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Community-wide Selichot Program and Service

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Selichot 2016

The Jewish community came together to spiritually prepare for the coming Days of Awe at a special program and service on Saturday night.  Following presentations by participating rabbis about how they spiritually prepare for the holidays, a beautiful and inspiring Selichot service was led by area clergy and a community chorus.  The ritual of changing the Torah covers to one specifically designed for the High Holy Days was led by each congregation’s designated leader.  Pictured below are Left to Right: Rabbis Alan Londy, David Glickman, Javier Cattapan, Daniel Kirzane, Cantor Sharon Kohn, Rabbi Art Nemitoff, Hazzan Tahl Ben Yehuda, Rabbis Jonathan Rudnick, Beryl Padorr, Scott White and Linda Steigman.


Selichot Program and Service Flyer

Selichot is an opportunity to examine one's deeds of the past year, directing one's heart and mind to the process of teshuvah (repentance), and seeking forgiveness. Some of the prayers and music found in the Selichot service are taken from the High Holy Day liturgy, thus providing a musical transition between the "old year" and the New Year.

The community will come together for a city-wide Selichot program and service on Saturday, September 24, at Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127 th .

The evening will begin with a dessert reception at 8:15 p.m. and will be followed by Havdalah at 8:45 p.m. At 9:00, Rabbis will present Learning, Reflection and Song as they reflect and discuss how they spiritually prepare for the High Holy Days. Whether it is quiet meditation, doing teshuvah, cooking a special holiday meal or exploring the Machzor, our clergy will share their thoughts on how they stay centered, how what they do impacts others and how they approach repentance and forgiveness.

The Selichot service will begin at 10:10 p.m. and is designed to help worshipers begin to spiritually prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The service will be led by area clergy including Rabbis Javier Cattapan, David Glickman, Daniel Kirzane, Alan Londy, Arthur Nemitoff, Beryl Padorr, Jonathan Rudnick, Linda Steigman and Scott White along with a musical leadership team of Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda, Rachel Black, Carmen Dieker, Coleen Dieker, Cantor Sharon Kohn, Linda Salvay, Lara Steinel, EmilyTummons, and a community chorus.

For more information see flyer or contact Annette Fish, Rabbinical Association Administrator, afprogram@aol.com or 913-327- 4622.

The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City sponsors the Selichot program with generous support from The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.

Selichot services also take place at 11:00 p.m. at Kehilath Israel and at 1:10 a.m. at Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner.

Selichot Program and Service Flyer


Vocalists invited to participate in Selichot Service

Come sing in the big Community Chorus at this year's community-wide Selichot service. The service will be held at 10:10pm on Saturday, September 24th at Congregation Beth Torah, and will be conducted by Lara Steinel, Music Director at Congregation Kol Ami. Singers should be available for both of these two rehearsals: Wednesday, September 14 (7-- 8pm) and Wednesday, September 21st (7-- 8pm). Contact Emily Tummons, Music Director at Beth Torah, if you're interested in signing up: emily@beth-torah.org or (913) 498-2212.





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