Selichot Service

Join Beth Chaim for our first ever Selichot ritual.  In Jewish tradition, Selichot is the gateway holiday to the High Holy Day season.  On September 24 at beginning at 6:15pm focusing first outwardly on tikkun olam, repair of our world, and then turning our focus inward tikkun atzmi, to begin to take stock as we begin the inner repair work of teshuvah.

 

Our Selichot ritual will have three parts.  You are invited to any part or combination you would like to experience.

 

6:15Tikkun Olam:  We will gather in the social hall and kitchen to prepare food that will be donated to feed the hungry.  This year Beth Chaim will embrace many social action projects as always, but we will have a special focus on combatting hunger. How powerful the spiritual work of these holy days with acts of loving kindness for our wider community.

 

7:00 We will be joined by our Denise Moser and our choir as we turn that loving kindness inward and join in a brief service that will highlight moving poetry and beloved holiday melodies drawn from our new High Holiday prayerbook, such as Avinu Malkenu. We have also ordered white ceremonial Torah covers from Israel for the Holy Days this year. If they arrive on time, we will have a chance to transition into the Holiday season by changing the covers as part of our Selichot ritual.

 

7:45Immediately following our service we will join in the social hall for dessert and a discussion and holiday themed text study session drawn from Duke University Professor Dan Ariely’s documentary (Dis) Honesty: The Truth about Lies.

 

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