Yom Kippur

General Notes

Traditional Prohibitions of Yom Kippur:

  1. Eating and drinking
  2. Bathing
  3. Sexual relations
  4. Using oils or lotions
  5. Wearing leather shoes

After Yom Kippur:

There is a tradition to begin building your Sukkah immediately after breaking your fast. We perform a Mitzvah immediately after Yom Kippur is over to show that our repentance on Yom Kippur was genuine. (See JL 124).

Shacharit Torah Reading - Traditional

Leviticus 16:1-34 & Numbers 29:7-29:11

6 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading - Alternatives

Deuteronomy 29:9-14; 30:11-20

Genesis 50:14-26

Leviticus 16:29-34 

Leviticus 19:1-18, 32-37

Mincha Torah Reading -Traditional

Leviticus 18:1-30

3 Aliyot

Mincha Torah Reading - Alternatives

Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18, 32-37

Genesis 50:14-26

Leviticus 16:29-34 and/or Leviticus 19:1-18, 32-37


At the end of Neilah, recite Havdalah. We recite the blessings over the wine and the flame, as well as the blessing of separation. We omit the opening paragraph (Hinei El Y'shuati) and the blessing over the spices.


Asseret Y'mei T'shuva

General Notes

During the Aseret Y'mei T'shuvah (10 days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur):

Traditionally, congregations continue reciting S'lichot each morning before shacharit. When reciting every Kaddish, the words "l'eilah min kol," are changed to "l'eilah u'l'eilah mi-kol."

When reciting the Amidah, include passages marked "Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur."

We continue to conclude our Shacharit and Ma'ariv services with Achat Sha'alti (MT 662).