Celebrating Yom Kippur in Montgomery County

Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is celebrated this year starting on the evening of Sept. 22 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 23.

It is also the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people and calls for atonement and repentance.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington is scheduled to celebrate with the musical I Am Sorry Day– a family-friendly event on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in Rockville.

According to the Montgomery County official calendar, Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe).

County and City of Gaithersburg officials shared thoughts on social media reflecting today’s message of remorse.

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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