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Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28

We've created a guide for each holiday to help you pick the services, community gatherings, and learning opportunities that are right for you and your family. 

Services are in blue. These include prayers, songs, and readings from the Clergy.

Community Gatherings are in orange. These are opportunities to gather, visit, and engage with friends.

Learning opportunities are in green. These are times to focus on the lessons of the High Holidays.


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Families with Young Children Service (View Zoom details)

Designed for children 6 and under and their families, this lively and fun service highlights the themes and rituals of the holiday. 

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Youth Yom Kippur Activities (K-5 Grade)

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Yom Kippur Morning Service (View Zoom details)

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Youth Yom Kippur Activities (K-7 Grade)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Torah Reading and Sermon (View Zoom details)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Yom Kippur Learning (View Zoom details)

Rabbi Jaffe will lead a session on Teshuva: Turning, Not Repentance. Together, we will explore Talmudic, Midrashic, and Biblical texts in translation that explore the meaning and development of the concept of Teshuva, the central idea of these High Holidays.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Families with School Age Children Service (View Zoom details)

Designed for families with school age children, this participatory and engaging service delves more deeply into the themes, prayers and rituals of the holidays and encourages students and families to practice Hebrew prayers and contemporary and age-appropriate English readings.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Jewish Journeys (View Zoom details)

In our yearly tradition since 2004, we will hear from Isaiah members who share their personal Jewish Journeys with us. For many in our congregation, this has been a highlight of the high holiday experience. We will hear the different, and always illuminating, stories of how different members of our sacred community have experienced their Jewish lives. This year, Holly Lebowitz Rossi and Tichon Isaiah alum Eli Cohen will share their personal stories.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Yizkor (View Zoom details)

5:30 pm
Neilah (View Zoom details)

6:15 (approx.)
Havdalah (View Zoom details)

Following the final Shofar blast that signals the end of Yom Kippur, we celebrate Havdalah, much as we do at the end of Shabbat. We will be invitng everyone to turn down the lights in their homes, and invite those children whose families have pre-registered to Zoom in with their glow sticks (which we will be providing to every household in advance of Rosh Hashanah-but please be sure to hold onto them until Yom Kippur) to light the way for us into the new year. Of course, everyone will be invited to light your glow sticks at home, whether or not you are Zooming in with us and whether or not you have young children there with you.

For those who would like to join the Havdalah parade and be on screen during our final Havdalah service, please join the "Glow Stick Havdalah Parade" Zoom meeting in addition to the Havdalah Zoom Webinar.  The Zoom Meeting information for the parade is below:

Glow Stick Havdalah Parade (View Zoom details)

Break-Fast Meet and Greet via Zoom immediately following Havdalah (View Zoom details)

At the very close of the day, we invite you to bring your food and join us for casual small group conversations.  Participants will be placed in Zoom breakout rooms with other Temple Isaiah members as they reflect on the holidays and get to know one another better.  Breakout rooms will begin right after Havdalah and new ones will be forming for 20 minutes. 

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783