Printed from

Experience Yom Kippur

Experience Yom Kippur


Chabad Presents à la carte Yom Kippur Services

Tuesday, October 11th at Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St (enter from Woodlawn Ave)

Wednesday, October 12th at Rohr Chabad Center
5700 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Get Reserved Seats at our Services - click here

Support our High Holiday programs here

Chabad services are a unique combination of Hebrew liturgy, English readings, commentary, stories and songs.
They are open to everyone regardless of background, religious affiliation or knowledge of Hebrew.


New This Year

Alternative Workshops:

 Tuesday at 7:00pm after Kol Nidrei during evening services

Wednesday: 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm
with scholar-in-residence Rabbi Zalman Schurder


Tuesday, October 11th

Kol Nidrei: 6:00–8:00 pm

Description: Recommendation:

Amidst a haunting, soul-stirring melody, the Gates of Return are opened, beckoning every soul to enter. As the evening service begins, our souls continue to rise in heavenly ecstasy culminating in joyous melodies and tearful reflection.

A superb entry into the awesomeness of the day.

Post-prayer schmooze at 8:30 PM onward, open floor on any topic.

Wednesday, October 12th

Morning Services 9:30 - 11:00 am
Description: Recommendation:

Perk yourself up with the soaring words of King David’s Psalms, spirally ascending to a clamorous Hear O Israel followed by a dip into the Amidah—a quiet, contemplative prayer filled with Yom Kippur themes.

Use this time for reflection and contemplation.
Read whatever works for you from the prayer book, but don’t miss saying Hear O Israel with the community.

Do this right and you won’t even notice the missed coffee.


Torah Reading, Rabbi's Address & Yizkor: 11:00–12:30 pm

Description: Recommendation:

Relive the seminal temple service as read from an ancient Hebrew scroll, followed by soul-satisfying words from an inspired spiritual leader.
Then connect with the souls of your departed loved ones during the Yizkor’s memorial prayer.

The superb mix of prayer, Torah reading and inspiring words makes this service a Yom Kippur must!

Children's Services.


Musaf: 12:30–2:00 pm



This quintessential Yom Kippur service involves total immersion into the mystical world of the ancient temple service, plus the heart-rending saga of the martyrdom of ten of our greatest sages.

If your not familiar with the prayers, the English makes for good reading.


Yom Kippur Workshop: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Description: Recommendation:

For the adventurous and inquisitive, a lively discussion and hands-on exploration of all the ingredients and recipes that make Yom Kippur such a powerful experience.

Get to know the community in a pleasant outdoor setting.


Afternoon services and Jonah: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Description: Recommendation:

Join Jonah as he works himself out of the belly of a big fish, sharing his lesson in self-rehab.

A lot better than agonizing at home.


Neilah (“Closing of the Gates”) & End of Fast: 6:00 - 6:55 pm

Description: Recommendation:

The grand finalé of the highest day of the year soars to its apex as we join our voices in tumultuous rapture proclaiming our commitment to the oneness of G‑d and all His creation. A ram’s horn is blown to declare the end of the fast.

Make sure you are on the right side of those gates when they close!



  Break the Fast Party will be held at the Rohr Center after services.


There is no cost to attend services at Chabad. Donations appreciated.

For optional seat reservations click here or call (773) 955 -8672