Yom Kippur

Avodah Service

Recounting Yom Kippur traditions from the Temple period.

Bring Your Own Books

Seven things to read in shul on the High Holidays.

My Jewish Learning’s Yom Kippur Program Schedule

Register for the morning service and classes, and browse through the full schedule of events for Yom Kippur with My Jewish Learning.

Do You Wear a Tallit on Rosh Hashanah?

We'll help you remember if it's customary to wear a prayer shawl on the High Holidays.

Join My Jewish Learning Live Online for the High Holiday Season

Join My Jewish Learning for a meaningful and engaging online experience on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and throughout the holiday season.

Why Fast on Yom Kippur?

Fasting is a physical discipline that translates into ethical behavior.

Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh

A prayer for the eleven Jews massacred on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue.

When Sandy Koufax Refused to Play on Yom Kippur

Koufax’s refusal to play on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, became a major point of pride for American Jews, who saw that it was possible to live in two cultures at once.

Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words

Why does the holiest day of the Jewish year begin with a dry legal formula renouncing vows?

Is It OK To Drink Water on Yom Kippur?

Water is traditionally prohibited on the fast day, but health concerns take precedence.

Where to Stream High Holiday Services

How to watch Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services online.