On Rosh Hashanah, it is written... on Yom Kippur, it is sealed.

Join us at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim for a full day of services and study as we celebrate Yom Kippur. Meaningful programs are scheduled for both adults and children.

 

KOL NIDREI:

Please join your Temple Family at one of these Kol Nidrei services below as both services are the same. Approximate end times may vary slightly.

 

Friday, September 29

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Sanctuary

Babysitting is available for children ages 18 months - 8 years of age. RSVP  here.

 

Friday, September 29

8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sanctuary

 

Yom Kippur is generally celebrated at the synagogue with a festive meal held at home on Kol Nidrei. Traditional foods include anything sweet, for a sweet new year. In particular, apples and honey and challah and honey are very common. Almost anything with honey is good for the holidays. Also, special round challah (with raisins for sweetness) is traditional rather than the weekly braided challah. The round shape signifies the continuity of life each year.

YOM KIPPUR MORNING

SERVICE:

Please join your Temple Family at one of the services below as both services are the same. Approximate end times may vary slightly.

 

Saturday, September 30

8:15AM - 10:15AM

Sanctuary

Babysitting is available for children ages 18 months - 8 years of age. RSVP here.

 

Saturday, September 30

11:15AM - 1:15PM

Sanctuary

Babysitting is available for children ages 18 months - 8 years of age. RSVP here.

CHILDREN'S

SERVICE:

The Children's Service will be held between the early and late morning services in the large double classroom on the second floor of the Religious School. Service end time may vary slightly.

 

Saturday, September 30

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Large double classroom

STUDY SESSION:

Reflect with Rabbi and your Temple Family members on the themes of the sermons given during the holidays. This is not a time to critique, but to engage in conversation about the ideas. End time may vary slightly.

 

Saturday, September 30

1:30PM - 2:40PM

Sanctuary

 

YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON SERVICE:

This service continues with Yizkor, then Neilah (the closing service), and the final shofar blast - the Tekiah Gedolah.  Service end time may vary slightly.

 

Saturday, September 30

3:00PM - 6:00PM 

Sanctuary

 

Please join us for a light break-fast in the Social Hall at the conclusion of this service. This break-fast is sponsored by Brotherhood.

 

PARKING

Parking for all daytime services is available in the old YMCA surface lot ONLY on the west side of Queen Street, opposite the Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) Pavilion garage. Enter this lot from Market Street. Please note that the Pavilion garage is not available to us; it is only available to LGH staff and patients during the day, and is open for the urgent care center at night.

Enforcement of day parking on Duke or James Streets at metered or permit parking only spaces has been waived on Thursday morning, and is not enforced on evenings or weekends. YOU DO NOT NEED AN ATTENDING SERVICES PLACARD TO PARK ON THE STREET. Please remember that you are not allowed to park on either side of the block of E James St. between Duke and Lime Sts. after 6 p.m. on weeknights.

 

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