As we celebrate from home this year, we at Temple Beth El have put together resources, online events, and fun projects to make the High Holy Days interactive and engaging!
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CREATE YOUR SANCTUARY AT HOME
CREATE YOUR SANCTUARY
Plan now to create your own sanctuary!
How will you watch the service? What chairs do you want to sit on? Do you want flowers to brighten your space? TBE Clergy and Staff have put together the following document to help in the creation of your sanctuary space.
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THE SHOFAR PROJECT
August 21, 2020 - September 18, 2020
The upcoming High Holidays will be unlike any most of us have known. Traditionally sounded each day of the month of Elul, the shofar is rich with symbolic power. Through Jewish mindfulness meditation, Torah study, and yoga, participants in The Shofar Project will be able to prepare for the New Year by immersing in four major themes of the shofar, one for each week.
The Shofar Project is a free opportunity to people of all Jewish backgrounds who want to make this Elul (August 20 - September 18, 2020) a period of continued awakening, responsiveness, renewal, and transformation.
ELUL MEME & JOURNALING PROJECT
Every day through the month of Elul, Temple Beth El will post a meme and a question for journaling. Write your journal and, if you feel comfortable, please share your favorite reflections with the clergy, which may be utilized on S’lichot and Yom Kippur.
DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE OTHER ELUL ACTIVITIES
Join Temple Beth El for a congregation-wide book read of “This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared.” Our book read will kick-off on Rosh Chodesh Elul, after which all are invited to join Rabbi Klass for half-hour check-ins most Tuesday nights through the remainder of the High Holy Day season - see below for full schedule of dates.
Elul Reading Series Check-ins:
8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, Final check-in on 10/6
BEFORE THE ARK
Our sanctuary is a powerful part of the High Holy Day experience for many people. Consider spending a few minutes in the sanctuary at Temple Beth El as you prepare your heart and mind for this High Holy Day season. With appropriate masking, physical distancing, and health-checks in place, a member of Temple Beth El’s clergy will be present to help guide you. Sign up below to set aside fifteen minutes for yourself (or your family) to stand before the ark as part of your holiday journey.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19