Elul -- the Hebrew month that leads into Rosh Hashanah – is a time to prepare for the coming High Holidays. It is a time of spiritual reflection – and a time to get ready for family get-togethers, too.
Below is a menu of Beth El Virtual Events to inspire your heart and your soul during this special season.
Tuesday, August 18 7:45 pm Wednesday, September 16 7:45 pm Thursday, October 15 7:45 pm This is a structured journey to help you do the spiritual work of preparing for the high Holidays. Based on Simon Jacobson’s, “60 Days: A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays.” Leader: Anna Kitces
Thursday, August 20 7:45 pm Have fun learning everything you need to know to blow the Shofar! Bring your own Shofar, other wind instruments, or just bring yourself! Family - friendly event. Leader: Rabbi Weiss
Thursday, August 27 7:45 pm Come and share the melodies you love during the High Holidays. Visit www.bethelyardley.org to sign up in advance. Get your song on our playlist, email email@example.com. Or just tune in on Thursday to enjoy this family-friendly musical event. Leader: Rabbi Weiss
Wednesday, September 9 7:45 pm & Tuesday, September 15 2:00 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation: A Practice of Transformation & Healing Practices to help you access the sacred and find greater meaning in your life as you journey toward through the High Holiday season and beyond Leader: Cantor Florence Friedman
Thursday, September 10 7:45 pm & Tuesday, September 15 7:45 pm (repeated class from September 10) Tools for Tefillah The prayers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often considered to be the pinnacle of our relationship to the Divine. Yet, sometimes it is hard to connect and stay focused, especially when we question the language. Discover new tools for a heightened experience during your prayers. Facilitator: Ruth Schapira
Sunday, September 13 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 23 7:45 pm 30 Meaningful Minutes: Are You Prepared for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Based on the Allen Lew’s “This Is Real & You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation.” This short session will focus on preparing for Rosh Hashanah. Familiarity with the book is not required but is recommended. Leader: Cantor Florence Friedman
Tuesday, September 22 7:45 pm 30 Meaningful Minutes: An Introduction to Mussar Mussar is an ancient and beautiful practice that teaches you how to be your best self. This short session will introduce you to Mussar and some of its key principles. Facilitator: Ruth Schapira
Thursday, September 24 7:45 pm 30 Meaningful Minutes: Getting Better . A Time for T'Shuva and Tikkun Olam Leader: Seth Fishman
We hope you will join us for these amazing programs.