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.

Schedule of High Holiday Services 2021-5782

Coming to you in-person and by livestream. Passwords for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be emailed about 1 hour before services start. Passwords for Yom Kippur Yizkor, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and          Simchat Torah will be published closer to the services.

SELICHOT SERVICES – SATURDAY, August 28

Doors Open…..……………………………………………………………9:00 PM

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

ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES

            Monday, September 6……. …………….…………..………….……….8:00 PM

          Tuesday, September 7...……………….……………….....….…………9:00 AM

          Wednesday, September 8…………..…………………..…….………...9:00 AM

YOM KIPPUR SERVICES

            Kol Nidre - Wednesday, September 15

          Doors Open………………………………………………………………..6:15 PM

Kol Nidre…………………………………………..……………………….6:45 PM

          Thursday, September 16 ………………………...………………………9:00 AM

          YIZKOR (A separate password will be sent.)………………………..…1:30 PM

Concluding Services

            MINCHA………………………………………..…………………………..5:15 PM

         SHOFAR………………………………………..………………………….7:30 PM

SUKKOT

Wednesday, September 21…………………....…………………….…...9:45 AM

Thursday, September 22 …..…….....……………..…….……………..…9:45 AM

SHEMINI ATZERET

Tuesday, September 28……YIZKOR will be recited………..……..….9:45 AM

 

SIMCHAT TORAH

Tuesday, September 28…..…………….…………..….…….…………6:30 PM        

Wednesday, September 29……..………………………………….……...9:45 AM

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JUDY

IN THE CKE OFFICE

847-673-3370       office@kolemethskokie.org

 

 

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