Kol Nidrei 

The services which introduces Yom Kippur is called Kol Nidrei which means ' All Vows ', this is the openings prayer of Yom Kippur, reciting in Shul by taking the Torah scrolls out of the Ark and after reciting the Kol Nidrei the scrolls will be returned into the Ark.

The Torah demands that we are keeping word, and not so much fulfilling a vow. On Yom Kippur the essence of the Neshama is fully revealed and real attitude toward our behavior will be expressed in the coming year.

At the Yom Kippur evening service and fallowing Kol Nidrei of half- Kaddish, will be the Sh'ma, the Amidah, the A Chet ~ this is the confession of sins ~ this can only be said on the night of Yom Kippur, 9th of Tishrei

After the services it is customary to recite the entire book of Tehillim.

The day of Atonement is the most holiest day of the Jewish year, which we observe with fasting and prayers, attend Shul on this day. Married men wear on this day a white Kittel.

Yom Kippur means the 'Day of Atonement ' which explaines the whole holiday, it is a day to ' Afflict the Soul ' and to Atone our sins of the past year. In 'The Days of Awe' HaShem inscribes all of our names and on Yom Kippur, Judgement enters and the book will be sealed. On this day it is our last and final day, our last chance to change Judgement, this is by repent and making amends.

In ' The Days of Awe ' Yom Kippur Atones only sins between men/ women and HaShem, not sins commited against another person. As wrongdoer he/she must seek reconcilliation with the other person and this must been done before Yom Kippur.


Holy candle lighting will be the 9th of Tishrei, 18 minutes before sunset.

Yom Kippur 10th of Tishrei

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