Friday, October 3, 2014

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Yom Kippur High Holy Day Services Start Tonight - Have An Easy Fast

A message from the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation:


Leana Moritt, Rabbi Nina Lublin, President

Steve Kaufman, Treasurer Scot Bobo, Secretary Julia Chang, Communications

Our High Holy Days observances continue this week led by our Rabbi, Leana Moritt and our Hazzan, Jacob Agar at Manhattan Park Theatre, 8 River Road

If you have already joined as a member, thank you.

If you have not joined, please consider membership. See our website for details.

The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation

542 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 917-375-1139
According to
Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Falling in the month of Tishrei (September or October in the Gregorian calendar), it marks the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. According to tradition, it is on Yom Kippur that God decides each person’s fate, so Jews are encouraged to make amends and ask forgiveness for sins committed during the past year. The holiday is observed with a 25-hour fast and a special religious service. Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are known as Judaism’s “High Holy Days.”
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