Seat Reservation for High Holiday
Greetings:
We look forward to sharing a meaningful High Holiday experience with you at Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan. Once again, our services will be highlighted by the Chazzan Amikam Lasry, who for a fourth consecutive year will be with us from Montreal. He will help lead both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services. Please take a moment to reserve seats for the Chagim, as well as your lulav and etrog.
Seat Reservations for High Holiday:
We kindly request the following donations with your reservation: $26 per person for member families in good standing; $150 per person for non-members; no charge for new members in their first year of membership. Please note that no one will be denied reservations due to financial constraints. If you feel you have a need for assistance, please contact Fred Zaghi at (408) 373-5287, in full confidentiality.

We thank those who have donated generously and bought permanent seats. We will assign seats for all other reservations, on a first come, first served basis. Please understand that we will try to honor your seat request, but we are not able to guarantee reservation of a specific seat as availability of seats is limited.

Seats are reserved when we receive a completed reservation request and your donation.

Here is the simple three step process:
  1. Make your seat reservation donation here
  2. Pick your preferred seat(s) here
  3. Communicate your seat selection via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lulav and Etrog Purchase:
Sets can be reserved by August 29th. You can make your reservation here

 
Tefilah Times

Weekly Tefilah & Classes Times



08/24/18 - 08/31/2018

Erev Shabbat
Friday Mincha - 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting - 7:30 pm

 

Selichot / Shacharit, Mincha, 
Arvit follows Mincha
Shabbat
9:30 am, 7:05pm 
Sunday
7:00 am, 7:20 pm
Monday
5:30 am, 7:20 pm
Tuesday
5:45 am, 7:20 pm
Wednesday
5:45 am, 7:20
pm
Thursday
5:30 am, 7
:20 pm
Friday
5:45 am,
7:00 pm

Classes, Programs
Shabbat - Rachel Saar
shiur
Shabbat - Supervised
Children program - 10:00 am


Monday - Rabbi Lebowitz
Weekly Parasha - 8:00 pm
 
High Holidays Tefilah times - COPY

 

High Holidays Schedule 5779 / 2018

 

Erev Rosh Hashana  Sun., 09/09
Selichot, Hatarat Nedarim,
​Shacharit - 7:00 am
Candle Lighting - 7:07 pm
Mincha & Maariv - 7:00 pm

Rosh Hashana Day 1 Mon., 09/10
Shacharit - 8:00 am
Shofar Blowing at about - 11:00 am
Shiur - 5:00 pm
Tashlich - 6:20 pm
Mincha & Maariv - 6:45 pm
Candle Lighting- not Before  8:02 pm
From an existing flame
Say bracha before lighting

Rosh Hashana Day 2 Tue., 09/11
Shacharit - 8:00 am
Shofar Blowing at about - 11:00am
Shiur - 5:00 pm
Mincha & Maariv - 6:45 pm

Fast of Gedalia Wed., 09/12
Beginning of Fast - 5:29 am
Selichot & Shacharit - 5:25 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:50 pm
End of Fast - 7:59  pm

Thu.,  09/13
Selichot & Shacharit - 5:25 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:55 pm



Fri.,  09/14
Selichot & Shacharit - 5:40 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:54 pm
Candle Lighting - 6:59 pm

Shabbat Shuva  Sat., 09/15
Shiur - 8:30 am
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Gemara - 4:00 pm
Shiur - 5:45 pm
Mincha & Seuda Shelishit - 6:34 pm
Maariv and end of Shabbat - 7:55 pm

Sun.,  09/16
Selichot & Shacharit -7:00 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:50 pm

Mon.,  09/17
Selichot & Shacharit - 5:25 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:50 pm
Shiur - 7:30 pm

Erev Yom Kippur  Tue., 09/18
Selichot and Shacharit - 5:30 am
Mincha - 3:00 pm
Candle Lighting - 6:53 pm
Don’t accept Yom Tov at this
time if driving to Shul
Kol Nidrei - 6:50 pm

Yom Kippur Wed., 09/19
Shacharit - 8:00 am
Mincha - 4:00 pm
Neilah - 6:00 pm
End of Fast & Maariv - 7:48 pm

Thursday  09/20
Shacharit - 6:35 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:50 pm

Friday.,  09/21
Shacharit - 6:45 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:43 pm
Candle Lighting - 6:48 pm

Shabbat  Sat., 09/22
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Mincha & Seuda Shelishit - 6:23 pm
Maariv and end of Shabbat - 7:44 pm

Erev Sukkot  Sun., 09/23
Shacharit - 8:00 am
Candle Lighting - 6:45 pm
Mincha & Maariv - 6:40 pm

Sukkot- Day 1 Mon., 09/24
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:35 pm
Candle Lighting- Not Before 7:40 pm
From an existing flame
Say bracha before lighting

Sukkot - Day 2 Tue., 09/25
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:35 pm

