Elul: High Holy Day’s Preparation

Elul is the month on the Hebrew calendar that precedes Rosh Hashanah. It brings with it customs that help us to pause, reflect on our behavior and speech before the new year begins. This year there are three communal offerings at Beth Emet to assist us with this individual process.

Sunday Rosh Chodesh Minyan, Brunch and Learning with Rabbi London
Sunday, August 28 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am 
In-Person at Rabbi London and Danny London’s Backyard (Rain Location: Beth Emet)

9:00 am Minyan
9:45 am Brunch and Program

We invite you to begin the month of Elul with community, worship, hear the shofar blown, scrumptious brunch, and reflective learning as we initiate our preparations for the High Holy Day period.

Brush Off Your New Year’s Hebrew with Bluma Stoller
Sundays, September 11 and 18 | 10:15 am | In-Person

As we prepare for the New Year, here’s the opportunity to practice your Hebrew reading skills and review some of the major texts and vocabulary of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These two classes, the first from the Rosh HaShanah Machzor and the second from the Yom Kippur Machzor, require basic Hebrew reading skills.

Tikkun Middot and Elul- Stepping Stones to Inner Growth
Thursday, September 15 | 7:15 pm |Virtual on Zoom

Facilitated by: Marci Dickman, Kathy Kaberon, Barbara Stock, and Dan Kaplan

The High Holy Days tend to take on a different meaning when we are intentionally reflective on our behavior throughout the year. We invite those who have engaged in Tikkun Middot practice currently or in the past to explore this topic together.