Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, occurring on the tenth day after Rosh Hashanah. Though it is traditionally a day of fasting and prayer at the synagogue, for Humanistic Jews, Yom Kippur is the culmination of the introspection begun on Rosh Hashanah. The holiday offers the opportunity to ask forgiveness from ourselves and those we have wronged, and to vow to be active, involved, caring people in the coming year. It is also a time for remembrance.
The Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism community will observe Yom Kippur LIVE under the leadership of our madrikha (leader), Sheila Malcolm. We will gather together at the Martin Park Picnic Shelter, near Table Mesa & Broadway in Boulder. The ceremony will include a traditional and haunting Kol Nidre, sung by mezzo soprano Eve Orenstein, followed by a BYO Dinner/Break-the-fast.
Beth Ami will provide a dessert at this free event. Bring a blanket/chair for distancing — and remember to dress for the weather!
Thursday, September 16
5:00 pm MDT
Martin Park Picnic Shelter
Please RSVP by Sept. 14 by clicking the “Attend” button on our Meetup page.
Beginning with the New Year 5782, Beth Ami joins other Boulder County Jewish congregations to collect packaged foods for our local Community Food Share. Kindly bring unexpired cans and boxes to our LIVE events
Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to the Jewish past, celebrate the Jewish present, and link to the Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy.
Let’s do Jewish together – Humanistically!