Observe Yom Kippur 2012 in Andover
Find out where and how to observe the Jewish holiday in your community.
Yom Kippur is, in short, the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture. It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins.
Yom Kippur Services in Andover
- On Tuesday, Sept. 25, they will be holding a Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre service at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 26, they will be holding a Yom Kippur service at 9 a.m. and then Mincha/Neilah/Ma'ariv services at 5 p.m.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 25, they will be holding a Kol Nidre service at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. A ticket is required for the 8 p.m. service.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 26, they will be holding Yom Kippur Services at 8:45 a.m. and noon in the Sanctuary, a Family Service at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary, a Mincha Service at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and a Neilah Service at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (Estimated conclusion 6:45 p.m.). Tickets are required for the services at 8:45 a.m. and noon.
Yom Kippur falls annually on the 10th day of Tishrei, a month on the Hebrew calendar, which is nine days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
To observe Yom Kippur, one should eat and drink festively the day before—once early in the day and once later, before Kol Nidrei synagogue services. Then, for almost 25 hours, the day is spent in the synagogue without eating, drinking and other restrictions.
To observe the High Holy Days and holiday period before Kol Nidrei and after the Yom Kippur fast, many Jewish specialties are made. But there are a few staples that usually make their way onto the table. Try a honey cake or noodle kugel.