Shabbat Shalom ~ Yom Kippur

Dear WJC Family,

As I did last week, just a few reminders about Yom Kippur services:

  1. Kol Nidre Times – Due to differences within each service, Kol Nidre starts Sunday night at different times in the Sanctuary (6:00pm) and Study Service (6:30pm). This is not a misprint. Also, drop off for our Kol Nidre for Kids with the Bible Players starts at 5:45 in the Youth Lounge.
  2. Yizkor Memorial Service Times – The Yizkor Memorial Service comes at the end of the Torah Section of the morning service. That is when it will take place in the Sanctuary and the Study Services with introductory remarks. In addition, this year, for the first time , we are trying a stand alone Yizkor service in the sanctuary at 4:15pm. At the Afternoon Yizkor I will be delivering a special, different sermon for the occasion.
  3. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to hear from all of your clergy this holiday. The estimated schedule of talks is as follows:


Sanctuary Clergy Speaking Schedule

Kol Nidre:

6:15: Rabbi Arnowitz Intro – “How Jews Pursue Happiness”

Around 7:00 Rabbi Dalton sermon


Yom Kippur Day:

10:10 Rabbinic Intern Claire Shoyer Torah Introduction

11:30 Rabbi Arnowitz Sermon – “Bridges Stronger than Walls” on Antisemitism and how we respond


Afternoon Study Session:

2:15 Rabbi Dalton leads our annual Yom Kippur Study Session “Too Popular: How the Rabbis tried to Cancel 3 High Holiday Rituals and Failed”


Afternoon Yizkor Memorial Service

4:15 Rabbi Arnowitz Sermon – “Golda, Paula and the Value of Borscht” on Remembering, the Shoah and the 50th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War


Study Service Clergy Speaking Schedule

Kol Nidre:

6:40  Rabbinic Intern Claire Shoyer Kol Nidre Kavanah

Rabbi Arnowitz Intro – “How Jews Pursue Happiness”

6:45 Rabbi Dalton sermon


Yom Kippur Day:

Around 12:15 Rabbi Arnowitz Sermon – “Bridges Stronger than Walls” on Antisemitism and how we respond


4. Bring Your Breakfast Bags – Hopefully you took a grocery bag on Rosh Hashanah and plan to bring it back full of cereal and dried milk on Yom Kippur. Even if you didn’t get a bag, please participate in our annual Yom Kippur Food Drive. After all, Tzedakah is one of the ways to avert “the Evil Decree.”

And don’t forget all the great things we have going on this Shabbat – an auf ruf, a baby naming and special guest Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, our former Assistant Rabbi and is now the founder and director of a non-profit organization, Own Your Judaism, an organization that creates easeful, joyful, and social programming for anyone who wants to experience Judaism. Rabbi Steigmann will be our speaker for Shabbat Shuvah and will be speaking on “A (Re)New(ed) High Holiday Theology.”

See you in shul and Gmar Hatimah Tovah,

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