Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service @ YouTube
September 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, occurring on the tenth day after Rosh Hashanah. Though it is traditionally a day of fasting and prayer at the synagogue, for Humanistic Jews, Yom Kippur is the culmination of the introspection begun on Rosh Hashanah. The holiday offers the opportunity to ask forgiveness from ourselves and those we have wronged, and to vow to be active, involved, caring people in the coming year. It is also a time for remembrance. Some Humanistic Jews fast, some do not. Those who choose to fast may do so to connect with the Jewish community or to raise consciousness about world hunger.
The service includes the stirring rendition of the traditional Kol Nidre (“All Vows”) on piano and cello. This haunting and familiar melody serves as a reminder of our humanness and our fallibility.
CHJ members will automatically receive a link to each service and the accompanying service booklet approximately one week in advance. Guests are required to register here