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Community-wide Selichot Program and Service

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Congregation Beth Torah

Evening includes: Havdalah, a dessert reception, Selichot service led by area Clergy This year's Selichot program is titled: "The Sarah Play" produced by Jon Adam Ross—JAR - a playwright and performer who create and perform 1-2 person interactive plays. This is part of the InHEIRitance Project which explores modern interpretations on Judaism's patriarchs and matriarchs. Kansas City's focus is on the biblical matriarch, Sarah and is funded by the Covenant Foundation and brought to KC though the J's Midwest Jewish Artists Laboratory. The interactive open rehearsal will focus on Sarah and/or events and issues in her life.

Selichot is the name of the service that takes place late at night on the Saturday preceding Rosh Hashanah (Saturday, September 16) consisting of a longer series of penitential prayers.

Selichot 2016

The Jewish community came together to spiritually prepare for the coming Days of Awe at a special program and service on Saturday night.  Following presentations by participating rabbis about how they spiritually prepare for the holidays, a beautiful and inspiring Selichot service was led by area clergy and a community chorus.  The ritual of changing the Torah covers to one specifically designed for the High Holy Days was led by each congregation’s designated leader.  Pictured below are Left to Right: Rabbis Alan Londy, David Glickman, Javier Cattapan, Daniel Kirzane, Cantor Sharon Kohn, Rabbi Art Nemitoff, Hazzan Tahl Ben Yehuda, Rabbis Jonathan Rudnick, Beryl Padorr, Scott White and Linda Steigman.