Jewish Journal

Tag: Kol Nidre

View the most popular tags overall?

  • The time is now

    October 6, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    Three nights ago as I sat in Kol Nidre services to usher in Yom Kippur, I listened to the Rabbi’s sermon with tears in my eyes. My fiancé and I attended the Chabad Young Professionals service in New York where Rabbi Levi told the story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who...

  • Forgiveness

    October 2, 2015 | 2:57 pm

    I was standing with my brother on the top floor of a hotel in Atlanta having checked in for a conference he had organized.  The elevators were jammed and they didn’t have enough to accommodate all the guests.  More, some of them went to the lower floors and others to the upper.  We...

  • Letters to the editor: Kol Nidre, Israel gap year, The Bikels’ love and more

    September 30, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Kol Nidre on the Net

    Thanks to the Jewish Journal for co-sponsoring the live-streaming on the Internet of Kol Nidre services Sept. 22 from the Church of Religious Science in Koreatown.

    I found it fascinating to experience Judaism online for the first time. It was a...

  • Return, reboot, reload

    September 25, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    In 1913, a 27 year old Jew, who had grown up in the home of totally assimilated, wealthy German parents, came to a Kol Nidre service in Berlin for what he thought would be his last time.  He had decided to convert to Christianity.  This service was to be his way of saying goodbye...

  • Reclaiming JEW

    September 25, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Jew. Jew. Jew.
    I’m a Jew.
    I imagine the majority of us here are Jews. We’re Jews.
    And friends of Jews.

    What is it about the word “Jew”?

    Comedian Louis CK observed: “Jew is a funny word, because Jew is the only word that is the polite...

  • Live webcast of Kol Nidre expected to attract 40,000 viewers

    September 22, 2015 | 9:20 am

    A California-based live webcast of Kol Nidre services is expected to garner more than 40,000 viewers.

    The service led by Rabbi Naomi Levy of Nashuva, including preaching, traditional prayer, meditation and music by a five-piece, multicultural band, will be livestreamed at 6:30...

  • The tyranny of the normal

    September 16, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    I grew up on 1950s television, and all I wanted in the world was to be the Cleavers. I wanted my dad to come home each evening in his neatly pressed suit, hang his fedora near the door and greet my mom, perpetually cheerful in her high heels and pearls. I wanted to sit down to...

  • Free High Holy Days services

    September 8, 2015 | 5:07 pm

    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 13

    Rosh Hashanah, first day: Sept. 14

    Rosh Hashanah, second day: Sept. 15

    Kol Nidre: Sept. 22

    Yom Kippur: Sept. 23


    Los Angeles-area Chabads offering free services to the public during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur include Chabad of...

  • Sanctuary@Pico Union looks to engage and enlighten

    By Ryan Torok

    August 26, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    With the launch of the Sanctuary@Pico Union next month, Craig Taubman — the singer/songwriter who co-founded Sinai Temple’s influential “Friday Night Live” services — aims to bring Jewish congregational life to a venue that has not seen any in nearly a century. 

    The Pico Union...

  • Can’t make it to shul for Kol Nidre? Join us LIVE online!

    October 2, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    On Oct. 3rd, Yom Kippur Eve, Rabbi Naomi Levy and Nashuva will lead a virtual congregation of over 100,000 people in the world’s largest Kol Nidre service being streamed live over the web at kolnidrelive.com.

    [RSVP for the FREE service here]

    Kol Nidre is the evening service of...

  • Calendar November 9-15

    By Laura Donney

    November 6, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    SUN | NOV 10


    Siblings Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, survivors of Kristallnacht, will share their experience and discuss their memoir, “An Uncommon Journey,” during the Museum of Tolerance’s Kristallnacht commemoration. A book signing will follow. Advanced...

  • Two L.A. kaporot ritual sites shut down

    September 13, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Just hours before Kol Nidre, more than 100 chickens intended to be used for kaporot ceremonies won a reprieve. Kaporot, which means “Atonement,” is a 1,000-year-old custom observed by some Orthodox Jews between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in which an individual swings a live...

  • Kvetching Fire: The video that will get you through Yom Kippur

    September 13, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Worried about how to get through the 24-hour fast?

    Katniss Eversteen, the protagonist of “The Jewish Hunger Games,” a clever parody by Andrew Zenn and Jon Rudnitsky, can help you out.

    “This is crunch time,” announces a helpful voiceover. “There will be temptation.”

  • Free High Holy Day services 2013

    August 27, 2013 | 11:56 am

    TONIGHT: Kol Nidre LIVE webcast at 6:45 p.m. (PST)



    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 4
    Rosh Hashanah first and second day: Sept. 5-Sept. 6
    Kol Nidre: Sept. 13
    Yom Kippur: Sept. 14



    A Conservative...

