High Holidays

The High Holidays include Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The celebration of these days is solemn, but not somber. Readings, prayers, teachings and music are all part of the observance.

Rosh Hashanah is the two-day celebration of the New Year. It also marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Penitence, which conclude with Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah services include the blowing of the shofar, or ram's horn. Services are held the evening before the first day of Rosh Hashanah, as well as the mornings of both days.

The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, is considered the holiest day of the year. Coming at the end of the Ten Days of Penitence which began on Rosh Hashanah, it is marked by prayer and fasting. Tradition says that one's fate for the coming year is sealed on this day. We gather the evening before with the Kol Nidre service, and resume the next morning, continuing for most of the day of Yom Kippur itself. The service includes prayers for forgiveness, for health and well-being during the coming year, and Yizkor, the memorial prayers for departed loved ones.

Congregation Kol Emeth

Schedule of High Holiday Services 2017-5778

 Services that are in blue do not require a ticket.  Services in dark orange require a ticket.

 

SELICHOT SERVICES – SATURDAY, September 16

            Reception…………………………………………………………………9:00 PM

                  Services……………………………………………….…………………10:00 PM

 

 

ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES

 

            Wednesday September 20 …………………………..………….……….8:00 PM

          Thursday, September 21.……………….……………….....….…………9:00 AM

           Friday September 22……………………………………..…….………...9:00 AM

 

YOM KIPPUR SERVICES

            Friday, September 29

          Doors Open………………………………………..………………………6:00 PM

          Kol Nidre…………………………………………..……………………….6:30 PM

 

          Saturday September 30 …………………………..……….…………….9:00 AM

                   YIZKOR following Musaf………………………………………………….

 

Concluding Services

            MINCHA………………………………………..…………………………..4:45 PM

          SHOFAR………………………………………..………………………….7:15 PM

 

SUKKOT

Wednesday October 5 … …….....………………..…….………………9:30 AM

            Thursday October 6   ……………….…………....……………………...9:30 AM

 

SHEMINI ATZERET

Thursday, October 12……YIZKOR will be recited………...………….9:30 AM

 

SIMCHAT TORAH

Thursday October 12…..………………….…………….…….…………6:30 PM        

Friday, October 13…………….………………………………….……...9:30 AM

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JUDY

IN THE CKE OFFICE

847-673-3370

office@kolemethskokie.org

 

 

 

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