Looking for a meaningful and inspirational way to connect to Yom Kippur outside of traditional prayer services?
Chabad of NW Metro Denver will be offering insightful classes running concurrently to Yom Kippur synagogue services with scholar in residence Rabbi Pinchas Taylor.
The informative topics include:
Friday September 29 – Yom Kippur Eve
7:00 – 8:00 pm: How Prayer Works
We delve into the essential nature of Jewish prayer. What is the purpose of prayer? When should I pray? What should be my state of mind during prayer? Who can pray? Why do we pray? Doesn’t G‑d know what we need? Does G‑d need our praises? Why do we pray from a formalized prayer book?
Saturday September 30 – Yom Kippur Day
10:00 – 11:00 am: Teshuva as Time Travel
Change sins to merits with one simple discovery. Through teshuvah, repentance, we can lessen past sins and even change some to merits. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor shows how science is coming to support different approaches to time and space, which have always been known in Jewish mystical literature.
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Mechanics of Positive Thinking
A contemporary approach to how our actions, speech, and thoughts can actually change our universe. Find out what the Jewish sages have said about the law of attraction and how the power of thought influences outcomes in our lives. Learn the secret of how thoughts can draw positive results your way.
5:15 – 6:15 pm: Beginner’s Guide to Jewish Meditation
Learn an overview of what meditation is and what it is not. Discover the history and purpose of meditation in the Jewish tradition. Come out with some sample meditations that you can use daily in your life.
Yom Kippur Services, lectures and children’s program all take place at the at the Doubletree by Hilton, 8773 Yates Dr. Westminster. Conveniently off the Boulder Turnpike at 92nd Street.
Lectures will be given in adjacent conference room to High Holiday services.
There’s no cost to attend the lectures or services, reservations are appreciated at www.COJewish.com/hh2017 or at 720-984-5805
About Pinchas Taylor
From an early age, Pinchas Taylor showed a particular interest in history and science. After graduating from the Rabbinical College of America, he completed his formal rabbinic studies in Los Angeles, CA, and began teaching and counseling people in addiction recovery. He and his wife Miriam live in South Florida, where Rabbi Taylor serves as the Director of Adult Education and Outreach at the Chabad of Plantation.