Looking for a meaningful and inspirational way to connect to Yom Kippur outside of traditional prayer services?

Join our
Yom Kippur Scholar In Residence 

Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Klein



with Chabad of NW Metro Denver a t the Butterfly Pavilion 

Yom Kippur Tuesday Sept. 18 &
Wednesday Sept. 19
at the at the Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020 (

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Tuesday September 18
Yom Kippur Eve


7:30 - 8:30 pm:

Really A Time to Repent, But Why Now?

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On Yom Kippur there is a unique obligation to do teshuva (literally, “return”); to confess our wrongdoings and resolve to do better moving forward.  But what differentiates this teshuva from that which we do as soon as we realize our transgression?  This class will expound upon the unique nature of the teshuva of Yom Kippur.

Wednesday September 19 
Yom Kippur Day

  10 - 11 am:
The Role of Mitzvot: Do Our Actions Really Matter to G‑d?

scholar in residnence photo.jpgJewish law gives detailed instructions on how we should live our lives.  But does an infinite G‑d really care about the specifics? This class will explore a number of traditional approaches to the role and purpose of mitzvot (commandments), as well as the unique approach which Chabad philosophy offers on this topic.
  1 - 2 pm:
Making Amends with Our Fellow - When It Counts Most.

Resonance.jpgYom Kippur is the day when G‑d forgives us for sins we’ve committed against Him.  But what about the wrongs we may have done to family members, friends and acquaintances?  In this class we will learn about the unique Jewish process of making amends with others, especially leading up to and during the Days of Atonement.

  5:30 - 6:30 pm: 

The Shema - Exploring The Legal and Mystical Facets of Judaism's Foundational Prayer. 

gates-of-heaven-300x156.jpgAside from being one of the most fundamental mitzvot of the Torah, the Shema is considered the most important section of all of Jewish liturgy. In this class we will learn about the laws and inner meaning of this most central prayer, which we recite upon the completion of Neila, at the closing of Yom Kippur.

  About Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Klein

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Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Klein studied at Chabad Yeshivas in the UK and Miami before receiving his rabbinical ordination in Melbourne, Australia.  He is currently a research writer for Chabad.org and Kehot Publications, the central Chabad publishing house in New York.  He also gives regular classes at Chabad of Pratt Institute on both Jewish Law and Chassidic Thought.  Rabbi Klein is an erudite scholar, specializing in applying Torah concepts to practical life. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Ilana and their two children. Rabbi Klein’s essays can be see at www.COJewish.com/klein


Lectures will be given in adjacent conference room to High Holiday services