Wishing You A Meaningful Fast
May you be written in the book of life
Yom Kippur is a day of Atonement. The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days focused on self-reflection and seeking forgiveness. It is during this time we make peace with anyone we may have hurt during the previous year. On Yom Kippur, Jewish adults fast and spend the day in synagogue praying. Children under the age of 13 are not required to fast.
This year, the holiday begins the eve of October 7th with a big meal and a service, Kol Nidra. The holiday ends with the Ne'ilah service and one long final blast of the Shofar.
It is custom to read the story of Jonah during the Yom Kippur service. This story shows that G-d forgives everyone who is truly sorry for doing wrong. The greeting for Yom Kippur is:
L'Shanah Tovah Tikatayvu V'tichataymu, which means "May you be written and sealed for a good year in the Book of Life.
The Springfield JCC will close at 3 pm Friday, October 3rd. The J will be closed Saturday, October 4th.