ROSH HASHANAH
Registration closes September 17

Waking Up with the Shofar

Waking Up with the Shofar

Saturday, September 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m., with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

A meditative prayer experience that invites us to slow down, focus and truly listen to the sound of the shofar.

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The Letter You Write Yourself

The Letter You Write Yourself

Saturday, September 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m., with Cantor Alicia Stillman

New Year’s resolutions? Judaism believes in our ability to make change for ourselves, let’s start now…and see where we are next Rosh Hashanah.

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Mussar, Mediation, and Music for the New Year

Mussar, Mediation, and Music for the New Year

Saturday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m., with Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Explore the wisdom of Mussar, the ethical and spiritual tradition of character refinement, as we practice becoming our highest selves in the New Year.

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Poetry as Prayer, Prayer as Poetry

Poetry as Prayer, Prayer as Poetry

Saturday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m., with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Deepen your prayer with this contemplative dive into the themes of the holiday.

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And You Shall Be a Blessing...

And You Shall Be a Blessing...

Saturday, September 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m., with Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein

Our tradition teaches us to start every single day with a series of blessings. Together, we’ll explore these blessings through music, poetry, and prayer, as we express gratitude for our bodies, our souls, and everyday miracles.

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Praying for Change

Praying for Change

Saturday, September 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m., with Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

The New Year is all about beginning anew – but a clean slate is not as simple as it sounds. Together we will focus our intentions and prayers on our capacity for change within ourselves and our world.

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The Most Difficult/Helpful Prayer of the High Holy Days

The Most Difficult/Helpful Prayer of the High Holy Days

Saturday, September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m. with Rabbi Elaine Zecher

Unetaneh Tokef takes us to the depths and elevates us as well. How is this possible? By praying it and exploring it, we will uncover its meaning.

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YOM KIPPUR
Registration closes September 23

Vidui 2020

Vidui 2020

Sunday, September 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m., with Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on every level: individually, communally, and globally. Using the Vidui u’Slichot (Confession and Forgiveness) framework, we will reflect on the personal and collective missteps of our year, as we turn our hearts turn teshuvah.

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Through Many Voices: Kol Nidre

Through Many Voices: Kol Nidre

Sunday, September 27, 9:30-10:30 p.m., with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

The haunting, moving melody of Kol Nidre is a familiar voice during Yom Kippur, but too often we find out seats and the experience is over before we are truly prepared to pray. This year, join us as we slow down our Kol Nidre experience, as we contemplate and truly hear this prayer in many different voices.

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In the Belly of the Whale

In the Belly of the Whale

Monday, September 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., with Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein

The traditional haftarah reading on Yom Kippur afternoon is the book of Jonah, an extraordinary tale of vulnerability and return. Together, we will explore the book’s major themes through text, reflection, and compassion meditation.

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Power of Music, Power of Words

Power of Music, Power of Words

Monday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. with Cantor Alicia Stillman

What makes our High Holy Day liturgy so powerful? Why do we only hear it once a year and yet we remember it so profoundly? Let’s explore the lasting meaning and impact of both words and music of key High Holy Day prayers.

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Ask the Rabbi

Ask the Rabbi

Monday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. with the Temple Israel Rabbis

The High Holy Days often stir up many questions and our rabbis are here to engage in conversation and share insights. Bring your thoughts about the important spiritual themes of the day.

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The Fast That We Desire

The Fast That We Desire

Sunday, September 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m., with Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

Chapter 58 of Isaiah paints a pretty clear picture of what God asks of us on Yom Kippur. But what are we seeking? And what role does fasting play in the process? We will study varied sources around fasting, and share what the act means to us as a spiritual component of Yom Kippur.

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Walking the Avodah Services in 15 Ascending Steps

Walking the Avodah service in 15 Ascending Steps

Monday, September 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. with Rabbi Elaine Zecher

A moving experience that helps us recreate the offering of the most holy. It will be helpful if you plan on NOT sitting for this.

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Confessional: Writing our Own Prayers

Confessional: Writing our Own Prayers

Monday, September 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. with Rabbi Jen Gubitz

I am sorry, I have sinned, I have hurt you, I can do better, please forgive me. The Gates are Closing: Who do you need to write and what do you need to say to begin anew?

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Prayer as Poetry, Poetry as Prayer

Prayer as Poetry, Poetry as Prayer

Monday, September 28, 2:00 p.m. with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Deepen your relationship to prayer through this contemplative dive into poetry.

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