Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
Throughout the High Holy Days, our services will be woven with music and liturgy to create a welcoming and meaningful worship experience.
View our virtual services online at Facebook or Vimeo. Services will be livestreamed at the start times listed for each service, and will be available after that time.
Yom Kippur Services & Programs
Kol Nidre | September 24 | 7:30 pm
Our congregation ushers in the Day of Atonement with our evening service. If you choose, please bring your tallitot to the service where we will put them on as one community. Our Kol Nidrei prayer will be at the beginning of our service.
Yom Kippur Day | September 25
Yom Kippur Family Puppet Service | 8:30 am
Our friends from What If Puppets (formerly Mesner Puppet Theater) return for this special Family Service for Yom Kippur. Join our Rabbis and
volunteer puppeteers for an hour of prayer, song, and amazing puppetry.
Designed for children ages 7 & under and their families, all are welcome to
attend this community-wide event. Be sure to invite friends!
The Family Service is made possible through the generosity of Michael Klein.
Yom Kippur Morning Service | 10:30 am
We gather on Yom Kippur as a congregational family. Our service
this morning will reflect on the themes of repentance and renewal. We are
challenged to cleanse and heal our souls.
Child Care | B’nai Jehudah Preschool Pod | 10:30 am
We are pleased to offer child care, free of charge for children ages 6 months-pre-K during our Rosh Hashanah Morning services. All children must be registered to attend.
Kindergarten-3rd Grade Programming | 10:30 am
K-3rd graders will participate in creative children’s programming,
including games and activities. There is no charge for children’s programming. All children must be registered to attend.
Youth Service and Program for Grades 4-7 | 10:30 am
The Youth Service and Program is led by our high schoolers and will include meaningful and engaging experiences for students in grades 4-7. This program is for students only, and is not for the entire family. All students must be registered to attend.
Yom Kippur Healing Service | 2:00 pm
After a few incredibly difficult years, we recognize that this year’s High Holy Days may feel different than before. Many of us have experienced great loss and sickness during the past few years: This service is designed to bring intentionality and mindfulness into our lives. Join us for a contemplative service as we pray for healing of body, mind, and soul.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Torah Service | 2:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon Torah service where we will read both Torah and
Haftarah from our special Holocaust scroll. We will explore lessons found
in the Book of Jonah.
Yom Kippur Yizkor Experience and Service | 3:30 pm
Yizkor permits us time for reflection and remembrance. It is a time to feel the presence of other people who know what we have been through, having been through the loss as well. Whether our losses are more recent
or distant, we join as a community to learn from and remember lives lost. As we recall those who have gone before us, we use their virtues as our guides in moving from Yom Kippur to the New Year, and for many years to come. This year’s service will begin with a self-paced, reflective, immersive walk through our Seven Lights of Yizkor, offering a time for solitary reflection before our traditional Yizkor Service. The Yizkor experience concludes with our full traditional Yizkor service leading into Ne’ilah, our final service. Please contact us if you need assistance due to mobility issues. The traditional Yizkor service will begin at approximately 4:15 pm (dependent on the timing of the conclusion of the walk-through experience).
Yom Kippur Ne’ilah | 5:00 pm
Our Yom Kippur observance concludes with a single service in the Social Hall. Ne’ilah is the peak culmination of our 24-hour fast and prayer experience. Using music and liturgy, it is a fitting moment to conclude our Yom Kippur. Because we treat Yizkor and Ne’ilah as one service, we respectfully request that congregants who come for Yizkor remain until the conclusion of Havdalah between 6:00-6:30 pm. Enjoy a light break the fast following Ne’ilah. Break the fast provided by Sisterhood.
Children Return | 5:45 pm
At approximately 5:45 pm, we invite families with children to return for
the last 15-30 minutes of our Ne’ilah service, concluding with a brief Havdalah service and a final sounding of the shofar. All are welcome to enjoy a light nosh outside to break your fast at the conclusion of our service, sponsored by Sisterhood.