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Yom Kippur | Kauai High Holidays 2017

2017 September 28
by Jeff

Kauai Jewish Community | Mishkon Hanafesh

Join us for our annual Kauai High Holiday concluding services, starting with Kol Nidre tomorrow night, September 29 at 7pm. We are thankful to be led in our observance by returning Rabbi Aryeh Azriel. JCK is also most grateful for Vicki and Bill Ellacott’s generous sponsorship of our sumptuous break-the-fast meal following Yom Kippur services on Saturday, September 30. Read on for the schedule of remaining events.

The community’s board of directors is pleased to announce that we have just acquired, and will for the very first time will be using, the new Machzor, Mishkan Hanafesh. We will be using the Yom Kippur volume, which is entirely separate from last week’s Rosh Hashanah volume. After a multi-year process, the board approved the purchase, and the books arrived on Kauai last week. The High Holidays’ liturgy offers a new experience of Yamin HaNoraim (spiritual growth) that encompasses awe, solace, contemplation, personal and communal worship, and music. It also provides an easily accessible guide for Tshuvah and Chesbon Hanefesh (repentance and self-reflection).

The Machzor incorporates both our rich Jewish past and today’s modern age. It is fully transliterated, has many options for Torah readings, provides background and contextual information, poetry and alternative readings, commentary, multiple theological possibilities, a beautiful interpretation of Hebrew, and engaging artwork and essays.

Visitors and non-members are asked to make a minimum donation of $50 per person, per service attended, or $150 per person for all High Holiday services.  Click here to donate. Donation envelopes will also be available at services.

There is, according to our community’s practice, no charge to attend any of the services for our paid members (click here to join or renew).

Schedule for remaining High Holiday services:

  • Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre on Friday September 29 at 7 pm.
  • Yom Kippur Day on Saturday September 30 at 10 am. Adult group discussion with Rabbi Aryeh reconvenes at 3:45 followed by Yizkor and Neilah, and a profuse array of delicious food for our break-the-fast.

Services are held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

In our tradition of tzedakah (charity), and in the spirit of aloha, please bring donations of food and/or money for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. The Kauai food pantry distributes food to about one hundred people each week, is staffed by volunteers, and is supported by donations, including ours. Canned and/or non perishable food, please.

Catering for the High Holidays will be provided by Sandy Jennings of Fresh from the Garden.

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you.

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