Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement", is the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance, considered to be the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. In three separate passages in the Torah, the Jewish people are told, "the tenth day of the seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred occasion for you: You shall practice self-denial." (Leviticus 23:27). Fasting is seen as fulfilling this biblical commandment.


Kol Nidre
Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.

High Holy Day Food Drive: Fill a Bag, Feed a Family!
Saturday, September 30
Pick up a grocery bag at Temple Israel on Rosh Hashanah, fill it with food and return your bag on Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur Children’s Service (Tots - 4th Grade)
Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Children’s service will be creative, musical, and fun, as Rabbi Stoller, Cantor Shermet, and Rabbi Berezin lead the kids in singing and conversation about the meaning of the High Holidays.

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Saturday, September 30, 10:15 a.m.

Yom Kippur Children’s Programming (1st - 4th Grade)
Saturday, September 30, 10:15 a.m.
Children in 1st-4th Grade should meet Director of Youth and Young Adult Engagement Aliyah Lasky in the Simon Community Court at 10:15 a.m.  They will then head downstairs for Rosh Hashanah Programming led by our Religious School Madrichim.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study and Discussion
Saturday, September 30, 1-3 p.m.
Following Yom Kippur morning service, join us for study and discussion on the theme of social justice. This is in keeping with the teachings of the prophet Isaiah, whose words we read during Yom Kippur morning prayer.

Afternoon Service, Yizkor, and N’ilah
Saturday, September 30, 4 - 6 p.m.
Our Yom Kippur afternoon service will be all new this year, combining the awe-inspiring words of our liturgy with beautiful, contemplative music played live by the Omaha Chamber Music Society.

Break-The-Fast with Temple Israel for a Sweet New Year
Saturday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.
Menu:  Matzah Ball Soup • Egg Salad • Tuna Salad Fruit • Vegetable Salad • Sweet Kugel • Plain KugelBagels and Cream Cheese • Desserts • Root Beer Floats • Kid Friendly Food (pizza, chicken nuggets, etc.)
EARLY BIRD Reservations by Friday, September 22.Adults and 13 and older are $12, Children 6-12 years old are $5,Children 5 and younger are no charge.
Your payment is your reservation.
Reservations made AFTER Friday, September 22:  Adults and 13 and older are $16,Children 6-12 years old are $9,Children 5 and younger are no charge.