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Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19

9 a.m.            Boker Tov Yom Kippur Children’s Service for 2nd Grade and Younger (Kehillah Center)

This interactive service is most appropriate for families with children ages in 2nd grade and younger. Families will engage in reflection through worship, song, and a skit led by Rabbi Jim Bennett, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Rabbi Jonah Zinn, Cantor Seth Warner, Rabbi Educator Lori Levine, and our Shaare Emeth staff. Children are then invited to participate in childcare or our High Holiday Experience for preK – 5th grade while their families take part in morning worship services.

9:30 a.m.           Childcare Opens for Ages 6 weeks to 3 years (Preschool Hallway)

Congregation Shaare Emeth is happy to provide your family childcare services during the High Holidays. For children ages 6 weeks to 3 years we offer babysitting staffed by thoughtful caretakers that are committed to creating a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. The cost is $10 per child, per service. Register Here. To ensure appropriate staffing, the deadline to register for Yom Kippur childcare is Friday, September 14. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

10 a.m.         Rosh Hashanah High Holiday Experience for PreK – 5th grade Opens (Religious School Hallway)

This interactive experience for children, ages PreK to 5th grade, is led by Rabbi Jonah Zinn, Rabbi Educator Lori Levine and members of the Shaare Emeth staff, and features hands-on learning activities. Participation is free regardless of when you register, but we encourage you to use our FastPass online registration, which closes for Yom Kippur on Sunday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. Register Here.

10:30 a.m.    Yom Kippur Service (Sanctuary)

Be inspired by the awe and majesty of our familiar High Holiday liturgy. Led by our rabbis, cantor, and congregational choir and musicians, these services are sure to help us usher in the New Year in a meaningful and beautiful way. Ideal for adults and children grades 6 and older.

**10:30 a.m. service is ASL interpreted. Mishkan HaNefesh books provided.

10:30 a.m.    Yom Kippur Mindfulness Service (Kehillah Center)

This non-traditional services will include contemporary readings and poetry, participatory music, teachings on teshuva (repentance) and forgiveness, and time set aside for meditation and personal reflection. Worshippers are encouraged to come with open minds and open hearts. All are welcome.
Question? Contact Rabbi Andrea Goldstein at 314-569-0010 or [email protected]

1:00 – 3:15 p.m.                   Special Yom Kippur Afternoon Sessions

On Yom Kippur afternoon we offer a variety of opportunities to learn, discuss, and reflect as a community.

Session 1 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • “Israel and American Jewry at the Crossroads ” with Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman, Rabbi Emeritus
  • “Moving Justice to the Center” with Bill Remis and Stefanie Greenberg
    Come learn more about the Justice at the Center project the congregation will be taking on this year. Ask questions. Sign up. Get involved.
  • “Singing From Within” with Cantor Seth Warner and Dr. Ron Cytron
    We will explore the niggun, a song without words, and how each of us uniquely relates to a simple melody and how our hearts can express and expand without words. (This exploration requires no musical talent or experience.)

Session 2 – 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

  •  “The Year in Review” with Bob Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light
  • “Paths of Teshuva”
    During this panel discussion we will be inspired by the unique stories of three Shaare Emeth members who have embraced the process of teshuva by making meaningful and powerful changes in their lives.
  • “Spiritual Reflection and Turning in The Mindfulness Center” with Sharon Weissman and Debbie Bram
    Participate in a guided meditation and reflection focusing on the themes of turning and love.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.             Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

The entire Congregation is invited to participate in this creative service led by Shaare Emeth Temple Youth Group (SETYG)

4:45 p.m.                         Yizkor/Neilah Service

Service led by Rabbi Jim Bennett, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Rabbi Jonah Zinn, Cantor Seth Warner, and Rabbi Educator Lori Levine.

Mishkan HaNefesh books provided.  Service will end at approximately 6 p.m.

Childcare (6 weeks – 3 years)

Congregation Shaare Emeth is happy to provide your family childcare services during the High Holidays. For children ages 6 weeks to 3 years we offer childcare staffed by thoughtful caretakers that are committed to creating a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. The cost is $10 per child, per service. Register Here. To ensure appropriate staffing, the deadline to register for Yom Kippur childcare is Friday, September 14. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Parking

Onsite Parking – Parking in the Temple parking lot is always first-come, first-served. Arrive early if you wish to assure yourself a spot in the Temple parking lot. Parking is not permitted in the grass or driveways of the Temple grounds, except when directed by the Traffic Committee. Once the Shaare Emeth lots are filled, you will be redirected to offsite parking.

Offsite Parking and Shuttle Buses – Shuttle buses will run before and after services to/from the Ladue entrance to the Temple and offsite parking. This year, for Yom Kippur, offsite parking will be located at:

Elks Club at 12481 Ladue Road
Shuttles run between offsite parking and Shaare Emeth from 8 a.m. through the conclusion of services

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