A Yom Kippur Experience
Sunday, September 24 - Monday, September 25, 2023
Main services will take place at the large tent at Chabad House
5700 S. Woodlawn Ave
Note: There is no cost to attend services at Chabad.
About YK at Chabad
At Chabad we understand Yom Kippur needs to be meaningful, and at the same time not everyone can make it through a full day of prayers.
Check out the 1 hour crash service, grab a book off our shelf and find a quiet spot in the lounge, or join the meditation in the afternoon.
Services are a unique combination of Hebrew liturgy, English readings, commentary, stories and lively songs.
Chabad House is open to everyone regardless of background, religious affiliation or knowledge of Hebrew.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Candle Lighting followed by Kol Nidrei at 6:30PM
Description: Amidst a haunting, soul-stirring melody, the Gates of Return are opened, beckoning every soul to enter. As the evening service begins, our souls continue to rise in heavenly ecstasy culminating in joyous melodies and tearful reflection.
Recommendation: A superb entry into the awesomeness of the day.
Stump the Rabbi
Rohr Chabad Center
Bring your questions for this Q&A opportunity with Rabbi Yossi Brackman.
No question is off limits. Answers are not guaranteed.
Monday, September 25, 2023
10:00 - 11:30AM
Chabad House - Lower Level
Description: Perk yourself up with the soaring words of King David’s Psalms, spirally ascending to a clamorous Hear O Israel followed by a dip into the Amidah—a quiet, contemplative prayer filled with Yom Kippur themes.
Use this time for reflection and contemplation.
Read whatever works for you from the prayer book, but don’t miss saying Hear O Israel with the community. Do this right and you won’t even notice the missed coffee.
11:00 - 12:30PM
Torah Reading, Inspiration, and Yizkor
Description: Relive the seminal temple service as read from an ancient Hebrew scroll, followed by soul-satisfying words from an inspired spiritual leader. Then connect with the souls of your departed loved ones during the Yizkor’s memorial prayer.
The superb mix of prayer, Torah reading and inspiring words makes this service a Yom Kippur must!
11:30 - 12:30PM
& 1:30- 2:30PM
SPECIAL FOR STUDENTS: Short Service and Reflection
Chabad House - Main Floor
Do you have a hard time sitting through a long service? Would you rather something shorter and more discussion based?
Led by Baila Brackman with discussion, prayers in English and Hebrew.
Description: This quintessential Yom Kippur service involves total immersion into the mystical world of the ancient temple service, plus the heart-rending saga of the martyrdom of ten of our greatest sages.
If you're not familiar with the prayers, the English makes for good reading.
4:30 - 5:30PM
NEW: Yom Kippur Meditation and Discussion
Description: For the adventurous and inquisitive, a lively discussion and hands-on exploration of all the ingredients and recipes that make Yom Kippur such a powerful experience.
Get to know the community in a pleasant outdoor setting.
Afternoon Services and Jonah
Ida Noyes Hall
6:30 - 7:24PM
Neilah (“Closing of the Gates”) & End of Fast
Description: Join Jonah as he works himself out of the belly of a big fish, sharing his lesson in self-rehab.
A lot better than agonizing at home.
Description: The grand finalé of the highest day of the year soars to its apex as we join our voices in tumultuous rapture proclaiming our commitment to the oneness of G‑d and all His creation. A ram’s horn is blown to declare the end of the fast.
Make sure you are on the right side of those gates when they close!
Don't miss this huge spread with bagels and lox, salads and all the trimmings.