Jewish Community in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Bar Yohai has been a cornerstone of the Jewish Community of Sunnyvale and the nearby area for more than 20 years. Distinguished by its warmth, energy, and inclusivity, Bar Yohai offers vibrant services, exciting Holiday programs, weekly youth groups, and diverse opportunities for Jewish learning.

The congregation is closely tied to South Penin­sula Hebrew Day School (SPHDS), a Modern Ortho­dox primary and middle school providing first-rate secular and Jewish education to more than 250 chil­dren from around the Bay Area.



High Holidays 5783

We kindly request the following donations with your reservation: $50 per person for member families in good standing; $150 per person for non-members. Please note that the reservation will secure the requested seat(s) for you for Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur, and 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.

Ticket & Seating Request form

You can order your set of Lulav and Etrog, this year we offer 3 different hidurlevels; standard, premium, and super-premium, click here to order your set.

Erev Rosh Hashana  Sunday, 09/25

  • Selichot, Hatarat Nedarim, ​Shacharit – 6:30 am
  • Candle Lighting – 6:42 pm
  • Mincha & Maariv – 6:30 pm


Rosh Hashana Day 1 Monday, 09/26

  • Shacharit – 8:00 am
  • Shofar Blowing – 11:00 am (approximately)
  • Shiur – 5:05 pm
  • Tashlich – 5:55 pm
  • Mincha & Maariv – 6:50 pm
  • Candle Lighting- Not Before 7:38 pm, from an existing flame, Say bracha before lighting

Rosh Hashana Day 2 Tuesday, 09/27

  • Shacharit – 8:00 am
  • Shofar Blowing – 11:00 am (approximately)
  • Shiur – 5:20 pm
  • Mincha & Maariv – 6:20 pm
  • End of Yom Tov – 7:37 pm



Davening Times

This Shabbat

Weekday Services

Sundays – 8 am
Mondays & Thursdays – 6:30 am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays – 6:45 am

During Elul: Selichot are 1 hour before tefillah.

Daily, 25 minutes before sunset

Shacharit – 9 am
Minchah/Maariv – 45 minutes before sunset

For more detailed information, please see our weekly update.

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