Something New This Yom Kippur

Make your shul experience a meaningful one.

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Comments (8)

(7) lisa, September 17, 2010 10:49 AM

Cruise Control

I would love to go to a program....however they do cost a few dollars. My shul is on cruise control.....very regular no inspiration at all!! I find it a chore to go and probably so do my children. I live in a city that is living off its once fresh exciting all dried up. If I mentioned the city I live in people would raise their eyebrows & say, "aren't you lucky!!" No, I would rather live in a city that I came they say "out of town"....they have to really reach for what they want....they have to be plugged in at all times!! Nothing is spoon fed.....there are no supermarkets that have 100% kosher items....they must actually use their brains & actually spend a minute or so & really check to see if the item is kosher. They keep their Judaism on the radar screen all the time! There is actually a bit of spirituality added to all they do. So you are lucky that you & your family can experience a true Torah experience.....I am dreading going to shul. And I am sure I am not alone on these thoughts. I hope you & your family have a meaningful Yom Kipper!

(6) RAAckerman, September 16, 2010 5:02 PM

Toda Raba

I have sent your "note" to several of my friends; I have always spent time choosing my shul- it's why I bought my house in the first place. When the situation changed (not for discussion during Yamin Noraim), I looked around once more, to find three choices. I let my son (now 19, then 15) choose among them. He adores the new shul and got even more inspired in his actions. Thanks for reminding others that we need to learn, grow, and enjoy our experiences- and we should strive to do that not just for yamim noraim, but each and every day. Gmar Chatima Tova Lach.

(5) James Robertson, September 16, 2010 4:31 PM

Aish High Holiday Service

Here in Clovis, New Mexico we do not have a synagogue, nor do we have a Rabbi near by. So, we do the best we can here. I truly enjoyed your video today on doing something new. Thank you and we here pray for a Rabbi and a synagogue soon.

(4) Daniel ratner, September 16, 2010 3:57 AM

I have been coming to your Aish high holiday service for 5 years now. I actually feel sorry for people who are stuck In their routine and feel that they have to go to where their "friends" go to shul and spend most of their time talking on the lobby. I hate even missing one minute of yours or anyone else's talk on high holidays. It is the most Inspirational and educational place one could go.

(3) Anonymous, September 15, 2010 3:34 PM

Lori, offer your shuls online

I get your jest, if your not getting something out of the services where you are at, try somewhere new. Don't keep trying the same old things expecting different results. My Rosh Hashanah was with a shul in NY online. Thousands of miles away from where I live. The first service I clicked on was dry and didn't finish. The next day on Thursday I clicked on the family service and it was alive and went through the whole service. The only problem is that Orthodox is not online, that I could find. Lori, if you could put your shuls online, we all could attend via satellite, no matter where we live. 75% of Jews do not attend shuls, they go to the Internet. I live 5 1/2 hours away from a Orthodox Synagogue. Others who live closer may not be able to get tickets to attend Yom Kippur services for the places will be packed. Come to where we are at, for alot of us who want to touch base during the High Holidays and online is our only choice.

Shoshana, October 3, 2011 5:15 PM


Please believe me when I tell you that you are a million times better off staying home and not participating in any services at all than going online and desercrating the holiest day of the Jewish Year. Say to God- "I want to get into a car and go to a synagogue to be inspired, or turn on my computer which will also give me inspriration, but I know it is forbidden. Therefore I will not do these things. Today I choose to serve You and not myself. Today I love You and will follow your will. Please bless me and my family withe a good year."

(2) billy kirwan, September 15, 2010 12:31 AM

Loved your Rosh Hashanah presentation

I don't live near you, so attending your service would not be feasible, and I would travel there, but I am disabled, so that is out also. However, do you know of services close to Highland CA that might be something we could attend? Thanks for your presentations, and I love your mode of presenting them. billy kirwan

(1) Annette, September 13, 2010 4:33 AM

Great Idea....

and I hope if 'you' listened to this video you take it seriously. This is my 2nd time at an Aish shul for Rosh HaShana; I missed so much but there was so much going on! and so good! But I prepared durin Elul so the fun wouldn't take away from the growth. I do look forward to Yom Kippur. It will be my first one at the Village Shul. It too, will be what I make of it. And it will be very very Good! May you be inscribed for Sweetness in the Book of Life!


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