Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is arguably the most important Jewish holiday. Yom Kippur is on the 10th day of Tishri.

The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement” and is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. The central message of the holiday is that while we may have missed the mark in certain areas of our lives, it is still possible for human beings to improve their characters.  While is your last appeal, last chance to change the judgement, to demonstrate your repentance and tomake amends there is a joy in knowing we can do better. This is why the text of the “Viduy” or confessional is sung to such a joyful melody.

Significance: Day of Atonement

Observance: Fasting, Prayer and Repentance

Length: 25 hours

Greeting: Have an easy fast

Date: September 18-19, 2018