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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

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à la carte Yom Kippur Services
(Click here for the Rosh Hashanah menu)

 To make your synagogue experience more enjoyable and less confusing, we have complied a brief description of each segment of the service "menu style" that will allow you to make an informed decision about which part you would like to attend.

No prior knowledge is neccecary to experience our inspiring and meaningful High Holiday services to the full. Be an active participant as you pray from an English-Hebrew prayer book, sing, and explore the meaning of the age-old words. A special kids interactive program will be available for your children to enjoy.

As always, all are welcome regardless of background, affiliation, or financial abilitiy. No tickets are required and there is no set fee to attend services. Contributions are welcome, yet due to the sanctity of Rosh Hashanaha and Yom Kippur, they should be done before or after the holiday itself.

Please RSVP to if you wish to attend.

leather frame3.jpg Evening Service - Kol Nidrei


KOL NIDREI 6:45-8:15PM

Description: Amidst a haunting, soul-stirring melody, the Gates of Return are opened, beckoning every soul to enter. As the evening service begins, our souls continue to rise in heavenly ecstasy culminating in joyous melodies and tearful reflection. (Children's program)

A superb entry into the awesomeness of the day. 

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Morning Service



Description: Perk yourself up with the soaring words of King David’s Psalms, spirally ascending to a clamorous Hear O Israel followed by a dip into the Amidah—a quiet, contemplative prayer filled with Yom Kippur themes.

Recommendation: Use this time for reflection and contemplation. Read whatever works for you from the prayer book, but don't miss saying Hear O Israel with the community. Do this right and you won’t even notice the missed coffee!

torah icon.jpg Torah-Reading, Sermon & Yizkor


Description: Relive the seminal temple service as read from an ancient Hebrew scroll, followed by soul-satisfying sermon from the Rabbi. Then connect with the souls of your departed loved ones during the Yizkor’s memorial prayer. (Children's program)

 Recommendation: The superb mix of prayer, Torah reading and inspiring words makes this service a Yom Kippur must! 

Mussaf Service


Description: This quintessential Yom Kippur service involves total immersion into the mystical world of the ancient temple service, plus the heart-rending saga of the martyrdom of ten of our greatest sages.
Recommendation: If your not familiar with the prayers, the English makes for good reading. 

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Mincha Service


Description: Join Jonah as he works himself out of the belly of a big fish,
sharing his lesson in self-rehab.

Recommendation: A lot better than agonizing at home.


Neilah (Closing of the Gates) & End of Fast


Description: The grand finalé of the highest day of the year soars to its apex as we join our voices in tumultuous  rapture proclaiming our commitment to the oneness of G-d and all His creation. A ram’s horn is blown to declare the end of the fast.

Recommendation: Use the energy of Yom Kippur as a catalyst for a good year ahead!


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