This booklet, High Holy Days: the Basics, explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.
Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
This 3-part workshop is being led by Rabbi Sarah Tasman and Gideon Culman, Professional Certified Coach
September 7: Session1
Session One will focus on closing out the year powerfully. We'll meet at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month of reflection and spiritual preparation for the Jewish Holidays. Learn how to use the month of Elul as container of time to complete your spiritual year in review. We'll look back at the year through the lens of 13 important questions. Through this exercise, we'll answer such questions as: What did I accomplish? What feels finished or unfinished? What do I need to let go of? We'll be clearing out and clearing the way to mindfully enter into the days of Awe, the Jewish high holiday days.
October 5: Session 2
Session two will fall in the intermediary days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur called the 10 Days of Teshuva or Returning. Having made space to enter into the new year, participants will learn the tools to create a "yearly theme" and a set of values to refocus on in the year to come. Before Yom Kippur, participants will set intentions to make the changes they wish to make in the new year.
November 2: Session 3
Session three will take place after Sukkot, the harvest holiday. We'll gather at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, the month that follows the Jewish New Year in which the real work of living our lives with intentionally happens. In this session participants will think about what they have gathered or harvested in this process. We'll take the themes and values identified in session two and identify action steps for achieving these goals. Learn practical steps toward reaping spiritual benefits for the year.