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2021 Yom Kippur Services

Indoor Service
Thursday, September 16, at 9:00am
Yizkor Memorial Service: arrive by 10:30am
Rabbi Arnowitz will deliver the sermon on Yom Kippur Day. This service will take place in the main sanctuary and be led by clergy and lay leaders. It will follow a normative High Holiday service outline as presented in our Mahzor Lev Shalem. The indoor service will begin with P’Sukai Dezimra and Shacharit and continue through Musaf.
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Family Service
Thursday, September 16, First Service at 9:00am;
Second Service at 9:50am
We are excited to offer an engaging outdoor family service led by Rabbi Dalton and Matthew Baum. This service is ideal for families with children from Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Outdoor Service
Thursday, September 16, at 10:00am
Yizkor Memorial Service: arrive by 10:30am
Rabbi Arnowitz will deliver the sermon on Yom Kippur Day. This service will include the Yizkor Memorial Service. Led by WJC President Seth Schafler, we are grateful to the organizers of past lay-led services (the study service) for making this service possible. The outdoor service will begin with Torah reading and continue through Musaf.

Youth Services
Thursday, September 16, at 10:30am
Children ages two through 7th grade are invited to join their peers indoors for an age-appropriate program which includes Tefillot (prayer) and various high holiday activities.

Teen Service
Thursday, September 16, at 11:00am
WJC Teens join together for services outdoors to reflect on the past year and to look forward to what the next year might hold.

Meditation & Mindfulness with Cheryl Brause
Thursday, September 16, at 3:00pm
We often hear the word Teshuvah during the high holidays. Often translated as “repentance,” teshuvah literally means “return.” As we approach the high holidays after a long and challenging year, let us remember that we can return to ourselves each and every day — return to who we are, return to how it feels to be awake and present for our lives, return to who we want to be in the year ahead. One of the best ways to return to ourselves is through meditation, silently sitting with ourselves to wake up to what really matters, to let go of all that is holding us back from love and joy, and to return to our true, authentic selves in the year ahead. Join Cheryl Vigder Brause, WJC member, and meditation teacher, for a unique high holiday experience as we sit in meditation and practice the art of returning.

Study Session
Thursday, September 16, at 4:00pm
Join Rabbi Arnowitz in the Sanctuary for the discussion, 
”Yom Kippur With and Without the Temple.”
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Minchah (Indoors)
Thursday, September 16, at 5:15pm
The afternoon service for Yom Kippur, including a Torah reading and the Book of Jonah.
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Neilah Service (Indoors and Outdoors)
Thursday, September 16, at 6:15pm
The concluding service, ending with the final sounding of the shofar.
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