Featuring the short film Unetanah Tokef
The story of Yom Kippur on Kibbutz Beth Hashita
What happens to a small close-knit community when 11 of its members are buried in one day? What forms of mourning and meaning are available to this community, when religion is foresworn? And when the 11 young men all died fighting for Israel in the Yom Kippur war, how should their secular kibbutz now relate to Yom Kippur?
8:30 pm – Havdalah, Movie, and Discussion
9:45 pm – Reception
10:15 pm – Selichot Service
The service that ushers in the High Holy Days – This service is always the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah (or if Rosh Hashanah falls on a Tuesday or earlier in the week, two Saturdays before Rosh Hashanah.) Traditionally, the service is meant to be held close to midnight.