Yizkor & Neilah

Wednesday, October 5  • 5:00 – 7:45 pm

Service Leaders: Zvika Krieger | Lior Tsarfaty | Sarah Elise Rund
Guest Cantorial Soloist: Ariel Hendelman
Musicians: Kaila Flexer | Michaelle Goerlitz | Doni Benedictson

Yizkor: A gentle shift from grief to purpose as we turn from mourning to dancing

The personal gate of honoring the memory of those who have died is a compelling and necessary passage for our own growth. We have experienced much loss and may feel shaken and uncertain about the future. Wisely, our tradition gives us this opportunity to express our sorrow in community through liturgy, chant, and the sharing of stories. This encourages us to infuse the New Year with meaning and purpose so that their names will be remembered for blessing. 

Neilah: We have turned inward, reached outward,
and stepped forward on the authentic path toward wholeness 

The gates are closing. Have we done the sacred work of teshuvah? Are we ready to build an ethical, meaningful life and engage in restorative work? Our final prayers and reflections together invite us to release an exuberant ecstatic “Yes!” Together, we can meet the challenges and opportunities of this New Year, panim al panim, face to face, with the Divine and with each other! 

Multi Access Locations
All Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be live at First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA and livestreamed via Zoom

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Oct 05 2022
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm


First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana Street
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