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Have you been searching for a different kind of High Holy Days experience? One that is truly transformative? One that takes you deeper — beyond all the stories and words? An experience you can feel and touch and taste?

This year, you have found your place! Metivta’s contemplative prayer services — weaving together chant, meditation, movement and embodied learning — will take you on a unique journey of Teshuvah, a return to the root of your soul.

We are led by Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, and Metivta’s teachers. Please join us. The divine place you have always known is just one breath away.

The “Kirtan Rabbi” is internationally known for pioneering call-and-response meditative chant in the Jewish world. As both teacher and musician, he unites celebration of Torah and song in a way that allows modern Jews to discover renewed energy within their Jewish or spiritual practice.  To learn more about the Kirtan Rabbi, visit his website. 

Maggid Paul Wolff and composer/musician Steve Moos will be offering their "Soul Scene" on Rosh Hashanah, which is a teaching set to original music. Maggid Wolff will also offer a teaching on Yom Kippur. Click here to see last year's "Soul Scene."

Rabbi Hahn discusses Hebrew chant in this video:


Erev Rosh Hashanah  7:00 PM (seated); Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rosh Hashanah (Day 1)  9:00 AM; Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rosh Hashanah (Day 2)  10:00 AM; Friday, September 6, 2013

Erev Yom Kippur  6:30 PM (seated); Friday, September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur  9:00 AM; Saturday, September 14, 2013 (includes Break-Fast at conclusion) 


Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90064 (NW Corner of Olympic & Sawtelle) 

On-Site Parking: $7/day for Erevs and Rosh Hashanah Days; $10/day for Yom Kippur Day.

Register now for an unforgettable High Holidays. Registration information includes sponsorship opportunities, as well as the Yizkor Book of Remembrance application.

The Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles will be home for our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.  The Elul Retreat will take place once again at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA. Click here for more information about the Elul Retreat, 

We try to keep the costs for services affordable, and no person is ever turned away from Metivta for lack of funds. For information on financial aid or any questions, please contact Joanne Tolkoff on how you can join us for any or all of our High Holiday services. You can also click here to join our mailing list .

We look forward to sharing sacred space and time with you this High Holy Day season.