Erev Yom Kippur - Event

Aug 16, 2021

About Solomon Schechter Day School

Welcome to the Solomon Schechter Day School, a renowned educational institution committed to nurturing the minds and souls of our students. With a strong emphasis on academics, character development, and Jewish education, we strive to provide a holistic learning experience that prepares students for success in both this world and the next. Located in the heart of our vibrant community, we are dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and instilling values that align with the principles of Judaism.

Join Us for Erev Yom Kippur

We invite you to join us for Erev Yom Kippur, an important event organized by Solomon Schechter Day School in collaboration with the local Jewish community. Erev Yom Kippur, also known as the eve of the Day of Atonement, holds immense significance in the Jewish calendar and marks the beginning of this solemn observance.

Understanding Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism. It is a time of reflection, prayer, and repentance, where individuals seek forgiveness for their sins and strive to improve themselves. Yom Kippur serves as an opportunity to reconnect with one's spirituality and demonstrate a commitment to growth and personal transformation.

Customs and Traditions

During Erev Yom Kippur, we gather as a community to participate in various customs and traditions associated with this sacred day. Some of these customs include:

  • Kaparot: A symbolic practice involving the waving of a chicken over one's head to transfer sins
  • Kol Nidre: An evening prayer service that sets the intention for the following day
  • Fasting: A complete 25-hour fast from food and drink as an act of atonement
  • Prayer: Engaging in meaningful prayer sessions and introspection
  • Charitable Acts: Giving tzedakah (charitable donations) to those in need

Our Erev Yom Kippur Program

At Solomon Schechter Day School, we have meticulously crafted an engaging and spiritually enriching program for Erev Yom Kippur. Our event features educational sessions, interactive discussions, and inspiring ceremonies, ensuring a meaningful experience for all participants.

Highlights of Our Program

  • Guided Reflection: A session led by renowned religious scholars, providing insights into the significance of Yom Kippur and encouraging personal reflection on the past year
  • Interactive Workshops: Engaging workshops that explore the themes of forgiveness, self-improvement, and the power of repentance
  • Prayer Services: Meaningful prayer services guided by experienced clergy members, creating a serene and introspective atmosphere
  • Community Bonding: Opportunities to connect with fellow community members, fostering unity and a sense of belonging

Join Us for a Profound Experience

We extend a warm invitation to individuals of all ages and backgrounds to join us for this profound experience of Erev Yom Kippur. Whether you are a steadfast follower of Judaism or simply curious about our customs and traditions, we welcome you to be part of our community as we observe this sacred day together.

Registration and Contact Information

For more information and to register for our Erev Yom Kippur event, please visit our website at We look forward to welcoming you and sharing in this meaningful journey of atonement and spiritual growth.