appleshoneywhite webYom 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
Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.

High Holy Day Food Drive:
Fill a Bag, Feed a Family!
Wednesday, September 19
Pick up a grocery bag at Temple Israel on Rosh Hashanah, fill it with food and return your bag on Yom Kippur. This year the Food Bank for the Heartland has requested canned fruits and vegetables.

Yom Kippur Children’s Service (Tots – 4th Grade)
Wednesday, September 19, 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
Wednesday, September 19, 10:15 a.m.

Yom Kippur Children’s Programming (1st – 4th Grade)
Wednesday, September 19, 10:15 a.m.
Children in 1st-4th Grade should meet Hannah Budwig in the Simon Community Court at 10:15 a.m. They will then head downstairs for Yom Kippur Programming.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study and Discussion
Wednesday, September 19
1-2 p.m. with Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin
2-3 p.m. with Rabbi Brian Stoller
Join us for our 1 p.m. session where we will join hands for a multi-generational mitzvah opportunity! We will weigh, sort, and package our donations for the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Contemplation and Reflective Service
Wednesday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Reflect on Yom Kippur and the year ahead in our beautiful sanctuary as the Omaha Chamber Music Society plays contemplative and serene music.

Afternoon Service, Yizkor, and N’ilah
Wednesday, September 19, 4 p.m.

Break-The-Fast with Temple Israel for a Sweet New Year
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
Menu: Matzah Ball Soup, Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Fruit, Vegetable Salad, Sweet Kugel, Plain Kugel, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Desserts, Root Beer Floats, Kid Friendly Food (pizza, chicken nuggets, etc.)
EARLY BIRD Reservations are due by Thursday, September 13. Adults and 13 and older are $12.50, Children 6-12 years old are $5.25, Children 5 and younger are no charge. Your payment is your reservation. Please RSVP and pay online.
Reservations made AFTER Thursday, September 13: Adults and 13 and older are $17.50, Children 6-12 years old are $10.50, Children 5 and younger are no charge.