Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 08, 2019 is

Yom Kippur

Today marks the beginning of Yom Kippur. Also known as the Day of Atonement, it is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. It is traditionally observed with fasting and prayer, with the day often spent in synagogue services. 

Typically, a joyful break-fast follows the day-long fast and prayer on Yom Kippur. It is the first meal after this 25-hour fast where friends and family come together to break bread. Yom Kippur break-fast foods often include eggs, bagels, fruit, noodle kugel, and cheese blintzes.  

  • October 08, 2019 is also National Fluffernutter Day | American Tag Day | Dussehra
  • October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month
  • This week is Fire Prevention Week