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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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MATTI FRIEDMAN LEONARD COHEN IN THE SINAI
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MATTI FRIEDMAN LEONARD COHEN IN THE SINAI

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A psalmist for the modern age and a prophet of the human heart, Leonard Cohen long danced along the tightrope between the sacred and profane in songs laced with memories of Jewish sorrow and ancient prayers. But in 1973, trapped at a creative dead end, he took that music into the heat of modern Jewish sorrow and prayer, to the bloody battlefields of the Yom Kippur War during Israel’s darkest days. His guitar in hand, Eliezer ben Natan haCohen traveled across the front lines in the Sinai desert to lift the morale of soldiers battling to save the Jewish people – and emerged with one of the best albums of his career.

Upon the release of his deeply researched, moving account of those weeks in in Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai, journalist Matti Friedman joins us to talk about Cohen’s extraordinary journey and the mark it left both on those who heard him perform and on Cohen himself.

Matti Friedman will screen rare photographs from Cohen’s Sinai trip and will be in conversation with journalist Abigail Pogrebin.

Joining the program will be Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of Montreal’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, the spiritual home to six generations of the Cohen family. The Cantor and Shaar’s renowned choir provided the backing vocals for Cohen’s Grammy Award-winning song “You Want It Darker,” which they will perform along with a selection of Cohen’s best-known songs.

Sponsored by:
RUTH LANDE SHUMAN, PUBLICOLOR

Matti Friedman in conversation with Abigail Pogrebin 5 - - LeonardCohen

Matti Friedman in conversation with Abigail Pogrebin 7 - - LeonardCohen

If Covid-19 restrictions prevent large gatherings, this program will become virtual-only. All in-person tickets will automatically transfer. A link to the virtual program will be emailed to buyers the day prior. If a book is included in your ticket purchase, it will be mailed to the address you provide.

 

 

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