Rabbi Segal of Calif. will be on Maui for Jewish holidays

Rabbi Natan Segal will come to Maui to facilitate the Jewish High Holidays, which begin Wednesday.

Segal is rabbi emeritus at the Shul of Marin County, Calif., and he comes from more than 10 generations of Jerusalem rabbis, according to an announcement. He received his ordination in 1976 from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as a rabbi, cantor, counselor and healer.

Segal is a gifted vocalist/ cantor who plays multiple instruments. He has shared prayer-filled music for decades. He has performed extensively on radio, television and concert stages throughout North America and Israel, the announcement said.

The schedule of events include:

* 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Palauea Beach. (For Rosh Hashana, dress is casual-colorful and festive for the new year.)

* 9 a.m. Thursday at Palauea Beach.

* 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, end of Sabbath celebration with a service, potluck and dancing at the Temple of Peace in Haiku.

* 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Maluaka Beach in Makena. (For Yom Kippur, the tradition is to wear white, something light that encourages movement, deep belly breaths, song, laughter and joy.)

* 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at Maluaka Beach.

These services are open to all faiths and all religions. The events will be festive, prayerful and participatory.

There will be evening events Wednesday and Sept. 13 at a private north shore estate. There’s a suggested $36 donation for the rabbi at each evening event. For times and the estate’s location, call Bonnie Newman at 283-0645 or send email to

The High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashana, or “Head of the Year.” This new year of 5774 begins at sun down Wednesday. It is followed 10 days later with the solemn and prayerful day of Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,” according to the announcement. Its theme is forgiveness, love, devotion and turning away from darkness and toward the light.

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