Yom Kippur

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. Our Family Service will also occur simultaneously.

Yom Kippur Day

On Yom Kippur, our morning services begin with Shacharit and include Yizkor prayers to remember loved ones who have passed away. In addition to our traditional services, our Family Service also runs concurrently.

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

Following a service of rememberance, 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.

Thu, 27 July 2017 4 Av 5777