On the High Holy Days, we have several pathways towards repentance, prayer, and just action. S’lichot is our doorway to this meaningful journey. With Torah, prayer, and community, we begin to pose the eternal questions of our existence as we return to our best selves. Connect with other members as we prepare our minds, bodies, and souls for the High Holy Days. Join for one, or join for all.

Chadeish Yameinu: Songs of Renewal with Cantor Alicia Stillman

5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12

The S’lichot service, just days before the new year begins, captures our desire to change and evolve for the better this coming year. As we look behind us to evaluate the year as it is closing; the music of these sacred days serves as an emotional overture; a gateway that invites personal memories as well as the feeling of awe. Let’s sit together in the reflective moments of S’lichot’s approach and sing, hear, and discuss some of the melodies that ensure you are spiritually, physically, and musically prepared for 5781.

Cheshbon HaNefesh: a Personal Accounting of our Souls with the Temple Israel Clergy

6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12

Our tradition teaches that the High Holy Days are when we take a personal accounting of our souls, a Cheshbon Nefesh. But how can we tabulate our deeds and assess if we hit the mark if we do not take the time to get our spiritual paperwork in order? Spend time with TI clergy as we reflect on the depth and power of the High Holy Day season and get ourselves ready to dig deep.

Exploring Sephardic High Holy Day Practices through Music and Story with Ladino Musician and Educator, Sarah Aroeste

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12

It’s customary in the Sephardic tradition to invite wishes for the new year by saying the “yehi ratsones” in Ladino, meaning “may it be so”– over symbolic Rosh Hashanah seder foods. Join Ladino singer and educator Sarah Areoste as we explore Sephardic customs for the High Holy Days through song, story and creating our own yehi ratsones for the new year to come. Come ready to learn, reflect, and invite all the blessings into this new year!

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