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Yom Kippur Appeal 5784             (scroll down for service times)

Dear Friends,   “Repentance, prayer and charity avert the evil decree.” Starting with Kol Nidre, and for the following 25 hours, we will reflect on these themes as we fast and pray.   Giving in observance of Yom Kippur is especially important. It is said that the jingling of coins given on erev Yom Kippur creates such a clamor in Heaven that all the forces of evil cannot stand in their way.     On Kol Nidrei, we ask all of our members and friends for contributions to help us raise $50,000 during the High Holidays and meet our 2023 budget. The next time we ask you for support will be our annual Gala next summer – so your gift for Yom Kippur will have to last us for half a year or more.    This is a particularly auspicious time to give, as an anonymous family has offered to match donations, dollar for dollar. This means that your gift will go twice as far: $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500, and $500 becomes $1,000.   Please click here to give online (for "Type," toggle to Kol Nidre Appeal).   Thank you for your contribution. Your support – in any amount – makes a big difference.   G’mar chatima tova,   Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Spiritual Leader   Brooke A. Bryant, PhD President

High Holidays Under the Tent 5784

Holiday Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services will take place at Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry streets) in Brooklyn Heights.

High Holiday services are free for synagogue members.            • Click to join as a first time member.                                                • Click to pay your 2023 dues if you've been a past member.                      • Click to purchase seats as a non-member ($350 each).                       • Current members, email with your seat reservations.

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24 — Erev Yom Kippur

Mikvah open for women            Saturday night

Mikvah open for men                7:30 am to 2 pm

Light candles                           6:32 pm

Fast begins                              6:32 pm

Kol Nidre Service                      6:40 pm

Children’s Program                   6 to 8 pm

Monday, September 25 –—Yom Kippur

Morning Services                      9 am

Beginners Class on Prayer         10:30 am

Yizkor Memorial Service            12 pm

Children’s Program                   11 am – 1 pm

Mincha                                    4:45 pm

Neilah (concluding service).       6:15 pm

Shofar and Fast ends                7:36 pm

Sunday, Mar. 12: lecture and lunch

Lunch at 11:30 followed by lecture at noon.

This month's Israel Today: Culture and Conflict speaker is Laura Wharton, a Harvard graduate who made aliyah, served in the IDF, lived on a kibbutz, and is now a professor at Hebrew University as well as politically active in the Meretz party.

Click here to RSVP for lunch or receive the Zoom link to watch remotely.

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Free Family Purim Luau dinner

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Megillah Readings for Purim

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784