An 8-Step Journey Through the High Holy Days with a Reflection Lens

Finding Your Space : The Beauty of a Niggun

 

Reflection from Cantor Alicia Stillman on the prayer Achat Sha’alti.

Praise: Why We Give Praise

 

Reflection from Rabbi Elaine Zecher on the goodness of giving praise.

Setting Intentions: Returning to Our Best Selves

 

Reflection from Rabbi Suzie Jacobson on the music of Kol Nidre.

Vulnerability: The Human Condition

 

Reflection from Rabbi Jen Gubitz on the words of Unataneh Tokef.

Majesty: Metaphors for God

 

Reflection from Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein on the words of Avinu Malkeinu.

Forgiveness: Accepting Responsibility, Together

 

Reflection from Rabbi Dan Slipakoff on the prayer Ashamnu.

Closing of the Gates: Grabbing Hold of the Open Hand

 

Reflection from Rabbi Dan Slipakoff on Neila and the final moments of Yom Kippur.

Shofar: Your Soul’s Alarm Clock

 

Reflection from Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein on the sound of the Shofar.