Sign In Forgot Password

Elul Messages 5779 (2019)

08/16/2019 03:18:01 PM


Below are weekly messages from the clergy during the month of Elul to help prepare for the High Holy Days.
(Because this page is blog-style, the earliest posts are at the bottom of this page!)

What Now? The 10 Days of Repentance

09/29/2019 06:00:35 AM


Rabbi Scott Nagel

Today is the last day of Elul. Tonight, Rosh Hashanah begins. It is not too late to do the work of Teshuvah. There is still time to find forgiveness. You are worth the effort to return to the person you want to be in this New Year.Read more...

The Importance of Solitude

09/22/2019 06:00:24 AM


Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman

One important aspect of this High Holy Day preparatory work is to explore the possibilities of solitude. Solitude is about state of mind, and creating opportunities to look within. Read more...

Finding Forgiveness Now

09/15/2019 06:00:49 AM


Rabbi Scott Nagel

With one week left in the month of Elul, there is a marked increase in the urgency for preparation and the need for repentance. This week, on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, we will recite prayers for forgiveness called Selichot in order to make sure we as individuals are ready for the New Year. Read more...

Looking Inward: Contemplation and Mindfulness

09/08/2019 06:00:03 AM


Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman

This week, we ask the question: how can we actualize our goals for self-improvement? It is one thing to identify a goal, but as all of us know, it is quite another thing to reach the goal, especially when it involves inner work and personal change. To do this, we must devote time and energy to looking inward.Read more...

Introduction to Elul and the Start of Real Change

09/01/2019 06:00:00 AM


Rabbi Scott Nagel

The High Holy Days are not just Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. They are a season of time that begin NOW in the month of Elul and continue through the end of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.Read more...
Sun, December 3 2023 20 Kislev 5784