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CELEBRATING

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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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Creating My Sanctuary

The Month of Elul

Holiday Blessings & Prayers

High Holy Day BINGO

High Holy Day Children's Booklet

LIBERTY Hunger Relief Project

Catering Partners

Schedule at a Glance

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CREATE YOUR SANCTUARY AT HOME

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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.

 

PRESENTED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY

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.

 
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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
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CONGREGATION-WIDE

READING SERIES

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

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PERSONAL REFLECTION

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.

 
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

DIY TASHLICH SERVICE
Download the service guide below for directions on how to symbolically cast away your sins.

Tashlich is a traditional High Holy Day ritual observed on Rosh HaShanah or between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Jews discard their sins by symbolically casting them into a natural body of flowing water such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. The practice comes from references in the prophetic books of Micah and Ezekiel.

Interested in our Digital Tashlich? Click the button below to learn more and to cast away your sins by submitting anonymously to clergy.

 
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YIZKOR MEDITATIONS

 
 
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Lizkor v'Lichvod

IN HONOR AND MEMORY

As we celebrate this year’s High Holy Days, we will honor, recognize, and remember many people. We are offering the opportunity to honor and memorialize your friends and loved ones through Lizkor v’Lichvod - In Honor and Memory. Contributions help cover the costs of technology and High Holy Day expenses. In order to be listed online, please submit the name(s) of your loved ones and friends ($18/name) by Wednesday, September 16.

For many years, members of our community have taken seriously the words of our Jewish tradition to set aside “the corners of our fields” for the poor and the stranger. This year, COVID-19 has significantly exacerbated food insecurity in our community and our region.  Many people are suffering through fasts that are not choices of religious practice. As we prepare for the High Holy Days, consider making a meaningful donation for LIBERTY’s High Holy Day Hunger Relief Project. Collected funds benefit Second Harvest, which serves as the main food pantry distributor in the greater Charlotte region and contributes to Jewish Family Services.

 
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CATERING PARTNERS

IZZY'S CATERING

(704) 621-0032 | Order by September 11

LA TEA DA'S (Rosh Hashanah)

LA TEA DA'S (Yom Kippur)

MELANIE ROWE CATERING

(803) 325-7906 | Order by September 11

ROOTS CATERING

(401) 227-0389 | littlefeteclt@gmail.com

SOMETHING CLASSIC CATERING

(704) 377-4202 | www.somethingclassic.com

704.366.1948

info@templebethel.org

 

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Charlotte, NC 28226

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