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Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 15
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Outdoor In-Person Kol Nidrei (also available on Zoom)

The most poignant melody of the year, under the stars. For the first time this year, we invite everyone to wear white if possible, which is a traditional symbol of our belief in the possibility of forgiveness. Masks, proof of vaccination, and reservations required.

Thursday, September 16
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Service Part 1: Sanctuary Zoom Service (Zoom Only)

Our clergy and musicians lead the first half of the morning service live from the sanctuary. This service will include the core of the liturgy including Shema, Amidah, Zochreinu, Unetaneh Tokef (On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom Kippur it is sealed), a video montage of photos from the congregation, and a brief sermon.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Morning Service Part 2: Outdoor In-Person Service (also available on Zoom)

Still a regular Yom Kippur service, but outside in the sun and the breeze, so wear whatever will help you focus . We’ll have chairs socially distanced under canopies for shade. Uplifting and soulful music, Avinu Malkeinu, Torah reading, Healing prayer, Kaddish, and a different brief sermon. Masks, proof of vaccination, and reservations required.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Outdoors at Beth David In-Person Family Service (also available on Zoom)

Highlights of a Yom Kippur morning service with family-friendly music and a story instead of a sermon. Recommended for children ages 6-12 and their families, but all are welcome. We’ll have chairs socially distanced around the yard and patio under canopies for shade, or bring a picnic blanket to spread out! For the first time this year, we invite everyone to wear white if possible, which is a traditional symbol of our belief in the possibility of forgiveness. Proof of vaccination required for everyone 12 and older; masks required for everyone 2 and older. Reservations required.

3:00-4:00pm Adult Study
The Spirituality of Fasting (whether or not you are!) with Rabbi Mary Zamore

ZOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82524703795?pwd=aTdpbjJRU09tVkZrWnJIMGxpTmRpQT09

An exploration of the reasons behind fasting and some of the texts that shed light on this ancient practice. Together we will think about what fasting teaches us about our relationship to food and Jewish practices. For those who are not fasting, we will look at other options to deepen your Yom Kippur spirituality. Sponsored by Beth David, with other Reform congregations from around the country joining us for this special study. Rabbi Mary Zamore is the Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and is the editor of The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards.

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Outdoors at Beth David In-Person Tot Yom Kippur Service
Storytelling, singing, and a chance to move our bodies around. Recommended for ages 6 and under and their families (including grandparents), but all are welcome. Proof of vaccination required for everyone 12 and older; masks required for everyone 2 and older. Reservations required.

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Yizkor/Memorial Sanctuary Zoom Service (Zoom Only)

Prayers, music, poetry, and quiet time for grief and memory. We encourage you to submit names and photos of your loved ones to our digital Yizkor book by Sunday, September 12 to Jill Cooper.

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Outdoors at Beth David In-Person Afternoon Service (also available on Zoom)

Focus on the core of the Torah: what it means to live a life of holiness and wholeness. During this service, you can go inside the sanctuary (masks required) one at a time to spend a few private moments before the open ark. Masks, proof of vaccination, and reservations required.

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Outdoors at Beth David In-Person Neilah/Concluding Service (also available on Zoom)

Worth the wait! Beautiful music as the gates begin to close, then one final shofar blast before we make Havdalah outside. During this service, you can go inside the sanctuary (masks required) one at a time to spend a few private moments before the open ark. Although we can’t eat together this year, we’ll send you off with some treats for a light break-the-fast! Proof of vaccination required for everyone 12 and older; masks required for everyone 2 and older. Reservations required.

Yom Kippur Program