This booklet, High Holy Days: the Basics, explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.
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10:00 am Morning Service: Continue our day of prayer and study using the new CCAR mahzor and Rabbi Morris’ Hear Our Prayer.
1:45 pm Yom Kippur Study: Stay with us in the synagogue for Yom Kippur study, the first of two programs connecting the morning service to the afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah services.
3:00 pm Music and Meditation: Join us in the Fireside Room for a program of quiet music, contemplative readings and silent meditation. This program provides rest and renewal for both body and soul as we prepare for the resumption of services in the main sanctuary, which will take us through to sundown and the end of our Day of Repentance.
4:30 pm Afternoon Service: We will resume our worship with a brief Torah service and the chanting of the Book of Jonah. Everyone is welcome to take a moment to stand at the ark and offer their prayers of the heart.
4:30 pm Children’s Program: See program description above (Rosh Hashanah Day I). Reservation form online at www.bij.org. Reservations must be received by August 23.
*5:30 pm Yizkor Service: We remember our beloved family, friends and fellow members of BIJ who have died. As in past years, we will publish a Book of Remembrance.
*6:15 pm Ne’ilah: This final, introspective service takes place during the waning hours of the day “as the gates begin to close.” The ark will again be open for personal prayers, and we will conclude with a final blast of the shofar and a rousing L’Shana Haba’ah to another blessed year of life.
*7:00 pm Community Break-Fast: As we near sundown and the end of The Day of Atonement, a bit of sweet and savory will be provided following the service for those inclined.