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Elul Journeys: Exploring the High Holy Days

Past Sessions
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 24 Elul 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Conference Room
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 17 Elul 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Conference Room
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11 Elul 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Sanctuary
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3 Elul 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Conference Room

On Sunday, September 1, we Jews enter the month of Elul, the last month of 5779. For many Jews, Elul is a time to prepare for the High Holy Days. Some begin this preparation by planning their recipes and shopping lists. Others begin this preparation by beginning to apologize to those friends and family whom they may have offended during this past year. This year, through Lifelong Learning, we are offering a four part course to inspire you in your preparations for the High Holy Days. You may choose to take the entire course or specific sessions.

Tuesday, September 3 – Eating Our Wishes: Symbolic Food of the High Holy Days
Led by Rabbi Barolsky and Director of Lifelong Learning, Susan Cosden, RJE. This evening will include sampling specific foods, learning their connection with the Holy Days, and will include a few recipes.

Wednesday. September 11 – Moods and Modes of the High Holy Days 
Led by Cantor Barash and Susan Cosden. 
This evening will be an exploration of the music and liturgy of the High Holy Days.

Tuesday, September 17  - Meditation and Journaling
Led by Rabbi Barolsky, Susan Cosden, and special guest teacher Lisa Gorelick, RN.
This evening will begin with an exploration of short breathing techniques and meditation to help us destress and prepare us for the second part of the evening when we will reflect and journal. 
Please note, for this session in consideration of participants with allergies and respiratory concerns, please refrain from the use of perfumed products.

Tuesday, September 24 – Coloring, Kavanah, and Conversation
Led by Rabbi Barolsky and Susan Cosden.
This evening is being offered to help us relieve our stress for the New Year. Everyone will have the opportunity to set their kavanah for the night, literally “intention” or “sincere feeling, direction of the heart.” We will provide markers, colored pencils, Jewish coloring sheets, construction paper, wine, and snacks.

Cost: $18 for the full course (4 sessions) or $6 for each session.

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