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Yom Kippur Service Information


Virtual Yom Kippur Services
September 27 & 28

Yom Kippur Evening Service Sunday, September 27
7:00 PM

Be moved once again by the haunting melody of Kol Nidre as we usher in the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

Yom Kippur Morning Service: Monday, September 28
10:00 AM 

On this day for atonement and aspiration, we will offer our prayers while the heavenly gates are still open.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Sessions: Monday, September 28 
“Using Mindfulness in a Time for Teshuvah (Seeking/Granting Forgiveness) and the age of Covid-19”
1:00 PM
A Zoom presentation led by Roger Epstein of the Hawaii Forgiveness Project.(Register below).

“Can You Hear Me Now?”
3:00 PM

Join Rabbi Ken on Zoom as he looks at the connecting themes through the Yom Kippur afternoon Torah reading and Haftarah story of Jonah. (Register below).

Zoom invites will be sent 1 week prior to the event.


Yom Kippur Afternoon Torah and Haftarah Readings
4:30 PM

Hear the most familiar commandment in all of the Torah as well as the "Tail" of Jonah and the whale.

Yizkor: A Time to Remember All of Our Departed Loved Ones
5:00 PM
Before praying the words of the Kaddish Yatom (Mourner’s Kaddish), we will hear from members of our Temple Emanu-El community who are mourning the death of loved ones during the past year.

We will also pray for all of our deceased love ones, including those who have died from Covid-19.

N’ilah: A Concluding Service of Celebration
6:00 PM
As the Day of Atonement comes to a close we express our gratitude for the ability to make changes in our lives for the better.

Access Yom Kippur Services

  • Yom Kippur Services will be streamed via Temple Emanu-El's Facebook Live page ( and at their scheduled times.
  • Access to Mishkan Hanefesh for the High Holidays, the prayer book we will be using for services, will available in future eblasts and as we get closer to the holidays.
  • For questions on accessing the services or registering for Zoom sessions, email

Sukkot and Simchat Torah 


Virtual Shabbat Sukkot
Friday, October 2

Keiki Virtual Sukkot Shabbat Table at 6:00 PM
Shabbat Sukkot Service at 7:00 PM

Help us fulfill the commandment to happily welcome the Festival of Sukkot!

Build Your Own Sukkah + Invite Rabbi Ken!

“You shall dwell in Sukkot seven days, every citizen in Israel shall dwell in Sukkot, so that your descendants shall know that in Sukkot I caused the Children of Israel to dwell when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.”(Leviticus 23:42-43).

While we are saddened that we cannot be together in our Temple Emanu-El Sukkah, make this the year that you do the mitzvah of building your own Sukkah! Click here for resources and 

Then once you’ve built and decorated your sukkah send an email to telling Rabbi Ken why he should visit your Sukkah!

Click the image for resources on building a sukkah


Virtual Shabbat Simchat Torah
Friday, October 9

Keiki Virtual Simchat Torah Shabbat Table at 6:00 PM

Shabbat Simchat Torah Service at 7:00 PM

Ben (son of) Bag Bag said: “Turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it. Look into it, grow old and worn over it, and never move away from it, for you will find no better portion than it.” Join us as we celebrate the precious gift to our community that is Torah!

Access Sukkot & Simchat Torah Services

  • Sukkah live streams and services will be streamed via Temple Emanu-El's Facebook Live page ( and at their scheduled times.

  • Voting for the Sukkah Contest will be available the week of Sukkot.
  • For questions on accessing the services, email
Wed, September 23 2020 5 Tishrei 5781