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EREV YOM KIPPUR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Yom Kippur Shir Chadash Service
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Kol Nidrei Formal Service
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

YOM KIPPUR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Young Families Service
9:00 – 9:30 AM
SummerStage at Central Park

Morning Yom Kippur Formal Service
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
With abbreviated Yizkor
SummerStage

Morning Yom Kippur Formal Service
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Study Session: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
“Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die”: Really?
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Greenwald Hall

Study Session: Dr. Joel Hoffman
Do Only the Wicked Suffer? Reward, Punishment and the Hidden Message of the High Holidays
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Beth-El Chapel
This Study Session will not be livestreamed, but will be recorded and available later On Demand.

Study Session: Warren Klein, Bernard Museum Curator
Through the Archives: Our Crowd
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Wise Hall
This Study Session will not be livestreamed, but will be recorded and available later On Demand.
Click here to learn more about the speakers.

Teen Service
12:30 – 1:30 PM
SummerStage

Avodah
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

Family Service
2:00 – 3:15 PM
SummerStage

Yom Kippur Afternoon, Memorial & Concluding Services
3:30 – 6:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Sanctuary

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Close Encounters with Avi Loeb

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Close Encounters with Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb

For decades, rumors and speculation about alien visitors have been chatter confined to crackpots, UFO hunters and Area 51 conspiracy theorists. But when the longest-serving chairman of the Astronomy Department at Harvard declares that we have clear clues that we’re not alone in the universe, it’s time to take the possibility seriously.

Does that sound like science fiction?

That’s what many astrophysicists thought until Oumuamua appeared on terrestrial telescopes in 2017, a 100-meter-long object that didn’t look and behave like a comet or asteroid. While most dismissed the possibility that they were seeing alien technology, Professor Avi Loeb insisted that no other explanation was logical and that we needed to mount a vigorous search for our neighbors on the cosmic street.

Why are scientists so reluctant to take Loeb’s hypothesis seriously? Isn’t it the height of hubris to cling to the belief that life developed only here on Earth when half of our Milky Way galaxy’s stars have planets similar enough to ours to sustain life? And what can we learn about ourselves and our world by studying space archaeology?

In his electrifying Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life beyond Earth, Loeb addresses those critical questions, and he joins us to discuss them and this exciting scientific frontier.

Moderated by Faye Flam, journalist and host of the podcast “Follow the Science”

The Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, Avi (Abraham) Loeb is the author of eight prior books and hundreds of scientific papers. Until recently Chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy and member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, he is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics. A native of Beit Hanan, Israel, he serves on the Advisory Board of Einstein: Visualize the Impossible, an immersive digital platform, at his alma mater, The Hebrew University.

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