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Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Yom Kippur Day Schedule

9 a.m. Boker Tov Children’s Service (Kehillah Center)

An interactive service and skit appropriate for families with children in 2nd grade and younger. After the service, children are 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 Rosh Hashanah childcare is Monday, September 30. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

10 a.m. Yom Kippur High Holiday Experience Opens (Religious School Hallway) 

An informal learning and prayer experience for children, ages PreK – 5th grade. Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register HERE by Saturday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m.

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

Usher in the New Year in a meaningful and beautiful way as we participate and worship with our clergy, familiar High Holiday liturgy, congregational choir, and musicians. Rabbi Jim Bennett will speak. Ideal for adults and children grades 6 and older.

ASL interpreted. Mishkan HaNefesh books provided.

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

Celebrate the New Year with a contemporary and participatory service, appropriate for all ages. The service will be led by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Lucy Greenbaum, Shaare Emeth Music and Youth Engagement Coordinator.

Mishkan HaNefesh prayer books will be provided.


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.

  • Rabbi Stiffman: “Why Can’t We Talk?” – We used to say “Two Jews = three opinions.” Today, differences over politics, Israel, and religion keep us apart. Is this Jewish? 
  • Text Study and Action Project – Join us in a short, but meaningful service project that will give back to the community and those in need. 
  • Mindfulness Center – Join us in the Mindfulness Center for soft music and time for meditation. 

Session 2 – 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

  • A Congregational Panel – There Is a Crack in Everything – That is How the Light Gets In: Glimpses of Hope
  • Bob Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Jewish Light – The Year in Review 
  • Mindfulness Center – Join us in the Mindfulness Center for soft music and time for meditation. 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Afternoon Service (Stiffman Sanctuary) 

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 (Stiffman Sanctuary) 

Service led by Rabbi Jim Bennett, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, 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 Monday, September 30. 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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