What incredible High Holy Days we experienced together! So much spirit, so much depth and togetherness and inspiration and light.
And our live webcast reached RECORD NUMBERS– 80,000 viewers from all around the world! JEWS WHO ARE IN HOSPITAL BEDS, JEWS SEEKING TO RETURN TO JUDAISM. WHAT A MITZVAH!
The service in Los Angeles, California, was broadcast live via jewishjournal.com — the largest Jewish news site outside of Israel — on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 6:30 pm. The video of the service is now available.
Kol Nidre is the evening service – the start of Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, the most important holiday of the Jewish year. In accordance with Jewish tradition, most Jews will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day. This day is, essentially, the opportunity for a final last appeal, your last chance to change the Divine judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.
Rabbi Levy, a spiritual leader and author, was ordained in the first class of women at Jewish Theological Seminary. She founded Nashuva, the Hebrew word for “We Will Return.” Nashuva is a post-denominational community that meshes spirituality with social action.
Nashuva’s joyful and inspiring services combine charismatic preaching, traditional prayer and meditation, along with a heavy infusion of musical styles, from reggae to klezmer, performed by the Nashuva band.