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Enjoy teachings and practices from our clergy throughout the month of Elul.


Hearing the Shofar: The Call to Second Chances with Rabbi Jacob Leizman

Join Rabbi Jacob Leizman in learning about the tradition of blowing and hearing the shofar during the month of Elul. This is the first video in our Elul video teaching series. Stay tuned for the next installation.



Living Waters with Rabbi Lisa Greene

Rabbi Greene explores the power of water to connect us to what is sacred. What’s your connection to water? Consider the words of the poem above by Hannah Senesh, sung by Rabbi Greene, and reflect on your connection to water, perhaps with a walk by the lake. 






Reconnecting with Awe with Rabbi Lisa Greene

What inspires awe in you? Rosh Hashanah is considered the “birthday of the world.” Rabbi Greene explores the story of Creation in Genesis as an invitation to deepening awe. She presents examples of the many natural wonders that offer opportunities for us to say blessings and name what is good in this world.


The Gift of a Mirror

Rabbi Wendi Geffen reflects on how the negative behavior we notice in others can be an opportunity for self-examination and growth.






Elul: A Love Story with Cantor David Goldstein

Join Cantor David Goldstein to learn about the love story that is the month of Elul. The name of the month “Elul,” can be seen as an acronym א. ל. ו. ל representing the phrase, “I am to my beloved as my beloved is to me,” from Song of Songs 6:3. What can we glean from this text as we approach the Holy Days? How can we expand our love for ourselves, our communities, and the Divine?

Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784