Har-El provides an inspirational Virtual Shabbat Eve Service on Fridays at 5:00 PM. Our Cantor, Joseph Gole, intones warm, beautiful melodies, both traditional and contemporary, from the treasure house of our liturgy. Our Cantor also invites colleagues from Southern California and throughout the United States as visiting Cantors who also enhance our services. At the end of each Shabbat Eve service, Cantor Gole introduces us to an American-Jewish composer and the contributions he/she has made. Our Rabbi, Richard Zionts, conducts the worship and shares an informative D’var Torah each week relating to Jewish and general themes, which are both timely and relevant. When the Coronavirus is over and we return to our normal activities, we will then, once again, have our First Friday of each month as a Music Shabbat.
High Holy Days:
Our virtual services for Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur are available and you may view them HERE.
We conduct Virtual Succot and Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah services.
We also conduct a Virtual Service for the Shabbat of Hanukkah at which time we recognize and honor our new members.
Har-El celebrates Purim with the traditional Reading of the Megillah and an exploration of the modern relevance of this beloved, fun festival.
Rabbi Zionts and Cantor Gole also co-officiate on the First Night of Passover at our Virtual Seder with a service that is both meaningful and fun.
When the Coronavirus is over and things return to normal, Har-El will return to congregational dinners or receptions for all holidays.