Leviticus chapter 23 says in part:
The L-rd said to Moses, “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the L-rd by fire.”
Since the destruction of the Temple, we no longer offer animal sacrifices. Instead we offer our sincere repentance; acts of loving kindness; and charitable gifts – Tzedakah.
The second part of the commandment is to make an offering. A Kol Nidre gift to the synagogue is a wonderful offering which fulfills the mitzvah.
No matter what level of giving you consider…no matter when or why you come to Beth El…whether you give to fulfill the Mitzvah, or to give thanks for God’s blessings, or for reasons of your own, we are truly grateful.
Please, give generously to Beth El. You will make a difference, and “May you be sealed in the Book of Life for a good year”.
Kol Nidre Appeal cards will be mailed out in advance to everyone who attends Kol Nidre at Highland Park High School, and placed on the seats for everybody who attends in the Beth El sanctuary. But like the High Holidays, it’s never too early or too late to make your annual Kol Nidre pledge to NSS Beth El!
To make an online Kol Nidre Appeal or a Chesed Dues pledge, please click here.