Kol Nidrei - How We Open Yom Kippur

When families go to synagogue on the evening of Yom Kippur, everyone begins by standing.

We open the ark and take out the Torah scrolls. We sing a powerful melody called Kol Nidrei (All Our Vows) and ask to be forgiven for mistakes we’ve made in the past year. 


At home, your family may want to enter the spirit of Yom Kippur with music or prayers, with stories or quiet conversation. You can pick a PJ Library or PJ Our Way book you like. (Can you find one in which a character has the courage to change?) You can read and hear selected prayers together or listen to songs. If your family hasn’t found time for Family Conversations, now is a great time to sit and talk.