High Holy Days Yom Kippur Programs 5781/2020

From thought-provoking conversations and movie discussions to virtual history tours and fun for the entire family, this year's Yom Kippur afternoon programs offer a diverse range of programs for all ages.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Programs

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Special Screening: Two Short Films of Hope and Resilience

Two short films followed by a discussion:


JOE’S VIOLIN (24 min) A 91 year old Holocaust Survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12 year old African American schoolgirl from the the Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own.

THE SYRIAN PATIENT (60 min) Under the cover of darkness, Israeli military ambulances transfer wounded Syrians across the border to Israeli hospitals. Majad, a young Syrian boy, has lost part of his face and is brought immediately to ENT specialist Dr. Eyal Sela, who operates on him for 9 hours. As Majad slowly recovers, the two of them develop a very special relationship.

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For additional questions please contact Esther Cohen at ecohen@wbtla.org or 213-835-2132 or our Membership Services at membershipservices@wbtla.org or 213-835-2142.

Services are recorded, so even if you do log in late, you will be able to join in progress, and you also will have access to watch the entire service as a replay. 


First page of the PDF file: HHD_Guide_2020_calendar

Access to our High Holy Days experiences will be available exclusively to Wilshire Boulevard Temple members in good standing (current in their membership or having made arrangements through the membership office). All members should have received their membership-renewal packages in June. If you need to make a payment, you can do so online at www.wbtla.org/pay. If you have any questions, need to make special arrangements, or would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Esther Cohen at ecohen@wbtla.org or 213-835-2132 or our Membership Services at membershipservices@wbtla.org or 213-835-2142. They are here to help.