Sunday, September 27 at 7:30pm
KOL NIDREI - YOM KIPPUR EVENING SERVICE
Join our clergy for a service filled with the power of Kol Nidrei, spirituality, and music. This service is designed for adults and older children.
JOIN US FOR OUR FULL DAY OF YOM KIPPUR EVENTS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 9:00 AM
YOM KIPPUR MORNING SERVICE
for Families with Young Children
Sing, dance, and pray with Rabbi Klass, Rabbi Nichols, Ms. Patty, and Cecil the Puppet for this holiday service using songs and stories designed for families with infants through Kindergarten.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 12:00 PM
YOM KIPPUR YOGA
Join Rabbi Klass and a professional yoga instructor for a special Yom-Kippur themed yoga experience. Together we will reflect on the past year, prepare for the coming year, and reconnect with our bodies and minds. All skill levels welcome, no experience necessary.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 1:00 PM
AFTERNOON STUDY SESSION & TORAH READING:
Kedoshim – Holiness and A Vision For Healing Our World
The early liturgists of Reform Judaism chose Leviticus 19 as the scriptural center of Yom Kippur afternoon. At the heart of the holiest day of the Jewish year, the text of Kedoshim’s Holiness Code demands that we bring compassion and justice in our world. Social justice is not just a 21st century concept; 2500 years ago our ancestors taught that while ritual life matters, holiness requires economic justice, immigrant justice, environmental justice, and more. Join Rabbi Schindler to hear ancient sages’ voices on modern issues.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 2:00 PM
AFTERNOON STUDY SESSION & HAFTARAH READING:
The Book of Jonah and Life Interrupted - An Invitation
to Living a Life of Purpose
They shock us; they shake us; they compel us to change. We cannot escape life’s interruptions - and there has been no larger disruption than the pandemic. What happens when the dynamics in our world interrupt our lives and our plans? The prophet Jonah struggled with God’s intrusions and the responsibility that God gave him. How do we, like Jonah, struggle with the obligation that comes with big and small decisions? Dive into the study of Jonah with Rabbi Knight. The traditional Yom Kippur afternoon text will help us discover how an interruption may also be an invitation to living a life of depth, meaning, and purpose.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 3:00 PM
A NOTE FOR EACH POCKET: ART FOR THE NEW YEAR
Rabbi Simcha Bunim taught, “Keep two pieces of paper in your pocket at all times. On one: ‘I am but dust and ashes,’ and on the other: ‘The world was created for me.’” Explore this text through discussion and artistic creativity with Rabbi Nichols. We will each consider, “What messages do I need in my pockets to guide me in the New Year?” Please have blank paper and either colored pencils or markers with you.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 4:00 PM
SERVICE OF HEALING AND COMFORT
Join Rabbi Klass, Cantor Thomas, Rabbi Schindler, and Patty Torcellini for an opportunity to connect with the community around themes of healing, comfort, and inspiration. We will combine songs and silence with inspirational texts both ancient and contemporary. Whatever the need for comfort in our lives, Judaism offers spiritual support through sacred words and a rich tradition of prayer.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 5:00 PM