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Please join us for our joyous, musical, and meaningful services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Watch our Rosh Hashanah Services

Missed our Rosh Hashanah services? Want to share Or Shalom's beautiful service with friends and family? Click below for links to our YouTube videos!

Erev Rosh Hashanah Main Service Recording
Rosh Hashanah Main Service Recording


High Holy Days Volunteers Needed

We're seeking volunteers to greet guests and help us with event setup/breakdown. Click here to sign up!



Food Drive and Donation

The San Francisco Food Bank needs non-perishable food items. Plan on filling a grocery bag of non-perishable items to bring with you on Yom Kippur.



Family Services

For families with children ages newborn–11 years.

Or Shalom invites families — regardless of membership status — to attend our family services, in-person and outdoor in the courtyard of the First Unitarian Universalist Center at 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco. Services are free to all, but registration is required to attend. Capacity is limited. Services are approximately 50 minutes in length.

Please note, family services are in-person only and will not be livestreamed.


Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) Evening Family Service
Tuesday, October 4, 5:00 pm

Yom Kippur Morning Family Service
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 am

Donations accepted, click here.


Main Services

Our main services will be held in-person at the First Unitarian Universalist Center at 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco.

Member or guest passes are needed to attend in-person. Passes will be mailed mid-September.

Member RSVP Required: Even though you have received High Holy Day Pass(es), you need to RSVP online to inform us which service(s) you plan on attending in-person. This requirement, per the UU, is to provide the UU with an accurate headcount. 


Click here to purchase Guest Passes. (You can also purchase guest passes at the door).

Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) Evening Service*
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur All-Day Programming
Wednesday, October 5

Yom Kippur Morning Service*
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Led by Rabbi Ezra Weinberg.

Meditation in the Sanctuary
1:30 - 4:30 pm
The First Unitarian Universalist sanctuary is open for individual meditation.

Yoga with Gail Gurewitz 
1:30 - 2:30 pm, Fireside Room
Gently open the body, restore, and integrate your Yom Kippur experience. For all levels and bodies, whether fasting or not.

Reflective Neighborhood Walk with Deborah Franquist
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Meet in the lobby of the UU immediately following morning services.

Your Jewish Story in Seven Words with Naomi Rodriguez-Finer
2:30 - 3:30 pm, Fireside Room
Consider, explore, write and share the story of your Jewish journey in seven words with our new Communications Director, Naomi. 

Teshuvah Teaching with Rabbi Ezra Weinberg
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Chana, Jonah, and Hagar: Three figures highlighted in High Holy Days Liturgy. What do they teach us about Teshuva?

Gratitude and God's Power with Rabbi Me'irah
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Deconstruct, reconstruct, then re-translate two of Rabbi Me'irah's favorite parts of the Amidah: Hoda'ah and Gevurah.

Healing Service
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Join us for a powerful healing service led by Rabbi Ezra.

Yizkor (Memorial) and Ne'ilah Service*
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Memorial and concluding services for Yom Kippur.

Break-the-Fast Vegetarian Potluck Dinner
Post-Ne'ilah Service in the courtyard.
Sign up here to let us know what you're bringing!

Please note, times are approximate and subject to change.

*Services marked with an asterisk will be livestreamed via YouTube Live.

Donations accepted, click here.


Other Services

Open to all, no Passes required.

Shabbat Service via Zoom*
Friday, September 30, 6:00 pm
After Shabbat blessings, Rabbi Weinberg will recite many blessings of healing for body, mind, and soul for those in need. 
Zoom link Passcode: SHALOM

Embodied Spiritual Practice at Brandeis
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am
During this two-hour in-person workshop, explore our theme, Turning & Returning, through movement, meditation, prayer, and poetry with Gail Gurewitz and Rabbi Weinberg. For all levels and abilities. Members only.


Sukkot Gathering and Shabbat Service as we welcome Rabbi Chaya Gusfield as our Interim Rabbi
Friday, October 14, 6:00 pm
Join us in person at Brandeis. 


Simchat Torah*
Or Shalom and Ner Tamid will offer a Simchat Torah service via Zoom.
More details to come!

*Services marked with an asterisk will be livestreamed via YouTube Live.

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783