next Wednesday, September 23, 2015, all #LASchools will be closed for an Unassigned Day | #YomKippur
Yom Kippur marks one of the most important days of the year in the Jewish faith. This year, the holiday begins at sundown on Sept. 22 and continues until the following day, Sept. 23, at nightfall.
In the Hebrew calendar, the holiday falls on the 10th of the month of Tishrei. Jews recognize Yom Kippur as the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe that began on the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah.
For Jews, the day is very solemn and known as the Day of Atonement -- a time to reflect on sins committed in the last year and repent. On Yom Kippur, Jews also take the time to mourn the losses of loved ones.