Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Schedule of Services

Erev Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre, Sunday, September 24th
6:00 – 7:45 pm Sanctuary service and Zoom

As the sun sets, begin the solemn Day of Atonement in community, led by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman and cantorial soloist Eliana Willis. Due to the solemn nature of this service, admittance will be limited at certain times. To ensure admittance, please arrive before the start of services.

Babysitting will be available in the preschool classrooms for children ages 2-5 from 5:30pm to 8pm or end of service.

Yom Kippur, Monday, September 25th

Sanctuary services and Zoom, 9:00 am–1 pm, 4:45–7:20 pm

Morning services for the Day of Atonement begin at 9:00 am, led by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman and cantorial soloist Eliana Willis. We will take a break from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm, when we resume services with Mincha, chanting from the story of Jonah, Neilah, and the final shofar blast. After Havdalah, stay to break fast with a catered kosher meal in the Social Hall.

Tentative Service Schedule:
Service begins 9:00 am
Torah 10:40 am
Sermon 11:35 am
Yizkor 11:50 am
Break 1:00–4:45 pm
Mincha/Jonah 4:45 pm
Neilah 6:00 pm
Final shofar blowing/Havdalah 7:18 pm
Community Break-Fast 7:30 pm

Register here to request the Zoom link, or contact the office.

Family Programming
9:30-10am Story time (Chapel) for children ages 2-5 and their parents, led by Dinah Berch

10:15-11:30am Youth Service (Social Hall) geared towards children in grades 1-5, led by Ilene Kanoff. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children if bringing a child in First grade or younger.

Babysitting will be available in the preschool classroom for children aged 2-5 from 8:30am-1pm and then again from 5:30pm until the Break-Fast. Registration required or email the office with questions.

Yizkor Book 2023 (PDF)

Community Break-Fast

7:30 pm
Please join us for a catered kosher break-fast in our Social Hall. Advance registration is required with a suggested donation of $18.00 per person.

Register for Break-Fast

Annual High Holiday Food Drive - Erev Yom Kippur

On Erev Yom Kippur, we will dedicate our annual food collection to Seacoast Family Promise.

SFP is a neighbor helping neighbor organization for families with children experiencing homelessness. Please consider filling a bag (or two!) to help. Non-perishable items only may be left in the Court Street Foyer (Court Street) between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – NOT the Sanctuary lobby off State Street. 

You can also choose to send a check to: SFP, 27 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH 03833. Please include Temple Israel Member in the memo line of the check.

Items requested:

  • Disposable razors 
  • Shaving cream 
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant 
  • Baby wipes
  • Size 5-6 diapers
  • 90-second rice packets 
  • Pasta sauce (really low on this) 
  • Spaghetti, elbow macaroni, other pasta shapes (really low) 
  • Easy Mac and cheese
  • Noodles and sauce packets 
  • Canned tuna 
  • Special K plain or with strawberries 
  • Honey Nut Cheerios (No plain Cheerios please) 
  • Fruit chewy snacks 
  • Individual cookie packages for school snacks 
  • Individual applesauce or fruits 
  • Pedialyte for the sick ones 
  • NO canned veggies please

Please check the expiration dates on food items before donating! Thank you!

Donate to Seacoast Family Promise