Yom Kippur Customs:
It is a custom to wear white on Yom Kippur. Some people (not just the Rabbi!) wear a kittel, a white robe that we will be buried in on the day of our deaths. Others just wear white clothes which symbolize forgiveness. It is moving to come to a service where everyone is wearing white. Please help us create this atmosphere and consider wearing white to Kol Nidre and all day.
Refraining from wearing leather:
Along with fasting, there is a tradition on Yom Kippur not to wear leather. This is a sign of compassion for other living things. If you wish to observe this custom, feel free to wear any kind of non-leather shoes or sneakers.
Although at other times of the year a Tallit is worn only in the morning, on Yom Kippur the Tallit is traditionally worn in the evening of Kol Nidre and the whole day of Yom Kippur.
At Hanukkah, klezmer music and remembering Mula Jasny: and the melodies that preserve the bonds among generations
Something Special for Kol Nidrei
Help us create something beautiful together that will express communally our hopes for the future and our ties to the past. Everyone who would like to participate will be invited to place pure white beach stones with one word written with black pen that conveys either a hope for the new year or a connection to past loved ones (names or values they taught). We will place these stones on the table in front of the bima between the lit Yahrzeit candles. Please feel free to include pieces of sea glass for color.
This urn was made by Ben Cabot. Please take a stone and write your message of hope.
Thank you to Nicole and Ben Cabot and Barney Zeitz, who worked together with Rabbi Broitman on this project.