Prayer Services

Kol Nidrei

The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration

Yom Kippur 101

The most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

Jewish Prayer Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?

Cantillation: Chanting, or Leyning, the Bible

Today the Bible is chanted in synagogues with an intricate musical system, but the practice began with one man projecting in a marketplace.

Ask the Expert: Standing in Shul

How do I know when to stand and when to sit?

Ask the Expert: Can I Recite Mourner’s Kaddish for a Non-Relative?

A rabbi weighs in on reciting Mourner's Kaddish for someone you're not related to.

The 13 Attributes of Mercy

Asking God for forgiveness.

Lecha Dodi

This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

Making Synagogue Meaningful on the High Holidays

Or, how to survive Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

The Differences Between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

There is a change of mood from the beginning to the end of the 10 days of repentance.

Eleh Ezkerah: The Ten Martyrs

An account of ten rabbis killed by the Romans is a centerpiece of the Yom Kippur service.