Yom Kippur Schedule:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Ma’ariv
“Kol Nidre,” the name of the evening Yom Kippur service, is actually the name of the primary liturgy uttered on this holy night. The prayer deals with promises, vows, and acknowledging where we have ‘missed the mark’ in the past year. This contemplative and grand service-- inclusive of cello and a string quartet, is serious and contemplative in nature as it asks the congregation and the congregant to truly search inward and begin the path towards t’shuvah (repair and repentance) for their actions in the past year.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Yom Kippur Shacharit Morning Service
A full morning t’fillah (prayer) experience inclusive of the morning blessings, psalms of praise, complete Torah reading, prayers for peace, and moments of gratitude. Join the clergy team as we begin this morning of deep soul searching through song, prayer, and community.

Social Justice Hour: Featuring Dr. Barth Green
Dr. Barth Green will speak about his life's journey dedicated to Social Justice, the effects of food deprivation, and projects he is involved with. Dr. Green is well known to the TI community as well. Besides receiving numerous local, national and international honors and awards for his community service and humanitarian work, he was also the recipient of the Rabbi Joseph R. Narot Award for Community Service. Dr. Barth Green is a long-time member of Temple Israel, where his daughter Jenna is Co-Chair of the annual Chapman Xmas Eve “Carnival” Mitzvah Celebration.

Yom Kippur Healing Service
Contemporary Jewish healing services began in the 1980s. For many people struggling with illness of the body, disease within their minds, and misalignment spiritually, these rituals provide community, inspiration, and a place where the focus is on healing the spirit rather than curing the “illness”. Our service will include meditation, chanting, music, prayer, guided visualization, and teaching from traditional and contemporary Jewish texts.

Yom Kippur Children’s Service
“I’m sorry” are two of the hardest words for any person to utter-- especially for our kids. This service will challenge our youngest congregants to better understand the deeper meaning of Yom Kippur through age-appropriate prayers and music that teach about t’shuvah (repentance) tzedakah (giving of one’s self) and t’fillah (prayer).

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service (4:00pm-6:00pm)
• Yom Kippur Yizkor Service
• Yom Kippur N’illah/Havdalah Service

Join our congregation as we conclude our Day of Atonement liturgy. This service will have traditional afternoon prayers and Haftarah as well as the Yizkor (memorial) service and N’illah (closing) service. It will conclude with Havdalah (Separation) and a final blast of the shofar.