At 9:30 a.m. the next morning, we begin chanting Yom Kippur service. As on Rosh Ha-Shanah, we participate in a public reading of a section of the Torah around 10:00
a.m., followed by a chanting of the Haftorah (a selection from the Prophets).
During this part of the service, the Rabbis will offer an opportunity for prayers of healing. All are invited to come forward and share either the English or Hebrew name of the person which you would like to include. Alternatively, if you would like to submit a name prior to the Holiday, please email email@example.com so that we can include your loved one throughout the Holiday season.
After the Torah is returned to the ark, we continue in the familiar pattern. At the close of the silent version of the Amida, one of the Rabbis will offer a sermon. Following the sermon, the congregation will hold a Yizkor (Memorial) service for loved ones who are no longer with us. The names of those who have died in the past year are read aloud.
Following this moment of reflection, our musical ensemble and cantor resume leadership of the service, and we sing a public version of the prayers found in the Mahzor. This is the final part of the service, and we generally conclude by 1:30 p.m.