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Yom Kippur Day


Together we deepen into our soul questions: what do we leave behind, what do we return and make peace with, and how do we emerge as better vessels of holiness in this world in the process?

Morning Service

9:30 AM – Morning Family Experience – For folks with young children and congregants who enjoy supporting them.
9:30 AM – Alternative Adult Meditative Session (1 hour), led by Barbara Hirschfeld and Atzilah Solot
10:30 AM – Service Continues for Adults; Child Care Begins
We move deeper into our work of teshuvah, finding the road back to our own selves, working to repair our hearts and our relationships in order to continue the journey. The service will include a lively, participatory presentation of our Torah portion: Jacob's wrestling an angel before returning home. We will conclude the morning service around 1:30 PM.

Yom Kippur Healing Service – 3:30 PM

We come back together to pray for healing. With song, imagery and prayer we will focus on refuah shleymah – complete healing of body and spirit, for ourselves, our loved ones, and others in the world who are hurting.

Mini-minchah: The Story of Chanah – 4:30 PM

This year we take a break from our usual Jonah fare, and look at the story of Chanah, the mother of the prophet Samuel. Her grief and the prayers of her heart are held in our tradition as the model of personal prayer. In this text study with Reb Irwin, we will discuss what guidance this story holds for us in bringing fulfillment from grief.

Yizkor Service – 5:15 PM

Led by Sally Churgel and Stephanie Brown. Free and open to all.
As we take stock on Yom Kippur, we become aware of those who have gone before us whose influence we still feel in our steps. Join us for memory, story and song. Please bring photos or memorabilia of loved ones whose loss you hope to reflect on, if you did not already bring those items and place them on the Memorial Table at Kol Nidre. (Be sure to mark them as yours.)

Neilah Service – 6:15 PM

Led by Reb Irwin and Friends

In our tradition, we imagine the Gates of Heaven closing at the end of Yom Kippur. It is also the moment that we imagine Jacob and Esau's tearful reunion to have taken place. The Neilah service is our last communal opportunity to make amends, to achieve new resolve, to write our own intentions into the Book of Life. The service is followed at 7:00 PM by a short havdalah and a potluck vegetarian break-the-fast.


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Earlier Event: September 18
Kol Nidrei: Yom Kippur Evening
Later Event: September 21
No Shabbat Service Tonight