Prepare for the High Holidays

The High Holidays start with an indictment on Rosh HaShana, move to atonement on Yom Kippur, and end with thanksgiving on Succot. What makes this transformation deep and meaningful is Teshuva, the process of returning to the source and intent of our creation. Teshuva means the fixing of past wrongs, the reversal of bad character traits, and the commitment to live genuine lives, closer and closer to the truth of our existence.

This six week course will review the prayer services of Rosh HaShana (Rosh HaShana Eve, Rosh HaShana Day(s), and Yom Kippur (Yom Kippur Eve/Kol Nidrei, Yom Kippur Day/U’netaneh Tokef, Yom Kippur Mussaf and Yom Kippur Closing Service/Neila).

May this review be an invitation to dive into the challenges and promises of Teshuva.

Class Length: 6 sessions on consecutive Sundays in August and September
Class Dates: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Class Location: UCLA @ Hillel or Online via Zoom
Parking: UCLA Lot #2, Westholme and Hilgard Aves, $2/hour for up to 3 hrs
Tuition: $90 (Register here)

Rabbi Ronnie Serr learns and teaches the love of HaShem, the love of Israel and the love of Torah following the teaching of the Baal Shem Tov. He holds a private Orthodox rabbinical ordination. A graduate of Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University and UCLA, he currently works in technology as a web database developer following careers in journalism, translation and book publishing.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact the AJRCA office at