Movie & Discussion: The Straight Story
“The Straight Story” chronicles the true a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin in 1994 — on a riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.

Please view the movie on your own in advanced of our Selichot evening. The Straight Story is available on Prime Video, Apple Movies, and Disney+.  To register for the Zoom discussion, service and Havdallah, please call or email the office, 714-521-6765

The Straight Story is available on these streaming platforms:

We will begin the evening with an interactive discussion about the movie on Zoom. After the discussion, we will conclude with a Selichot service and havdallah.

To register for the Zoom discussion, please contact the Temple office, 714-521-6765 or

What is סליחות Selichot? Selichot is the Hebrew word which means “forgiveness.” It is the theme of the High Holy Days as Jews seek forgiveness for past transgressions against our fellow human being and against God. The Selichot Service is a symbolic way to begin the process of תשובה teshuvah, of turning away from our past mistakes in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The Selichot Service features readings, prayers and music intended to help us focus on the themes of the High Holy Days: תשובה teshuvah and forgiveness.

Join us for this special and meaningful
beginning to the High Holy Days season!