Yom Kippur Breakout Sessions

Yom Kippur Breakout Sessions (2:30 – 4:00 PM)

Wednesday Oct. 9th @ The Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 150 West 83rd St.

Forgiveness – an Exploration of How to Heal Our Lives and Change Our Destiny

with Evelyn Goodman

Room 313

We will explore what forgiveness is and what it is not.
The essence of the last part of my life has been wrestling with forgiveness.
I’d like to share my story and  invite you to go deeply into yours.
Let’s journey together.


Embodying At-One-Ment through Chant and Meditation

with Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani Knapp

Room 316

The holiness of Yom Kippur offers many portals to connection, revelation and healing. In this time together we’ll begin to integrate some of our insights and openings and to prepare us before the gates of Yom Kippur close at Ne’ilah. We will enter into this space through the repetition of chanting sacred phrases and then sit/meditate in the stillness and energy we co-create. Leave your mind at the door, open your heart, and allow the Divine Flow to enter us from head to toe.


Life, Death and What Really Matters: A Conversation Followed by Restorative Yoga

with Marcie Imberman and Shelley Levine

Room 307

Join us in a conversation centering around the themes of Yom Kippur: fragility, uncertainty, difficult emotions, and taking stock of what is ultimately meaningful and important to each of us. At the close of our conversation, you are invited to stay for a 30 minute restorative yoga session. Shelley Levine and Marcie Imberman are the volunteer chairs of What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life.


12-Stepping Through a Jewish Lens

Facilitated by Romemu 12-Step Members

Room 315

Yom Kippur and the 12-Steps set us on a path of awareness, acceptance, action, and accountability. Our session will explore Steps 4-9, which includes spiritual self-appraisal, owning our own behaviors and character traits, forgiving ourselves and others, and making amends. Members of all 12-Step recovery fellowships or anyone interested in learning about 12-Step recovery through a Jewish lens are welcome.

No questions asked.


Moving Meditation with the Small Still Voice: Embodied Teshuvah

with Yonatan Arnon

5th Floor, Loft

In this session, we’ll allow the force of teshuvah to inhabit our bodies and move through our collective space.  Through this movement meditation, we’ll explore the “voice within” through your body movement, breath, space, and community.

All abilities welcome. No dance experience required.

Yonatan Arnon a multi-disciplinary artist, who has trained and performed in diverse movement and dance techniques since an early age. He is currently a rabbinical student and a Weitzman-JDC Jewish Peoplehood Fellow at HUC-JIR NYC.


Multi-Faith and Interfaith Yom Kippur Reflections

With Reverend Eleanor Harrison Bregman

Location Given Upon Registration

Join Reverend Eleanor Harrison Bregman at her home (near services) for a non-judgmental and open conversation about what you are experiencing during Yom Kippur as interfaith couples and families, as persons from traditions other than Judaism, and as persons perhaps finding their way back to Judaism. Share your experiences of the High Holy Day services and bring your thoughts, questions, and concerns to a safe and diverse space at Romemu. Newcomers always expected! Reverend Eleanor Harrison Bregman is the Director of Multi-Faith Initiatives at Romemu.