Yom Kippur honors / Scroll down to make your donation.
Yom Kippur Day Torah Reading:
1. Cohen / First Aliyah– can be purchased by a Cohen or for a Cohen. *Suggested donation $3,600
— “Aaron’s two sons…” (Nadav and Avihu). The passing of Aaron’s righteous sons is relevant to the spirit of Yom Kippur, for: “Just as Yom Kippur brings atonement, so, too, does the death of the righteous…” (Vayikra Rabba, 20:12). This honor, the Zohar teaches, takes the place of the sacrifices on Yom Kippur.
2. Levi / Second Aliyah– can be purchased by a Levi or for a Levi. *Suggested donation $3,600
–“…And for his household.” Aaron’s confession is for the sake of his immediate and extended family (the Kohanim). Be a part of the priestly family and gain atonement through its High Priest.
3. Shlishi / Third Aliyah – *Suggested donation $3,600
“…Who dwells with them amid their contamination.” Our service to G‑d causes Him to abide within and among us. This is the ultimate mission of the Jew. This honor brings you within the proximity of G‑d’s Divine glory.
4. Riviee / Fourth Aliyah – *Suggested donation $3,600
–“All the iniquities.” Unlike the offerings mentioned previously, which atoned for sins involving contamination and the Temple, this (the Azazel) atoned for all transgressions over the past year (Shavuot 2b)Purchasing this honor goes a long way in wiping your slate completely clean.
5. Chamishee / Fifth Aliyah – *Suggested donation $3,600
–“For through this day atonement will be made for you, to purify you…” The essence of the day itself atones (Yoma)!
6. Shishee / Sixth Aliyah – *Suggested donation $3,600
–“This shall be an eternal statute to bring atonement upon the Children of Israel.” If you haven’t had a chance, this is the last one before Maftir, to really atone for the past.
7. Maftir – *Suggested donation $3,600
–The Haftorah read for this Maftir is a selection from Isaiah chosen because of its focus on the proper manner of penitence. The prophet harshly criticizes those who think they can gain appeasement from G‑d by merely fasting and through physical affliction devoid of inner-conviction. Instead, he urges; true repentance involves extreme kindness and charity and changing one’s ways. By acquiring this honor you epitomize what Isaiah wanted from Israel, thereby finding favor in G‑d’s Eyes.
8. Hagbah – raising the Torah- can be purchased by anyone. *Suggested donation $1,800
–When raising the Torah one “raises with it all the previous Aliyot” and receives a reward for all the Aliyot rolled in one (Shulchan Aruch).
Cohen – can be purchased by a Cohen or for a Cohen *Suggested donation $1800
— You shall observe My statutes…and by which [you] shall live in them…”One who buys this Aliyah will merit the energy promised by fulfilling G‑d’s Mitzvot.
Levi – can be purchased by a Levi or for a Levi *Suggested donation $1800
— With this honor one will be spurred to repent and overcome sin and passion.
— This is the most important Aliyah of the day, as well as the last. Tradition tells us that buying this honor is a special OMEN for wealth.
In communities, the world over this merit is bought for thousands of dollars. Remember, you reap what you sow. There can be no better investment than this.
Be part of the communal Maftir Yonah Aliyah for a donation in the amount that you choose!