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.
Erev Yom Kippur –Oct. 7
Candle Lighting –Fast Begins 6:36pm
Kol Nidrei 7:30pm
Yom Kippur day –Oct. 8
Afternoon Service 5:00pm
Havdallah 7:37pm Community meal – all are welcome!
[* These times are approximate and may change slightly without notice.]
Transliteration of the first blessing: