It takes your help to make these services happen! Please volunteerfor a shift (or more) to help out during the holidays. We really can't do it without you!
As is the new normal, we are keeping an eye on current transmission rates to determine our final Covid precautions and policies. Our ultimate goal is to be able to gather comfortably while keeping our entire community safe.
To maximize airflow in the chapel at Northbrae, we will open doors on three sides of the room.
Masks are optional and always welcome. We do encourage all to test prior to gathering.
We will also have a special section for masks only for those who prefer to be surrounded by those with masks.
Please check for updated Covid policies and requirements, here.
Children are FREE for Torah of Awakening Members! To register children for free, please contact Lisa to get free children’s tickets for members of Torah of Awakening.
We welcome children to attend services with their parents or guardians! While there is not a special "children's ticket" price, parents are welcome to use the sliding scale prices for their children.
Limitedchildcare will be available for a reasonable fee if there is sufficient need. If you are in need of childcare, please fill out this form.
All services are wheelchair accessible.
Seating in the chapel is on cushioned pews. If you require bringing your own chair, it will need to be set up at the front of the chapel.
There will be a fragrance-free section of the sanctuary.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
The main building is easily seen from The Alameda but the chapel where the services will be held is located behind the main building with entry on Los Angeles Ave. There is usually plenty of street parking. Please be mindful that some spots have meters and time limits. The spots located directly in front on The Alameda are 4-hours but do have a meter that needs to be paid at the north end of the block. For help finding parking nearby, check out this SpotAngels website.
Northbrae has a small parking lot that is used by the Church’s staff and preschool during the week. Spaces will be reserved for those with Disability placards or license plates.
If taking BART, get off at the downtown Berkeley stop and transfer to the AC Transit 18 bus going North toward Solano Ave and get off at The Alameda. AC Transit Bus Routes & Schedule
Special Offerings to Prepare for the High Holidays
All registrants for High Holidays will receive access to a special page with the links for these live events & special recordings.
Video Workshop: Introduction to Prayer and Meditation An instructive video workshop to deepen the prayer and meditation experience of the holidays.
Live Events Sunday, August 27, 9:30am PT YOM RISHON | Meditation and Morning Prayers Gather with the Torah of Awakening community on Zoom and integrate the prayers for a deeper High Holiday experience! Includes Shakharit (Morning Prayers), Chanting and Meditation. 90 Minute Session – come to some or all.
Monday, August 28, 10:30am PT IYUN AYIN | “Immersion in Spaciousness” Special hour of learning and practice, followed by an opportunity for sharing, Q&A, and getting to know one another!
Rabbi Brian Yosef and his sacred Jewish music ensemble, BRIAH, have been creating transformational musical services for the past two decades. (Listen on Spotify or Youtube, and listen or purchase on Amazon – “Ayn Od” by BRIAH.) Reb Brian also leads daily Jewish meditation online through Torah of Awakening – the Jewish Path of Presence. Try Torah of Awakening membership, first month free, or sign up for updates and free meditation instructional recordings.
More Info about the Service Leaders, Teachers & Musicians