September 22 - 23, 2015 
Yom Kippur is a day to practice self-denial, which is executed through fasting, prayer and repentance. In preparation for Yom Kippur, it has become customary for Jews to seek forgiveness from friends and relatives they may have wronged throughout the year. Yom Kippur also is seen as a time to honor loved ones of blessed memory. At Temple Emanu-El, relatives of members of the congregation are memorialized by reading their names during the Yom Kippur memorial service.