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Yom Kippur Special Issue

This year, Yom Kippur, a day of fasting and praying, falls on the fourteenth of September, tenth of Tishri, Wednesday night to Thursday night, September 15th.

Yom Kippur Terminology
Kol Nidre:
ALL VOWS. Prayer chanted on Yom Kippur eve. This prayer is chanted in the Synagogue at the beginning of the evening service on the Day of Atonement, the name being derived from the opening words. In Kol Nidre the Jews pray that they may be absolved from all oaths, obligations and commitments made by them for the coming year.

Yom Klppur: THEDAY OF ATONEMENT. The tenth day of Tishri is the most important fast day of the year. It is observed by prayers intended to cleanse the soul of the moral impurities accumulated throughout the year. The abstention from food does not make Yom Kippur a sad day.

Mechilah: FORGIVENESS. One of the essential motifs of the Yom Kippur liturgy is the expression of the quest for forgiveness.

Services with Rabbi Friedman
We are looking forward to having Rabbi Fred Friedman leading the Yom Kippur services this year. We are sure that it will be an enriching experience for all of us who can communicate directly with a rabbi who signs fluently and gives you the opportunity to ask questions.

We have included some information and details to prepare you for the services. If we have overlooked any important details, please forgive us and let us know. We will answer any questions via TDD or FAX.