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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement

Follow along with services by using our Yom Kippur Virtual High Holidays Companion and Book of Memory. Click the link to download a PDF filled with prayers, meditations, activities and more.

Having difficulty viewing any of the videos below? Call 314-441-6027 to speak with our High Holidays Tech Support Team.


Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre Evening Service
Sunday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.

Live streamed from the Stiffman Sanctuary, join the Shaare Emeth Rabbis, Cantor and Lucy Greenbaum as they help us gather virtually to hear the sounds of Kol Nidre, focusing on repentance, return and change through music, prayer and meditation. Rabbi Bennett will share a Yom Kippur sermon.

How to watch: Once services begin, you can view the stream below or at sestl.org/livestream. We encourage you to bookmark these pages so you’ll be able to jump right to them once services start!

 


Yoga for Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28 recording available beginning at 8 a.m.
Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis.

Once again, Dani Glassman (RYT-500 Yoga Instructor and Wellness Professional) leads us in a series of gentle movements allowing us to experience the embodiments of open-heartedness and forgiveness that are necessary qualities to inhabit on this holiest of days. Watch and participate any time throughout the day.

 


Boker Tov Yom Kippur Children’s Service
Monday, September 28, recording available beginning at 9 a.m.

This year’s Boker Tov Yom Kippur Service will be an engaging and age-appropriate High Holy Day experience for families with very young children. We may not be able to be with Mitzvah Moose in person, but we’re still going to sing, pray, and celebrate as we learn about and observe Yom Kippur together. The service will be led by the Shaare Emeth clergy and directors and will feature a special story for Yom Kippur.


Yom Kippur Morning Service
Monday, September 28, 10 a.m.

Live-streamed from the Stiffman Sanctuary, led by the Shaare Emeth Rabbis, Cantor and Lucy Greenbaum, we will focus on humility, fragility and reflection and the traditional themes of Yom Kippur. Rabbi Bearman will share a Yom Kippur sermon.

How to watch: Once services begin, you can view the stream below or at sestl.org/livestream. We encourage you to bookmark these pages so you’ll be able to jump right to them once services start!

 


Yom Kippur Torah Reading
Monday, September 28, 11:30 a.m.

Following services, you are invited to join us live or recorded for a Zoom Torah reading for the morning of Yom Kippur. Listen and watch as the Torah portion is read and explained, and as members of our community participate in the aliyot and other special blessings.

How to watch: Join us on Zoom at this link and use the password newyear to join! Or watch below:


Mi Shebeirach Moments – A Service of Healing and Wholeness for Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28, recording available beginning at noon.

Much of this past year was marked by uncertainty, challenge, isolation and loss. Embarking on the year ahead, we set aside time to pray for healing for our loved ones and the world and to acknowledge a greater wholeness that unites us all. Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Lucy Greenbaum lead a service of healing filled with poetry, prayer and music to restore and rejuvenate our souls.


Face to Face – Reconnecting our Community
Monday, September 28, 12:30 p.m.

Join Rabbis Bennett and Goldstein for a Zoom discussion about Teshuvah/Return as we begin to return, reconnect and recreate community in the coming new year.

How to participate: Register to join the conversation here.


The Year in Review
Monday, September 28, 1:30 p.m.

Join Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman for a Zoom discussion of current events during the past year and their meaning for us and the Jewish community.

Watch a recording of the conversation below:


Returning to Forgiveness: A Yom Kippur Writing Workshop
Monday, September 28, 1:30 p.m.
Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis.

As we know, writing can offer a healthy outlet to reflect on ourselves and on our world. Join Debra Solomon Baker, high school reading and writing teacher and trained and published writer as we use the themes of Yom Kippur as inspiration for some written words. All are welcome, even those who think, “I am not a writer.” Who knows? This might even be the start of a meaningful practice in the new year. There will be an opportunity, though never a requirement, to share with other participants.

How to participate: Register to join the workshop here.


Yom Kippur Family Service
Monday, September 28, 1:30 p.m.

Join with other families with elementary and middle school children for an age-appropriate and meaningful family service for the day of Yom Kippur. Led by Rabbi Educator Lori Levine and Rabbi Rachel Bearman, we will explore the meaning, prayers, music and lessons of Yom Kippur in a compelling family worship experience. Rabbi Levine will share a Yom Kippur message.

Watch below:


Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
Monday, September 28, 3 p.m.

Led by members of the Shaare Emeth Temple Youth Group (SETYG) for the entire congregation, this creative service will explore the themes of Yom Kippur through creative music, prayer, readings and lessons from Torah. Always one of the highlights of our High Holidays.

 

Yom Kippur Youth Group Afternoon Service from Congregation Shaare Emeth on Vimeo.


Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial and Neilah/Concluding Services
Monday, September 28, 4:30 p.m.

This moving service of Yizkor Neshamot will explore the power of memory and loss, compassion and blessing, led by the Rabbis, Cantor and Lucy Greenbaum. Rabbi Goldstein will share a Yizkor message.

We then conclude our Day of Atonement with the service of Neilah, as the symbolic gates begin to close and we look forward to beginning again with hope.

How to watch: Once services begin, you can view the stream below or at sestl.org/livestream. We encourage you to bookmark these pages so you’ll be able to jump right to them once services start!

 


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