6:30 am Selichot/Shacharit/ Hatarat Nedarim 3:00 pm Mincha (With Viduy)
Seudat haMafseket at home, after Mincha Do not light candles earlier than 5:32 6:28 pm Candlelighting, and preferred time to begin fast.
Yom Kippur, Monday , September 25th
EVENING: 6:00 pm Tfilat Zakka 6:30 pm Kol Nidre MORNING: 9:00 am Psukei d’Zimra 9:40 am “HaMelech” 11:15 am Yizkor AFTERNOON: 4:45 pm Mincha 6:00 pm Neila 7:10 pm Maariv 7:23 pm Fast Ends EREV YOM KIPPUR A shortened version of Selichot is said in the morning. Avinu Malkeinu is recited, but Tachanun, Lamnatzeach and Mizmor L’Todah are not. Those who did not do Hatarat Nedarim on Erev Rosh Hashana do so today. There is a mitzvah to have a Seudah (festive meal). Some have one Seudah in the morning and another after Mincha. Men go to the Mikvah after midday. Kapparot are performed, either with chickens or with money. There will be baskets in shul for Kapparot money, which is distributed to the poor for Yom Tov. The text of Kapparot may be found in the Yom Kippur Artscroll Machzor (p.2) and the Soloveitchik Machzor (p.2).
YOM KIPPUR Yahrzeit lamps are lit for one’s parents before Yom Kippur. It is customary to bless the children before Yom Kippur. The blessing may be found in the Artscroll Machzor (p.32) and the Soloveitchik Machzor (p.38). Or it is online: https://www.artscroll.com/images/download/seifbirchashabanim.pdf One comes early to the synagogue to recite the special prayer known as Tefilah Zakah wherein he expresses forgiveness to those who wronged him. CANDLELIGHTING: The brachot for candle lighting are lehdalik ner Yom HaKippurim, and shehechiyanu. Women who live far from shul and wish to drive after lighting candles should have in mind while lighting that they are not yet accepting Yom Kippur. They should also not recite shehechiyanu while lighting and should wait to recite it until Kol Nidrei when the Chazzan recites this bracha. RESTRICTED ACTIVITY: The five prohibited pleasures on Yom Kippur are: eating and drinking; washing; anointing (perfumes, etc.); marital intimacy; and leather shoes. PRAYERS OF REPENTANCE. Yom Kippur is designated as a day set aside for repentance. Vidui (confession of sins), notably the “Ashamnu” and “Al Chet”, is recited in the private Shemona Esrei at Mincha on erev Yom Kippur, and both in the private Shemona Esrei and in the Chazan’s repetition of the Shemona Esrei from Maariv on Tuesday night through Neila late Wednesday afternoon. Selichot (prayers asking for forgiveness) led by the Chazzan in his repetition of the Shemona Esrei on Yom Kippur, most notably the “Shma Koleinu”, introduce the Vidui in each service. Many beautiful Piyyutim (liturgical poems) are recited only once a year on this day.
YIZKOR: Yizkor (remembrance of the Departed) is recited before Mussaf. HAVDALAH: The bracha of Borei Meorei Haeish during Havdalah must be recited on a flame which was burning and “rested” during Yom Kippur. PLEASE RESPOND GENEROUSLY TO OUR KOL NIDREI APPEAL
POST YOM KIPPUR Many have a custom to do a little Succah building or fixing right after Havdalah in order to start the New Year with a mitzvah.