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Yom Kippur Avodah Service
Saturday, Sep 30th, 2017 2:15 PM

Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary
Open seating
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On Yom Kippur afternoon, all are invited to our Avodah service in the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary (10 East 66th Street). Seating is open. No tickets are required. Once again, our service will be led by Rabbi Stephen Franklin and Cantorial Soloist Steven Fox. Rabbi Franklin is Rabbi Emeritus at Riverdale Temple. Steven Fox is artistic director and principal conductor of New York’s Clarion Music Society.

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The traditional Avodah evokes the ancient High Priest’s ritual on Yom Kippur, when the Jerusalem Temple still stood. This section was added to the traditional High Holy Day liturgy after the close of the Talmud. A central part of the Avodah is the confession of the High Priest on behalf of himself, his family, and the Jewish People. There is also a reference to the sacrificial goat that is sent into the wilderness as vicarious atonement for our sins.

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