Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24 | 10 Tishrei 5784

7:30 PM Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) Evening Worship Service

Rabbi Carlie Daniels will offer a sermon.

Registration required for members and guests.


Monday, September 25 |10 Tishrei 5784

9:00 AM Family Yom Kippur Experience

This one-hour family program will begin with a half hour prayer experience with accessible readings, prayers, music and age-appropriate story, followed by snacks for the children and hands-on activities.

Open to all, please register in advance here.


10:30 AM Morning Worship Service

Rabbi Ryan Daniels will offer a sermon.

Registration required for members and guests.


1:00 PM-3:00 PM Live Music in our Sanctuary

Music to inspire meditation and meaning. The holy ark will be open for individuals and families’ private prayer.


1:00 PM Study with Rabbi Emeritus Howard Shapiro in our Media Center

1:00PM Special Teen Program

2:00 PM “Is This The Fast I Desire” Discussion in our Media Center

A conversation about community, social justice and hope.


4:00 PM Afternoon Worship Service

This Yom Kippur afternoon service contains readings of the Torah portion Kedoshim (the Holiness Code) as well as the Haftarah selection of the Story of Jonah, followed by a conversation led by the clergy on the passages’ contemporary applications.

Registration required for members and guests.


5:00 PM Yizkor Memorial Service & N’ilah Closing Service

Rabbi Howard Shapiro will deliver a Yizkor message.

Yizkor (“remembrance”) is a special memorial service in which we remember our loved ones who died in the last year, along with those who died in years past. The final service on Yom Kippur features the opportunity to come up onto the bimah together for concluding prayer, Havdalah and the final shofar blast.

Registration required for members and guests.


6:30 PM Break the Fast

For those already registered, immediately following services (approximate time).

RSVP Required by Sept. 18. Register here.



Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah.  When the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the High Priest effected atonement for the entire people through an elaborate ritual.  Today, in the absence of the Temple, each of us stands, alone, together, naked as it were, before God.  Yom Kippur is the dramatic culmination of the entire season of teshuvah, repentance.  It begins at sundown with the prayer of Kol Nidre, which its haunting melody that marks the start of the fast and sets the tone for the next 24 hours.

Referred to as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths,” Yom Kippur holds a crucial place in the Jewish calendar. Beginning with Kol Nidre, we provide many options for community prayer and personal reflection at Temple Israel.

Many congregants find themselves spending much – or all – of the day at Temple, and we offer a selection of study/prayer sessions beginning in the early afternoon followed by Yizkor  and Neilah services and an opportunity to break-the-fast as a community.

On Yom Kippur, traditional morning services are offered in our Kraft Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.  A family service for those with young children is usually held at 9:00 a.m.