Yom Kippur Services in Manalapan

A compilation of Manalapan Township's Yom Kippur services at local synagogues and Jewish centers.

Yom Kippur is, in short, the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture. It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins.

Yom Kippur marks the end of the annual High Holy Day period (Sept. 16 to Sept. 26 in 2012), which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On Sept. 25, observation will begin at sunset.

Yom Kippur falls annually on the 10th day of Tishrei, a month on the Hebrew calendar, which is nine days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

To observe Yom Kippur, one should eat and drink festively the day before—once early in the day and once later, before Kol Nidrei synagogue services. Then, for almost 25 hours, the day is spent in the synagogue without eating, drinking and other restrictions.

To observe the High Holy Days and holiday period before Kol Nidrei and after the Yom Kippur fast, many Jewish specialties are made. But there are a few staples that usually make their way onto the table. Try a honey cake or noodle kugel.


Here is a list of local Yom Kippur services:

Temple Beth Shalom

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

  • Kol Nidre Services at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26:

  • Morning service at 9:30 a.m.
  • Family Worship Service from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Temple Beth Shalom Activity Center
  • Sermon/Yizkor at 11 a.m.
  • Mincah Ma’ariv Services at 5 p.m. in the TBS Sanctuary
  • Shofar Sounding at 7:30 p.m. in the TBS Sanctuary

Temple Shaari Emeth

All of Temple Shari Emeth's Yom Kippur services will be taking place at Freehold Township High School, located at 281 Elton Adelphia Road in Freehold.

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

  • Kol Nidre Service at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26:

  • Yom Kippur Early Service for Families at 9 a.m.
  • Yom Kippur Late Service at 11: 15 a.m.
  • Yom Kippur Yizkor Service at 2:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Service at 3:30 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon and Neilah Service at 4:30 p.m.

Jewish Learning Center of Monmouth County

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

  • Kol Nidre services at 6:35 p.m.
  • Evening Service at 7:30 p.m.
  • Explanatory Service in English at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26:

  • Berachos (preliminary service) at 7:45 a.m.
  • Shacharis (morning service) at 8 a.m.
  • Yizkor at 11 a.m.
  • Mussaf Service at 11:45 a.m.
  • Explanatory Service at 12:30 p.m.
  • Mincha (afternoon service) at 3:50 p.m.
  • Neilah at 5:50 p.m.
  • Maariv (evening service) at 7:40 p.m.

Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

  • Minchah at 3 p.m.
  • Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26:

  • Shachrit at 9 a.m.
  • Yizkor at noon
  • Mussaf at 12:30 p.m.
  • Minchah at 4:30 p.m.
  • Neila at 6 p.m.


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