Yom Kippur יום כיפור
Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory.
You aren't supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right
- Naomi Wolf
Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur, literally Day of Atonement is observed ten days after Rosh Hashanah on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. Considered to be the holiest of all Jewish Festivals and Holydays, Yom Kippur is traditionally marked as a day of Fasting, prayer and repentance. To attend our Yom Kippur services, please contact the Etz Chayim office. At Etz Chayim, we still use Gates of Repentance as our machzor [High Holiday prayer book] but hope to have our region's new machzor, Mishkan T'shuvah, in use as of 2019. Gates of Repentance is available for loan during the service as you enter our sanctuary.