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Important Yom Kippur Details (and Shabbat Shuva Shalom) from Rabbi Arnow

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 


Deep breath.  Rosh Hashanah is behind us.  It's just Shabbat, Sunday, and Yom Kippur. (And then all of Sukkot!!!)  

This is a holy time of year, a time, in fact, when we may want to hold ourselves to a higher religious standard than we usually do, as well as an even higher ethical standard.  We still have some time--what would it look like to try on, or try out, beng a touch kinder, a touch gentler, a touch more loving, a touch more devout, as we finish this first week and head into the first shabbat of 5784? I'll say a bit more about this Friday night.  

Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make Rosh Hashanah so lovely, and so smooth, last weekend here at Kol Rinah.  It is a huge undertaking, and really a team effort.  

My sermon from the 
first day of Rosh Hashanah is here, and from the second day is here.  

We also had a lovely Tashlich Wednesday evening at Oak Knoll Park.  

Tonight, we'll have an a cappella kabbalat Shabbat (the only full kabbalat Shabbat over a stretch of four weeks--none last week, or the next two weeks!) at 6pm.  

Candle lighting is at 6:41pm.  

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Shuva--"the sabbath of repentance."  All those little notes in the prayer book that say "this is only recited on Shabbat Shuva," or "recited between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur"--this is the Shabbat to come and say them!  It'll be a quiet, relatively short Shabbat morning service--just right for the first Shabbat of the year.  

We'll start at 9am.  Torah Talk, led by Joyce Olshan, will be at 10:15am.  

Shabbat ends at 7:37pm.  

Sunday night begins Yom Kippur.  The fast begins at 6:38pm, and ends Monday at 7:33pm.  

Mincha will be in the sanctuary Sunday at about 6:25pm.  We'll start Kol Nidre in both rooms at 6:40pm.  

full schedule is here.  

Here are a few reminders for you throughout Yom Kippur: 

1. If you are coming in person, please bring (back) your nametag, and wear it.  (We'll have extras, and we have lanyards.)  

2. Complete service schedules are available 
here.  Checking out different services is ok! 

3. Parking is complicated!  Please check details 
here, and allow extra time to park, especially Monday, when Clayton parking regulations will be in effect.  

4. At 10:30am on Monday, Prof. Nancy Berg will be teaching in the 3rd floor alcove on: "Forgive, Forget, and Forego"
Judaism puts a high value on remembering; in this session, we will reassess the value of forgetting and its associates, forgiving and foregoing, through contemporary texts.

5.  In addition to all the kids and family services, there will be a teen gathering on Monday in the courtyard at noon.  

6.  At 3:15pm, during "the break," Rabbi Scott Shafrin and Karen will lead a niggun circle.  Come to sing or listen!  

6. As a reminder, in addition to fasting, it is appropriate to abstain from wearing leather shoes and makeup, and to abstain from bathing and intimate relations.  Some people wear white on Yom Kippur.  If you cannot fast, do not fast!  There are fantastic resources on for those who cannot fast.  

7. Livestreams of all indoor services will be available 
from our website.  

8. Feel free to wear a mask, and we have some seating reserved for masks-only.  

9.  Please do not wear perfume or cologne, as some people are allergic, and get migraines!  

10. Always feel free to bring an appropriate book to read at shul.  

11. If you are volunteering or working at Kol Rinah on the holidays, be kind, be patient, be gentle, be appreciative.  And if you see someone volunteering or working here, or if you see anyone here at all, be kind, be patient, be gentle, be appreciative! 

12.  Sukkot is coming right on the heels of Yom Kippur!  The deadline for Brotherhood's (Veggie or) Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah (October 1)  is today!!!  Sign up too for Sisterhood's Supper in the Sukkah (10/3)!  Sign up too for our Simchat Torah brunch kiddush (10/8).  All the 
info for Sukkot is here.  

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and a Shana Tova uMetukah--a good and sweet year, and may you be written and sealed in the book of life! 
See you in shul,

Rabbi Noah Arnow

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+1 312 626 6799
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Then, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID of the desired minyan/class then press #.  Then, when prompted, enter the password then press #.  
Services (all times Central)
Evening Minyan on Zoom
Sunday-Thursday evenings at 6pm (but not on Jewish holidays)

Morning Minyan on Zoom
Monday-Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7am; Sunday mornings and national holidays at 8am (not including Jewish holidays)

(Please note that Thursday morning minyan is now being held in-person and is not on Zoom)

Friday nights and Shabbat mornings
Fridays, 6pm in the chapel (no streaming)
Saturdays, 9:00am (9:30am when we are doing our musical Kol Chadash service)
Click the link below, for the stream, as well as for additional instructions:
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as well as Facebook  account!


Mon, December 11 2023 28 Kislev 5784