September 12, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Selichot (“Forgiveness”) is the Jewish Calendar observance that marks the official beginning of the Season of Awe. Think of it as the Overture to a musical or opera: it announces (often through music!) the key themes of the High Holidays. Introspective and inspiring in equal measure, Selichot invites us to take stock of our lives and begin the intensive examination of our souls, one Saturday night before Rosh Ha-Shanah officially proclaims the new year.
Introspection and inspiration are spiritual qualities of which we have desperate need, especially this year. Westchester Reform Temple and Temple Israel of New Rochelle are delighted to team up, as we periodically do, to share in the beauty, awe, and mystery of the season.
Please join us on Saturday, September 12th, at 7:00, for a program during which the rabbis and cantors from both congregations will share wisdom, melody, and insightful teaching from the High Holiday season. We’ll share a sweet Havdalah at the end of the program, around 8:15/8:30, and then remain online for a contemplative hour of stirring song, poetry and prayer, featuring an interactive D’var Selicha called “What I learned about repentance, forgiveness, and atonement from a science fiction story,” offered by Rabbi Jonathan Blake.
Both of our congregations and clergy wish you L’Shanah Tov