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Yom Kippur   


Kol Nidre - Sunday September 27th @ 8 PM

Yom Kippur for Kids and Teens - Sunday September 27th @ 9 AM / Zoom Link

Yom Kippur (Day) - Monday, September 28th

10:00 AM            Morning service

12:00 Noon         Journeys

1:30-2:30            Meditation Hour

3:00-4:00            Study Breakouts  - Jonah (A),   Holiness (B), Tikkun Olam (C)

4:15                    Memorial “Rooms” Open

4:45                    Yizkor/ Neilah


We are again “together apart” for the holiest day of the year: a day of purpose and introspection. Our new format and worship are anchored in our age-old tradition, and are designed to spiritually renew, teach, and engage. 

The Mindfulness Holy Day: Yom Kippur For Kids & Teens

Prepare for the important messages of Yom Kippur together. Starting with a brief T’filah (service), we’ll then separate into breakout rooms by age. (There is will be special rooms for those in preschool and kindergarten and their families, another for 1st-5th graders, and one for tweens and teens.) In these rooms, we’ll engage in meaningful activities connected to Yom Kippur, and our learning theme of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

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Learning Sessions – Yom Kippur Afternoon

Hannah Bloomberg will be teaching Jonah: Truth and Justice (Study Breakout "A")

Hannah grew up at Suburban Temple Kol-Ami, and carries her incredible experiences with her from religious school, years as a madricha, and as a proud SUBTY/NFTY-NEL alumna. She is currently living in Minneapolis, MN and is a first-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Hannah loves reading, cooking, and the outdoors, and is thrilled to be "coming home" to ST-KA for High Holy Days this year!

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Rabbi Shoshana Nyer will be teaching Holiness (Study Breakout "B")

Rabbi Shoshana Nyer, Director of Lifelong Learning, joined the Suburban Temple – Kol Ami community as Director of Lifelong Learning in July 2012, after serving Temple B'nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, VA for nine years as first Assistant, then Associate Rabbi and Educator. Before arriving in Northern Virginia, Rabbi Shana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, and then studied at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, where in addition to achieving her ordination in 2003, she earned a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature in 2002, and her Masters of Arts in Religious Education in 2016. Rabbi Shana is also the Jewish Educator at Camp Wise is Chardon, OH, returning to her childhood summer home. Rabbi Shana loves teaching students of all ages and is passionate about advocating for the inclusion of all learners.  She has published two articles on the subject, “How to Say ‘Yes And…’ to Inclusion” and “Creating Sacred Partnerships: Parents and Educators Working Together to Meet the Needs of All Learners”.   Rabbi Shana is a gifted storyteller who loves to teach Jewish values through this medium and gets excited when her lessons combine her knowledge of and passion for Judaism and her interest in all things pop culture. When she is not at work, Rabbi Shana enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen Langel, and their daughter, Emily.

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Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis will be teaching tikkun olam (Study Breakout "C")

Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis is passionate about bringing people together to create vibrant and compassionate communities. She is a Chaplain Resident at the Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus and proudly serves on the board of Jews in ALL Hues; a non-profit committed to supporting Jews of all racial, ethnic, gender, ability, and family backgrounds and works to educate the larger Jewish community about Jewish diversity. Rabbi Halpert Rodis moved to Shaker Heights this summer from Brooklyn, NY with her fiancé Tristan and his 5 year-old son.

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Other Explorations

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