Yom Kippur Morning Services with Yizkor, Saturday morning, September 30th Yizkor will take place close to 12 pm
The morning Yom Kippur service continues with the themes of sin and repentance from the night before. Yizkor is an opportunity to recall our loved ones who have passed away. We have prepared a service that will move you deeply. A break will follow the end of services from 1-2 pm
When: Saturday morning, September 30th 9 am-1 pm
Yom Kippur Afternoon Study and Conversation Sessions, Saturday afternoon, September 30th
Study and discussion sessions will be offered in the afternoon.
2-3 pm: Spiritual, Moral, and Jewish Resilience in Chaotic Times. Rabbi Gartenberg will share texts in the Jewish tradition that offer insight and stimulate discussion.
3-4 pm: The Book of Jonah, chapter 1. In the afternoon of Yom Kippur we read the Book of Jonah. Chapter 1 confronts the issues of evasion of responsibility, depression, and the relationship between Jews and non-Jews. The discussion should make you forget you are fasting.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Services, Saturday afternoon, September 30th
The first hour will focus on the “Avodah” and the “Eleh Ezkerah” sections of Yom Kippur that usually occur earlier in the afternoon. We will explore the issues raised by these services, their spiritual value and challenges. In the second hour we will daven the afternoon service along with reading the Torah and chanting the Book of Jonah.
When: 4:30-6:30 pm
Yom Kippur Neilah-Closing Service with Final Shofar Blast and Havdallah, Saturday evening, September 30th
This is the most dramatic service of the year and brings Yom Kippur to a rousing ending. As with all our services we will deepen and enliven the praying with music and melody to lift our hearts as the gates close.
When: 6:40-7:45 pm
Break the Fast Feast, Motzei Yom Kippur/Shabbat, Saturday evening, September 30th
We will serve orange juice and crackers for everyone at the end of the service. In addition, we will be offering a vegan feast for those who would like to stay and relax and enjoy the company of folks you met and prayed with. Reservations are required for the Break the Fast Feast.
When: 8:05 pm, after refreshments.
Where: The Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave NE (Pinehurst Neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98125
Cost: $24 per adults; $12 for children over 10. Food catered by the HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Café at https://www.heartbeethealthy.com/.
RSVP required by Monday, September 25, 2017.