Hinei ma tov uma na’im, shevet achim gam yachad!
How good and how pleasant for us to gather together in community.
How true this year especially! For the first time since 2019, we will gather as one whole community for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Royce Hall. While we have worked diligently to maintain community ties during this time of pandemic, we are all too aware of the sacrifices made in practicing social distancing and masking. We may not be done with the pandemic, but we are finally able to come together and see each other panim el panim, face to face for the Holy Days. Join us.
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The most solemn day of the Jewish year begins with the seminal, sacred music of Kol Nidrei, and features words and music of self-reflection, repentance, and renewal.
Yom Kippur Morning Service | 9:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. at Royce Hall
As we did on Rosh Hashanah, we will join for one large community service on Yom Kippur morning at Royce Hall. The earlier part of the morning will be especially appropriate for families with children, featuring engaging music and interactive service elements. As the service progresses, the clergy will offer powerful and sacred words and music, inviting us to continue the meaningful process of T’shuvah, reflection and repentance. This service will also feature the voices of our community and chanting of Torah. Youth Services and Teen Services will be held separately for 4th-6th graders and 7th-12th graders respectively.
Yom Kippur Youth Service (4th-6th Grade) | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at Royce Hall Basement
Engaging and fun services for 4th through 6th graders.
Yom Kippur Teen Service (7th-12th Grade) | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Royce Hall Basement
Participatory, meaningful services for our teens, led by our teens!
Yom Kippur Speaker - Maya Wiley, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Royce Hall
Join us for a Temple Isaiah tradition of welcoming featured speakers to talk about current events, Jewish values, and our renewed commitment to building a more just and equitable world. Maya will be joining us virtually.
Mincha | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Royce Hall
Join us for a brief, interactive service and discussion featuring the “Holiness Code” of Torah and the reading of the Book of Jonah.
Yizkor | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Royce Hall
Perhaps Judaism’s most powerful moments are found in the communal blessings and music of memory. Amid a day of self-reflection, we take time to honor the memories of those we have lost and to reflect on grief.
N'ilah | 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. at Royce Hall
The gates do not close and the Book of Life is not sealed until the sun sets on Yom Kippur. This holiest of days concludes with this uplifting and joyful service—a perfect way to end the day before breaking the fast.