Students praying to the Western Wall during Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur – The Holiest Day of the Year

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish year and is the culmination of the High Holy Days, which begins at sundown on September 27th. It marks the final opportunity to repent before God before the Book of Life is sealed for another year. Use our resources below to learn more about this biblically mandated observance.

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins on September 27th at sundown. Watch now as Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein explains the significance of this most holy day on the Jewish calendar and how it is observed in Israel and around the world.

People praying in the streets to the Western Wall in Jerusalem during Yom Kippur

What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, is the culmination of the High Holy Days that began ten days ago with Rosh Hashanah. It represents the final opportunity for teshuvah, repentance, and it is observed with prayers, fasting, and beseeching God for forgiveness.
Cover of the bible study Jonah God's Reluctant Prophet by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Jonah: God's Reluctant Prophet

The book of Jonah is traditionally read during Yom Kippur services as it is the story of repentance, forgiveness, and second chances. Jonah's story reminds us that even when we stumble and sin, if we turn to God, He is quick to forgive and no one is beyond the reach of…
The Yom Kippur Goats

The Yom Kippur Goats

The Yom Kippur service today no longer includes many of the elements as prescribed in the Bible, including the two goats. Yet, the message inherent in this ritual still resonates for us today. Learn more with this devotional teaching.

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