Upcoming Events

Elul Programs


Torah Study and Cheshbon Nefesh (soul-accounting) with Rabbi Leora

Sunday – September 13th, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Explore the high holiday Torah readings and the self-reflection they invite us into as we enter a season of reflection and renewal. 

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Meeting ID: 871 5500 0775
Passcode: 353592
Phone:  19292056099, 87155000775#, 0#, 353592#

 

Ashkenazi Food History Class

Join for a book-club style exploration of YIVO’s Ashkenazi Jewish Food History course. We will each independently engage with the videos, recipes, and other materials, and then join together every other week to share and discuss.

Contact Gabriella Spitzer (Gabriella.Spitzer [at] gmail [dot] com) for more information.

Every Other Wednesday evening (Elul into the fall: Aug. 19 (intro); Sept. 2, 16, 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25)

 

Meditation

Thursday September 10th (Elul session) and September 24th (Ten Days session) at 6:30 pm

Prepare yourself for the new year through Jewish meditation. Barb will lead two Jewish meditation sessions, incorporating elements of a clearing meditation taught by the Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro of Piaseczno. The sessions will build on each other, but you can attend one without attending the other. 

September 10th Session:

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Meeting ID: 874 4117 9431
Passcode: Elul
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Offerings from Community Partners

Tear it all down? Talmud for a Liberatory 5781 Monday 8/31 and Thursday 9/10, 7pm-9:30pm

Connected to other batei midrash inspired by SVARA’s method across the country, we will study the Jewish tradition’s unique wisdom on repairing relationships (with others, with ourselves, and with God), and explore what teshuva means to us personally and communally, all in a queer, radically inclusive learning space! Note: While this Bet Midrash is open to all, priority will be given to queer and trans participants. Registration and more information here. Questions? Email Rabbi Becky Silverstein (rabbi@beynkodeshlchol.com)

 

Elul Spiritual Writing Program with Merle Feld – August 23 – September 13

This 4-week online spiritual writing program offers an opportunity to recall and mine the experiences of the year which is ending, to dive deep exploring inner landscapes of hearts, minds, souls. Through writing prompts, videos and reflective guidance, we will attempt to make meaning of the past and create openings for strength, courage, joy in the new year.  If you are hungry to challenge yourself spiritually, come along on this journey.  For details, visit derekh.org/elul/.

 

Daily Writing Prompts from Rabbi Jordan Braunig

Every year during the month of Elul (the Hebrew month that precedes Rosh Hashanah), I send our daily reflection prompts that are a mix of ancient wisdom, folksy anecdotes, mindfulness practices and homesteading mishaps. My hope is that we journey towards teshuvah/return as a group and arrive on the shores of the new year excited for who we will become. Sign up here.