KOL NIDRE SERVICE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 8:00PM
YOM KIPPUR MORNING SERVICE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 10:00AM
YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON LEARNING SESSIONS
Monday, September 28, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Recordings will be made available after Yom Kippur. Zoom links provided upon RSVP.
- The Biblical Origins of Yom Kippur with Dr. Jason Gaines
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Thousands of years ago, the ancient Israelites celebrated a holiday called “Purge Day,” or Yom Kippur, when God required that sacred objects and places be physically decontaminated of sin. The Torah’s version of this holiday is drastically different from the chag we observe today. In this talk, we will work to understand the origins of this most holy day, giving our commemorations further meaning and nuance.
- Guilt, Shame, & Self-Compassion: Creating a Path Toward Self-Forgiveness & Everyday Holiness with Dr. Joseph Bodenmiller
2:00PM – 3:00PM
As we seek to give and receive forgiveness, we too often neglect the essential function of forgiving ourselves. Together, we will consider the nature of self-directed Rachamin (self-compassion) as an essential function of psychological wellness, and as a necessary ingredient in creating a life of everyday holiness.
- How People Change with Kevin Wilkins
3:00PM – 4:00PM
During Yom Kippur, we reflect upon and commit to making changes in our personal lives for the upcoming year. We will consider this process through the lens of organizational change, asking ourselves the same powerful questions that help large, mission-driven institutions make change, seeking not only to survive this time, but to thrive.
MEDITATIVE TIME IN THE SANCTUARY
Monday, September 28, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Our members are warmly invited to reserve a 20 minute block to sit in the sanctuary and engage in personal reflection and prayers. To minimize risk, there will be single-use seats and limited capacity for each block of time. RSVP is required.
Please note that everyone entering the sanctuary will be asked to wear a mask and have their temperature screened.
YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON SERVICE WITH CONGREGATIONAL VOICES
Monday, September 28 at 3:15pm
The Yom Kippur Afternoon Service focuses on our stories and values. Many from our congregation will give voice to these powerful texts, from Jonah wrestling with forgiveness to the ancient ritual of Yom Kippur in the Temple. RSVP is required to join on Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP.
YIZKOR AND NEILAH CONCLUDING SERVICE
Monday, September 28 at 4:00pm
We conclude this holy day by remembering all our loved ones whom we have lost in recent and distant days. The 5781 Book of Remembrance will be mailed to each household. Additional copies will be available for pick-up from the Touro Synagogue office. We will conclude with our last Tekiah Gedolah and Havdalah at 6:00pm.
WLAE-TV CAN BE SEEN ON
COX – Ch. 14 & 1014
CHARTER – Ch. 11 & 711
AT&T, DISH – Ch. 32
COMCAST – Ch. 1032 (Houma)
RTC – Ch. 2 (Reserve)
32.1 – WLAE HD
32.2 – WLAE Encore
VISION COMMUNICATIONS – Ch. 32