Chol Hamoed Wed., 09/26
Shacharit - 6:40 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:40pm

Chol Hamoed Thu., 09/27
Shacharit - 6:40 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:40 pm

Chol Hamoed Fri., 09/28
Shacharit - 6:40 am
Mincha & Maariv - 6:33 pm
Candle Lighting - 6:38 pm
Shabbat  09/29
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Mincha - 6:13 pm
Maariv & End of Shabbat - 7:33 pm
Tikun, all night learning -  11:59 pm

Hoshana Rabah,  Sun., 09/30
Erev Shemini Atzeret
Shacharit & Hakafot - 6:40 am
Mincha & Maariv - 630 pm
Candle Lighting - 6:35 pm

Shemini Atzeret  Mon., 10/01
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Mincha - 6:25 pm
Maariv & Hakafot - 6:51 pm
Candle Lighting- not before 7:30 pm
From an existing flame
Say bracha before lighting

Simchat Torah  Tue., 10/02
Shacharit - 9:30 am
Hakafot - 1:45 pm, (approximately)
Mincha - 3:00 pm (approximately)
Maariv - 7:28 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 
Bar Yohai - Jewish Community in the Heart of Silicon Valley

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Bar Yohai has been a cornerstone of the Jewish Community of Sunnyvale and the nearby area for more than 20 years.

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Bar Yohai is a warm and lively Orthodox community, offering daily minyanim and spirited Shabbat services as well as a wide range of social and educational activities.

Located on the campus of the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Bar Yohai is a diverse community that includes Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Jews from all over the world.

The Bar Yohai community is known for its welcoming atmosphere, ardent support of the State of Israel, and commitment to stimulating Jewish learning.

 
Kiddush & Seud Shlishit

Kiddush & Seuda Sheleshit
Kiddush luncheon and Seudah Sheleshit is sponsored by:

The Dahan and Sealman families

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Ladies class

 


Shiur for Ladies in English


Mrs Rachel Saar will be giving a Shiur in English this Shabbat, August 19 2017.
Topic: The purpose of Ordeal
Location: BYSM - 1030 Astoria Drive
Time : 6:45 pm

 
Elul

 



 

 

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The announcement of Rosh Chodesh Elul (Tuesday/Wednesday B”H) next week, marks the beginning of the Selichot prayers. It is a period whereby we ask Hashem for forgiveness, repent and spiritually prepare ourselves for the upcoming high-holidays. As such, BYSM daily morning Minyan will be held earlier (refer times below). We hope that you will make every effort to attend the Selichot prayers as your participation will ensure that the Minyan will continue uninterrupted.     

We are also in the process of finalizing the seating plans for the high-holidays. Over the next week, we will send out a notification will all the details about seat reservations and donations. Make sure you reserve you seats early as reservations will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.
 
Kids Program:

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Bring your kids to the BYSM Shabbat morning Children Program

The weekly Shabbat morning program at BYSM is a hit with our kids. Join Rachel Saar and other children from our community for a program that combines fun and Jewish learning.

Time: 10:30 am
Location: BYSM - 1030 Astoria Drive
 
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Greetings

We look forward to sharing a meaningful High Holiday experience with you at Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan. Once again, our services will be highlighted by the Chazzan Amikam Lasry, who for a third consecutive year will be with us from Montreal. He will help lead both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services. Please take a moment to reserve seats for the Chagim, as well as your lulav and etrog.
Seat Reservations
We kindly request the following donations with your reservation: $60 per person ($40 for children under Bar or Bat Mitzvah) for member families in good standing; $150 per person for non-members; no charge for new members in their first year of membership. Please note that no one will be denied reservations due to financial constraints. If you feel you have a need for assistance, please contact Fred Zaghi at (408) 373-5287, in full confidentiality.

We thank those who have donated generously and bought permanent seats. We will assign seats for all other reservations, on a first come, first served basis. Please understand that we will try to honor your seat request, but we are not able to guarantee reservation of a specific seat as availability of seats is limited.
Seats are reserved when we receive a completed reservation request and your donation.

Here is the simple three step process:
  1. Make your seat reservation donation here
  2. Pick your preferred seat(s) here
  3. Communicate your seat selection via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Machzorim
The standard books in use at the Bar Yohai Synagogue for the High Holidays are:
  • Tiferet Israel Rosh Hashana Machzor
  • Ori Ve’ishi Yom Kippur Machzor
Both are outstanding texts, easy to follow, with excellent printing quality and full English translation.
This year, thank G-d, we expect a large crowd for the High Holidays, and we only have a limited supply of these books. We strongly encourage you to purchase books for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which  are available for sale prior to the Holidays. Please contact Fred Zaghi at (408) 373-5287 before Sept. 14th to arrange a purchase.
Lulav and Etrog Purchase
Sets can be reserved by September 14th. You can make your reservation here