Yom Kippur 5772-2011

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement is quickly approaching. This Friday night we will be gathering in the synagogue to recite the famous and powerful Kol Nidre, known as the opening prayer of this important day. During the morning service, at Yizkor, there will be a chance for congregants to recite a special prayer for any close relatives who have passed. The day will conclude with the Neila service followed by a community break-fast meal. The schedule is posted below.

Many individuals, even those who do not do so the rest of the year, light the customary two candles at the beginning of the holiday. Two tea-lights are sufficient. Usually the woman of the household lights the candles but a man may light instead. Translation and transliteration can be found below. If you do not have any candles or need any additional assistance, let us know.

Yom Kippur is also known as a day of fasting – for those who observe this aspect of Yom Kippur, we avoid food and drink on this day unless medically necessary. The elderly, individuals on important medications, and the ill should make sure to consult a physician before fasting. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their physician and rabbi for proper Yom Kippur eating. Let us know if you have any questions.

We hope that all of us have a wonderful new year filled with health, laughter, and peace.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Erev Yom Kippur –Oct. 7

Candle Lighting –Fast Begins 6:36pm

Kol Nidrei 7:30pm

Yom Kippur day –Oct. 8

Morning Service

Hamelech 9:30am

Repetition 10:15am*

Torah 10:50am*

Yizkor 11:20am*

Afternoon Service 5:00pm

Neila 6:30pm

Havdallah 7:37pm Community meal – all are welcome!
[* These times are approximate and may change slightly without notice.]

Blessings on the candles
Transliteration of the first blessing:
Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-deshanu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzvi-va-nu le-had-lik ner shel Sha-bat vi-shel Yom Ha-Ki-pu-rim.
Blessed are You, L‑rd, our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to kindle the light of Shabbat and Yom Kippur.
Transliteration of the second blessing:
Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-o-lam she-he-che-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-hi-gi-ya-nu liz-man ha-zeh.
Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.