Yom Kippur Starts Tonight; N.Y. Public Schools to Be Closed Tomorrow
Menu JTA Search

Yom Kippur Starts Tonight; N.Y. Public Schools to Be Closed Tomorrow

Download PDF for this date

Jews throughout the world will usher in Yom Kippur tomorrow evening at Kol Nidre services in the synagogues marking the must sacred Jewish holiday.

In New York, the Board of Rabbis, comprising 850 Orthodox, Conservative and Reform spiritual leaders, called today for a spirit of “self-examination and confession of sins and crimes committed against the Jewish people in the past and in the present;” In line with a policy adopted four years ago by the New York City Board of Education, public schools throughout the city will be closed on Yom Kippur.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund