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 5782

Hoshana Raba, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

In the spirit of giving an opportunity to everyone in our community to be able to pray comfortably, the Bar Yohai Minyan will offer identical services indoors and outdoors at the same time.
The outdoor service will be held in the Sukkah and will be led by R’ Tobaly. As long as there will be a minimum of 10 attendees, all the services during this Shabbat & Shemini Atzeret will be offered identically outdoors as well as indoors.


Hoshana Raba – Sunday,  9/26


Erev Shmeini Atzeret   Monday, 09/27
Mincha & Maariv – 6:32PM
Candle Lighting – 6:39PM


Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah – Tuesday, 09/28
Halacha Class, by Rabbi Poupko  – 8:00 AM
Shacharit – 9:00 AM
Gemara Class – Shiur for Men, by Rabbi Poupko  – 5:25 PM
“The Halacha of Simchat Torah” – by R’ Tobaly – 5:25 PM
Candle lighting (from an existing flame, not before) – 7:34 PM


Simchat Torah –  Wednesday, 09/29
Halacha Class, by Rabbi Poupko  – 8:00 AM
Shacharit – 9:00 AM
Hakafot – 1:45 PM
Mincha – 3:00 PM
Gemara Class – Shiur for Men, by Rabbi Poupko  – 6:25 PM
Maariv (End of Yom Tov)- 7:32 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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