High Holidays 2020

High Holidays 2020

The sounds of the shofar call us each year, near and far, to connect with one another in compassion, gratitude and hope.

This year we enter our New Year physically separated but still together. We may be anxious, fearful, lonely, grieving and sad. Yet, our Jewish experience teaches optimism and hope. We know that things will get better. We draw strength from our history, values and dreams.

We invite you to gather with us virtually this year for our Mindfulness Center programming surrounding the High Holidays:

Rosh Hashanah:

Shana Tova Yoga – Greeting the New Year with Strength
Saturday, September 19, recording available beginning at 8 a.m.

Dani Glassman (RYT-500 Yoga Instructor and Wellness Professional) helps us welcome the new year with poses and movements embodying the themes of Rosh Hashanah: hope, renewal and the return to our truest selves. Watch and participate on Rosh Hashanah or any time throughout the High Holy Days.

Prayer Lab Returns (for Second Day Rosh Hashanah)
Sunday, September 20, recording available beginning at 8 a.m.

Our Prayer Lab leaders and singers have reunited (in a safe, socially distanced way) to craft a spiritual, hopeful, music-filled service with the theme Renew: The Old Will Be New and the New Will Be Holy.

Shabbat Shuvah:

Salachti – A Forgiveness Meditation for Shabbat Shuvah
Saturday, September 26

Salachti means “I have forgiven” and is part of the High Holy Day liturgy.  In this guided meditation, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein leads us through a series of heart-opening practices focusing on forgiveness of self, as well as forgiveness of others.

Shaare Emeth Congregation · Salachti – A Forgiveness Meditation for Shabbat Shuvah

Yom Kippur:

Yoga for Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28, recording available beginning at 8 a.m.

Once again, Dani Glassman (RYT-500 Yoga Instructor and Wellness Professional) leads us in a series of gentle movements allowing us to experience the embodiments of open-heartedness and forgiveness that are necessary qualities to inhabit on this holiest of days. Watch and participate any time throughout the day.

 

Mi Shebeirach Moments – A Service of Healing and Wholeness for Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28, recording available beginning at noon.

Much of this past year was marked by uncertainty, challenge, isolation and loss. Embarking on the year ahead, we set aside time to pray for healing for our loved ones and the world and to acknowledge a greater wholeness that unites us all. Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Lucy Greenbaum lead a service of healing filled with poetry, prayer and music to restore and rejuvenate our souls.



Returning to Forgiveness: A Yom Kippur Writing Workshop
Monday, September 28, 1:30 p.m.

As we know, writing can offer a healthy outlet to reflect on ourselves and on our world. Join Debra Solomon Baker, high school reading and writing teacher and trained and published writer as we use the themes of Yom Kippur as inspiration for some written words. All are welcome, even those who think, “I am not a writer.” Who knows? This might even be the start of a meaningful practice in the new year. There will be an opportunity, though never a requirement, to share with other participants.

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