Checklist for Erev Yom Kippur


Erev Yom Kippur summarized Checklist

  • Kaparos
  • Buy two 24 hour candles. One for the shul for married men and one for the house for Havdala.
  • Lekach
  • Breakfast: Dip the bread in honey. Eat fish. No garlic, eggs or sesame [Tehina].
  • Malkus after midday
  • Mikveh after Malkus check there is no Chatzitza; Cut nails of feet and hand; Remove knots from hair
  • Read Haftorah of Yom Kippur.
  • Early Mincha. Bring coins for Tzedaka; Hodu and Patach Eliyahu if Erev Shabbos
  • Place Shabbos table cloths on tables
  • Seudas Hamafsekes: No fish, spicy foods; salt
  • Mikveh
  • Leave light on in room of married couple.
  • Light 24-hour candle at home for Havdala
  • Light 24-hour candle in Shul for married men
  • Ask for forgiveness from others
  • Prepare food measurements [i.e. Shiurim] if need to break fast
  • Accept Yom Kippur early. [i.e. Tosefes Yom Kippur]
  • Remove leather shoes
  • Bless one’s children with Birchas Kohanim
  • Wear a Kittel and Tallis with a blessing before Kol Nidrei
  • Recite Viduiy by sunset
  • Recite Tehillim before Kol Nidrei
  • Bring a Shofar to Shul [if one is the Baal Tokeia] for Motzei Yom Kippur.

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