Observe Yom Kippur 2012 in Stoughton

Find out where and how to observe the Jewish holiday in Stoughton and the surrounding area.

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 marks the end of the annual High Holy Day period (Sept. 16 to Sept. 26 in 2012), which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On Sept. 25, observation will begin at sunset.

The following services will be held in and around Stoughton in observance of Yom Kippur:


Ahavath Torah Congregation

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidre 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Shacharit 8:30 a.m.; Ask the Rabbi 3:15 p.m.; Mincha/Ne'ilah/Ma'ariv at 5 p.m.
  • Fast ends at 7:10 p.m.

Shaloh House Chabad

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Morning services: 9 a.m.; Mincha at 4:45 p.m., followed be Ne'ilah
  • Fast ends at 7:16 p.m.


Temple Beth Emunah

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidre at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Morning services: 9 a.m.; Mincha at 4:45 p.m., followed be Ne'ilah


Temple Israel

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidre 6 p.m.; Candle Lighting 6:19 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: 
    • Shacharit 8:30 a.m.
    • Mincha at 5 p.m.
    • Shofar Blowing at 7:19 p.m.

Temple Sinai

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: 
    • First morning service - 8:45 a.m.
    • Second morning service - 11:45 a.m.
    • Meditation/contemplative service - 2:30 p.m.
    • Yom Kippur Afternoon Service - 4 p.m.
    • Yom Kippur Yizkor Service - 5:15 p.m.
    • Yom Kippur Neilah Service - 6 p.m.

Temple Kol Tikvah

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidrei service - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26:
    • Yom Kippur service - 10 a.m.
    • Yom Kippur children's service (open to all) - 1:30 p.m.
    • Minchah/Yizkor/Concluding Yom Kippur service - 5 p.m.


Temple Beth Abraham

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Mincha will be at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: 
    • Shacharit at 8:45 a.m.
    • Mincha/Ne'lah/Maariv at 5:15 p.m. 

Temple Beth David of the South Shore

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Kol Nidrei services will begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: 
    • Morning services will begin at 10:30 a.m.
    • Mincha, Yizkor and N'ilah services at 4:15 p.m. 
    • For those who choose to stay at the synagogue during the day, there will be a study session with Rabbi Gottlieb at 3:15 p.m.

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 or drinking.

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.


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