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Rooting & Reaching: Yom Kippur Day

  • Ner Shalom 85 La Plaza Cotati, CA, 94931 United States (map)

9:30 AM – Meditative Experience for Adults
9:30 AM – Family Service followed by Nitzanim Learning Experience
10:30 AM – Morning Service Continues for All
1:00 PM – Break
3:30 PM – Healing Service
4:30 PM – Exploration of the Book of Jonah
5:15 PM – Yizkor Service
6:15 PM – Neilah Service
7:00 PM – Havdalah and Vegetarian Potluck Break-the-Fast

Morning Services
9:30 AM
– Morning Family Experience – For folks with young children and congregants who enjoy supporting them. Led by Janet Rae Jorgensen, Susie Miller and Reb Irwin Keller.
9:30 AM – Alternative Adult Meditative Session (1 hour), led by Basha Hirschfeld.
10:30 AM – Service Continues for Adults; Nitzanim Program continues outdoors. (Separate registration required.) Childcare also available.
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 deep, experiential presentation of our Torah portion: Nitzavim – where we all stand and choose between life and death, blessing and curse. What does it mean to choose life?

Afternoon Services

3:30 PM – Healing Service
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, and our fragile planet itself.

4:30 PM – Mini-Minchah: Exploration of the Book of Jonah
Basha Hirschfeld leads us through a gentle exploration of the Book of Jonah. What is the calling that we flee from? What guidance does this story, which always feels true, hold for us in being who we are meant to be?

5:15 PM – Yizkor Service
As we take stock on Yom Kippur, we are keenly aware of those who have gone before us whose influence we still feel. 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.)

6:15 PM – Neilah Service
In our tradition, we imagine the Gates of Heaven closing at the end of Yom Kippur. 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.

7:00 PM – Havdalah and Vegetarian Potluck

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Earlier Event: October 8
Rooting & Reaching: Yom Kippur Evening
Later Event: October 11
Messengers of Peace Chant Evening