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Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: The Kol Nidrei Service for Yom Kippur, 9/15/21 at 7:30pm


A year ago most of worship were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and online services sustained many faith communities. This year, Temple B’rith Kodesh will have in-person services for the High Holy Days, broadcast live on WXXI Classical.

On Yom Kippur, tune in for our broadcast for the Day of Atonement, as Senior Rabbi Peter Stein, Assistant Rabbi Rochelle Tulik, Cantor Keri Berger, Choir Director Jason Berger and a quartet of singers lead the services live from Temple B’rith Kodesh. The Kol Nidrei Service will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 15th at an earlier time – 7:30pm on WXXI 91.5 FM, WXXY 90.3 FM in Houghton and WITH 90.1 HD2 in Ithaca, and is made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year, and the liturgy contains some of the most ancient prayers and melodies of the Jewish spiritual tradition, some of which were brought down from Mount Sinai by Moses, and handed down from generation to generation. The evening service that begins Yom Kippur is known as the Kol Nidre Service, named for the prayer that opens the liturgy. The day is observed by fasting and prayer.

Temple B'rith Kodesh was founded in 1848 as an Orthodox synagogue with 12 members who met in a room leased from a Baptist church on St. Paul Street. It is the oldest Jewish congregation and the largest Reform temple in the greater Rochester area. Temple B’rith Kodesh moved to its current location on Elmwood Avenue in 1962, and currently serves over 800 families.