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 2018 begins in the evening of Tuesday, October 8
and ends in the evening of Wednesday, October 9

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A Note from Rabbi Emerita Lisa Edwards:

There are many Yom Kippur traditions at BCC. One is wearing white on Kol Nidre and on the Day of Atonement – a reflection of our aspiration to be more like the angels. If you wish, we invite you to join us in this tradition.


Stories of Forgiveness

Friday, Oct 4, 7-8pm

During the October 4th Shabbat Service we will share voices from our Forgiveness Project. If you haven’t already contributed, please do so by October 1st! 

This year, forgiveness means to me…? We invite you to please click on this google form and share with us and each other an anonymous brief response to this question. Offer a personal insight, story, poem or song (100 word max). Click here to peruse and pray on each other’s creative responses. For thoughts or questions about our monthly experimental Shabbat please email Rabbi Alyson Solomon.

Yom Kippur Services

Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 8 , 7:15– 10pm  at Temple Isaiah

Located at 10345 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA 90064, near Beverly Glen. Street parking available. Parking restrictions lifted, except during rush hour. On-site parking at Temple Isaiah available by request for people with special needs. Email bcc@bcc-la.org for more information.

Yom Kippur Day Wednesday, October 9 at Temple Isaiah

9:30 am – 1:30 pm               Morning Service
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm               Learning Opportunities
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm               Afternoon Service
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm               Reading of the memorial names
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm               Yizkor Memorial
6:20 pm – 7:30 pm               Neilah
7:30 pm                                  Community Break-Fast

We also ask that, out of deference for those who are fasting, you refrain from wearing scents.
Click HERE for reflections on why Jews choose to wear white on Yom Kippur.


Kol Nidre
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…