A Classical Reform service for Yom Kippur will be held at Pikesville High School.
The Reform Temple, which has hosted hundreds of congregants during the past three years, will hold its Yom Kippur service from 1-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the auditorium, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., Pikesville. There is no cost to attend.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture.
It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins.
Yom Kippur marks the end of the annual 10-day High Holy Day period, which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
On Friday, Sept. 13, observation will begin at sunset.
Yom Kippur falls annually on the 10th day of Tishrei, a month on the Hebrew calendar, which is nine days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
To observe Yom Kippur, one should eat and drink festively the day before—once early in the day and once later, before Kol Nidrei synagogue services.
Then, for almost 25 hours, the day is spent in the synagogue without eating, drinking and with other restrictions.
To observe the High Holy Days and holiday period before Kol Nidrei and after the Yom Kippur fast, many Jewish specialties are made.
But there are a few staples that usually make their way onto the table. Try a honey cake or noodle kugel.Are there other holiday services you would like to promote on Pikesville Patch? Please tell us in the comments, below, and/or post them directly to Pikesville Patch's events calendar, or announce them on our boards, by typing in the 'What's Up?' box.