Yom Kippur Resources

Yom Kippur Resources

Many of our Yom Kippur programs this year had important take-aways – too much to fit into Shaare Mail! Below you’ll find resources, links, printables, etc. related to each sermon or program.

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Become a Chesed/Caring Angel

Rabbi Goldstein spoke on Kol Nidre about how one act of kindness is so powerful for both the receiver and the giver of the act. It is through these acts that we create a Kehillah Kedoshah (a holy community). Many, many congregants already signed up – we thank you!

For more information about the opportunities available and to sign up, click here.

For questions, email Debbie Bram.

Yom Kippur Morning Service

Supporting Democracy in Israel

On Yom Kippur morning, Rabbi Bennett spoke about the importance of Reform Jews’s support of organizations that further the fight for Democracy in Israel. We encourage you to consider making contributions to the following organizations:

The IMPJ, Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, and the IRAC, Israel Religious Action Center, have joined together for a special emergency campaign addressing the current fight for Democracy in Israel. A contribution to this joint fund will continue support for Reform and progressive congregations, maintain pluralistic education in Israel, expand the legal work of IRAC, and continue to work to support refugees, women, and LGBTQ rights. Click here to donate

You can also contribute directly to the IMPJ, which is guided by the values of Reform Judaism and works to make progressive and pluralistic Judaism accessible to all Israelis, or contribute directly to The IRAC, which is dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of a just Israeli society.

For those of you who like to support NGOs, we recommend The New Israel Fund (NIF) which helps Israel live up to its founder’s vision of a society that ensures complete equality to all its inhabitants. NIF advances liberal democracy, including freedom of speech, and minority rights, and fights the inequality, injustice, and extremism that diminish Israel. Click here to donate

Yom Kippur Afternoon Programs

Paul Simon’s Psalms With Ron Cytron & Cantor Seth Warner

Thanks to the great group that joined Cantor Warner and Ron Cytron on-site and online for this program. In case you missed it, here’s the link to Ron’s incredible slides.

You can view a recording of the program.

We would love to see you on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. for our follow-up program: Exploring Your Own Psalm. Click here for details and registration

The Shofar Calls Us to Action With Rabbi Andrea Goldstein & Debbie Bram

We hope everyone who joined us for this program left inspired and motivated to fight food insecurity in our community. 

Click here for the various texts we read and discussed

Click here for the Translated Agency List

Winter Weather: January 14, 2024

Religious School Canceled

Due to the predicted weather forecast for Sunday, January 14, all Sunday Religious School programming has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding and support. The temple offices and our religious school will reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.