE JUST ONE SERVICE FOR KOL NIDRE/EREV YOM KIPPUR?
There is only one service at 8 p.m. on the Wise campus.
Whether you have “early” or “late” tickets, please join us at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

I’VE HEARD THAT YIZKOR ON YOM KIPPUR IS AT A DIFFERENT TIME?
Correct. This year, the Yizkor service will be held at the end of your daytime service. This means that if you attend at 8:45 a.m. (early) on Wednesday, Yizkor will be the last part of your service. If you attend at 12:45 p.m. (late) on Wednesday, Yizkor will be the last part of your service.
Then we will all reconvene at 4:30 p.m. for Mincha and Neilah services.
If you prefer to attend a Yizkor service in the late afternoon, your tickets will be honored at Skirball or Church (4:15 p.m. at both).

WHAT CAN I DO BETWEEN SERVICES ON YOM KIPPUR?
At 3:45 p.m. join us for either a learning session or music and contemplation.

Rabbi Stephen Wise: An Extraordinary Life
with Dr. Ian Russ
Melton Classroom #54
(to the left of Katz Family Pavilion, facing the Wise driveway)

Music and Contemplation
Plotkin Chapel

WILL THERE BE ENOUGH PARKING?
Of course but please be sure to only show up about 1 hour in advance of your service. We promise you’ll find it very easy to park without issue on our campus or at AJU Lots 3 and 4 or on Casiano Road (Street restrictions have been lifted for ALL High Holy Days! Obey fire hydrant rules and red zones, but other restrictions and signs have been lifted).

SHOULD I BRING MY OWN PRAYERBOOK?
No need! This year we are providing every attendee with a prayerbook. At some services you’re going to get a draft version of our new machzor in the works. The Wise clergy and design team have assembled a beautiful book and we are very excited for you to see an early version of it.

I AM A MEMBER, WHERE ARE MY TICKETS?
If you have renewed your membership, we mailed your tickets out this summer or we’re holding them at will call because it’s too close to the date to mail them. Questions? We can help! Check with Membership@WiseLA.org and they can assist. But please don’t wait until the last minute: our offices will close at 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon so that we can prepare for services.
Our staff will be ready 1 hour prior to Sunday’s service for will call (ticket pick-up), additional sales, and to help direct you.

CAN WE BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
Tickets are still available online at WiseLA.org/HighHolyDays. But yes, tickets are available for sale at the service you are attending. Show up a little early (45 minutes ought to do it) and we can help.

WE HEARD YOU WERE OFFERING LYFT DISCOUNT CODES. CAN I STILL GET ONE?
You sure can! REGISTER HERE and you’ll get a code by email before Tuesday night.

DO YOU HAVE STUFF FOR KIDS?
So. Much. STUFF! Check out WiseLA.org/HHDFamily for all family experiences, times, and sign-up forms, but here’s the quick list:

  • Tiny T’filah and Praying with Parents (services for parents AND kids together!)
  • Days of Awesome (holiday themed activities JUST for kids from DK/K to 6th Grade!)
  • Child Care (available for all services for little ones, newborns to age 9!)

SHOULD I FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE HELPFUL SECURITY AND STAFF AS WELL AS POSTED SIGNS?
That is SUCH a good idea. Our staff are here to help and they are incredible!

THIS IS VERY HELPFUL AND COMPREHENSIVE, THANK YOU!
Oh, it’s our pleasure. But if we didn’t cover something you REALLY need to know, please check out WiseLA.org/HighHolyDays and of course email us (HighHolyDays@WiseLA.org) or call us (310.476.8561)

SHANAH TOVAH!