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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of the 10 day period known as the Days of Repentance. The day is devoted to repentance for sins committed over the course of the previous year.

A Yizkor memorial service takes place at the Yom Kippur afternoon Memorial service.

 

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are times of spiritual renewal for many of our Kol Ami community. We offer early and late seating for our evening and morning services. Youth services (grades 1-6) are offered concurrently with each morning service, while youth in grades 7 and above are welcome and encouraged to attend services in the Sanctuary.

On both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoons, a service for families of young children is open to the community.

Members of the White Plains Synagogues join us for a community Tashlich service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The Yom Kippur services end with Yizkor (a service in remembrance of our loved ones) and Neilah (the dramatic closing service of Yom Kippur) and a beautiful Havdalah ceremony with our children.

Professional childcare is available during most of our services and must be registered for in advance. Specific service times are always printed on your tickets.

Service Times

Rosh Hashanah Eve
Sunday Evening, October 2
Celebrate as One Community
7:30pm -  9:00pm
Potluck dessert Oneg to follow

Rosh Hashanah Day
Monday, October 3

First Service 9:00am - 11:15am
Grades 1-6 First Service 9:00am - 11:15am
Second Service 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Grades 1-6 Second Service 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Family Service 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Family Reception 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Tashlich 5:30pm

Second Day Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 4

Service 10:00am -12:00pm
Reception 12:00 Noon

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre)
Tuesday Evening, October 11

First Service 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Second Service 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Please Note: For the Kol Nidre Services, the sanctuary doors will be closed promptly at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm and will not re-open until the cello solo is completed.

Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, October 12

First Service 9:00am - 11:15am
Grades 1-6 First Service 9:00am - 11:15am
Second Service 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Grades 1-6 Second Service 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon Service (Chapel) 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Family Service 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Memorial & Neilah Service 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Break Fast - 7:00pm

 

Guide to Spiritual Preparation for the eve of Yom Kippur, before you leave home.                        

 

Learn more about the history and rituals of Yom Kippur from:

ReformJudaismorg