  • Cellist’s path to Judaism

    May 15, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    When cellist Lynn Harrell would play “Kol Nidre” at his synagogue on Yom Kippur, he felt more than the notes and the melody. It was through the music that he discovered he wanted to become a Jew.

    “It was a 45- to 50-year journey to come to the realization that all the people I...

  • Hank Greenberg in extra innings

    May 9, 2013 | 11:13 am

    "I think Hank Greenberg was the great American hero," Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner says. "What he did on Yom Kippur. What he faced. He was our Jackie Robinson."

    Thirteen years after the debut of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," her documentary about the baseball...

  • Thoughts on the Visioning Process

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    February 13, 2013 | 7:00 am

    Last fall, I wrote here about the Visioning process our synagogue is undertaking. Now that the first part of the process, namely the house meetings, is over, our community is reflecting on what has happened so far.

    I attended one of the house meetings as a participant, and two...

  • A life saved during Kol Nidre service

    By Ryan Torok

    October 3, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Lips and face blue, Temple Akiba congregant Duke Molner lay unconscious, without a pulse, outside the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City, during Kol Nidre services on Sept. 25. 

    Molder, who is in his 60s, had had a heart attack. A congregant found him lying on the ground...

  • You ain’t heard Kol Nidre yet

    September 20, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    On Kol Nidre, we sing for our lives. At the minyan where I pray, as a lay "shaliach tzibur," or service leader, I was asked to lead the singing this year, and I was starting to wonder if I was up to it.

    I wasn’t asked to lead the actual Kol Nidre prayer at my Movable Minyan --...

  • Israel’s alt Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    With its lively beaches, all-night clubs and restaurants serving ham and shrimp, Tel Aviv is a city known more for its Speedos than its spirituality.

    And while observant Jews may spend Yom Kippur praying in synagogues, secular Israelis are more likely to spend the Day of...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Family services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services


    Sun. 3-4 p.m. Free. Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd.,...

  • High Holy Day services guide: College services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services


    Hillel invites USC students to celebrate the High Holy Days. Sun. 6:30 p.m. $18...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Alternative services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    For other services, visit our College, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services


    Led by Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the “Kirtan Rabbi.” Sun. 7 p.m. $50 (includes tonight’s service...

  • Opinion: A day for the soul

    By David Suissa

    October 12, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Trust the Jews to begin the holiest moment of the year on Yom Kippur not with a prayer, but with an ambiguous declaration. The Kol Nidre is not a prayer; it is a text that describes various categories of vows and oaths from which, ostensibly, we are attempting to free ourselves.

  • Letters to the Editor: Occupy Wall Street, Michael Oren, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur

    October 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The Rich Still Get Richer

    Marty Kaplan really tells it like it is in his “Occupy K Street” column (Oct. 7). The corporations and bankers pay lobbyists to buy members of Congress and also pour money into the media to get their conservative message across, which will result in...

  • Why I went to Occupy L.A. instead of synagogue

    October 12, 2011 | 11:24 am

    A little more than a month ago, I became a Bat Mitzvah. In Judaism, that means I am now an adult and have pledged to keep the traditions of my faith. And yet it was for those very reasons that I decided to spend Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the Jewish year - joining the protesters...

  • Friends, Love, God & the High Holidays

    By Ilana Angel

    October 9, 2011 | 2:45 am

    I love my friend Rachel.  We met at Temple and over the past three years have become very close.  She is Canadian too, so what’s not to love?  Rachel knows every prayer and every song, from every Jewish holiday.  I like to think I know my stuff, but this chick rocks when it comes...

  • Craving connection

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    In ancient times, the rabbis probably couldn’t imagine that, one day, a Kol Nidre service would be broadcast live on something called the Web.

    Naturally, some would have shunned the implications of such a modernizing event for a tradition steeped in ancient mores and law. The new...

  • An insider’s view of also being an outsider

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 27, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if there isn’t a variant of Gresham’s law at work in the arts and letters of the digital age: Is bad writing driving out good? The sheer volume and velocity of the blogosphere, for example, seems to hide the moments of discernment and reflection.

    Now and then,...

  • American Idol’s Adam Lambert sings “The Prayer”

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 1, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    Move over Bocelli. Adam Lambert’s rendition of “The Prayer,” which he sang on the holiest evening of the Jewish calendar (Kol Nidre) may send Italian tenors back to training. Listen to his duet with Temple of the Arts’ cantor, Illysia Pierce here.

    Page 1     of 2 pages        1 2 >