S'lichot: Open for us the Gates
Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:37
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:57
Written by Margaux Abrams Friend
with the Center for Jewish Mindfulness
Saturday, September 20
9:00 p.m. Reception
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Study session
Rabbi London and Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell (from the Center for Jewish Mindfulness) will guide us in study and contemplation on the liturgical poem, "Open for Us the Gates," which we say at the end of Ne'ilah on Yom Kippur afternoon. P'tach (open), Lanu (for us), Sha'ar (Gate) we say as the sun is beginning to set and the Days of Awe are coming to a close, pleading with God to be open to us, our longing, and our vulnerability. We will ask ourselves, "How do we open our heart as the new year approaches? How can we be open to each ohter? Which gates do we need opened?
11:15 p.m. Havdallah & S'lichot Service
Yom Kippur Food Drive 5775 to Support the Ark
Created on Friday, 04 March 2011 21:14
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 14:17
Written by Bekki Kaplan
This year's Yom Kippur Food Drive will be supporting the ARK and their food pantry which supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area who have experienced hard times and/or in distress. While the ARK is seeking food that is kosher (a complete list is available online), any food donated that is not kosher will be donated to local food pantries in need.
Get involved: on Yom Kippur bins will be located in our parking lot to collect much needed food, and we are seeking volunteers to work 75 minute increments to assist worshippers take bags of donated food from cars and load into designated bins. Each "shift" will need at least 3 adults and 3 teens. Start the year by doing a wonderful mitzvah, and sign up today. And, thank you!