Yom Kippur With BCC
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.
Yom Kippur 2017 begins in the evening of Friday, September 29
and ends in the evening of Saturday, September 30
Friday, September 29, 7:15pm: KOL NIDRE at Temple Isaiah, 10345 W Pico Blvd LA 90064.
Saturday, September 30, 9:30am: YOM KIPPUR at Temple Isaiah, 10345 W Pico Blvd LA 90064. 9:30am Morning Services. Please bring your shofar. For the first 45 minutes of our service, we will be joined by the youngest members of our congregation, intergenerational style. Everyone is encouraged to attend! 1:30pm Break and study sessions. 2:30pm Mincha & Avodah Serices NOTE: Tow away on Pico Blvd starts at 4pm! 4:30pm Reading of Memorial Names. 5pm Yizkor Service. 6pm Neilah Service. Following services is Havdalah and a light Community break-the-fast
Sunday, October 1, 1pm: COMMUNITY SUKKAH BUILDING & POTLUCK. If you have palm fronds, please bring them. There is something for all ages: making decorations. Bring a dish to share for the potluck.
For many Jews, the essence of the Yom Kippur service takes place at the very beginning of the holiday, at the evening service that ushers in Yom Kippur. It is called Kol Nidre, the name derived from the first major piece of the Yom Kippur prayers, dramatically chanted at the evening service. All the Torahs are taken out, the entire congregation stands, and the cantor chants this formula three times. More…
Why Do We Wear White, Avoid Leather Wear, and Wear a Tallit on Kol Nidre?
Three Yom Kippur Customs Explained: Some say that we wear white on Yom Kippur to be like the angels. We yearn to ascend, to be lighter, more clear and transparent. There is a custom on this day of avoiding wearing anything made of leather, because leather requires the death of a living creature. Kol Nidre evening is one of the very few times in the Jewish year when a tallit is worn at night. More…