Yom Kippur | Congregation Darchei Noam
Erev Yom Kippur: Kol Nidrei
Our Erev Yom Kippur services, led by Rabbi Tina Grimberg and Rabbi Richard Hirsh and our Roshei Chazzanut, feature the haunting melody of the Kol Nidrei and inspirational sermons in each of our three prayer halls.
Yom Kippur Day
On Yom Kippur, our morning services begin with Shacharit and include Yizkor prayers to remember loved ones who have passed away. During the afternoon, a variety of activities are offered to enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the day. In past years, we have featured learning sessions, yoga and meditation, as well as a quiet space for rest and reading. More details about this year’s High Holy Days will be available approximately one month before Rosh Hashanah.
Service of Remembrance, Minchah and N’ilah
Darchei Noam’s afternoon program, “Remembrance through Words and Music”, is a moving hour-long program of readings and songs, which reminds us of the tragedies of our Jewish past and our hopes for a better future for the world and ourselves.
Following the Remembrance Service, we return to the Yom Kippur prayers, first with Minchah, the afternoon service, and then N’ilah, the closing service which symbolizes the Closing of the Gates at the end of the Days of Awe. Congregants of all ages are encouraged to bring their personal shofarot for the communal shofar blowing at the conclusion of services. We then celebrate the separation of the holy space of the High Holy Days and the re-entry to everyday life with a spirited Havdalah service.
Communal Break-Fast Dinner
All High Holy Day service attendees are welcome at our communal potluck vegetarian, pareve, nut-free break-fast dinner. Please contact Molly Neufeld for more details on how you and your family can participate in and contribute to this community celebration.