“On the 10th Day of the 7th Month it is a Day of Atonement..
And you shall humble your soul.”
Day of Atonement
From the beginning of Kol Nidre (which commences the evening of Yom Kippur) through Havdalah (that concludes our service observance), we seek to provide a deep, meaningful space for introspection. We strive to create a tone that encourages each person to simply close their eyes and to turn towards the Eternal Source that dwells within each of us and to engage in that inner-dialogue in search for meaning.
Our morning and afternoon services include both traditional and contemporary modes of worship to reflect the diversity of our community, while recognizing the foundations of Reform observance. In the afternoon, there is a sacred study session that deepens our learning of the rich symbolisms of our faith that guide us each day of our lives. As the late afternoon approaches, there is a remembrance of those who have passed in previous years followed by a children’s service that concludes with a congregational reading of the Book of Jonah.
As the Gates of Repentance begin to close, our Cantorial soloist, together with our Rabbi, chant the beautiful Neilah service. We invite everyone to the Bimah and join together in the Havdalah service written by the composer, Debbie Friedman. There is a renewed sense of spirit as the New Year begins.
Our break-the-fast meal that follows is one that fills us with both sustenance and fellowship –
Yom Kippur is an experience not to be missed and please see more on holiday ritual at the link below: