IWU Chapel Hour to
Observe Yom Kippur
September 28, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s weekly chapel hour will honor the
Jewish High Holy Day of Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel
(1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).
IWU’s chapter of Hillel, a national organization that addresses Jewish life on university
campuses, has arranged for the return of Rabbi Paul M. Kaplan of Bloomington’s Moses
Montefiore Congregation, who will speak about themes of sin, repentance and forgiveness
as seen through the Jewish liturgy.
Considered the most holy day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur means “day of atonement”
in Hebrew and is a special opportunity for Jews to seek reconciliation with God through
fasting and prayer. Yom Kippur concludes the Ten Days of Repentance, which begin
with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.
Yom Kippur, which begins officially at sundown on Oct. 12 and continues until sundown
on Thursday, Oct. 13, is a day set aside for self-examination and introspection, a
time to remember the past, evaluate the present and make resolutions for the future.
For more information, contact Dennis E. Groh, university chaplain, at (309) 556-3005.
Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181