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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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ISRAEL THERAPY SESSION 2
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ISRAEL THERAPY SESSION 2

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Are you anxious [about Israel’s politics or policies]? Feeling depressed [about its future]? Do you struggle to talk about it with your children [or parents or neighbors]? Wonder why your [colleagues-friends-strangers] expect you to explain the intricacies of Jewish democracy to them?

You’re not alone. Thousands of American Jews marvel at Israel’s achievements in technology, art and food — but worry about its religious hegemony or ccusations of human rights violations. We worry about what seems like a growing chasm between Israeli Jews and the Diaspora. And who can understand its seemingly endless election cycle?

Israel Therapy is for those who love the Jewish state — or love to hate it, hate to love it, wonder why it doesn’t always love them back. We’ll sort through the stressful confusion and give voice to the feelings, concerns and questions you’ve been afraid to ask.

Join us for one session or all three, June 16, July 14 and August 18 at 11:30 AM EDT:

  • What does it mean to be a Jewish state if Israel rejects how I practice Judaism?
  • How do I square my Jewish values of social justice and Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank?
  • Why does it seem like Israel expects us to keep sending money — yet have no say in how the country is run?

Our chief therapist is Libby Lenkinski, who went to Zionist summer camp from ages 9 to 25, spent a decade living in Israel, and has counseled Hollywood celebrities and international diplomats about the Jewish state. Libby will be joined by Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of The Forward and former Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times. Special guest therapists to be announced.

We don’t promise that they’ll eliminate your doubts, but they’ll help with your commitment issues.

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